High School Assessment: Hardest Biology Test! Trivia Quiz

178 Questions | Total Attempts: 458

SettingsSettingsSettings
High School Assessment: Hardest Biology Test! Trivia Quiz - Quiz

.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Use the information and the chart below to answer the following item.Several students are conducting an experiment to test the effect of exercise on heart rate. Students do 20 sit-ups in one minute of exercise. The data chart below shows the heart rate at one-minute intervals for each student.Each time the students did the experiment they got different results.  They decided to ignore any results that were too far above or below their original prediction. They repeat these trials until a value closer to their prediction is obtained.The students’ decision to ignore data and repeat trials affects the experiment by- [1.1.4 A2]
    • A. 

      Introducing bias

    • B. 

      Decreasing controls

    • C. 

      Increasing accuracy

    • D. 

      Eliminating variables

  • 2. 
    A student wants to perform an investigation to determine the heart rate of a rabbit. The teacher tells her the heart rate should be about 100 beats per minute. How could this information affect the investigation? [1.1.4 B]
    • A. 

      It could introduce bias.

    • B. 

      It could remove experimental error.

    • C. 

      It could increase the accuracy of the data.1.

    • D. 

      It could reduce the number of measurements needed.

  • 3. 
    A study sponsored by Chrysler contends that more Americans preferred a Chrysler to a Toyota after test driving both. The study was conducted using 100 people in each of two separate tests involving both auto makers. None of the subjects owned a foreign car. The results of this study is [1.1.4 A1] 
    • A. 

      Biased understating the popularity of Chrysler

    • B. 

      Biased overstating the popularity of Chrysler

    • C. 

      Surprising, but unbiased since this was a comparative experiment

    • D. 

      Neither surprising nor unbiased, since this was a blinded (subjects had not owned a foreign car) comparative experiment

  • 4. 
    Use the description of the experiment below to answer the following.A student washes her hands with antibacterial soap and water. Then she touches the agar in a petri dish with her thumb. The agar contains nutrients that support the growth of bacteria. Other students repeat the procedure after washing their hands with three different kinds of antibacterial soap. The petri dishes are kept warm overnight to allow bacteria to grow. The next day the students count the number of bacterial colonies in each dish.Which of these questions would best address the problem? [1.2.1 B]
    • A. 

      How long does it take soap to kill bacteria?

    • B. 

      Which soap is most effective in killing bacteria?

    • C. 

      Which nutrients are necessary to grow bacteria?

    • D. 

      How many bacteria are on the average thumb?

  • 5. 
    Which statement describes the major role of lipids within a cell? [3.1.1.C 2c] 
    • A. 

      They cause DNA to replicate.

    • B. 

      They move RNA in the cytoplasm.

    • C. 

      They catalyze chemical reactions in the cell cytoplasm.

    • D. 

      They are the main structural components of membranes

  • 6. 
    What molecules control the reaction rate of photosynthesis? [3.1.1 D3]
    • A. 

      Sugars

    • B. 

      Enzymes

    • C. 

      Fatty acids

    • D. 

      Nucleic acids

  • 7. 
    In the early 1900s, many children had a disease called rickets. Research showed that the children had a deficiency of a vitamin that is necessary for the proper formation of bones.Which of these vitamins was lacking in the diets of these children?  [3.1.1 G3]
    • A. 

      Vitamin A

    • B. 

      Vitamin C

    • C. 

      Vitamin D

    • D. 

      Vitamin K

  • 8. 
    Glucose is a building block of carbohydrates. Which of these best describes glucose?[3.1.1 C1b]
    • A. 

      Nucleotide

    • B. 

      Protein

    • C. 

      Monosaccharide

    • D. 

      Lipid

  • 9. 
    Some adult insects are unable to swim but are able to walk on top of water. What characteristic of water enables these insects to walk on top of water?  [3.1.1.B b]
    • A. 

      PH

    • B. 

      Solvent properties

    • C. 

      Surface tension

    • D. 

      Atomic bonds

  • 10. 
    Use the diagram below to answer the following item.Which of these is a nucleotide? 3.1.1 E2] 
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 11. 
    Which of these is the process by which water moves across a selectively permeable membrane? [3.1.2 A2] 
    • A. 

      Osmosis

    • B. 

      Transpiration

    • C. 

