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Unformatted text preview: Name__________________________ TA____________________ Total points this page ________ 1 BISC 120L Final Exam, December 12 2005, 10am section, version 3 300 points A. Multiple choice. Select the most appropriate answer and mark your answer in the blue answer sheet (scantron). In the blue answer sheet, you need only to write and fill in your name. Write your TA’s name on the top right corner and the test version number 1, 2, 3 or 4. (3 points each, 165 points total) 1. Which of the following is not characteristic of the scientific method? A) emergent properties are emphasized B) results are repeatable to establish facts C) a hypothesis is proposed D) controls are compared with experiments E) none of the above 2. Which of the following species concepts emphasize reproductive isolation? A) ecological B) phylogenetic C) biological D) morphological E) paleontological 3. An outgroup is used A) to establish analogous structures in animals. B) as a basis for binomial nomenclature. C) to eliminate maximum parsimony. D) to distinguish between primitive and derived characters. E) none of the above. 4. The first organic compounds on earth may have come from A) meteorites. B) self-replicating molecules. C) deep sea vents. D) two of the above. E) all of the above. 5. Viruses A) have thousands of genes. B) consist of nucleic acid enclosed in a protein coat. C) reproduce outside of their hosts. D) contain plasmids. E) contain terpenoids. Name__________________________ TA____________________ Total points this page ________ 2 6. Most bacteria A) are Archea. B) are eukaryotes. C) are extremophiles. D) produce CO2. E) none of the above. 7. Protista A) are prokaryotes. B) lack flagella. C) are mostly aquatic. D) are mostly multicellular. E) lack nuclei. 8. Angiosperms A) produce spores that develop inside chambers called ovaries. B) all have large gametophytes. C) produce pollen grains. D) lack toxic secondary metabolites. E) none of the above. 9. Fungi that grow on fallen trees secrete ______ to obtain energy from the bark and wood. A) sugars B) RNA C) carbohydrates D) exozymes E) none of the above 10. Gymnosperms include A) conifers. B) ginkgos. C) gnetophytes (e.g., Ephedra or Mormon Tea). D) cycads. E) all of the above. 11. Water passes through cell membranes of vascular plants by transport proteins called A) apoplasts. B) transpiration. C) xerophytes. D) translocation. E) none of the above. 12. The two strands of a DNA double helix are antiparallel. This means that A) the two strands are mirror images. B) only one of the two strands can be used as a template for replication, because DNA polymerase only works in one direction. C) one strand is actually composed of RNA....
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