General Physical Science test 1

General Physical Science test 1 - 1 The scientific method...

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1. The scientific method is used every day in solving common problems. Suppose that the lights suddenly go off in your house. Which of the following is a sensible hypothesis for the lights going out? A. all of the light bulbs in the house have blown out B. the power pole that feeds your house has toppled over C. the electricity gremlins are at work again D. a circuit breaker (or fuse) has burned out in your house 2. Which of the following is not a suitable question for the scientific method? A. the beauty of a piece of music B. the action of a medicine on a disease C. the effect of tidal action on beach erosion D. the origin of life on Earth 3. Which of the following is a suitable question for the scientific method? A. the wisdom of advice given by a parent to a child B. the age of a human bone found in an archeological dig C. the correct way to pursue happiness D. the proper number of children for a family to have 4. Which of the following is true about a control group in an experiment? A. a control group is not usually necessary in an experiment B. the control group differs from the experimental group only in the variable being tested in the experiment C. the control group is not subject to experimental errors
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This note was uploaded on 09/11/2011 for the course TERM 1 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at FIT.

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