Life Science - 8th Grade - Chapter 1-3 Review

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8th Grade Science Quizzes & Trivia

Being new to the 8th grade we just finished out chapters one to three on life sciences. We will be having a test on what we have covered so that we can see how well you understood it. Take the quiz in silence in less than 30 minutes. Best of luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The word ORGANISM means:

    • A.

      All living animals

    • B.

      All created things

    • C.

      Any living thing

    • D.

      Any dead thing

    Correct Answer
    C. Any living thing
    Explanation
    The word "organism" refers to any living thing. This includes not only animals but also plants, bacteria, and other living entities. It encompasses all forms of life, from microscopic organisms to complex multicellular organisms. The term "organism" specifically excludes dead things, as it pertains to living beings only.

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  • 2. 

    BIOLOGY is the study of

    • A.

      Living things

    • B.

      Dead things

    • C.

      Reproduction in animals

    • D.

      Reproduction in plants

    Correct Answer
    A. Living things
    Explanation
    Biology is the study of living things, which includes the study of their structure, function, growth, evolution, and interactions with their environment. This field of science focuses on understanding the various processes and characteristics that define life, such as metabolism, respiration, reproduction, and adaptation. By studying living organisms, biologists aim to gain insights into the complexities of life and contribute to advancements in medicine, agriculture, conservation, and other related fields.

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  • 3. 

    In your body your lungs do the job of TRANSPORT.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    your blood does the job of transport

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  • 4. 

    Another word for TRANSPORT is

    • A.

      Metabolism

    • B.

      Circulation

    • C.

      Reproduction

    • D.

      Growth

    Correct Answer
    B. Circulation
    Explanation
    Transport includes absorbtion and distribution of materials

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  • 5. 

    IRRITABILITY is when the body reacts to a

    • A.

      Smell

    • B.

      Knock

    • C.

      Stimulus

    Correct Answer
    C. Stimulus
    Explanation
    The ability to respond to stimuli; also referred to as sensitivity.

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  • 6. 

    NUTRITION includes the process of

    • A.

      Photosynthesis

    • B.

      Transport

    • C.

      Ingestion

    • D.

      Digestion

    • E.

      Excretion

    • F.

      Absorbtion

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Photosynthesis
    C. Ingestion
    D. Digestion
    F. Absorbtion
    Explanation
    Nutrition includes the process or photosynthesis in plants and ingestion, digestion,and absorbtion in animals

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  • 7. 

    EXCRETION is the putting out of wastes?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Excretion refers to the process of eliminating waste products from the body. It involves the removal of metabolic waste such as carbon dioxide, urea, and excess water. These waste substances are produced as a result of various physiological processes in the body. Therefore, it is correct to say that excretion is the putting out of wastes, making the answer "True" accurate.

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  • 8. 

    RESPIRATION inside living cells respiration provides the ____________ for life. It also maintains the proper temperature for life through _______________ .

    Correct Answer
    energy
    oxidation
    Explanation
    Outside of cells respiartion is breathing.

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  • 9. 

    SYNTHESIS is the process of making useful chemicals in an

    • A.

      Organelle

    • B.

      Organism

    • C.

      Cell

    • D.

      Nucleus

    Correct Answer
    B. Organism
    Explanation
    Synthesis is the process of making useful chemicals, which typically occurs within an organism. Organisms have the ability to synthesize various chemicals through metabolic pathways and biochemical reactions. This process takes place at the cellular level, where organelles such as mitochondria, chloroplasts, and the endoplasmic reticulum play important roles in chemical synthesis. Therefore, the correct answer is organism.

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  • 10. 

    GROWTH is the increase in the number or size of cells.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Growth refers to the process of increasing the number or size of cells. This can occur in various organisms and tissues, allowing them to develop and mature. Therefore, the statement that growth is the increase in the number or size of cells is true.

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  • 11. 

