Characteristics of Life Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Genetic information being passed on to a new generation is an example of which characteristic of living things?

Question 2 2. What is an adaptation that changes a physical aspect of an organism?

Question 3 3. The pupa stage is defined as which of the following?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is NOT one of the six classes of nutrients?

Question 5 5. All of the following items display movement, which is one of the characteristics of a living thing. Which item is considered an abiotic factor, or a non-living thing?

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Question 6 6. You shine a flashlight in your friend's eye and observe the pupil dilate. Which characteristic of living things have you observed?

Question 7 7. Control systems that tend to reduce the difference between the desired value of a variable and the observed value are called

Question 8 8. Why does your body need lipids?

Question 9 9. Which of the following classes of nutrients are categorized as micronutrients?

Question 10 10. What is adaptation?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is TRUE concerning sexual reproduction?

Question 12 12. The sperm and egg are known as what?

Question 13 13. Homeostasis is maintained through control systems. A control system consists of a __________ that monitors the value of a physiological variable, a __________ that compares the value of the variable to the desired value or __________, and an __________ that implements the compensatory changes.

Question 14 14. What is the name of the process that produces gametes?

Question 15 15. Why are macronutrients special?

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Question 16 16. What takes place when an egg and sperm come together?

Question 17 17. What is evolutionary rescue?

Question 18 18. Plants can be observed growing toward the light in a process known as phototropism. Which characteristic of living things does this process describe?

Question 19 19. The words 'homeo' and 'stasis' mean:

Question 20 20. What is an adaptation that changes the way an organism behaves?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is a good definition of homeostasis?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is the end stage of the life cycle?

Question 23 23. Which characteristic of living things can be viewed using a microscope?

Question 24 24. Life cycle is defined as which of the following?

Question 25 25. The invertebrate life cycle includes which of the following?

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Question 26 26. In frogs and fish, fertilization takes place outside of the body, what is this referred to as?

Question 27 27. Why do some animals lay hard-shelled eggs?

Question 28 28. How is water different from other nutrients?

Question 29 29. Which of the following variables do our bodies regulate:

Question 30 30. Which of the following could be a cause of environmental change?

Characteristics of Life Chapter Exam Instructions

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