BIOL 1001M W2013 MI (Feb. 6) Key

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Unformatted text preview: is the meaning of the statement “correlation does not imply causation”? A. Just because two variables vary in a similar pattern does not mean they necessarily have any relationship to each other B. It is not possible to demonstrate a correlation between two variables. C. Just because the two variables vary in a similar pattern does not mean that one variable necessarily causes a change in the other. D. When a change in one variable causes a change in another variable, the two variables are not necessarily related to each other in any way. E. It is not possible to prove the cause of any naturally occurring phenomenon. 4. A farmer wants to find out which type of soil is best for growing his corn. He also wants to find out which type of fertilizer is best for growing his corn. He does the following experiment using two different types of soil and two different types of fertilizer (see figure above). What can the farmer conclude from this experiment? A. B. C. D. Soil B is the best soil for growing his corn. Fertilizer Y is the best fertilizer for growing his corn. Soil B is the best soil and Fertilizer Y is the best fertilizer. It is not possible to conclude from this experiment which soil or fertilizer is best. 2 BIOL 1001 Midterm I W2013 vA 5. Which of the following statements is true? A. B. C. D. Ideas that are common senses do not need to be scientifically tested. Experimental evidence can be used to support/falsify hypotheses. The main goal of science is to gain evidence to prove hypotheses. Once a hypothesis is supported, it is considered a theory. 6. What is a critical flaw in the Intelligent Design concept of irreducible complexity? A. B. C. D. E. It asserts that protein interactions are irreducibly complex. It assumes that the current functions of traits that exist today were always necessary. It cannot explain the existence of fossils that represent transitional forms. It cannot explain the biogeographical patterns in the relatedness of species. It asserts that complex traits could have evolved from simpler structures. 7. What do the nodes on a phylogenetic tree represent? A. B. C. D. E. 8. “Improving the intelligence of an adult through education will result in that adult’s descendants being born with a greater native intelligence.” This statement is best an example of which of the following? A. B. C. D. E. 9. Convergence of two or more populations. Where gene flow occurred between two populations. Where two or more species became extinct. Primitive, less evolved organisms. Where a population split into two de...
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This test prep was uploaded on 02/20/2014 for the course BIOLOGY 1001 taught by Professor Tamarakelly during the Spring '13 term at York University.

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