Biology 101 Week 8 Final Exam

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Biology 101 Week 8 Final Exam

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A new biological molecule has been found that is mostly hydrophobic in its structure. It will most likely be classified as a

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A. Carbohydrate

B. Nucleic acid

C. Protein

D. Polysaccharide

E. Lipid


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In a scientific experiment, what is the control group?

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Serves as a basis of comparison with the experimental group

The group that is subjected to the factor whose effect is being tested in the experiment

A group that allows for the simultaneous testing of multiple variables

A control group is required for the validity of discovery science


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The pH scale states that when pH is less than 7, the solution is basic.

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What can you use to determine the number of covalent bonds an atom will form?

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The number of valence shells an atom has

The number of protons the atom has

The number of electrons the atom has in each valence shells

The number of electrons the atom has in the outer valence shell


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Some organisms have special organelles called contractile vacuoles that continually eliminate excess water from the cell. What does the presence of these organelles tell you about the environment that these organisms live in?

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Isotonic relative to the organism

Hypotonic relative to the organism

Hypertonic relative to the organism

Acidic relative to the organism

Basic relative to the organism

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Select the element that is not one of the four most common elements in living matter.

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A ) carbon

B ) hydrogen

C ) nitrogen

D ) oxygen

E ) phosphorous


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A researcher planted seeds from four types of quinoa (Types A, B, C) in a greenhouse to determine which type of quinoa grew the tallest. The plants were grown for 10 days and measured. The results are shown below. Choose the data set that demonstrates that Type B quinoa grew the tallest.

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A = 30 cm, B = 21 cm, C= 15 cm, D= 12 cm.

A = 22 cm, B = 27 cm, C = 11 cm D= 4 cm

A = 30 cm, B = 12 cm, C= 28 cm, D= 1 cm

A = 21 cm, B = 12 cm, C= 20 cm, D= 15 cm


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What are the monomer 'building blocks' that make up proteins?

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A. Monosaccharides

B. Glycerol molecules

C. Amino acids

D. Fatty acids

E. Cholesterol molecules


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DNA nucleotides include ______.

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uracil, guanine, adenine, and cytosine

thymine, guanine, adenine, and cytosine

thymine, uracil, adenine, and cytosine

thymine, guanine, adenine, and uracil


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Active transport requires energy in order to move molecules ____________ the concentration gradient while simple and facilitated diffusion require no energy to move molecules __________ the concentration gradient.

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A) Along ; against

B) Along ; along

C) Against ; along

D) Against ; against

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Which of the following is a feature of prokaryotic cells but not eukaryotic cells?

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cell wall




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Which of the following is true regarding chemical bonds?

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a) Chemical bonds are an unbreakable union of two atoms

b) Chemical bonds are an energetic interaction, or relationship, that occurs between two atoms

c) Chemical bonds are a physical linkage of two atoms

d) Chemical bonds are the result of energy emitted by radioactive atoms


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Which of these would be a valid scientific hypothesis?

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Earthworms and humans share a common genetic code.

Humans are controlled by forces beyond our understanding.

Humans should help in the conservation of plant species.

Human history is determined by a series of supernatural events.


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Which of the following structures can perform all the activities required for life?

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Plasma membrane


DNA molecules


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Based on the following phylogenetic tree, which of the following conclusions are *NOT* correct? Each letter represents a hypothetical species.

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A) A and E share a common ancestor

B) B is one of A's ancestors

C) E and D are more closely related to each other than to C

D) C is more closely related to E than to B

E) A and B are closely related

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You are taking a cruise from California to Hawaii. About halfway there the ship begins to sink. You are able to board a lifeboat, but now you are floating in the ocean waiting to be rescued. After several days you are so thirsty that you bend over the side of the boat and drink lots of salty seawater. What happens to your body?

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A) You throw up because sea salt is toxic to humans.

B) You get thirstier because of osmosis.

C) Salt diffuses into your cells, water follows, your cells start to expand and you feel bloated.

D) Since sea water consist of 96.5% fresh water (and only 3.5% salt) you will feel much better.

E) You get dehydrated because water is unable to cross the semi-permeable membranes of your cells.


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The chemical energy stored in a plant is an example of:

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kinetic energy.

nuclear energy.

solar energy.

potential energy.

radiant energy.


