Biology 1 Warm-up Quiz 1

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Biology 1 Warm-up Quiz 1

Thru Sept 4


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is not an example of a scientific model?
    • A. 

      A diagram of a plant cell

    • B. 

      A Styrofoam solar system made by a 6th-grade science student

    • C. 

      A 3-D computer image of an atom

    • D. 

      A data table from a plant-growth experiment

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is the best example of biodiversity?
    • A. 

      Birds have feathers of different colors.

    • B. 

      There are only 400 Siberian Lynx left in the wild.

    • C. 

      There are 75 different kinds of cells in the body.

    • D. 

      There are over a million different species in the jungles of Africa.

  • 3. 
    ___ is the process of maintaining proper internal conditions such as water balance, blood sugar levels, and pH.
    • A. 

      Homeostasis

    • B. 

      Protein synthesis

    • C. 

      Biodiversity

    • D. 

      Adaptation

  • 4. 
    Finch species in the Galapagos Islands have a wide variety of beak shapes. The theory of natural selection suggests that these differences arose because
    • A. 

      Changes occurred over a short period of time.

    • B. 

      The birds on different islands have different food sources.

    • C. 

      Conscious decisions let certain finches survive.

    • D. 

      Some finches nest on rocks.

  • 5. 
    A scientist wants to know how a certain fertilizer affects the growth of tomato plants growing in two different soils. What conclusion can be drawn from the graph shown here?
    • A. 

      Soil 1 and Soil 2 are the same

    • B. 

      The fertilizer has a greater effect in Soil 1

    • C. 

      The fertilizer has a greater effect in Soil 2

    • D. 

      Soil 1 absorbed more fertilizer than Soil 2

  • 6. 
    Which of the following groups is most important for bringing energy into an ecosystem?
    • A. 

      Consumers

    • B. 

      Producers

    • C. 

      Decomposers

    • D. 

      Generalists

  • 7. 
    What would most likely result if nitrogen-fixing bacteria in an area were destroyed?
    • A. 

      Vegetation in the area would grow at a faster rate.

    • B. 

      Vegetation in the area would grow at a slower rate.

    • C. 

      Vegetation in the area would not be affected.

    • D. 

      Vegetation in the area would find other nutrient sources.

  • 8. 
    A scientist wants to measure the size of a cactus population in a desert valley. What method should she use?
    • A. 

      Radio telemetry

    • B. 

      Mark-recapture sampling

    • C. 

      Quadrat sampling

    • D. 

      Computer modeling

  • 9. 
    In which direction does energy flow through this energy pyramid?
    • A. 

      1,2,3,4

    • B. 

      4,3,2,1

    • C. 

      3,1,4,2

    • D. 

      1,3,4,2

  • 10. 
    In the carbon cycle, through what process does carbon move from an abiotic resource into organic matter?
    • A. 

      Combustion

    • B. 

      Decomposition

    • C. 

      Respiration

    • D. 

      Transpiration