First Midterm - BioSci 1C (Winter, 2007).
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SCANTRON FORM NO. UCD 2000
Please read these instructions:
1) Do not start the test until instructed to do so.
These instructions, of course, are not actually part of the test, so
you can go ahead and read them.
I mean, they are sort-of part of the test, but not the important part.
.. I mean,
OK, so they are like,
, but not, like, test
(We apologize for the previous segue into Valley speak, those responsible for this have been sacked.)
2) While you are waiting, fill in the following on your
- Write your name in the box labeled
(...am I going too fast for anybody?)
- Put your student ID number in the ID number box
- Fill in the bubbles corresponding to the digits in your ID number
- Fill in the bubble for
3) Be sure to close all backpacks/briefcases, remove all material except this test and the scantron (and, of
course, pencil and eraser) from your desk, and if you want to wear a hat, turn it backwards (scientific research
has shown that the presence of a hat causes a slight, but statistically significant reduction in blood flow to the
brain, which may reduce your exam performance; but in a recent interview with Jerry Springer, a reliable
source has claimed that turning the hat backwards will actually enhance the flow of positive cosmic forces to
your brain, more than compensating for any negative effect, and this is our basis for requiring this orientation)
This midterm will account for 23% of your class grade.
Important: there are 3 pages at the end of the test, a gripe sheet and 2 short answer pages, with the point
value for each short answer question indicated.
The short answer pages
be turned in.
Fill in your name at
the top of the short answer pages, and hand them in along with your scantron form.
The “gripe sheet” is for part 1 only
- not just for any kind of gripes, but if there is any question in part 1
which you think is not clear, and want to explain your reasoning for the answer(s) that you chose, then this is
the place to do it.
There is no gripe sheet for the short answers because you should be explaining your
reasoning as part of the short answer!
If you have gripes, fill in your name at the top of the gripe sheet, and
hand it in along with the scantron form.
If we think your interpretation of the question and your answer to it are
valid, then you will get credit.
We suggest that you mark your answers on both the test and the scantron, and keep the test for your records.
You should keep the test because we will be sending out the correct answers via email right after the exam, and
you can check your answers against that, and also, you never know.
You could become a famous scientist some
day, and as part of your memorabilia, an old botany test
be worth something.
... OK, so it’s a long shot.