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Science exam practice quiz trivia. If you are preparing to sit for your science exams and are not s sure of how prepared you actually are, this quiz is perfect for you. Not only will you get to test out what you know about living things, their different systems and their different mechanisms but test your vocabulary knowledge as well. Be sure to give it a try and see how well you do.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the classification of a harvestman?

    • A.

      Arachnid

    • B.

      Bird

    • C.

      Fish

    • D.

      Mammal

    Correct Answer
    A. Arachnid
    Explanation
    A harvestman is classified as an arachnid. Arachnids are a class of joint-legged invertebrate animals, which also includes spiders, scorpions, and ticks. Harvestmen, also known as daddy longlegs, have a body structure similar to spiders, with eight long legs and a segmented body. They belong to the order Opiliones, and while they may resemble spiders, they are a separate group within the arachnid class. Harvestmen are known for their ability to eat small insects and decomposing matter, making them important contributors to the ecosystem.

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  • 2. 

    Whose law states that "Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny"?

    • A.

      Von Kaiser

    • B.

      Von Recklinghausen

    • C.

      Von Baer

    • D.

      Von Economo

    Correct Answer
    C. Von Baer
    Explanation
    Von Baer's law, also known as the biogenetic law, states that during embryonic development, the features of an organism go through stages that resemble the evolutionary history of its ancestors. This means that the development of an organism reflects the evolutionary changes that have occurred over time. This law was proposed by Karl Ernst von Baer, a Baltic German biologist and embryologist, in the 19th century.

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  • 3. 

    Which type of living thing naturally makes agar?

    • A.

      Yellow-Red Algae

    • B.

      Green Algae

    • C.

      Red Algae

    • D.

      Blue-Green Algae

    Correct Answer
    C. Red Algae
    Explanation
    Red algae is the correct answer because it is a type of living thing that naturally produces agar. Agar is a gelatinous substance that is derived from the cell walls of certain seaweeds, including red algae. It is commonly used in laboratories for growing bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms. Red algae are known for their ability to produce agar, which is why they are commonly used in the production of this substance.

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  • 4. 

    Which doctor helped Dr. Landsteiner discover the Rh factor?

    • A.

      Alexander Werner

    • B.

      Alexander Wiener

    • C.

      Charles Drew

    • D.

      Charles Dawes

    Correct Answer
    B. Alexander Wiener
    Explanation
    Alexander Wiener is the correct answer because he was the doctor who helped Dr. Landsteiner discover the Rh factor. Dr. Landsteiner made the initial discovery of the Rh factor, but it was Dr. Wiener who further researched and developed the understanding of the Rh factor and its implications in blood transfusions. Together, they made significant contributions to the field of blood typing and transfusion medicine.

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  • 5. 

    What produces the egg and sperm cells during the life cycles of plants?

    • A.

      Gametophytes

    • B.

      Sporophytes

    • C.

      Gametes

    • D.

      Zygotes

    Correct Answer
    A. Gametophytes
    Explanation
    Gametophytes are responsible for producing the egg and sperm cells during the life cycles of plants. In plants, the life cycle alternates between two generations, the gametophyte and sporophyte. The gametophyte generation is haploid and produces gametes through mitosis. These gametes, which are the egg and sperm cells, fuse during fertilization to form a zygote. The zygote then develops into the sporophyte generation, which is diploid. Therefore, the correct answer is Gametophytes.

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  • 6. 

    Where does the zygote of a gymnosperm develop?

    • A.

      In Soil

    • B.

      In The Ovule

    • C.

      In Pollen

    • D.

      All Of These Choices

    Correct Answer
    B. In The Ovule
    Explanation
    The zygote of a gymnosperm develops in the ovule. The ovule is a structure within the female reproductive organ of a gymnosperm where fertilization occurs. After pollination, the pollen tube delivers the sperm to the ovule, where it fertilizes the egg cell, forming a zygote. Therefore, the correct answer is "In The Ovule."