    REPRODUTION is the process of which a new new induvidual of the same organism is created.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Reproduction is indeed the process through which a new individual of the same organism is created. It is a fundamental biological process that allows organisms to perpetuate their species and pass on their genetic material to future generations. This can occur through various means, such as sexual reproduction or asexual reproduction, depending on the organism. Therefore, the statement that reproduction is the process by which a new individual of the same organism is created is true.

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  • 12. 

    The sum total of all ___________ functions is called ______________.

    Correct Answer
    8 eight
    metabolism
    Explanation
    The question is asking for the term that describes the sum total of all functions related to the number 8, which is "eight." The term for the sum total of all functions related to metabolism is "metabolism." Therefore, the correct answer is "8, eight, metabolism."

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  • 13. 

    The TITLE PAGE is the _____________ page of a book. It includes info on the title, author, publisher, place and year of publication.

    • A.

      Last

    • B.

      First

    • C.

      Middle

    Correct Answer
    B. First
    Explanation
    The title page is the first page of a book that provides important information such as the title, author, publisher, place, and year of publication. This page is typically located at the beginning of the book and serves as a reference point for identifying the book's details.

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  • 14. 

    Is the TABLE OF CONTENTS is an alphabetical list of all topics including page numbers at the back of the book.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    the TABLE OF CONTENTS is an outline of a book, with page numbers for each chapter, in the front of the boook.

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  • 15. 

    The BODY is the part of a book which follows the ____________ of the table of contents.

    Correct Answer
    outline
    Explanation
    The body of a book is the main section that comes after the table of contents. It contains the bulk of the content, including chapters, sections, and paragraphs. The outline serves as a guide or structure for the body of the book, helping to organize and present the information in a logical and coherent manner. It outlines the main topics and subtopics that will be covered in the body, acting as a roadmap for the reader to navigate through the book's content.

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  • 16. 

    The APPENDIX is the part of a text, found near the end of some books containing charts, maps, or other detailed information not included in the ____________.

    • A.

      Title page

    • B.

      Body

    • C.

      Index

    Correct Answer
    B. Body
    Explanation
    The appendix is a section in a book that is typically located near the end and contains additional information that is not included in the main body of the text. This can include charts, maps, or other detailed information that supplements the content of the book. Therefore, the correct answer is "body" because the appendix is not included in the main body of the text.

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  • 17. 

    The GLOSSARY is a _________ - dictionary found near the ________ of the book.

    Correct Answer
    micro
    end back finish
    Explanation
    The GLOSSARY is a small-sized dictionary found near the end of the book.

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  • 18. 

    An alphabetical list of all topics, including page numbes at the back of the book is called the ____________.

    Correct Answer
    INDEX index
    Explanation
    An alphabetical list of all topics, including page numbers at the back of the book is called the index. It serves as a reference guide for readers to quickly locate specific information within the book. The index is organized alphabetically, making it easier for readers to search for keywords or subjects of interest. By listing the page numbers where each topic can be found, the index helps readers navigate the book efficiently and find the desired information without having to read through the entire text.

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  • 19. 

    The common name for the Systemae international (S.I.), a decimal system of measurement is called the _________.

    • A.

      Meter Stick

    • B.

      Micron

    • C.

      Mitochondrion

    • D.

      Metric System

    Correct Answer
    D. Metric System
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Metric System". The metric system is a decimal system of measurement that is used internationally. It is based on units such as the meter, gram, and liter, and is widely used in scientific and everyday applications. The other options listed, such as "Meter Stick", "Micron", and "Mitochondrion" are not the common name for the decimal system of measurement.

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  • 20. 

    An instrument used to measure length that is graduated into 10, 100 and 1000 divisions of the meter is called a _____________

    • A.

      Metric prefix

    • B.

      Meter stick

    • C.

      Yard stick

    Correct Answer
    B. Meter stick
    Explanation
    A meter stick is an instrument used to measure length that is graduated into 10, 100, and 1000 divisions of the meter. It is specifically designed for measuring in the metric system, which uses prefixes such as millimeters, centimeters, and decimeters to represent smaller units of length. Therefore, the correct answer is meter stick.

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