UPCAT Simulated Exam: Quiz!

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  • 1. 
    The layer of gas covering the earth is called:
    • A. 

      Atmosphere

    • B. 

      Hydrosphere

    • C. 

      Lithosphere

    • D. 

      Troposphere

  • 2. 
    The speed of light has been calculated to be 186,000.
    • A. 

      Feet per second

    • B. 

      Kilometers per second

    • C. 

      Miles per second

    • D. 

      Meters per second

  • 3. 
    A distance of one mile is about:
    • A. 

      1 kilometer

    • B. 

      16 kilometers

    • C. 

      160 kilometers

    • D. 

      1.6 kilometers

  • 4. 
    The largest object in the solar system is:
    • A. 

      A star

    • B. 

      A planet

    • C. 

      An asteroid

    • D. 

      A meteor

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is most responsible for erosion?
    • A. 

      Radioactivity

    • B. 

      The outer core

    • C. 

      Rivers

    • D. 

      Asteroids

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is most responsible for earthquakes?
    • A. 

      The magnetic field

    • B. 

      An imbalance in the crust

    • C. 

      The speed of light

    • D. 

      The atmosphere

  • 7. 
    When a scientist uses the process of reasoning, it means that he 
    • A. 

      Makes a lucky guess

    • B. 

      Does not need to make observations

    • C. 

      Makes inferences on the basis of observations

    • D. 

      Does not need to make a hypothesis

  • 8. 
    An instrument that is used to map the ocean floor is called?
    • A. 

      A hydrograph

    • B. 

      A SONAR

    • C. 

      A hydroscope

    • D. 

      Hydrometer

  • 9. 
    When scientists refer to the hydrosphere, they mean:
    • A. 

      Air above the earth

    • B. 

      Moisture of the air

    • C. 

      Mantle on the earth

    • D. 

      Water of the earth

  • 10. 
    Chemical elements that are usually present in only very small amounts are called?
    • A. 

      Radio elements

    • B. 

      Trace elements

    • C. 

      Scarce elements

    • D. 

      Radioactive elements

  • 11. 
    The Milky Way is a 
    • A. 

      Nebula

    • B. 

      Star cluster

    • C. 

      Galaxy

    • D. 

      Constellation

  • 12. 
    The brightest star in the sky other than our sun is:
    • A. 

      Polaris

    • B. 

      Betelgeuse

    • C. 

      Sirius

    • D. 

      Orion

  • 13. 
    A scale of temperature that uses absolute zero, the lowest possible temperature for its zero points is called 
    • A. 

      Fahrenheit scale

    • B. 

      Kelvin scale

    • C. 

      Celsius scale

    • D. 

      Cepheid scale

  • 14. 
    The force of attraction between the earth and the moon is called 
    • A. 

      Gravity

    • B. 

      Inertia

    • C. 

      Relativity

    • D. 

      Equivalence

  • 15. 
    The moon’s gravity is _____________ that of the earth’s.
    • A. 

      1/2

    • B. 

      1/3

    • C. 

      1/5

    • D. 

      1/6

  • 16. 
    Which of the following did Sir Isaac Newton discover?
    • A. 

      Laws of elliptical orbit

    • B. 

      Penicillin

    • C. 

      Law of gravitation

    • D. 

      Solar prominence

  • 17. 
    Why is it warmer in regions near the equator?
    • A. 

      Regions near the equator have thicker atmosphere.

    • B. 

      Regions near the equator get vertical rays from the sun.

    • C. 

      Light is changed to heat faster near the equator.x

    • D. 

      There is more pollution in that area.

  • 18. 
    What is the important animal hormone responsible for the control of glucose levels in the blood?
    • A. 

      Thyroxine

    • B. 

      Cortisol

    • C. 

      Prostaglandin

    • D. 

      Insulin

  • 19. 
    A 1,000-kilogram car traveling with a velocity of +20. meters per second decelerates uniformly at -5.0 meters per second2 until it comes to rest.  What is the total distance the car travels as it decelerates to rest?
    • A. 

      10 m

    • B. 

      20 m

    • C. 

      40 m

    • D. 

      80 m

  • 20. 
    What yellowish-orange compound belonging to the vitamin B complex is used to treat pernicious anemia? It is synthesized in the intestinal bacteria and occurs in green plants, fresh fruit, liver, and yeast.  Its formula is C19H19N7O6.
    • A. 

      Riboflavin

    • B. 

      Cobalamin

    • C. 

      Inositol

    • D. 

      Folic acid

  • 21. 
    The reaction 2H2O(l) --> 2H2O(g) + O2(g) is forced to occur by use of an externally applied electric current. This procedure is called  
    • A. 

      Neutralization

    • B. 

      Esterification

    • C. 

      Electrolysis

    • D. 

      Hydrolysis

  • 22. 
    A student calculated the percent by mass of water in a sample of BaCl2 * H2O to be 16.4% but the accepted value is 14.8%.  What was the student’s percent error?
    • A. 

      (14.8/16.4)*100%

    • B. 

      (16.4/14.8)*100%

    • C. 

      (1.6/14.8)*100%

    • D. 

      (14.8/1.6)*100%

  • 23. 
    The symmetrical structure of the  CHmolecule is due to the fact that the four single bonds between carbon and hydrogen atoms are directed toward the corners of a:
    • A. 

      Triangle

    • B. 

      Tetrahedron

    • C. 

      Square

    • D. 

      Rectangle

  • 24. 
    How much work is done on a downhill skier by an average braking force of 9.8 X 102 newtons to stop her in a distance of 10 meters?
    • A. 

      1.0 X 10^1 J

    • B. 

      9.8 X 10^1 J

    • C. 

      1.0 X 10^3 J

    • D. 

      9.8 X 10^3 J

  • 25. 
    What is the absence of measurable electrical resistance in certain substances at temperatures close to zero degrees Kelvin?
    • A. 

      Resistivity

    • B. 

      Conductivity

    • C. 

      Malleability

    • D. 

      Superconductivity

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