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Unformatted text preview: Biological Sciences 010 Concepts of Biology .. Practice Final Exam .. Page 1 of 12 Spring 2008 Biology Learning Skills Center Concepts of Biology: Analysis, Enrichment, and Review Biological Sciences 010: Section for Non-Biology Majors Allen D. MacNeill, Instructor Practice Final Exam Caution! There is only one correct answer per question! F.1) Which of the following physico-chemical and biological features characterize living organisms ? .. a) they move by internal forces .. b) they take up small organic or inorganic molecules and synthesize large organic molecules at ... ambient temperatures and pressures .. c) they transform one kind of energy into other forms of energy, often by burning organic molecules ... using oxygen .. d) they use the synthesized molecules to grow from within .. e) all of the above are correct F.2) How do we discover new scientific ideas? .. a) methodical investigation .. b) inspiration .. c) intuition .. d) serendipity .. e) all of the above are correct F.3) Which of the following best describes the principle known as Occams razor ? .. a) when using a microscope, samples must be sliced extremely thinly, to allow light to pass through .. b) all scientific experiments must have a control .. c) complex explanations are always preferable to simple ones .. d) the simplest explanation that is consistent with all observations is the best .. e) only tested hypotheses should be considered to be theories F.4) Chloroplasts .. a) are found in all plant cells .. b) use carbon dioxide and water to make carbohydrates .. c) are found in photosynthetic bacteria as well as plant cells .. d) have a nucleus and endoplasmic reticula .. e) are the location where cellular respiration takes place F.5) If it is true that we utilize protein to do muscular work, then we should see a direct relationship: the more muscular work we do, the more _____ we excrete. .. a) CO 2 .. b) sodium .. c) nitrogenous waste (urea) .. d) glucose .. e) H 2 O Biological Sciences 010 Concepts of Biology .. Practice Final Exam .. Page 2 of 12 F.6) During photosynthesis, light energy is used to synthesize _____; during this process, _____ releasing _____ as a by-product. The products of the light reactions are then used to _____. .. a) CO 2 and glucose oxygen gas (O 2 ) is splitwaterfix CO 2 into carbohydrates .. b) ATP and NADPH oxygen gas (O 2 ) is splitwaterfix CO 2 into carbohydrates .. c) CO 2 and glucosewater is splitoxygen gas (O 2 )fix CO 2 into carbohydrates .. d) ATP and NADPHwater is splitoxygen gas (O 2 )fix CO 2 into carbohydrates .. e) CO 2 and O 2 oxygen gas (O 2 ) is split ATP and NADPH fix O 2 into carbohydrates F.7) Without an input of energy, all natural reactions proceed in such a way that they will increase F....
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