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  • 7. 

    Why must ferns live in moist environments?

    • A.

      So That Egg And Sperm Cells Can Join

    • B.

      To Transport Spores To A New Location

    • C.

      To Eat

    • D.

      To Transport Water To All Cells

    Correct Answer
    B. To Transport Spores To A New Location
    Explanation
    Ferns must live in moist environments to transport spores to a new location. Spores are reproductive cells that ferns produce, and they need moisture to be able to disperse and reach new areas. In dry environments, the spores would not be able to travel effectively, limiting the fern's ability to reproduce and spread. Therefore, living in moist environments ensures that ferns can transport their spores to find suitable conditions for growth and reproduction.

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  • 8. 

    Renin comes from what body organ?

    • A.

      Kidney

    • B.

      Liver

    • C.

      Gallbladder

    • D.

      Pancreas

    Correct Answer
    A. Kidney
    Explanation
    Renin is an enzyme that plays a crucial role in regulating blood pressure and fluid balance in the body. It is primarily produced and released by the kidneys. The kidneys have specialized cells called juxtaglomerular cells that produce and release renin into the bloodstream in response to various signals, such as low blood pressure or low sodium levels. Once released, renin acts on a protein called angiotensinogen, leading to a cascade of reactions that ultimately result in the production of a hormone called angiotensin II, which constricts blood vessels and increases blood pressure. Therefore, the correct answer is Kidney.

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  • 9. 

    What is the bone of the forearm that runs alongside the thumb?

    • A.

      Ulna

    • B.

      Humerus

    • C.

      Radius

    • D.

      Hamate

    Correct Answer
    C. Radius
    Explanation
    The bone of the forearm that runs alongside the thumb is called the radius. The radius is one of the two bones in the forearm, the other being the ulna. The radius is located on the thumb side of the forearm and is responsible for rotating the forearm and allowing movement of the hand and wrist.

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  • 10. 

    What vitamin refers to a family of related compounds called tocopherols?

    • A.

      Vitamin E

    • B.

      Vitamin D

    • C.

      Vitamin A

    • D.

      Vitamin K

    Correct Answer
    A. Vitamin E
    Explanation
    Vitamin E refers to a family of related compounds called tocopherols. It is a fat-soluble vitamin that acts as an antioxidant in the body, protecting cells from damage caused by free radicals. Vitamin E is important for maintaining healthy skin, eyes, and immune function.

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  • 11. 

    How many bones are in a giraffe's neck?

    • A.

      12

    • B.

      7

    • C.

      82

    • D.

      36

    Correct Answer
    B. 7
    Explanation
    A giraffe's neck has 7 bones. Giraffes have extremely long necks, but surprisingly, they have the same number of neck bones as humans. The long neck is made possible by the lengthening and fusion of these 7 vertebrae. This adaptation allows giraffes to reach high vegetation and engage in neck battles with other males during mating season.

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  • 12. 

    A zorro is what type of animal?

    • A.

      Arachnid

    • B.

      Bird

    • C.

      Mammal

    • D.

      Insect

    Correct Answer
    C. Mammal
    Explanation
    A zorro is a type of animal that belongs to the mammal category. Mammals are warm-blooded vertebrates that have hair or fur, give birth to live young, and nourish their babies with milk produced by mammary glands. Zorros, also known as foxes, are small to medium-sized mammals that are known for their bushy tails and pointed snouts. They are part of the Canidae family and are found in various habitats around the world.

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  • 13. 

    How long does a typical house fly live?

    • A.

      2 Days

    • B.

      2 Months

    • C.

      2 Weeks

    • D.

      2 Hours

    Correct Answer
    C. 2 Weeks
    Explanation
    A typical house fly lives for about 2 weeks. House flies have a relatively short lifespan compared to other insects. They go through a complete metamorphosis, starting as eggs, then hatching into larvae (maggots), pupating, and finally emerging as adult flies. The adult flies have a short period of time to reproduce and complete their life cycle before they die. This short lifespan allows them to quickly reproduce and populate areas with their offspring.