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Which of the following is a 'metabolic taxicab' that shuttles electrons?

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A. O3




E. CO2


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Which of the following statements about photosynthesis is NOT correct?

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The light reactions produce ATP from sunlight energy

The products of photosynthesis are used as reactants in cellular respiration

The products of cellular respiration are used as reactants in photosynthesis

Water is used during photosynthesis to capture the electrons released from excited chlorophyll pigments

The products of the light reactions of photosynthesis are used to produce sugars in the Calvin cycle


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Consider a cell that underwent mitosis but not cytokinesis. What would the result be?

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One cell with one nucleus containing twice the normal number of chromosomes

One cell with two nuclei, each containing a normal number of chromosomes

Two daughter cells that are unusually small

Two daughter cells with no nucleus

Two daughter cells with twice the number of chromosomes

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If you place a dialysis tubing permeable only to water filled with 10% sucrose solution into a beaker filled with a 30% solution of sucrose, what would you expect?

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water flows into the dialysis tubing

water flows out of the dialysis tubing

nothing happens

sucrose diffuses out of the tubing

sucrose diffuses into the tubing


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Chemosynthesis supports which of the following ecosystems?

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salt marsh




hydrothermal vent


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At one point, you were just an undifferentiated, single cell. You are now made of many cells; some of these cells function as liver cells, some as muscle cells, some as red blood cells, while others play different roles. What name is given to the process that is responsible for this?

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Gene expression



Cellular differentiation


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Which of the following statements about mitosis and meiosis is *NOT* true?

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The cells resulting from meiosis are diploid and the cells resulting from mitosis are haploid.

Meiosis and meiosis both starts with one cell, meiosis ends with four and mitosis with two.

Mitosis produces new cells for growth and repair, meiosis produces gametes.

Mitosis goes through cytokinesis once, meiosis goes through cytokinesis twice.

Cross over happens in meiosis, but not in mitosis.


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How do hypotheses differ from theories?

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Theories are more comprehensive than hypotheses.

Theories must be testable; hypotheses do not need to be testable.

Theories must be testable; hypotheses do not need to be testable.

Hypotheses are derived from experimentation, whereas theories are derived from observation.

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Your mother is heterozygous for a dominant trait and your father is homozygous recessive for the same trait. What was your percentage change of inheriting the dominant trait?

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A) 0%

B) 35%

C) 50%

D) 75%

E) 100%


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If you cross a pea plant exhibiting the dominant phenotype purple flowers, with a recessive plant, with white flowers, then?

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The only possible outcome is purple plants.

The only possible outcome is white plants.

The only possible outcome is purple and white plants.

The possible outcomes is purple plants or purple and white plants.


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What is a family tree called that is used to follow human matings that have already occurred?

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Test cross


Sex-linked record


DNA analysis record


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What is the genotype for the individual labeled "1" in the pedigree below?

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Either AA or Aa


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A chemotherapy drug affects the enzyme DNA polymerase. In which part of the cell cycle does it inhibit cell division?

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A) Metaphase

B) S phase

C) G1

D) Cytokinesis

E) Prophase

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Why do some scientists argue that viruses are non-living?

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Viruses evolve

Viruses are able to reproduce

Viruses have an organized and complex structure

Viruses are not made of cells


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Proteins are made based on information stored in genes through the process of ______ and ______

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Elephants travel long distances in search of food. Using vibrations felt in the ground, family members traveling separately can communicate with each other. Based on your knowledge of evolution, the ability to communicate over long distances probably developed ___________________________.

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slowly over millions of years

by accident

over a ten year period

as a strategy to decrease reproduction

as a way to communicate with humans


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A biome is defined by all of the following except

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A. Characteristic vegetation

B. Number of trophic levels

C. Soil types

D. Part of a realm


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Cells with a higher concentration of ions than the surrounding medium tend to ______.

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stay about the same size and shape




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Which of these statements best explains how genes and proteins are related?

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A ) Genes are segments of DNA that code for proteins.

B ) Proteins are segments of DNA that code for genes.

C ) Genes are segments of proteins that code for DNA.

D ) Proteins are the building blocks of genes.

E ) Genes are the building blocks of proteins.


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Destruction of a protein's shape is called ______.

