Biology: What Is the Study of Life?
1. Which trait(s) is/are lacking in science fiction yet present in science?
e. all of the above
2. The study of biology is responsible for great advances
Population Ecology: How Do Organisms Interact to Form Populations?
1. "Biological communities and their interactions with biotic and abiotic factors affecting them"
Evolution: Why Are There So Many Living Things?
1. The question, Why are there are so many different forms of life?
a. was originated by Charles Darwin
b. preceded Charles Darwin
c. was never really considered by Charles Darwin
d. destroyed the
Ecology: How Do Organisms Interact with Their Environments?
1. The function of the ecosystem is to provide:
c. water purification
d. climatic moderation
e. all of the above
2. A pond is a good example of an ecosystem becau
Biodiversity: How Diverse is Life?
1. In the last 250 years Biologists have catalogued about 1.5 million different kinds of organisms.
Yet new species are still being discovered in:
a. the tops of trees that are hundreds of feet high
b. deep oce
Chromosomes: Where Are the Genes Found?
1. All of the following are considered phases of mitosis (active cell division) EXCEPT:
2. ALL of the following are involved in cell d
Human Physiology: How Does the Human Body Work?
1. What will happen if the internal environment surrounding cells in an organism varies too much
from the normal conditions those cells usually experience?
a. The cells move.
b. The cells die.
Mendelian Genetics: How Are Traits Inherited?
1. You have physical characteristics (traits) that appear in neither of your parents. This supports
the notion that
a. Traits can only be passed from grandparents to grandchildren
b. Traits are not i
Behavior: How Do Animals Interact with Other Animals?
1. When young wolf puppies are at play, they are training for all of the following adult activities
a. pack structure/behavior
b. survival skills
d. exchange of ideas
Plant Form and Function: How Do Plants Live in the World?
1. What molecule was conspicuously absent from Earth's early atmosphere?
b. nitrogen gas
c. oxygen gas
d. carbon dioxide
2. The first eukaryotic cells were pro
Animal Physiology: How Do Organisms Respond to Change?
1. Which of the following correctly matches the organ system of a complex animal with its
a. Endocrine: elimination of metabolic wastes
b. Respiratory: absorption of nutrie
Bioenergics: How Do Organisms Acquire and Use Energy?
1. Organisms extract and use energy to stay alive. The chemical reactions occurring in cells that
convert one molecule into another to provide the energy needed to stay alive is termed:
Population Genetics: How Do Genes Move Through Time and Space?
1. Some traits in living things, like those of pea plants described by Mendel, show discontinuous
variation. This means:
a. variations come in a smooth connection of different forms
Biotechnology: How Do We Use What We Know about Life?
1. Designer babies and gene therapy can be considered forms of biotechnology because:
a. both involve artificial manipulation of virus particles
b. both use tools and techniques for manipulat
Molecular Biology: What Is DNA and How Does It Work?
1. Which of the following would NOT be a role or property of the genetic material?
a. It must be able to make copies of itself.
b. It must encode information
c. It must be able to control cell
Cells: What Are the Building Blocks of Life?
1. The smallest entity that is able to exhibit the characteristics of life is a
b. DNA strand
2. Who was the first person to see cells in a microscope and