Name: ______________________


301. Which one of the following is False?

a. All living things respond to their environment.
b. All living things grow, develop, and reproduce.
c. All living things obtain and use energy.
d. All living things have the ability to move.


302. In science, a ___________ is a well-tested explanation that accounts for a lot of observations and hypotheses, and that lets scientists make good predictions.

a. theory
b. bias
c. fossil
d. predisposition


303. Living things are based on a universal genetic code. All organisms store the information they need to live, grow, and reproduce in a genetic code that is written in a very large molecule called ____________ .

a. chloroplast
b. carbohydrate
c. lipid (fat)
d. DNA


304. If a cell is eukaryotic, then it ________.

a. is a prokaryote
b. is a virus
c. does not have a nucleus
d. has a nucleus


305. In plants, photosynthesis takes place in the __________.

a. chloroplast
b. cell membrane
c. nucleus
d. cell wall


306. Many organisms can NOT make their own food and are NOT capable of photosynthesis. These organisms, which obtain energy by consuming other organisms, are called ________ ?

a. amino acids
b. autotrophs
c. organelles
d. heterotrophs


307. The process by which organisms that are most suited to their environment survive and reproduce successfully is called ___________ .

a. natural selection
b. artificial selection
c. mutation
d. homeostasis


308. One of the kingdoms that we have studied in biology class are the Fungi. Perhaps the most familiar member of the Fungi is yeast, which is used in making bread, and for producing wine and beer. Wine is produced by using yeast to convert (ferment) grape juice into alcohol. Note that yeast are NOT capable of photosynthesis. They work by changing (fermenting) the sugars present in grapes into ethanol (alcohol) and carbon dioxide (by-product). We can conclude that yeast cells are ______ ?

a. heterotrophic, eukaryotic organisms
b. heterotrophic, prokaryotic organisms
c. autotrophic, eukaryotic organisms
d. autotrophic, prokaryotic organisms


309. Which of the following is made of cells that have a nucleus with DNA?

a. yeast
b. cat
c. tree
d. all of the above


310. Protists are eukaryotes that are NOT successfully classified in the animal, plant, or fungi kingdoms. Many protists are too small to see without a microscope. They can be found in ponds, streams, rivers, lakes, and oceans. Which one of the following is True?

a. Protists have a cell nucleus.
b. Protists do not have a cell nucleus.
c. Protists are viruses.
d. Protists are bacteria.


311. Malaria is caused by a protist called "plasmodium" that is carried by certain mosquitoes. More than 1 million people die from Malaria every year. Since plasmodium is a protist we can conclude that it _________ .

a. has a cell nucleus.
b. does not have a cell nucleus.
c. is a virus.
d. is a bacteria.


312. If a cell is prokaryotic, then it ________.

a. is a eukaryote
b. has a nucleus
c. does not have a nucleus
d. is an animal cell


313. Which one of the following definitions for genetic terminology is NOT correct?

a. Trait: any characteristic that can be passed from parent to offspring.
b. Heredity: passing of traits from parent to offspring.
c. Genetics: the study of heredity.
d. Recessive Gene: the stronger and more dominant of two genes.


314. Proteins perform a vast array of functions within our bodies. One of the most important functions of proteins is to catalyze (speed up) many of the chemical reactions taking place in our cells. Protein is made up of long chains of _________.

a. amino acids
b. carbon dioxide
c. salts
d. bacteria


315. Which one of the following is a correct pairing?

a. Biotic -> Protist
b. Biotic -> Temperature
c. Abiotic -> Yeast
d. Abiotic -> Bacteria


316. Which one of the following is True?

a. Animal cells are usually prokaryotic.
b. All living things have the ability to move.
c. All living things have DNA.
d. All living things have chloroplasts.


317. Which one of the following best defines homeostasis as it relates to living cells?

a. tendency to reproduce rapidly
b. tendency to maintain a stable internal environment of pH and temperature
c. tendency to die quickly
d. tendency to grow too fast for the DNA to be able to function properly


318. The "basic unit of organization" of living things is the cell. Many living things are a single cell (unicellular), while others are made up of many cells (multicellular). In either case, the cell chemistry involves large macromolecules containing carbon atoms. Which one of the following is NOT one of these carbon-containing macromolecules?

a. carbohydrates
b. proteins
c. nucleic acids (DNA and RNA)
d. water


319. An organism is eukaryotic, autotrophic, and has a cell wall. Which one of the following is the correct classification?

a. Animal
b. Plant
c. Bacteria
d. Archaea


320. Which of the following are prokaryotes?

a. Animals & Plants
b. Protists
c. Fungi
d. Bacteria (Eubacteria and Archaea)


321. For the purpose of classification, which one of the following starts at very general and moves to very specific?

a. Species - Genus - Family - Order - Class - Phylum - Kingdom
b. Kingdom - Phylum - Class - Order - Family - Genus - Species
c. Order - Kingdom - Species - Class - Phylum - Genus - Family
d. Order - Kingdom - Species - Class - Genus - Phylum - Family


322. The taxon Phylum contains all of the following taxa except ____________.

a. Kingdom
b. Order
c. Genus
d. Species


323. The formal "scientific name" for living things has a first part (the Genus), and a second part (the Species within the Genus). Since the Genus for humans is Homo, and the Species name within Homo for humans is Sapiens, humans are called ____________.

a. homo sapiens
b. sapiens homo
c. sapiens sapiens
d. None of the above.


324. Evolution is ________________ .

a. The process of change over time.
b. The time when the solar system first formed.
c. The time when the earth first formed.
d. The time when apes turned into humans.


325. Which of the following is NOT one of the three patterns of diversity noted by Charles Darwin in the 1800s?

a. Species vary globally.
b. Species vary locally.
c. Species vary over time.
d. Species vary only after volcanoes and earthquakes.


326. Nature provides variations in the characteristics of organisms, but when humans act to select the characteristics they find useful, for example with dog breeders, we call it ___________ .

a. natural selection.
b. artificial selection.
c. mutation.
d. homeostasis.


327. Imagine that you tie someone up to a special chair so they can't move and then apply an electric shock to them at 5 volts, 10 volts, 20 volts, etc., while marking on a graph how loud they scream at each voltage. (Never do this experiment!) You control and vary the applied voltage. Therefore, the voltage is the "independent" variable. The response of the tied-up person to the change in voltage, which is the "loudness of the scream," is the _________ variable.

a. independent
b. dependent
c. fixed
d. all of the above


328. The portion of the Earth, including air, water, and land, in which living things grow, reproduce, and are interconnected is often called the ____________ .

a. biosphere
b. lithosphere
c. troposphere
d. homeostasis.


329. A heritable characteristic that increases an organism's ability to survive and reproduce in its environment is called an ___________ .

a. adaptation.
b. extinction.
c. mutation.
d. homeostasis.


330. The genotype is the gene combination for a given trait, whereas the phenotype is the physical feature that we actually observe. Therefore, two plants might have the same phenotype (for example, both are tall in appearance), yet still have different genotypes (for example, one tall plant has genotype TT, while the other tall plant has genotype Tt). And we observe a small plant only if the genotype is (tt). In this simple example, we see that __________ .

a. the allele for tallness (T) is recessive.
b. the allele for tallness (T) is dominant.
c. the alleles (T) and (t) are both recessive.
d. the alleles (T) and (t) are both dominant.