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Fundamental Characteristics of Living Things Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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?

Question 2 2. Which characteristic of living things can be viewed using a microscope?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is the definition of 'life span'?

Question 4 4. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 5 5. What is an advantage of seasonal breeding?

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Question 6 6. Dynamic consistency is defined as which of the following?

Question 7 7. What organisms engage in homeostasis?

Question 8 8. What do plants gain from opening their stomata?

Question 9 9. Why are mosses, hornworts and liverworts small?

Question 10 10. Plants that have cones rather than flowers for seed production are best known as:

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Question 11 11. Which of the following terms describes the conditions outside the body or information that your body receives?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is an example of an external stimuli?

Question 13 13. ___ is the process of converting sunlight into chemical energy.

Question 14 14. Which of the following is true about air?

Question 15 15. What important discovery did Charles Darwin make in his experiments with phototropism?

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Question 16 16. What is thigmotropism?

Question 17 17. What is an external stimulus?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is an example of an organism responding to a bad, or negative, stimulus?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is NOT a factor that is maintained in a state of homeostasis in the human body (and other warm-blooded animals)?

Question 20 20. What is homeostasis?

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Question 21 21. A detectable change in the environment is called a(n):

Question 22 22. The ability to detect a stimulus is known as:

Question 23 23. In ectotherms, what controls body temperature?

Question 24 24. Which method do humans use to lower their internal body temperature?

Question 25 25. Genetic information being passed on to a new generation is an example of which characteristic of living things?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is the definition of 'life cycle'?

Question 27 27. Why do kangaroo rats not drink water?

Question 28 28. What do plants lose by opening their stomata?

Question 29 29. Palm trees have parallel veins, long leaves, vascular tissue, and flowers with groups of three petals. Based on this information, palm trees can best be classified as:

Question 30 30. Which of the following is NOT a condition that is maintained as part of homeostasis?

Fundamental Characteristics of Living Things Chapter Exam Instructions

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