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a dehydration reaction



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Consider a gene that is 900 nucleotides long. How many amino acids are in the protein coded by this gene?

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Enzymes, which are usually _______, increase the rate of a reaction by ______.

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steroids; increasing the temperature of the substrates

carbohydrates; contributing electrons to the reaction

proteins; decreasing activation energy

lipids; changing the pH of the substrates


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The form of RNA that is complementary to DNA and carries the code from the DNA to the site where the protein is synthesized is ______________________________________.

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A ) messenger RNA

B ) nuclear RNA

C ) ribosomal RNA

D ) transfer RNA

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How can one recognize polygenic inheritance?

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A mating between a homozygous and a heterozygous individual produces more than the expected number of offspring expressing the dominant trait.

All of the alleles of the gene for that trait are equally expressed.

The trait varies along a continuum in the population.

Pleiotropy occurs.


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Researchers are studying slider turtles. Slider turtles hatch on the beach and travel to the sea. The researchers discover that the larger baby turtles were more likely to survive than the smaller baby turtles. They hypothesized that the larger turtles could move more quickly toward the water than the smaller turtles, and therefore, the larger turtles reduced their exposure to predators. The survival advantage for the larger baby turtles is a result of __________________________.

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A ) natural selection

B ) genetic engineering

C ) diversity

D ) artificial selection

E ) migration


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The genome of the bacterium, Helicobacter pylori, is composed of 19% guanine. Which of the following is also true of its double stranded genome?

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A. 19% cytosine

B. 62% adenine

C. 31% thymine

D. 19% uracil

E. Both A and C are correct


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Which of the following variations could be subject to natural selection?

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A dog with short legs due to malnutrition is able to crawl into holes better than his litter mates

A tree is not infested by a ground-dwelling beetle when the homeowner cuts the lower branches

A hyena is born with a spotted fur pattern that allows it to hide in the grass bettwe than his litter mates

A pigeon learns than when its keeper comes near it will be fed

All of these variations may be acted on by natural selection


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In a deciduous oak forest of the American northeast, one example of an abiotic component of the ecosystem would be ____________________________.

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A ) worms in the soil that feed on plant roots

B ) worms in the soil that feed on dead organic matter

C ) sunlight that filters through the canopy

D ) animals such as deer that migrate through the forest but do not eat in the forest

E ) plants and animals in the same area

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All of the following are common or recurrent themes in biology except?

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Organisms grow, develop, and reproduce

Function determines structure

Matter is recycled while energy flows through living systems

Living organisms maintain homeostasis

Evolutionary processes explain both the unity and adaptive diversity of life

Life's components are interconnected and interdependent


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Why is water so important in controlling the Earth's climates?

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A. Water vapor is one of the greenhouse gases that help trap heat

B. The water in oceans and lakes stores the energy radiated by the sun and releases it slowly

C. Water may absorb and store a lot of energy by warming up by a few degrees only

D. All of the above


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Scenario: Over the past 60 years, many amphibian species have experienced significant population declines and some species have become extinct. Scientists suspected that local human activities such as the destruction of wetlands, regional pollution, and deforestation were the main reasons for these losses. However, research over the past 20 years reveals significant amphibian population declines in protected areas of the world, such as nature preserves and parks. These global declines suggest widespread problems including increased ultraviolet radiation, acid rain, and disease. In Switzerland, for example, 14 of the 20 native amphibian species are threatened with extinction. Question: Some biologists urge the collection of the few remaining individuals of some of the most threatened amphibian species, to preserve them if they become extinct in the wild. If such captive breeding programs could produce thousands of individuals from just a few of the remaining survivors, why would the species still be threatened?

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A bottleneck effect


Artificial selection


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Several features, or properties, of living things may also be found in nonliving things, such as fire. Of the following, which is the least likely to be found in non-living things?

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A. Consumption of energy – containing molecules

B. Growth

C. Reproduction

D. Homeostasis

E. Response to external stimuli


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Species of oak trees periodically have years of large acorn production, followed by years of low production. In years of plenty, squirrel populations will experience an increase. When acorn production drops, squirrel population size will decrease. This is an example of

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A. A population cycle

B. Net primary production

C. A renewable resource

D. A density-dependent factor

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