BI 171 - First Exam - 2005
Links go to relevant passages of the online book
Place the letter of the choice that
best answers the question on the line to the left.
_______ 1. The roles available to organisms in ecosystems are know as
_______ 2. An advantage to high chromosome number is
a. It increases variation
b. They sort out more reliably
_______ 3. The theory of Evolution by Natural Selection says that change is driven by
a. Cellular reactions
c. A basic plan
_______ 4. The modern understanding of genetic dominance connects the effect to
a. Effects of proteins
b. Evolutionary superiority
_______ 5. Which aspects of scientists relate most closely to Post-Modernism?
c. Use of equipment
_______ 6. A submarine is ___________ to a fish.
a. Neither analogous nor homologous
_______ 7. Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny was an idea about
a. Classification systems
b. Microscopic imaging
_______ 8. When a virus invades a host cell, in many cases it needs to get what inside?
a. The entire virus
b. All of the viral enzymes
_______ 9. Which is one of the critical aspects of a scientific hypothesis?
a. It makes sense
b. It leads to specific predictions
10. An evolutionary rate characterized by quick shifts
with long stable periods
_______ 11. Sectioning is done
a. During evolutionary development
b. As a microscope prep
_______ 12. Sexual selection is a pattern of
a. Evolutionary change
b. Reproductive type
_______ 13. Which could be considered between unicellular and multicellular?
_______ 14. The modern definition of species depends upon
a. Ability to reproduce
b. Ability of offspring to reproduce
_______ 15. The resolution of a microscope is most closely associated with
_______ 16. When young wolves inherit territory from their parents, biologically
a. It is not considered inheritance
_______ 17. Which is a provision of the cell theory?
a. Cells are made up of atoms and molecules
_______ 18. Sex linkage is applied to
a. Traits that produce different genders
Pick NINE questions to answer in the spaces
Select and answer completely any four
of the following questions.
BONUS QUESTIONSAnswer as many or as few as you wish. You can't lose points on the rest of the exam by getting these wrong. Partial credit is possible.
What’s the newest "hot area" of biology? Three Points.
How do Laws vary between physics and biology? Three Points.
For Three Points Each, give up to two examples of what are considered "soft" sciences.
The ancient Greeks recognized three Natural Kingdoms. Two of them are still part of the Kingdom system - what was the other one? Three Points.
Phylocode is a new application for what part of biology? Three Points.
What is a common approach by which cells increase their surfaces but not their volumes? Three Points.
How was science associated with religion in modern science’s early days? Three Points.
Where did Wallace formulate and write up his main evolutionary theories? Three Points.
Why did Gregor Mendel wind up doing his work with pea plants? Three Points.
In general, which experimental animals are used by early genetic researchers in a) the U.S., and b) Europe? Three Points Each.