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CLEP Biology: Study Guide & Test Prep Final Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following structures is correctly paired with its function?

Question 2 2. Which of the following describes commensalism?

Question 3 3. Which part of the flower produces the sperm-containing pollen grains?

Question 4 4. Which of the following structures is correctly paired with its function?

Use this material to answer questions #5 through #6

A scientist is studying a newly discovered strain of plants in an area. The stem of the plants seems to be controlled by a single gene. Three stem phenotypes exist: a soft stem with long thorns, a rigid stem with no thorns, and an intermediately rigid stem with short thorns.

Question 5 5. What type of inheritance does the stem trait most likely represent?

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Use this material to answer questions #5 through #6

A scientist is studying a newly discovered strain of plants in an area. The stem of the plants seems to be controlled by a single gene. Three stem phenotypes exist: a soft stem with long thorns, a rigid stem with no thorns, and an intermediately rigid stem with short thorns.

Question 6 6. Deer are introduced into the area, which preferentially eat the plants with short thorns. Over time, what is most likely to happen to the population of these plants in this area?

Question 7 7.

A typical animal cell contains which of the following?

I. Cell wall

II. Ribosomes

III. Plasmids

Question 8 8. Considering their role in synthesizing lipids and steroids, what types of cells are most likely to have large quantities of smooth endoplasmic reticulum?

Question 9 9. Individuals that are the most closely related belong to the same

Question 10 10. Which of the following is NOT a function of carbohydrates?

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Question 11 11. A person makes an appointment with their doctor due to difficulty with their sleep-wake cycle. Lab tests reveal that their body is not secreting adequate amounts of melatonin. Which gland is most likely not functioning correctly?

Question 12 12. The coding strand of a DNA molecule contains the sequence 5'-ATC-3'. What is the corresponding codon?

Question 13 13. All of the following statements concerning the dark reactions of photosynthesis are true EXCEPT

Question 14 14. Oswald Avery answered the question he set out to investigate by showing that _____ was the transforming principle in the Avery-Griffith experiment.

Question 15 15. Which extraembryonic membrane is used by mammals to form part of the placenta?

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Question 16 16. What is induced fit?

Question 17 17. How do you know that the process of trapping particles in mucous in the lungs is helpful?

Question 18 18. Which is an example of catastrophism?

Question 19 19. Dolphins tend to hunt in groups. This is done because there is an increase in hunting success when working together rather than independently. Such behavior is best described as:

Question 20 20. The Dispersive method of DNA Replication was disproved when the scientists observed...

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Question 21 21. A postzygotic _____ is a mechanism that reduces the viability or reproductive capacity of hybrid offspring.

Question 22 22.

Which of the following roles in the cell could non-coding DNA perform?

I. Provide structural support at the end of chromosomes.

II. Encode a protein that will play a significant role in cell division.

III. Serve functional purposes.

Question 23 23. Which of the following is the correct sequence in which a DNA sequence is used to produce a protein?

Question 24 24. Earth's atmosphere is made up of several components including carbon, oxygen, and nitrogen. About how much of the atmosphere is nitrogen?

Question 25 25. When a seed germinates, what causes the roots to orient themselves downward?

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Question 26 26. If a person were confronted with a very dangerous situation, why might their sympathetic nervous system NOT engage?

Question 27 27. What is an electron shell?

Question 28 28. What does N-terminus refer to?

Question 29 29. Ligase catalyzes the formation of what type of bond?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is not a characteristic of all three types of protists?

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Question 31 31. What is the primary unit of a word called?

Question 32 32. Glycolysis happens

Question 33 33. Which process best describes the internalization of a specific protein outside the cell?

Question 34 34. Which of the following is true about deserts?

Question 35 35. When can a genetic mutation get passed down through successive generations?

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Question 36 36. Which type of dominance describes a situation in which heterozygotes demonstrate a phenotype which is intermediate between the homozygotes?

Question 37 37. The codons UAU and UAC both code for the amino acid Tyrosine. This can be explained by the _____ of the genetic code.

Question 38 38. Which rule helps you identify the biological ideas that you'll need to reference in order to solve the problem?

Question 39 39. Elephants have a high probability of living into middle age and adulthood. After becoming adults, their chances of dying increase greatly. Which type of survivorship curve depicts an elephant's life?

Question 40 40. Pepsin works optimally in your stomach due to its

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Question 41 41. Which of the following explains how a person straightens his arm at the elbow?

Question 42 42. Scientists agree that Earth is about how old?

Question 43 43. Animals kept in captivity can be seen repeatedly pacing back and forth in their cages. This is an example of:

Question 44 44. Which of the parent DNA strands is replicated discontinuously?

Question 45 45. A scientist has observed animals in a particular habitat for some time. She notices that the slowest gazelles tend to fall victim to predators more frequently than faster ones. Over time, she notes that the gazelle herd on average runs faster. She is observing:

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Question 46 46.

Which of the following is an example of aneuploidy?

I. A haploid cell with one copy of chromosome 21

II. A diploid cell with three copies of chromosome 21

III. A diploid cell with four copies of the X chromosome

Question 47 47. The lac operon codes for the enzyme that help digest the sugar _____.

Question 48 48. Which of the following is the best example of a sugar source?

Question 49 49. What cell goes through mitosis in order to become a mature female gametophyte?

Question 50 50. Which of the following is a function of neutrophils?

CLEP Biology: Study Guide & Test Prep Final Exam Instructions

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