2008review1-1 - Fundamentals of Biology 2008: LECTURE TEST...

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Fundamentals of Biology 2008: LECTURE TEST #1 - Friday, Sept. 26 th 9:00-9:50 am Bring a pencil (there will be a computer sheet to fill in for the multiple choice component). Know your student number, lab section and your lab instructor’s name (you will hand in the test based on your lab group) All students take the test in TEXTOR 102 except for 2 lab groups: Tuesday morning labs with Nancy and John (sections 03 & 04) will do the test in their lab room (CNS 102 or 105) at the same time as the other students - if in doubt, ask your lab instructor. If you are a student with a disability and are registered with the Office of Academic Support Services you MUST contact them (and me) at least a week prior to the test to arrange for any special accommodation (isolated space, extended time, reader, enlarged type…) Format of test: 60 points total 20 points short answer (definitions, diagrams, self-quiz and critical thinking questions) 40 points multiple choice Topics covered: Chapters 1-5 based on lectures and the assigned readings and questions from the text Grades for the 40 point multiple choice section will be posted on “Blackboard” within 24 hours of the test (timing will depend on the computing center and how quickly they get the results back). Short answer sections will be graded and returned in your laboratory period. CHAPTER 1 (Self-Quiz from page 15 of textbook - answers in appendix): 1. The smallest unit of life is the ________. 2. ________ is required to maintain levels of biological organization, from cells to populations, communities, and even entire ecosystems. 3. ________ is the state in which the internal environment is being maintained within a tolerable range. 4. Researchers assign all species to one of three __________.
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5. DNA _______. a. contains instructions for building proteins, b. undergoes mutation, c. is transmitted from parents to offspring, d. all of the above. 6. ________ is the acquisition of traits from parents who transmit their DNA to their offspring. 7. Differences in heritable traits arise through __________. 8. A trait is __________ if it improves an organism’s ability to survive and reproduce in the prevailing environment. 9. What is a control group? 10. Define the following terms: emergent properties, natural selection, scientific theory, hypothesis, prediction Critical Thinking: 2. It is often said that only living things respond to the environment. Yet, even a rock shows responsiveness as when it yields to gravity and falls down a hill. How do living things differ from rocks in their responsiveness? 4. The Olestra potato chip experiment in Section 1.6 was a double-blind study: neither the subjects nor the researchers knew which chips were in which bag. What are some of the challenges a researcher must consider when performing a double-blind study? 7. Rarely can experimenters observe all individuals in a group.
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2008 for the course BIOL 119 taught by Professor Muma during the Spring '08 term at Ithaca College.

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