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ACT Science Reasoning: Fundamentals of Science Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which is a process that requires feedback from the scientific community?

Question 2 2. During an exam, what should you do if you're having trouble visualizing the line graph that matches your data table?

Question 3 3. Which axis is the horizontal axis?

Question 4 4. Oswald Avery answered the question he set out to investigate by showing that _____ was the transforming principle in the Griffith experiment.

Question 5 5. What were Oswald Avery's objective results in his experiments?

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Question 6 6. Looking at the graph below, which of the following statements is NOT true?

Question 7 7. Which type of chart compares data with relative percentages?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is NOT one of the six key steps of the scientific method?

Question 9 9. Which type of learner prefers pictures and charts?

Question 10 10. Which rule describes what you should do when you're ready to read a multiple-choice question?

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Question 11 11. Using the image provided, what conclusion can be made about the trend in the number of families over geologic time?

Question 12 12. Oswald Avery ruled out RNA as the transforming principle by using _____ in his experiments.

Question 13 13. Which concepts would you NOT have needed to remember for the problem with the dialysis bags?

Question 14 14. What is the primary unit of a word called?

Question 15 15. Oswald Avery used _____ in order to rule out protein as the transforming principle in his experiment.

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Question 16 16. Which rule keeps you from getting distracted by incorrect choices in a multiple-choice question?

Question 17 17. A controlled experiment tests how many variables at one time?

Question 18 18. Which word part appears only AFTER the root?

Question 19 19. A scientist is running a test of her hypothesis. Which step of the scientific method is she executing?

Question 20 20. Which of the following summarizes an accepted hypothesis tested by many scientists?

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Question 21 21. At what step in the scientific method does a scientist propose the problem that he or she wants to solve?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is viewed as scientific fact with no exceptions?

Question 23 23. Which languages contribute to most scientific vocabulary?

Question 24 24. Which type of learning approach focuses on subdivided parts?

Question 25 25. An experiment should show that a hypothesis is either:

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Question 26 26. Which rule describes how you come to understand what a chart means and how to use it effectively?

Question 27 27. Which rule helps you identify the biological ideas that you'll need to reference in order to solve the problem?

Question 28 28. Which type of chart plots the relationship between dependent and independent variables?

Question 29 29. Which type of chart illustrates relationships between concepts or steps in a process?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is NOT true about science?

ACT Science Reasoning: Fundamentals of Science Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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