Module 1 - Biology: The Study Of Life

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Module 1 - Biology: The Study Of Life - Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Which of the following is not a criteria for life?

    • A.

      Contains DNA

    • B.

      Extracts and converts energy

    • C.

      Senses and responds to change

    • D.

      Can regulate body temperature

    Correct Answer
    D. Can regulate body temperature
    Explanation
    The ability to regulate body temperature is not a criteria for life because there are many organisms that are able to survive and thrive in extreme temperatures without the ability to regulate their body temperature. These organisms, such as bacteria and certain types of plants, are able to adapt to their environment and function without the need for temperature regulation. Therefore, while temperature regulation may be important for certain organisms, it is not a universal requirement for life.

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  • 2. 

    Of the following, which is not a step in the scientific method?

    • A.

      Observation

    • B.

      Proof

    • C.

      Experimentation

    • D.

      Data Collection

    Correct Answer
    B. Proof
    Explanation
    The scientific method involves a series of steps used to investigate and understand phenomena. These steps typically include making observations, conducting experiments, and collecting data. However, "proof" is not a step in the scientific method. In science, proof is not a definitive concept, as new evidence can always emerge to challenge or refine existing theories. Instead, scientists aim to gather evidence and support their hypotheses through experimentation and data collection, continually seeking to improve our understanding of the natural world.

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  • 3. 

    Pasteur's experiment proves that microorganisms

    • A.

      Are not transported in air

    • B.

      Cannot spontaneously generate

    • C.

      Will grow in a flask with a curved neck stopper

    • D.

      Can grow from non-living material

    Correct Answer
    B. Cannot spontaneously generate
    Explanation
    Pasteur's experiment involved a curved neck flask that allowed air to enter but prevented dust and microorganisms from entering. He boiled the liquid inside the flask, killing any existing microorganisms. Over time, no microorganisms grew in the flask, indicating that they did not spontaneously generate. This experiment provided evidence against the theory of spontaneous generation, which suggested that microorganisms could arise from non-living material. Therefore, the correct answer is "cannot spontaneously generate."

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following would be considered a mutation?

    • A.

      Parents and child have blue eyes

    • B.

      Offspring cannot metabolize sugar, but parents can

    • C.

      Both parents and child have freckles

    • D.

      Offspring is blonde and parents are brunette

    Correct Answer
    B. Offspring cannot metabolize sugar, but parents can
    Explanation
    The given answer, "offspring cannot metabolize sugar, but parents can," would be considered a mutation. A mutation refers to a change in the genetic material of an organism, resulting in a different characteristic or trait. In this case, the inability of the offspring to metabolize sugar, while the parents can, indicates a mutation in the offspring's genetic makeup. This mutation likely affects the genes responsible for sugar metabolism, leading to a difference in this trait between the offspring and its parents.

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  • 5. 

    The correct order for classifying groups is  

    • A.

      Kingdom, Phylum, Order, Class, Family, Genus, and Species

    • B.

      Order, Kingdom, Family, Class, Genus, Phylum, and Species

    • C.

      Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, and Species

    • D.

      Genus, Species, Class, Order, Family, Kingdom, and Phylum

    Correct Answer
    C. Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, and Species
    Explanation
    The correct order for classifying groups is Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, and Species. This is known as the Linnaean system of classification, which is widely used in biology to organize and categorize living organisms. The system starts with the broadest category, Kingdom, and then narrows down to more specific categories, such as Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, and finally Species. This hierarchical structure allows scientists to group organisms based on their similarities and evolutionary relationships.

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  • 6. 

    Kingdom Monera contains organisms which have

    • A.

      Exclusively prokaryotic cells

    • B.

      Highly specialized tissues

    • C.

      organelles within their cells

    • D.

      Exclusively eukaryotic cells

    Correct Answer
    A. Exclusively prokaryotic cells
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "exclusively prokaryotic cells." This means that all organisms in the Kingdom Monera have cells that lack a nucleus and other membrane-bound organelles. Prokaryotic cells are simpler in structure compared to eukaryotic cells, which have a nucleus and various organelles. Therefore, the organisms in the Kingdom Monera do not possess highly specialized tissues or organelles within their cells, and they are not composed of eukaryotic cells.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following is false about the Kingdom Protista?

