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Descriptive Writing Quiz

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A quiz designed for all Science students who are struggling with describing observations (what they see) or differences.

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  • 1. 
    DNA sample A       DNA sample B       --------                 --------       _____                --------       _____                _____       _____                _____Choose the sentence that best describes the differences (different things) and similarities (things the same) between DNA sample A and DNA sample B:
    • A. 

      DNA sample A has two solid lines, while DNA sample B has only one solid line. In addition, DNA sample A has just one faint (or dotted) line, while DNA sample B has two of these fainter lines.

    • B. 

      DNA sample A has three solid lines, while DNA sample B has only two solid lines.In addition, DNA sample A has just one faint (or dotted) line, while DNA sample B has two of these fainter lines. One thing that is similar about the two samples is that both have four lines in total.

    • C. 

      DNA sample A has three solid lines, while DNA sample B has only two solid lines. In addition, DNA sample A has just one faint (or dotted) line, while DNA sample B has two of these fainter lines.

  • 2. 
    Bacterial growth sample A              Bacterial growth sample B*       *   * *        * * *      *          I           * * *                           ** *          * * * *                         I               * * * *       * * **** * *      **       *       I           ** *           ***                                      edge of plateChoose the sentence below that best describes these two Bacterial growth samples:
    • A. 

      Sample A has far more colonies (patches) of bacteria than sample B.

    • B. 

      Sample A has far less colonies (patches) of bacteria than sample B

  • 3. 
    Here are the same bacterial growth samples that we saw in question 2:Bacterial growth sample A              Bacterial growth sample B *       *   * *        * * *      *          I           * * *                           * * *          * * * *                         I               * * *  *       * * **** * *      **       *       I           ** *           ***                                       edge of plate Choose the sentence below that BEST describes the distribution (spread) in these two Bacterial growth samples: (All the sentences are TRUE, click the one you think is BEST)
    • A. 

      Sample A is more spread out than sample B

    • B. 

      The colonies of bacteria in sample A are more evenly spread across the growth plate than the colonies in Sample B.

    • C. 

      The colonies of bacteria seen in sample A are fairly evenly spread across that sample's growth plate, though they are closer together at the bottom of the plate. In contrast, the colonies in sample B are mainly found in a clump on the left hand side of that sample's growth plate.

  • 4. 
    Which set of words could ALL be used to describe a polar bear cub?
    • A. 

      Baby and adult, white, large, Arctic

    • B. 

      Immature, brown, huge, found in cold climate

    • C. 

      Young, white fur, carnivore (eats meat)