CLEP Biology Exam Guide

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© 2006 The College Board. All rights reserved. College Board, College-Level Examination Program, CLEP, and the acorn logo are registered trademarks of the College Board. Biology 18th Edition The materials in these fi les are intended for personal use by students preparing for a College-Level Examination Program (CLEP ® ) examination. These materials are owned and copyrighted by the College Board. All copyright notices must remain intact. Violations of this policy may be subject to legal action, including but not limited to, payment for each guide that is disseminated unlawfully and associated damages. Visit our website at www.collegeboard.com/clep for the most up-to-date information.
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1 Biology Description of the Examination The Biology examination covers material that is usually taught in a one-year college general biology course. The subject matter tested covers the broad eld of the biological sciences, organized into three major areas: molecular and cellular biology, organismal biology, and population biology. The examination gives approximately equal weight to these three areas, and the questions relating to them are inter- spersed randomly throughout the test. The examination contains 115 questions to be answered in 90 minutes. Some of these are pretest questions that will not be scored. Any time candi- dates spend on tutorials and providing personal information is in addition to the actual testing time. Knowledge and Skills Required Questions on the Biology examination require candidates to demonstrate one or more of the ±following±abilities: Knowledge of facts, principles, and processes of biology Understanding the means by which information is collected, how it is interpreted, how one hypothesizes from available information, how one draws conclusions and makes further predic- tions Understanding that science is a human endeavor with social consequences The subject matter of the Biology examination is drawn from the following topics. The percentages next to the main topics indicate the approximate percentages of exam questions on those topics. 33% Molecular and Cellular Biology Chemical composition of organisms Simple chemical reactions and bonds Properties of water Chemical structure of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids Origin of life Cells Structure and function of cell organelles Properties of cell membranes Comparison of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells Enzymes Enzyme-substrate complex Roles of coenzymes Inorganic cofactors Inhibition and regulation Energy transformations Glycolysis, respiration, anaerobic pathways Photosynthesis Cell division Structure of chromosomes Mitosis, meiosis, and cytokinesis in plants and animals Chemical nature of the gene Watson-Crick model of nucleic acids DNA replication Mutations Control of protein synthesis: transcription, translation, post- transcriptional processing Structural and regulatory genes Transformation Viruses
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BIOLOGY 2
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course BIOL 1361-1362 taught by Professor Any during the Spring '08 term at University of Houston.

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