      Capillary action

    • D. 

      Active transport

  • 12. 
    Cells in the stomach produce pepsin, an enzyme, to help digest food. Pepsin works best at a pH of 2. Which of these graphs most likely shows what will happen to the activity of pepsin as the pH of the stomach is increased?  [3.1.2.A  5b] 
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 13. 
    Which of these processes produces carbon dioxide? [3.1.3 D]
    • A. 

      Mitosis

    • B. 

      Water cycle

    • C. 

      Respiration

    • D. 

      Photosynthesis

  • 14. 
    In deep ocean trenches, bacteria produce organic materials from inorganic compounds through the process of- [3.1.3C]
    • A. 

      Respiration

    • B. 

      Homeostasis

    • C. 

      Chemosynthesis

    • D. 

      Photosynthesis

  • 15. 
    Which of the following can control the rate of reaction in photosynthesis? [3.1.1 D3]
    • A. 

      Carbohydrates

    • B. 

      Enzymes

    • C. 

      Lipids

    • D. 

      Nucleic acids

  • 16. 
    Which of the following pairs of materials is required for a cell to carry on respiration?  [3.1.3 E3]
    • A. 

      Water and oxygen

    • B. 

      Glucose and oxygen

    • C. 

      Water and carbon dioxide

    • D. 

      Glucose and carbon dioxide

  • 17. 
    The diagram below shows part of the carbon cycle. Use the diagram to answer the following. [3.1.3B] Which of these would lead to an increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere? 
    • A. 

      A decrease in respiration

    • B. 

      A decrease in the ozone layer

    • C. 

      Increase in photosynthesis

    • D. 

      Increase in respiration

  • 18. 
    Use the information below to answer the following item.Hummingbirds need large amounts of energy to flap their wings between 60 and 200 times per second. Their wings beat so rapidly that it is difficult to see them move. They often appear suspended in air for extended periods of time without changing their location. Hummingbirds have long bills and grooved tongues to reach into flowers to feed on flower nectar. They also feed on insects.The body system most directly interacting with the skeletal system to enable hummingbirds to beat their wings between 60 and 200 times per second is the [3.2.1C5]
    • A. 

      Digestive

    • B. 

      Muscular

    • C. 

      Endocrine

    • D. 

      Circulatory

  • 19. 
    Birds, mammals, and theropod dinosaurs can maintain a constant body temperature. The ability to maintain a constant body temperature is an example of-   [3.2.1D]
    • A. 

      An acquired trait

    • B. 

      Respiration

    • C. 

      Circulatory system

    • D. 

      Homeostasis

  • 20. 
    Streptococcus is a type of bacteria that causes strep throat in humans. Which of these is the type of reproduction used by Streptococcus? [3.2.1E1]
    • A. 

      Budding

    • B. 

      Binary fission

    • C. 

      Meiosis

    • D. 

      Mitosis

  • 21. 
    Which system in the frog produces chemicals that regulate functions in different parts of its body?       [3.2.1A 3]
    • A. 

      Respiratory

    • B. 

      Excretory

    • C. 

      Endocrine

    • D. 

      Circulatory

  • 22. 
    A student observes a unicellular organism under a microscope. After a while, the organism begins to split into two cells, as shown in the diagram.Which of these structures does the organism shown above use to move itself? [3.2.1.C3]
    • A. 

      Cilia

    • B. 

      Flagella

    • C. 

      Pseudopodia

    • D. 

      Ribosomes

  • 23. 
    Which of these structures transport water throughout the plant? [3.2.1 A2]
    • A. 

      Epidermal tissues

    • B. 

      Circulatory system

    • C. 

      Vascular tissues

    • D. 

      Flagella

  • 24. 
    A healthy circulatory system is able to deliver excess oxygen and nutrients to cells. Which cell organelle requires oxygen to carry out cellular respiration? [3.2.1F2d]
    • A. 

      Ribosomes

    • B. 

      Nuclei

    • C. 

      Mitochondria

    • D. 

      Membranes

  • 25. 
    Which organelle in a cactus cell converts solar energy into useable energy? [3.2.1F2d]
    • A. 

      Nucleus

    • B. 

      Ribosomes

    • C. 

      Chloroplast

    • D. 

      Mitochondria

Back to Top Back to top