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Essential Biology Concepts Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Who was the first scientist to challenge the theory of spontaneous generation?

Question 2 2. Which scientist finally ended the debate over spontaneous generation once and for all?

Question 3 3. The scientific community dismissed Lazzaro Spallanzani's attempt to disprove spontaneous generation. What was the reason they gave?

Question 4 4. The theory of spontaneous generation states that ______.

Question 5 5. Which of the following was NOT an error in John Needham's experimental design?

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Question 6 6. One way to show the related organisms of a taxon is to use a _____.

Question 7 7. _____ is the most specific step in biological taxonomy.

Question 8 8. 'The taxon Primate' refers to _____.

Question 9 9. The way of organizing and categorizing organisms in biology is known as _____.

Question 10 10. A taxon refers to _____.

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Question 11 11. Which process occurs across the surface of thylakoids?

Question 12 12. In what part of algae and plants do we find grana?

Question 13 13. What happens when light strikes the light-absorbing pigments in thylakoids?

Question 14 14. Grana are made up of which of the following?

Question 15 15. What purpose does the unique structure of the thylakoids serve?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following animals displays radial symmetry?

Question 17 17. What part of plants can exhibit radial symmetry?

Question 18 18. Regarding radial symmetry, how do the lines of symmetry divide the organism?

Question 19 19. Where is the mouth of an animal with radial symmetry typically found?

Question 20 20. What type of symmetry do sea stars exhibit?

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Question 21 21. Selectively permeable means _____.

Question 22 22. Osmosis is _____.

Question 23 23. A membrane is a thin layer that is _____.

Question 24 24. The dots on the illustration are _____.

Question 25 25. Osmosis in the cell occurs is when water moves _____.

Essential Biology Concepts Chapter Exam Instructions

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