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Final Exam – Spring 2015
University of Maryland University College
Check the letter that represents the best answer to each of the multiple choice
questions. Answer all questions in this section. Each question is worth 1 point.
This section is worth 50 points.
 In the scientific method, a hypothesis is _____.
is a statement of fact
makes a prediction that can be tested
is usually proven to be correct
can only be tested once
all of these
 Which of the following can be considered a definition of "theory?"
A theory can be an explanation of scientific laws.
A theory is an integrated explanation of numerous hypotheses, each supported by a
large body of observations and experiments.
A theory is a condensation and simplification of many data that previously appeared
A theory is a prediction for new data suggesting new relationships among a range of
All of the above.
 An integrated explanation of numerous hypotheses is known as a _____.
 What is the correct sequence of steps in the scientific method?
I. State a problem
II. Analyze and interpret data
III. Develop a hypothesis
IV. Share the results with other scientists
V. Design and perform experiment to test the hypothesis
I – II - III - IV – V
III – I - V – II – IV
V – IV – III – II – I
I – III – V – II – IV