Biology Chapter 1

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  1. Which of the following is NOT a property of life?
    A. Energy utilization
    B. Order
    C. Homeostasis
    D. Movement
    A. Energy utilization
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  2. Which is the correct order of hierarchical levels of living systems?
    A. Cellular, molecular, population, ecosystem, biosphere
    B. Cellular, organelle, organs, ecosystems, populations
    C. Cellular, organismal, population, community, ecosystem
    D. Species, community, population, ecosystem, biosphere
    C. Cellular, organismal, population, community, ecosystem
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  3. The process of inductive reasoning involves...
    A. an unchanging statement that correctly predicts some aspect of life
    B. the use of specific observations to develop general principles
    C. the use of general principles to predict a specified result
    D. the generation of specific predictions based on a belief system
    B. the use of specific observations to develop general principles
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  4. What is the significance of Pasteur's experiment to test the germ hypothesis?
    A. It proved that heat can sterilize a broth.
    B. It demonstrated that cells can arise spontaneously.
    C. It demonstrated that some cells are germs.
    D. It demonstrated that cells can only arise from other cells.
    A. It proved that heat can sterilize a broth.
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  5. Which of the following is NOT an example of reductionism?
    A. Observation of the change in gene expression in response to specific stimulus
    B. Analysis of an isolated enzyme's function in an experimental assay
    C. Investigation of the effect of a hormone on cell growth in a petri dish
    D. An evaluation of the overall behavior of a cell
    D. An evaluation of the overall behavior of a cell
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  6. How is the process of natural selection different from that of artificial selection?
    A. Natural selection makes an individual better adapted.
    B. Artificial selection results in better adaptations.
    C. Natural selection produces more variation.
    D. Artificial selection is a result of human intervention.
    D. Artificial selection is a result of human intervention.
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  7. How does the fossil record help support the theory of evolution by natural selection?
    A. It shows that diversity existed millions of years ago.
    B. It demonstrates that simple organisms predate more complex organisms.
    C. It provides evidence of change in the form of organisms over time.
    D. Both a and b.
    D. Both a and b.
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  8. The theory of evolution by natural selection is a good example of how science continues because...
    A. Both a and b.
    B. It represents Darwin's belief of how life has changed over time.
    C. It rationalizes a large body of observations
    D. It makes predictions that have been tested by a variety of approaches.
    D. It makes predictions that have been tested by a variety of approaches.
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  9. How does the field of molecular genetics help support the concept of evolution?
    A. Different organisms have different genomes.
    B. Comparisons of genes represent a relationship between all living things.
    C. The number of genes in an organism increase with the complexity of the organism.
    D. Sequencing allows for the identification of unique genes.
    B. Comparison of genes represent a relationship between all living things.
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  10. The cell theory states...
    A. Cells are small.
    B. There is only one type of basic cell.
    C. Cells are highly organized.
    D. All living things are made up of cells.
    D. All living things are made up of cells.
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  11. The molecule DNA is important to biological systems because
    A. Nucleotides form genes.
    B. It encodes the information for making a new individual.
    C. It can be replicated.
    D. It forms a complex, double-helical structure.
    C. It can be replicated.
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  12. In which domain of life would you find only single-celled organisms?
    A. Bacteria
    B. Eukarya
    C. Archaea
    D. Both b and c
    D. Both b and c
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  13. Evolutionary conservation occurs when a characteristic is...
    A. important to the life of an organism
    B. reduced to its least complex form
    C. not influenced by evolution
    D. found in more primitive organisms
    A. important to the life of an organism
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