Natural Selection - Cells - Organelles

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  • 1. 
    The engine that drives evolution is called
    • A. 

      Artificial selection

    • B. 

      Natural selection

    • C. 

      Artificial intelligence

    • D. 

      Natural adaptation

    • E. 

      Selection criteria

  • 2. 
    A beneficial genetic mutation is one that increases an organism's
    • A. 

      Volume

    • B. 

      Chance of survival

    • C. 

      Food selection

    • D. 

      Habitat

    • E. 

      Heart rate

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is most consistent with the modern theory of evolution?
    • A. 

      Parents pass their physical traits to their offspring; those offspring with traits that help them survive in the environment are able to reproduce.

    • B. 

      Parents change their physical traits in order to survive in the environment, then those parental traits are passed to their offspring.

    • C. 

      Life on this planet came from another planet far out in space.

    • D. 

      Living organisms have not changed for hundreds of millions of years.

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Mitochondria

    • B. 

      Ribosomes

    • C. 

      Lysosomes

    • D. 

      Chromosomes

    • E. 

      Golgi body

  • 5. 
    A cell membrane allows materials to pass in and out of the cell through a process called...
    • A. 

      Mitosis

    • B. 

      Dismosis

    • C. 

      Osmosis

    • D. 

      Mamosas

    • E. 

      Halitosis

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Any cell that has cytoplasm

    • B. 

      Any cell that has a mitochondria

    • C. 

      Any cell that has a nucleus

    • D. 

      Any cell that has a cell wall

    • E. 

      Any cell with DNA

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Ribosomes

    • B. 

      Mitochondria

    • C. 

      Lysosomes

    • D. 

      Nucleus

    • E. 

      Nucleolus

  • 8. 
    All cells require certain chemicals to survive, which of the following is not always required?
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Oxygen

    • C. 

      Sugars (carbohydrates)

    • D. 

      Proteins

    • E. 

      Nucleic acids

  • 9. 
    You evolve throughout your life
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Cells often reproduce by copying the _____________ in the nucleus into two identical sets.  The cell then divides into two cells in a process called _____________.
    • A. 

      Ribosomes, osmosis

    • B. 

      Chromosomes, mitosis

    • C. 

      Lysosomes, osmosis

    • D. 

      Ribosomes, mitosis

    • E. 

      Proteins, osmosis

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      The endoplasmic reticulum

    • B. 

      The nucleolus

    • C. 

      The chloroplasts

    • D. 

      The vacuole

    • E. 

      The vesicle

  • 12. 
    Chloroplasts convert _______________________
    • A. 

      Pesos into dollars.

    • B. 

      Kinetic energy into electrical energy.

    • C. 

      CO2 and H20 into sugar using sunlight.

    • D. 

      Nutrients from food into useable energy.

    • E. 

      .mp3s into .wavs

  • 13. 
    Simply stated, evolutionary theory says that...
    • A. 

      All species change over time.

    • B. 

      We are descended from monkeys.

    • C. 

      Some animals with stripes and long necks and sharp teeth have adapted.

    • D. 

      There is no God.

    • E. 

      If you have a spoon bill you will be the winner.

  • 14. 
    Oregon can be geologically described as lying over a ____________
    • A. 

      Dead Zone

    • B. 

      Subduction Zone

    • C. 

      Convection Zone

    • D. 

      Twilight Zone

    • E. 

      Volcanic Zone

  • 15. 
    A cell wall is made from a substance called
    • A. 

      Chitin

    • B. 

      Lichen

    • C. 

      Cellulose

    • D. 

      Krachen

  • 16. 
    A lysosome is most like which of the following?
    • A. 

      Cafeteria

    • B. 

      Bathroom

    • C. 

      Recycling center

    • D. 

      Power plant

  • 17. 
    Cells were first discovered
    • A. 

      In onions.

    • B. 

      In cork.

    • C. 

      In blood.

    • D. 

      In water.

    • E. 

      In your mouth.

  • 18. 
    Each cell in your body contains your entire genetic code.  However, individual cells have specialized jobs.  Where is the cell's function or job decided?
    • A. 

      The brain

    • B. 

      The nucleus

    • C. 

      The mitochondria

    • D. 

      Mt. Olympus

    • E. 

      The nucleolus

  • 19. 
    Habitat does not include which of the following?
    • A. 

      Food

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      Shelter

    • D. 

      Space

    • E. 

      Family

  • 20. 
    Two animals have a relationship with one another in which both find benefit.  This relationship can best be described by which term?
    • A. 

      Commensalism

    • B. 

      Mutualism

    • C. 

      Parasitism

    • D. 

      Predation

  • 21. 
    Latitude are also known as ____________
    • A. 

      Criss-cross lines

    • B. 

      Neat lines

    • C. 

      Meridian lines

    • D. 

      Parallels

  • 22. 
    A tree is an example of _________
    • A. 

      An abiotic factor

    • B. 

      A limiting factor

    • C. 

      A biotic factor

    • D. 

      A greatest common factor

  • 23. 
    Soils and aquifers are rated by their ___________
    • A. 

      Porosity and permeability

    • B. 

      Quality and quantity

    • C. 

      Ebb and flow

    • D. 

      Pride and prejudice

  • 24. 
    Binomial Nomenclature states that organisms are referred to by their ___________
    • A. 

      Nickname

    • B. 

      Common name

    • C. 

      Kingdom and phylum

    • D. 

      Genus and species

  • 25. 
    Oregon lies closest to which of these tectonic zone?
    • A. 

      The Cascadia Subduction zone

    • B. 

      The San Andreas transfer zone

    • C. 

      The twilight zone

    • D. 

      The Pacific Divergent zone

    • E. 

      The Knope passing zone