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1

Fish have scales that enable them to live in a water environment. This is an example of
Development
Homeostatis
Adaptation
Metabolism
Cellular organization

Adaptation

2

The face of a sunflower turns to follow the sun as it moves across the sky. This is an example of
Metabolism
Homeostatis
Response to stimuli
Development
Reproduction

Response to stimuli

3

Which of the following statements most correctly defines homeostasis?
• All living organisms are alike.
• Living organisms do not change much over time.
• Human beings

Cells and organisms must be able to maintain a fairly constant internal environment

4

IN a swamp, all of the alligators would represent a/an

Population

5

After studying biology, it is hoped that you

Will be better able to make wise decisions regarding your own well being and the Earth's

6

Traditions, beliefs, and values are considered what aspect of human life?

Cultural

7

Which of he following is not a basic theory of biology?
• Theory of ecosystems
• Cell theory
• Gene theory
• Theory of evolution
• Theory of gravity

Theory of gravity

8

An important part of scientific research is repeatability.

True

9

The process of change that produces the diversity of life on Earth is called

Evolution

10

The tentative explanation to be tested is called

A hypothesis

11

The region in which populations interact with each other and with the physical environment is called

An ecosystem

12

Which organisms are most closely related to humans?
• Meerkats
• Earthworms
• Spiders
• Snakes
• Parakeets

Meerkats

13

______ observations are supported by factual information while ______ observations involve personal judgment.

Objective; Subjective

14

Which of the following statements would be considered anecdotal data?

"I lost 21 lbs on the Atkins diet."

15

If the control group in an experiment shows the same results as the test group, the treatment was successful.

False

16

A complex individual that consists of organ systems is known as a/an

Organism

17

Four million years ago, horses were rather small compared to today's horses and had relatively stocky bodies with a straight shoulder and thick neck. This statement is an example of which biological concept?

Evolution

18

In a graph, the experimental variable is plotted on the

x axis

19

The development of resistance of MRSA bacteria to antibiotics is an example of

Evolution

20

Which of the following statements is a hypothesis?

If a student buys a meal plan he/she will eat more vegetables

21

The cause of stomach ulcers appears to be

The bacterium Helicobacter pylori

22

Only humans have a language that allows us to communicate information and experiences symbolically?

True

23

Which of the following statements is an objective observation?
• I like this picture
• This mattress feels hard to me
• I think I am going to be sick
• This milk tastes funny
• This package is larger than that one

This package is larger than that one

24

Starch, cellulose, and glycogen are alike in that

They are all made of glucose

25

Isotopes of an element differ due the number of

Neutrons

26

A hydrolysis reaction involves the loss of water

True

27

The monomer unit of protein is

Amino acids

28

Which of the following is not one of the four classes of organic molecules found in cells?
• Vitamins
• Nucleic acids
• Lipids
• Carbohydrates
• Proteins

Vitamins

29

In an atom, the number of protons always equals the number of

Electrons

30

Water makes up 60-70% of total body weight

True