Campbell Biology: Themes In The Study Of Life

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Campbell Biology: Themes In The Study Of Life

All living things have a life and in biology we get to learn more about their life and life cycle. Do you think you know about the different processes that the living things go through? Take up the quiz below from Campbell biology on the study of life and find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells generally have which of the following features in common?
    • A. 

      A membrane-bounded nucleus

    • B. 

      A cell wall

    • C. 

      Ribosomes

    • D. 

      Linear chromosomes made of DNA and protein

  • 2. 
    A type of protein critical to all cells is organic catalysts called
    • A. 

      Feedback activators

    • B. 

      Feedback inhibitors

    • C. 

      Enzymes

    • D. 

      Nutrients

  • 3. 
    Prokaryotes are classified as belonging to two different domains. What are the domains?
    • A. 

      Bacteria and eukarya

    • B. 

      Bacteria and archea

    • C. 

      Monera and bacteria

    • D. 

      Archea and eukarya

  • 4. 
    When blood glucose level rises, the pancreas secretes insulin, and as a result blood glucose level declines. When blood glucose level is low, the pancreas secretes glucagon, and as a result blood glucose level rises. This type of regulation is called
    • A. 

      Catalytic feed back

    • B. 

      Negative feedback

    • C. 

      Positive feedback

    • D. 

      Bioinformatics

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is/are true of natural selection?
    • A. 

      Requires genetic variation

    • B. 

      Results in descent with modification

    • C. 

      Involves differential reprotductive success

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Which of these provides evidence of the common ancestry of all life?
    • A. 

      The ubiquitious use of catalysts by living systems

    • B. 

      The universality of the genetic code

    • C. 

      The structure of chloroplasts

    • D. 

      The structure of cilia

  • 7. 
    What is a hypothesis?
    • A. 

      An unproven theory

    • B. 

      A tentative explaination that can be tested and is falsifiable

    • C. 

      A fact based on qualitative data

    • D. 

      A fact based on quantitiative data

  • 8. 
    Darwin presented verifiable evidence that supported the view that life can arise by spontaneous generation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Discovery science uses inductive reasoning to derive generalizations from a large number of specific observations
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Which of the following properties or processes do we associate with living things?
    • A. 

      Evolutionary adaptations

    • B. 

      Energy processing

    • C. 

      Responding to the environment

    • D. 

      Growth and reproduction

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is NOT a theme that unifies biology?
    • A. 

      Interaction with the environment

    • B. 

      Emergent properties

    • C. 

      Evolution

    • D. 

      Reductionism

  • 12. 
    A localized group of organisms that belong to the same species is called a
    • A. 

      Biosystem

    • B. 

      Community

    • C. 

      Population

    • D. 

      Ecosystem

  • 13. 
    The main source of energy for producers in an ecosystem is
    • A. 

      Light energy

    • B. 

      Kinetic energy

    • C. 

      Thermal energy

    • D. 

      ATP