Chap 1 Quiz

ntroduction to iology
1. Science assumes that natural laws (such as the law of gravity):
apply uniformly through space and time
change with time
apply in a lab, but not nature
differ according to location

2. A toad burrows into the mud to stay cool in the summer, this is an example of a living organism’s ability to:
reproduce
maintain homeostasis
have metabolism
be organized

3. The smallest unit of life is the:
atom
organelle
molecule
cell

4. An organism found in the fish tank was green, unicellular and autotrophic – it would most likely be classified as a(n):
bacteria
fungi
plant
protist

5. Evolution occurs through the process of:
speciation
natural selection
adaptation
asexual reproduction

6. The tissues of the body are organized into:
cells
body systems
organs
organelles

7. Organisms that do not have a membrane bound nucleus are called:
prokaryotes
eukaryotes
heterotrophs
autotrophs

8. Creationism is not considered a theory because it violates which scientific principle:
experimental error
natural causality
falsifiability
both falsifiability and natural causality

9. All living things must:
move
reproduce
be symmetrical
breathe

10. A scientist is studying whether cows will produce more milk when given an experimental drug. He gives 100 female cows the drug and then tests their milk production. Which of the following would be a good control group?
100 male cows given the drug
100 male cows not given the drug
100 female cows not given the drug
100 goats

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