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  • 14. 

    How do wasps hold on to stems while sleeping?

    • A.

      With Legs

    • B.

      With Antennas

    • C.

      With Wings

    • D.

      With Jaws

    Correct Answer
    D. With Jaws
    Explanation
    Wasps hold on to stems while sleeping with their jaws. This is because their jaws have strong muscles that allow them to grip onto surfaces tightly. By using their jaws, wasps are able to secure themselves to stems and other surfaces, preventing them from falling off while they sleep.

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  • 15. 

    Which insect can see ultraviolet light?

    • A.

      Fly

    • B.

      Grasshopper

    • C.

      Bee

    • D.

      Spider

    Correct Answer
    C. Bee
    Explanation
    Bees can see ultraviolet light. Bees have a unique ability to perceive ultraviolet light, which is invisible to the human eye. This allows them to see patterns on flowers that are not visible to other insects or animals. Bees use this ability to locate nectar and pollen, as well as to navigate and communicate with other bees. The ability to see ultraviolet light is crucial for bees' survival and plays a significant role in their role as pollinators.

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  • 16. 

    How many stages are in a butterfly's life cycle?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      1

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    C. 4
    Explanation
    A butterfly's life cycle consists of four stages: egg, larva (caterpillar), pupa (chrysalis), and adult. The butterfly starts as an egg, hatches into a caterpillar, then forms a chrysalis where it undergoes metamorphosis, and finally emerges as an adult butterfly. Therefore, the correct answer is 4.

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  • 17. 

    What is the tiny plant that starts to grow inside a seed called?

    • A.

      Baby

    • B.

      Embryo

    • C.

      Planter

    • D.

      Plantlet

    Correct Answer
    B. Embryo
    Explanation
    The tiny plant that starts to grow inside a seed is called an embryo. This is the early stage of development for the plant, where it begins to form and grow within the protective covering of the seed. As the embryo continues to develop, it will eventually sprout and grow into a fully mature plant.

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  • 18. 

    What is the substance that cell walls in green plants are made of?

    • A.

      Grandiose

    • B.

      Chloroplasts

    • C.

      Cellulose

    • D.

      Cellulite

    Correct Answer
    C. Cellulose
    Explanation
    Cell walls in green plants are made of cellulose. Cellulose is a complex carbohydrate that provides structural support to the plant cells. It forms a rigid framework, giving strength and stability to the cell walls. Cellulose is the most abundant organic compound on Earth and is responsible for the rigidity and shape of plant structures.

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  • 19. 

    Which of these is the name given to all the living things of an ecosystem?

    • A.

      Fauna

    • B.

      Community

    • C.

      Population

    • D.

      Flora

    Correct Answer
    B. Community
    Explanation
    The name given to all the living things of an ecosystem is "Community". In an ecosystem, a community refers to the various populations of different species that interact and live together in a specific area. It includes all the plants, animals, and other organisms that are part of the ecosystem and interact with each other. The concept of a community helps to understand the relationships and dynamics between different species within an ecosystem.

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  • 20. 

    What is the diagram that shows how energy is used in an ecosystem?

    • A.

      Food Web

    • B.

      Energy Box

    • C.

      Energy Table

    • D.

      Energy Pyramid

    Correct Answer
    D. Energy Pyramid
    Explanation
    An energy pyramid is a diagram that illustrates the flow of energy through different trophic levels in an ecosystem. It shows how energy is transferred from producers (plants) to primary consumers (herbivores), secondary consumers (carnivores), and so on. The pyramid shape represents the decrease in available energy as you move up the trophic levels, with the highest energy being at the bottom and gradually decreasing as you go up. This diagram helps to visualize the energy relationships and the efficiency of energy transfer within an ecosystem.

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