    • A.

      Contains organisms which are microscopic

    • B.

      Members include the amoebae and paramecia

    • C.

      Organisms are heterotrophic

    • D.

      Cannot produce their own food

    Correct Answer
    D. Cannot produce their own food
    Explanation
    The Kingdom Protista includes organisms that are microscopic and members such as amoebae and paramecia. These organisms are heterotrophic, meaning they cannot produce their own food. This makes the statement "cannot produce their own food" true about the Kingdom Protista.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following applies to man?

    • A.

      Is heterotrophic

    • B.

      Is classified a producer

    • C.

      Eats dead remains of organisms

    • D.

      Is exclusively herbivore

    Correct Answer
    A. Is heterotrophic
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is heterotrophic". Heterotrophic refers to organisms that obtain their energy by consuming other organisms. This means that man, like other animals, relies on consuming other living organisms for sustenance.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following is true of asexual reproduction?

    • A.

      DNA is exchanged

    • B.

      Requires two organisms

    • C.

      Requires a single parent

    • D.

      Traits are a combination of both parents

    Correct Answer
    C. Requires a single parent
    Explanation
    Asexual reproduction is a type of reproduction that involves only one parent. In this process, the parent organism produces offspring that are genetically identical to itself. There is no exchange of DNA between two organisms, and traits are not a combination of both parents. Asexual reproduction is commonly seen in organisms such as bacteria, fungi, and plants, where new individuals are formed through methods like budding, fragmentation, or spore formation. This allows for rapid reproduction and colonization of new habitats.

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  • 10. 

    To which Kingdom does mankind belong?

    • A.

      Monera

    • B.

      Animalia

    • C.

      Fungi

    • D.

      Protista

    Correct Answer
    B. Animalia
    Explanation
    Mankind belongs to the Kingdom Animalia because humans are multicellular organisms that have the ability to move, possess a nervous system, and undergo sexual reproduction. The Kingdom Animalia includes a wide range of animals, from insects to mammals, and humans are classified within this kingdom due to their shared characteristics with other animals.

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  • 11. 

    An organism is classified as a decomposer.  Is it an autotroph or heterotroph? 

    Correct Answer
    heterotroph
    Explanation
    Since the organism is classified as a decomposer, it means that it obtains its energy by breaking down and consuming dead organic matter. This indicates that the organism relies on external sources for its nutrition, making it a heterotroph. Autotrophs, on the other hand, are able to produce their own food through processes like photosynthesis.

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  • 12. 

    An organism is a multicellular decomposer with eukaryotic cells.  To what kingdom does it belong?

    Correct Answer
    Fungi
    Explanation
    The given statement describes an organism that is multicellular and has eukaryotic cells. Fungi are the only kingdom that fits this description. Fungi are known as decomposers, meaning they obtain nutrients by breaking down organic matter. They are multicellular organisms that have eukaryotic cells, which have a true nucleus and membrane-bound organelles. Therefore, the organism described in the statement belongs to the kingdom Fungi.

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  • 13. 

    An organism is a multicellular autotroph with eukaryotic cells.  To what kingdom does it belong?

    Correct Answer
    Plantae
    Explanation
    The given answer, Plantae, is correct because organisms that are multicellular, autotrophic, and have eukaryotic cells belong to the kingdom Plantae. This kingdom includes plants, which are capable of producing their own food through photosynthesis and have specialized structures for this purpose, such as chloroplasts.

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  • 14. 

    An organism has a single, prokaryotic cell.  To what kingdom does it belong?

    Correct Answer
    Monera
    Explanation
    The organism with a single, prokaryotic cell belongs to the kingdom Monera. Monera is a kingdom that includes all prokaryotic organisms, which are characterized by having a single cell without a nucleus or membrane-bound organelles. This kingdom encompasses bacteria and archaea, which are both examples of prokaryotes. Therefore, the correct answer is Monera.

