Could You Answer These Toughest Biology Questions? Trivia Quiz

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Could You Answer These Toughest Biology Questions? Trivia Quiz

Could You Answer These Toughest Biology Questions? There are those of us who believe they have all the biology knowledge they would ever need, but the human mind has been known to lose some information with time. If you think that you are a genius when it comes to the study of living things, be sure to take up this quiz and see how well you will do.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following structural levels displays all of the properties of life?
    • A. 

      Atoms

    • B. 

      Molecules

    • C. 

      Polymers (e.g., sugars, fats, proteins, etc.)

    • D. 

      Organelles

    • E. 

      Cells

  • 2. 
    In a mature Middle Tennessee forest, which organisms provide the greatest number of calories (energy) to the other members of that ecosystem?
    • A. 

      Trees

    • B. 

      Shrubs

    • C. 

      Grasses

    • D. 

      Protists

    • E. 

      Fungi

    • F. 

      Animals

  • 3. 
    Once energy is provided to the above ecosystem, what happens to it?
    • A. 

      It is destroyed by consumers

    • B. 

      Recycled by decomposers

    • C. 

      Flows through and exits as heat

    • D. 

      Increased by living processes that create energy

  • 4. 
    Of the following, which is true of eukaryotic cells but NOT prokaryotic cells? They:
    • A. 

      Are usually larger

    • B. 

      Possess membranous organelles

    • C. 

      Possess DNA and RNA

    • D. 

      Are able to move about

    • E. 

      Possess a plasma membrane

    • F. 

      A and B

    • G. 

      B and C

  • 5. 
    To date, biologists have formally named about __?__ species on Earth. 
    • A. 

      2 million

    • B. 

      200,000

    • C. 

      20 million

    • D. 

      1 million

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is the strongest indicator of the unity of life forms on Earth?
    • A. 

      Blood

    • B. 

      Cell walls

    • C. 

      A need to ingest food

    • D. 

      DNA

    • E. 

      All consist of molecules

  • 7. 
    For evolution to be possible:
    • A. 

      A population must be genetically uniform with uniform traits

    • B. 

      A population must be genetically diverse with variable traits

    • C. 

      A population must choose to adapt

    • D. 

      Various inherited traits must have different effects upon survival and reproduction

    • E. 

      Various inherited traits must keep getting better and better over time

    • F. 

      A and C

    • G. 

      B and C

    • H. 

      B and D

    • I. 

      All of these

  • 8. 
    Broccoli, cabbage, and kale all came from wild mustard. All dog breeds came to form a single ancestral wild, wolf-like species. Darwin viewed these as clear evidence that:
    • A. 

      Natural selection works

    • B. 

      A selective process can produce very different organisms

    • C. 

      God is not the creator

    • D. 

      Humans can create heritable variation in populations

  • 9. 
    Which of the following usually occurs the earliest in the process of science?
    • A. 

      Offering an explanation

    • B. 

      Making a prediction

    • C. 

      Testing or experimenting

    • D. 

      Raising questions about natural phenomena

    • E. 

      Making observations

  • 10. 
    Kingdom _______________________ - multicellular; cellulose walls around each cell; photosynthetic; eukaryotic.
  • 11. 
    Domain ________________________ - prokaryotic cells; walls chemically unlike any other domain; they are valuable decomposers in all ecosystems; some cause dangerous infections.
  • 12. 
    Domain _________________________ - single-celled individuals; biochemically diverse but prokaryotic; usually live in very hostile conditions such as deep ocean vents; salt lakes; acid pH; hot springs
  • 13. 
    Kingdom ______________________ - eukaryotic; multicellular; no cell walls
  • 14. 
    According to the periodic table and atom of sodium has an atomic mass of 22.9 daltons (atomic mass units). Physicists have found that its isotopes possess either 12 (usually) or 11 (rarely) neutrons. So, how many electrons are orbiting the nucleus of a sodium atom? ________
  • 15. 
    Each of the following molecules: [H2; CO2; C6H12O6; H2O] forms as a result of covalent bonding. That is, they are held together as a result of ________________________________________________________________
  • 16. 
    Whether in blood, semen, urine, soil, a river, or rain, few cells can tolerate __________ values as low as 2.0 (high hydrogen ion concentration) or as high as 12.0 (fewer hydrogen ions).
  • 17. 
    ____________________ is an example of a complex carbohydrate used for structural purposes in plants rather than as a source of energy.
  • 18. 
    Hemoglobin and insulin are examples of human molecules consisting of chains of _______________________ monomers bonded together.
  • 19. 
    A person with sickle-cell anemia is suffering due to a single error in the ________________ structure of one of her blood proteins. 
  • 20. 
    One physical characteristic of all lipids (e.g., steroids, fats, oils, etc.) is __________________________________