F171020051 - Name:_ Principles of Biology I, Fall 2005 Exam...

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Name:____________________________ Principles of Biology I, Fall 2005 Exam I Remember, several answers may at first seem to be correct (or appropriate) so it is very important to read each/all of the possible answers first and then CHOOSE THE BEST ONE. 1. A group of organisms of a particular kind, living in the same place are called a: a. species. b. population. c. biological community. d. ecosystem. e. homeostatic group. 2. Using a series of relatively simple observations to determine general principles would best be described as an example of: a. simple logic. b. inductive reasoning. c. deductive reasoning. d. pyrimidal logic. e. hierarchical analysis. 3. Proteins which act to correctly fold other proteins are called: a. enzymes. b. catalysts. c. ribosomes. d. chaperones. e. hydrolases. 4. Which of the following statements about Darwin’s studies and thoughts about natural selection is False ? a. The ship on which he served as naturalist was called the H.M.S. Discover. b. Many of his important observations were made while visiting islands. c. He published his first article on his theory of natural selection over 15 years after his return to the British Isles. d. Darwin did not challenge the existence of a Divine Creator, but argued that the Creator did not simply create things and leave them forever unchanged. e. His study included both living plants/animals as well as fossil species. 5. When comparing the wings various organisms utilize for the purpose of flight, the wings of a flying insect and the wings of a flying mammal such as a bat are considered to be: a. homologous structures. b. homeostatic structures. c. histochemically unrelated. d. analogous structures. e. examples of homeodomains.
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6. The “Cell Theory” of living organisms was first proposed by: a. Schleiden and Schwann. b. Robert Hooke. c. Anton van Leeuwenhoek. d. Alfred Russel Wallace e. Thomas Malthus 7. You are retracing Darwin’s trip around the world and make many observations similar to his. When you compare your notes about the plants, animals and fossils found on an island in the Atlantic Ocean to a distant island found at a similar latitude in the Pacific Ocean you discover (as did Darwin): a. that the plants are nearly identical on the two islands but the animals are quite different. b. that the fossils of the earliest plants and animals are nearly identical, although living species are quite different between the two islands. c. that birds/animals are quite similar but plants are quite unique to each island. d. that plants, animals and fossils on the two islands are quite different. e. that collecting, processing, and cataloging biological specimens is hard work in the tropical heat. 8.
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F171020051 - Name:_ Principles of Biology I, Fall 2005 Exam...

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