Edward O Wilson: Biography & Books


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As an entomologist, what did Edward O. Wilson primarily study?

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1. Which of the following factors did not influence Edward O. Wilson to become an entomologist?

2. According to Wilson, altruism leads to:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Edward Osbourne Wilson is one of the more prominent scientists of our time, and you can go over important facts on his life and career with these assessments. Each question will test your understanding of significant aspects of Wilson's biography including his area of study and his contributions to scientific theories.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • What Wilson studies
  • Influences on Wilson's scientific career
  • Wilson's thoughts on altruism
  • Wilson's idea about social animals
  • Wilson and sociobiology

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding altruism and what it gives rise to
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as sociobiology, entomology, and superorganism
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on E.O. Wilson's life and works

Additional Learning

For more facts about E.O. Wilson, go over the associated lesson called E.O. Wilson: Biography & Books. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Wilson's early life
  • Beginnings of his scientific career
  • Major publications
  • Scientific theories