BIO 105 QUIZ 2 - BIO 105(001 Quiz#2 Name(Please print...

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BIO 105 (001) Quiz #2 Name ( Please print clearly) _________________________________ Mon, Feb 18, ‘08; Lab TA______________Day____Time____Sect.______No lab____ (First) (Last) “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.” --Sir Isaac Newton, writing to his fellow scientist Robert Hooke in the winter of 1675 OWLISH WISDOM There’s something about owls, now flitting about the barren woods of February, that sets philosophers to philosophizing about knowledge and the like. Maybe it’s the birds’ distinctive questioning—hoo, hoo? Ancient Romans considered their Minerva, goddess of wisdom, to have appeared in the form of an owl. The 19 th century philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel wrote of “the owl of Minerva that spreads its wings only with the falling of the dusk.” Henry David Thoreau wrote in his “Walden,” “I rejoice that there are owls. Let them do the idiotic and maniacal hooting for men. It is a sound admirably suited to swamps and twilight woods which no day illustrates, suggesting a vast and underdeveloped nature which men have yet to penetrate.” The barred owl is the most common of our night stalkers, a year-round resident of Southern swamps and river bottoms. Because these are late-winter nesters, the young are ready and waiting in the spring for emerging rodents, snakes, and insects. Were it not for the skills of these birds of the dusk, we’d soon be up to our knees in rodents. Unlike philosophers, this prowler of the night is more often heard than seen. Its soft but penetrating querying “hoo, hoo,” repeated several times, identifies it as it issues its territorial warnings. As with most of their kin, barred owls are silent hunters, flying noiselessly, depending upon night-adapted eyesight and noise-grabbing ears as they scan the forest floor for their next meal—a meal suitable for a woodsy philosopher. --News & Observer Editorial page, Feb 17, 2008 Each of us ultimately is responsible only to ourselves. We ask you to do your own work on this quiz, and therefore to be faithful both to yourself and to the university pledge you have affirmed. For each question, select the one response that makes the most biological sense, & “bubble in” the letter corresponding to the best response on your op scan sheet, using a #2 pencil (pencils & erasers are at the front). Also, “bubble in” your name in the appropriate spaces. Note: a = True & b = False You may keep this sheet. 1. Carbon & oxygen atoms can be found in _______________________________. a. amino acid b. sucrose c. starch d. glycogen e. All of these are correct.
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