Chapter 03 Organic Molecules and Cells
1. The most essential ingredient in organic molecules is hydrogen.
2. Which of the following is not a correct association of a lipid molecule and its specific function?
A. testosterone: steroid
Chapter 02 Basic Chemistry and Cells
1. Which of the following elements is not predominately found in living organisms?
2. Which six elements are the main components in living organisms?
Chapter 04 Structure and Function of Cells
1. The basic unit of structure and function for all life is the
2. Which of the following is not part of the cell theory?
A. All living things are
Chapter 21 Plant Organization and Homeostasis
1. If you were studying the structures in plants which are responsible for taking in carbon dioxide you would be
A. the roots.
B. the flowers.
C. the stems.
D. the fruits.
E. the leaves.
Chapter 16 Evolution of Microbial Life
1. Which of the following is not true about viruses?
A. They are noncellular.
B. They are prokaryotic
C. They can cause disease.
D. They are parasitic.
E. They can have RNA or DNA.
2. Which of the followin
Chapter 19 Evolution of Animals
1. Which of the following is not a beneficial role that bats have in an ecosystem and for humans?
A. They feed on insects.
B. They help pollinate flowers.
C. Their blood is used to treat human diseases.
D. They h
Chapter 18 Evolution of Plants and Fungi
1. Why do some plants feed on insects and other small animals?
A. To obtain glucose
B. To obtain water
C. To obtain carbohydrates
D. To obtain nitrogen
E. To obtain oxygen
2. Which of the following is no
Chapter 08 Cell Division and Reproduction
1. A geneticist is studying the karyotype of a person with a normal number of chromosomes. Which of the
following would be the correct chromosome configuration?
A. 46 pairs of alleles and one pair of se
Chapter 01 Biology, the Study of Life
1. The main purpose of the queen fire ant is to
A. find food.
B. defend the eggs.
C. produce food.
D. produce eggs.
E. defend food.
2. The main reason why worker fire ants defend their nest and sting aggres
Chapter 26 Coordination by Neural Signaling
1. All animals have a well defined head.
2. Which of the following plays an important role in whether or not an organism has a head?
A. Whether they fly or not
B. Whether they swim or not
Chapter 22 Transport and Nutrition in Plants
1. Water is transported in vascular plants through which of the following?
A. Sieve-tube members
B. Spongy mesophyll
C. Companion cells
2. If you were examining long, tubular vascu
Chapter 17 Evolution of Protists
1. The organism which causes malaria is
A. a virus.
B. a bacterium.
C. a protist.
D. an Archaean.
E. a fungus.
2. All diseases caused by protozoans must be transmitted by a vector.
3. If you were stud
Chapter 31 Digestive Systems and Nutrition
1. Which of the following is not associated with the digestive system of herbivores?
A. Grinding teeth
B. A complete digestive system
C. Broad incisors
D. Sharp canines
E. A long gastrointestinal tract
Chapter 23 Control of Growth and Responses in Plants
1. What is the correct order in the signal transduction pathway?
A. Response, transduction, reception
B. Reception, response, transduction
C. Reception, transduction, response
Chapter 25 Animal Organization and Homeostasis
1. Animals which get their heat from the outside environment are referred to as:
2. If you were a biologist and you we
Chapter 24 Reproduction in Plants
1. In which of the following do plants sometimes depend on animals to complete their life cycle?
A. To obtain water
C. To obtain nutrients
E. Consuming leaves
2. Which of the fol
Chapter 12 Biotechnology and Genomics
1. The main goal behind therapeutic cloning is to provide cells that can be used to treat human illnesses.
2. A plant physiologist has taken some specific cells from a plant and through various s
Chapter 36 Population Ecology
1. Ecology is best defined as the study of:
A. The rate of population change
C. How populations are restricted by environmental resistance
D. Organisms as they interact with other organisms and their
Chapter 29 Circulation and Cardiovascular Systems
1. If you were studying the oxygen-transporting pigment which has a copper-containing heme group, you
would be studying which of the following?
Chapter 09 Patterns of Genetic Inheritance
1. One genetics idea in the early 1800s described that a red-flowered plant crossed with a white-flowered plant
would produce offspring which are pink-flowered plants. This concept was called
Chapter 15 The Evolutionary History of Life on Earth
1. Current research indicates that dinosaurs are closely related to which of the following animal groups?
2. Most of what we know about e
Chapter 05 Dynamic Activities of Cells
1. Which of the following terms best describes stored energy?
A. Heat energy
B. Transformation energy
C. Kinetic energy
D. Potential energy
E. Mechanical energy
2. As a rock rolls down a hill which of the
Chapter 32 Gas Exchange and Transport in Animals
1. The muscles of diving aquatic mammals, such as whales, seals, and dolphins, are full of the respiratory
Chapter 33 Osmoregulation and Excretion
1. Why don't marine invertebrates such as sea anemones and sea stars have to deal with osmoregulation?
A. They are too small
B. They have no skeleton
C. Their blood is isotonic to sea water
D. They have n
Chapter 40 Conservation Biology
1. Which of the following is not a conservation problem being experienced in Hawaii?
B. Damage by feral pigs
C. The introduction of alien species
D. Land subsidence
E. Depletion of natural resources
Chapter 30 Lymph Transport and Immunity
1. How could an individual contract HIV?
A. Toilet seats
B. Sharing drinking glasses or food
C. Casual kissing or hugging
D. Sex with an infected person
E. Casual contact in the workplace
2. Which of the
Chapter 37 Behavioral Ecology
1. Which of the following about mole rats is not true?
A. The queen runs the colony
B. They spend part of their lives underground
C. The queen is the only female who reproduces
D. They are extremely social
Chapter 06 Pathways of Photosynthesis
1. Which component of white light is least necessary for photosynthesis?
2. Which of the following statements is not true of autotrophs?
A. They must take in orga
Chapter 14 Speciation and Evolution
1. The result of breeding two closely related species is referred to as
A. an alloploid.
B. a polyploid.
C. a hybrid.
D. an autoploid.
E. a sub-species.
2. When two closely related but separate species are cr
Chapter 39 Major Ecosystems of the Biosphere
1. Which of the following was not a problem encountered by the Biosphere 2 project?
A. Oxygen levels dropped
B. Conflicts broke out between biospherians
C. Carbon dioxide levels increased
D. They ran