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  • 15. 

    Classify the following organism using the biological key in the appendix on page 543.  Remember to begin each with a capital letter. Kingdom:  ____________________

    Correct Answer
    Animalia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Animalia because the question asks to classify the organism using the biological key in the appendix on page 543, and based on that key, the organism falls under the Kingdom Animalia.

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  • 16. 

    Classify the following organism using the biological key in the appendix Kingdom:  _____________________

    Correct Answer
    Plantae
    Explanation
    The given answer, "Plantae," is the correct classification for the organism based on the biological key in the appendix. The term "Plantae" refers to the kingdom of plants, which includes multicellular organisms that are typically autotrophic and have cell walls made of cellulose. This classification suggests that the organism in question is a plant rather than an animal or any other type of organism.

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  • 17. 

    Which cells contain distinct, membrane-bound organelles, prokaryotic cells or eukaryotic cells

    Correct Answer
    eukaryotic cells
    eukaryotic
    Explanation
    Eukaryotic cells contain distinct, membrane-bound organelles. This means that within eukaryotic cells, there are various specialized compartments enclosed by membranes, such as the nucleus, mitochondria, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, and lysosomes. These organelles perform specific functions and are essential for the cell's overall structure and function. On the other hand, prokaryotic cells lack these distinct membrane-bound organelles and instead have a simpler internal structure. Therefore, the correct answer is eukaryotic cells.

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  • 18. 

    Which is the correct order of the scientific method

    • A.

      Make observations, form hypothesis, perform experiment, analyze data, develop theory

    • B.

      Form hypothesis, perform hypothesis, perform experiment, develop theory, make observations

    • C.

      Make observations, perform experiment, form hypothesis, analyze data, develop theory

    • D.

      Make observations, form hypothesis, perform experiment, develop law. develop theory

    Correct Answer
    A. Make observations, form hypothesis, perform experiment, analyze data, develop theory
    Explanation
    The correct order of the scientific method is to first make observations, then form a hypothesis based on those observations. After that, perform an experiment to test the hypothesis and gather data. Next, analyze the data collected from the experiment. Finally, based on the analysis of the data, develop a theory that explains the observations and supports the hypothesis. This order ensures a logical and systematic approach to scientific inquiry.

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  • 19. 

    A scientist makes a few observations and develops an explanation for the observations.  At this point, the explanation is a scientific fact.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because an explanation developed by a scientist based on observations is not automatically considered a scientific fact. In the scientific method, an explanation or hypothesis is proposed and then tested through further experimentation and observation to determine its validity. Only after rigorous testing and consistent results can a hypothesis be considered a scientific fact.

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  • 20. 

    Phylum:  _________________

    Correct Answer
    Chordata
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Chordata because Chordata is a phylum that includes animals with a notochord, a dorsal nerve cord, and pharyngeal slits. This phylum consists of a wide range of animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The characteristic features of Chordata are present at some stage of their life cycle, making it a defining characteristic of this phylum.

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  • 21. 

    Phylum:  ________________

    Correct Answer
    Anthophyta
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Anthophyta. Anthophyta is a phylum in the plant kingdom that includes flowering plants. This phylum is characterized by the presence of flowers, which are reproductive structures that produce seeds enclosed in fruits. Anthophyta is the largest phylum of plants and includes a wide variety of species, ranging from small grasses to large trees. These plants play a crucial role in ecosystems as they provide food, shelter, and oxygen for many organisms.

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  • 22. 

    Class:  _________________

    Correct Answer
    Aves
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Aves" because it is the taxonomic class that includes all birds. Birds are characterized by having feathers, beaks, laying hard-shelled eggs, and having a high metabolic rate. They are warm-blooded and have adaptations for flight, although not all birds can fly. Aves is one of the major classes in the animal kingdom and represents a diverse group of organisms with over 10,000 species worldwide.

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  • 23. 

    Class:  ________________

    Correct Answer
    Dicotyledoneae
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Dicotyledoneae. This is the class to which the given term belongs.

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