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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 1 Biology: What Is the Study of Life? 1. Which trait(s) is/are lacking in science fiction yet present in science? a. promise b. prospect c. reality d. technology e. all of the above Ans: c 2. The study of biology is responsible for great advances in the treatment of disease. Scientists have achieved all of the following so far EXCEPT: a. a cure for the flu b. the regulation of diabetes c. treatment of kidney failure by dialysis d. control of cancer through surgery e.control of cancer through radiation and chemotherapy Ans: a 3. A basic understanding of biology is important to everyone because a. we are living organisms and biology is the study of life b. we are ultimately responsible for controlling population growth c. we employ biological concepts in everyday activities such as gardening, bird watching and raising pets d. we will need to deal with the reality of global warming e. all of the above Ans: e 4. Breaking news: Imaclone has just announced that the first living embryo being has been successfully cloned from aging rock star M. Brace. Brace is ecstatic about this scientific advancement and wishes a long a successful life for his solo creation. However, others view the announcement of this reality with skepticism and disdain. 1 Chapter 1 The above scenario demonstrates that: a. biology can be controversial b. biology is irrelevant in todays society c. cloning is science fiction d. scientific inquiry is an unnecessary skill e. none of the above Ans: a 5. Using the chart below determine which of the organisms would be considered living. Organism I a. Composed of one or more cells b. Can carry out chemical reactions c. Can grow in size and change in appearance d. Maintains a fairly constant internal environment e. Has the ability to reproduce offspring similar to self f. Responds to changes in the environment Organism II a. Composed protein and DNA b. Can change chemical form c. Can grow in size and change in appearance d. Has a fluctuating internal environment e. Has the ability to replicate self f. Has no response to changes in the environment a. Organism I b. Organism II c.Both organism I and II d.Neither organism I nor II Ans: a 6. Of the following traits, which trait is exclusive to living organisms? a. the ability to replicate self b. the ability to grow in size and change appearance c. being composed of one or more cells d. being complex and highly organized e. the inability to respond to changes in the environment Ans: c 7. Organizing and keeping track of the diversity of living organisms is a daunting task. What is the basis of todays classification system?...
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