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Biology Semester Review 3

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Bio 9th grade comprehension check 3

  
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1.  Each of the following is a condition necessary for natural selection to occur excpet
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2.  Which statement about the members of a population that live long enough to reproduce is consistent with the theory of evolution by natural selection?
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3.  Which statement is part of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection?
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4.  The number and location of bones of many fossil vertebrates are similar to those in living vertebrates. This is evidence in support of which of the following concepts?
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5.  Molecular evidence in support of natural selection includes
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6.  Similar patterns of embryological development in different but related organisms are responsible for the formation of
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7.  In organisms that reproduce sexually, most variation that can be inherited is due to
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8.  Which of the following events do biologist consider a random change?
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9.  One similarity between natural selection and genetic drift is that both events
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10.  The grouping of organisms based on their common descent is called
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11.  Which kingdom contains heterotrophs with cell walls of chitin
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12.  The domain that contains unicellular organisms that live in extreme environments is
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13.  In Linnaeus's time, all living things were grouped into two kingdoms. Later, there were five kingdoms, and now we have six kingdoms. What is the main reason for this increase in the number of kingdoms?
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14.  Earth's early atmosphere was primarily composed of
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15.  One scientific hypothesis about the origin of life holds that
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16.  Homo habilis means "handy man" in Latin. This species got its name because one of its fossils
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17.  Only 10% of the energy stored in an organism can be passed on to the next trophic level. Of the remaining energy, some is used for the organism's life processes, and the rest is
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18.  Carbon cycles through the biosphere in all of the following processes except
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19.  Which part of the water cycle is a biological process?
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20.  Which of the following occurs during the ecological succession of an ecosystem?
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21.  Climate is a global factor that produces
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22.  The nutrient availability of aquatic ecosystems is the
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23.  If a population grows larger than the carrying capacity of the environment, which of these is most likely to happen?
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24.  A major factor that negatively affects biodiversity is
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25.  A developer wants to build a new housing development in or around a large city. Which of the following plans would be least harmful to the environment
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26.  Ideally, sustainable development should
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27.  Which of the following in not considered a sustainable-development strategy for management of Earth's resources?
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28.  Introduced species can threaten biodiversity because they can
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