Foundations of Scientific Inquiry Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How many significant figures are in 54,050?

Question 2 2.

The area of a rectangle can be found by multiplying its length by its width. What is the area of a rectangle that is 5.6 cm in length and 9.24 cm wide?

Report your answer with the correct number of significant figures.

Question 3 3. A key difference between science and religion, astrology, and pseudoscience is that scientific statements are:

Question 4 4. Which of the following statements is true about greenhouse gases?

Question 5 5. In order for a scientist's work to be accepted, other scientists must be able to _____ the experiment.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT true about science?

Question 7 7. If a research study is so specific and strange that it does not have any real world application, we can say that the study has a low level of _____.

Question 8 8.

An empty container has a mass of 62.000 grams. You fill it with 24.6 mL of a liquid. The final mass of the container is 81.34 grams. What is the density of the liquid to the correct number of significant figures?

(density of the liquid = mass of the liquid divided by the volume of liquid)

Question 9 9. Which of the following is NOT one of the six key steps of the scientific method?

Question 10 10. Which of the following problems would an oceanographer help solve?

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Question 11 11. Why is term 'geology' an appropriate name for the discipline?

Question 12 12. How are physical geologists different from historical geologists?

Question 13 13. A controlled experiment tests how many variables at one time?

Question 14 14. The measure or assessment of consistency of scores across time or different contexts is called _____.

Question 15 15. If a statement is statistically significant, then:

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Question 16 16. A single assertion, a proposed explanation of something based on available knowledge, for something yet to be explained, one that is subject to further experimentation is called:

Question 17 17. What is overharvesting?

Question 18 18. The systematic investigation of scientific theories and hypotheses is known as:

Question 19 19. Simge's guinea pig weighs exactly 560. grams. Which of the following most accurately expresses the weight of Simge's guinea pig in scientific notation?

Question 20 20. A researcher performed a study in which she concluded that children who have parents who read to them at home have better reading skills at school. However, she only included children in the top reading level at school, and no children who have trouble reading. Because she only included one group, and not all groups of children, her study probably has a low level of _____.

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Question 21 21. An experiment should show that a hypothesis is either:

Question 22 22. Who do we have to thank for knowing what to wear on any given day?

Question 23 23. Sara is considering moving to California, but she is scared of earthquakes. Who should she look to for answers about earthquakes on the San Andreas fault?

Question 24 24. Which is a process that requires feedback from the scientific community?

Question 25 25. A scientist is running a test of her hypothesis. Which step of the scientific method is she executing?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is NOT related to global climate change?

Question 27 27. Why is deforestation harmful to biodiversity?

Question 28 28. A research study where the cause-effect conclusions are accurate, and there are no other possible explanations for the results, has a high level of _____ validity.

Question 29 29. If you add 50.0 mL of water to a beaker containing 22 mL of water, then how much water do you have in the beaker?

Question 30 30. What is the single greatest threat to biodiversity?

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