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Multiple choice questions - Place your answers on the answer sheet BIO 1130FF
An introduction to Organismal biology
Worth either 15% or 20% of your final grade
Saturday, October 1, 2011 Part A: Multiple choice questions
20 points (1 point/question) a) Fill in the bubbles for your name and student number and
BIO1130FF for the course code. Fill in the same information in text
in the boxes above the bubbles.
b) Use only a pencil to fill in the answer sheet. If you erase a question
be sure to erase all of the pencil mark. Don’t place any marks
anywhere on the sheet other than where the bubbles are for personal
information or your answers.
c) Do not place any answers on the question sheet.
d) This is not an open book exam.
e) CAUTION to minimize paper waste this part of the exam has been
printed back to back
NOTE: If you do not fill in the student number and course code as
BIO1130FF it will be impossible to identify your answer sheet and you
will receive a ZERO for this part of the exam Page 1 of 5 BIO 1130FF - Midterm Examination – October 1, 2011
Multiple choice questions - Place your answers on the answer sheet FF.1 Currently, taxonomic domains include
X a. Archaea, Bacteria, Eukarya.
b. North America, South America, Eurasia, Africa, and Australia.
c. Mammalia, Insecta, Aves, and Planta.
d. Kingdom, Phylum, Class, and Species.
FF.2 Which one of the following predictions follows from the sexual selection hypothesis for why
giraffes have long necks?
a. In contests over females, the male with the longest neck should have an advantage over the
b. Young males that are given extra amounts of high-quality food should grow particularly long,
c. In contests over females, the best-nourished male should always, or almost always, win.
d. In natural populations, female neck length should decline over time.
FF.3 Which of the following kinds of traits was originally used for classifying organisms into taxonomic
a. DNA and amino acid sequences
b. geography and ecology
X c. morphology
d. physiology and biochemical pathways
FF.4 The Irish elk and the mammoth are two of the 23 large animals that this scientist used as evidence
for this process.
a. Spontaneous generation
b. Scala naturae
X c. Extinction
d. Transmutation of species
e. Transition fossils
FF.5 According to the transmutation of species principle of use and disuse, the form of body parts in
a. is not changeable.
b. is the result of natural selection.
X c. is the result of how much the offspring uses a particular body part.
d. is inherited based on phenotypic changes that occur in parents during their lifetime
FF.6 Which of the following is a compartment that often takes up much of the volume of a plant cell?
a. Golgi apparatus
X e. vacuole Page 2 of 5 BIO 1130FF - Midterm Examination – October 1, 2011
Multiple choice questions - Place your answers on the answer sheet FF.7 In the Linnaean classification system, which taxon would generally include the largest number of
FF.8 How does artificial selection differ from natural selection?
a. Artificial selection occurs only in computer simulations, not with actual organisms.
b. Artificial selection occurs only with plants.
c. Artificial selection is not based on heritable variation, but on new mutations.
X d. Artificial selection is based on conscious choices by humans.
FF.9 Unlike Lamarckian evolution Darwn's evolutionary scheme was
a. a linear pattern
b. a cladistic pattern
X c. a branching pattern
d. a essentialism pattern
FF.10 This important building block has not been successfully synthesized in experiments looking at the
prebiotic organic chemistry of life’s origins.
a. Transfer RNA
X b. Nucelotides
d. Amino acids
FF.11 Water's high specific heat is mainly a consequence of the
a. inability of water to dissipate heat into dry air.
X b. absorption and release of heat when hydrogen bonds break and form.
c. fact that water is a poor heat conductor.
d. high specific heat of oxygen and hydrogen atoms.
e. small size of the water molecules.
FF.12 Arrange the following discoveries or philosophies in the correct chronological (that’s oldest to the
newest) order: (1) The largest list of 1400 medicinal plants still in use in 18th and 19th
centuries, (2) list of plants who’s author is the father of taxonomy, (3) the earth revolves around
the sun, (4) the living world is divided into five Kingdoms.
a. 1, 2, 3, 4
b. 3, 2, 1, 4
c. 2, 1, 4, 3
X d. 2, 1, 3, 4 Page 3 of 5 BIO 1130FF - Midterm Examination – October 1, 2011
Multiple choice questions - Place your answers on the answer sheet FF.13 Why is it important that an experiment include a control group?
X a. Without a control group, there is no basis for knowing if a particular result is due to the
variable being tested or to some other factor.
b. The control group is the group that the researcher is in control of; it is the group in which the
researcher predetermines the nature of the results.
c. The control group provides a reserve of experimental subjects.
d. A control group assures that an experiment will be repeatable.
e. A control group is required for the development of an "if, then" statement FF.14 The Muslim scholar Avicenna is best known for his biological work on:
a. A list of plants with descriptions of each plant's life cycle
b. A list of plants that included a pharmaceutical index of their importance - it was in use until the
late 18th century
c. His book the canon of medicine that integrated the works of Greek, Indian and Muslim
d. Introduction of the scientific method
FF.15 By definition, the difference between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell type is in the
presence/absence of the
a. plasma membrane.
X d. nucleus
FF.16 The Golgi complex.
a. synthesizes proteins for export from the cell
b. receives proteins made in the rough ER and chemically modifies them
c. synthesizes lipids
d. stores nucleic acids
X e. stores ribosomes
FF.17 Who was responsible for establishing the classification system that uses binomial nomenclature?
X a. Carolus Linnaeus
b. Louis Pasteur
c. Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
d. Charles Darwin FF.18 Meteorite impacts during the stabilizing phase of the Hadean Eon did which of the following
a. increased the amount of water on the planet
b. flash sterilized the planet
c. created the moon that circles the earth
X d. all of the above Page 4 of 5 BIO 1130FF - Midterm Examination – October 1, 2011
Multiple choice questions - Place your answers on the answer sheet
FF.19 Which of the following is the best example of heritable variation?
X b. Red hair
c. Love for music
d. Skin cancer
FF.20 Organelles other than the nucleus that contain DNA include
a. ribosomes, mitochondria, and chloroplasts
X c. mitochondria and chloroplasts only
e. ribosomes Page 5 of 5 ...
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course SCIENCE BIO1130 taught by Professor Fenwick during the Spring '11 term at University of Ottawa.
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