Introduction to Biology Quiz

Introduction to Biology

1. Ultimately, all scientific knowledge comes from:
both experimentation & observation

2. A hypothesis must be:
proven correct

3. A scientist testing the affects of a chemical on apple yeild sprays an orchard with the chemical. A second orchard does not receive the chemical. In the fall, the number of apples harvested from each forest is counted. Which of the following is the independent variable in the experiment?
the chemical
the number of apples
the first orchard
the second orchard

4. The orchard sprayed with the chemical yeilds an average of 60 apples per tree, the other orchard yields an average of 40 apples per tree. Based on the data, the scientist would:
report his data
test the chemical on other plants
determine that the chemical increases apple yield
determine that the results were inconclusive

5. In order for the apple tree experiment to be valid scientifically, both orchards must:
receive the same amount of sunlight
receive the same amount of water
have the same species of apple tree
all of these

6. Theories help scientists to:
explain large bodies of data
prove hypotheses
determine truth from lies
propose new ideas about how the world works

7. If a theory is challenged by new evidence, which of the following could occur?
the theory could be altered
the theory is accepted, not the evidence
the evidence is wrong
a vote is taken on whether to accept the new evidence

8. All living things must:
have two parents
eat food
maintain homeostasis

9. The mechanism by which evolution occurs is called:
natural selection

10. The smallest unit capable of carrying out life functions is:
a cell

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Introduction to Biology

Introduction to Biology

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  1. Biology is the study of Minerals Organisms Weather Energy
  2. All organisms possess DNA because DNA creates energy for cells DNA allows sensitivity to environmental stimuli

    DNA contains information for growth & development

    DNA helps capture energy from the sun

  3. Hoeostasis means a slow change over a long period of time Keeping things the same or in balance

    Producing enzymes for metabolism

    Responding to environmental stimuli

Graph Example Quiz

Line Graphs Quiz

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Line Graph of Temperatures

1. This graph shows the temperatures during the period of a

Week Month Year

2. The temperatures in the beginning of the week were rising or falling?

Rising Falling

3. There was the least amount of change between days

6 and 7

5 and 6

1 and two

4. If freezing is 32 degrees, which day was above freezing?

Day 1

Day 2

Day 4

5. When was the greatest drop in temperatures between?

Days 1 and 2

Days 3 and 4

Days 4 and 5


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Bar Graph

1. In the bar graph above, students favorite activity is

Using the computer

Visitng with friends

Earning money

2. According to the bar graph which is the least favorite after school activity?

Using on the computer

Visitng with friends

Earning money

3. Which two activities are favored by an equal number of students?

Playing sports and earning money

Using the computer and earning money

Talking on the phone and playing sports.

4. How many students said they their favorite after school activity is playing sports?

100 120 140

5. Based on this survey would you say more students like to be around people or be alone after school?

Be alone Be around people

Circle/Pie Graph Quiz

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Chart of Day's Activities

1. A part of a circle/pie graph that explains the colors that represent each part or slice of the graph is a

legend grid axis

2. These two activities took up half of the time of the day.

Entertainment and school

Meals and school

Sleep and school

3. These two activities took up the least amount of time.

Sleep and school

Meals and homework

Sleep and job

4. Which of these took up one fourth of the day?




5. What percent of the day does homework take up?

2 8 25

6. Which of these takes up the same amount of time as meals and entertainment together?





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