Biology 1710 Exam I F'04

Biology 1710 Exam I F'04 - Name:_ Biology 1711, Fall...

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Name:____________________________ Biology 1711, Fall Semester, 2004 Exam I 1. Darwin made observations regarding fossils, plant and animal life around the world, (in addition to observing the results of plant and animal breeding programs) and used these to propose a mechanism to drive the evolution of new species. This use of basic reasoning processes is most specifically an example of: a. Determinative logic. b. inductive reasoning. c. deductive reasoning. d. hypothetical reasoning. e. what happens to you on a long ocean voyage. 2. 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. Beagle. b. Many of his important observations were made while visiting islands. c. He published his first article on his theory more than 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. All of the above statements are true. 3. 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. 4. Your body temperature remains very near 37 degrees centigrade, the major ions and their respective concentrations in your blood stream remain almost unchanged and the liver releases glucose into the blood if the level of that sugar falls. These are all examples of the body attempting to maintain: a. order. b. sensitivity regulation. c. developmental process. d. homeostasis. e. regulation.
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5. Alfred Russel Wallace is known for: a. estimating the circumference/diameter of the earth prior to its first circumnavigation. b. the first theory of gravity based upon deductive reasoning c. being the captain of the H. M. S. Beagle. d. proposing a theory of natural selection as a means of driving the evolution of new species. e. proposing the cell theory of life. 6. The anion form of an element is compared to the uncharged form of the same element. Which of the following statements is TRUE?
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