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Fundamental Characteristics of Living Things Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In humans, detection of stimuli in the external environment is most important for _____.

Question 2 2. A detectable change in the environment is called a(n):

Question 3 3. What is an advantage of seasonal breeding?

Question 4 4. Dynamic consistency is defined as which of the following?

Question 5 5. In ectotherms, what controls body temperature?

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Question 6 6. A man is standing outdoor and feels a sudden chill. He notices the hair raising on his arms. Why do the hairs on a people's arms raise?

Question 7 7. What is plant physiology?

Question 8 8. What is ethylene gas used for in plants?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is an example of an external stimuli?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is NOT an action your body might take if it senses that the temperature around you is not ideal?

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Question 11 11. Genetic information being passed on to a new generation is an example of which characteristic of living things?

Question 12 12. 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 13 13. What type of response would you expect when a frightened dog hears a loud thunder clap?

Question 14 14. Which of the following would be considered a good, or positive, external stimulus?

Question 15 15. Plants that have cones rather than flowers for seed production are best known as:

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Question 16 16. Why are mosses, hornworts and liverworts small?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is a process by which water levels inside the body are controlled?

Question 18 18. 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 19 19. What is a nastic movement?

Question 20 20. What do plants lose by opening their stomata?

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Question 21 21. ___ is the process of converting sunlight into chemical energy.

Question 22 22. Which of the following is not a basic need of all living things?

Question 23 23. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is the definition of 'life span'?

Question 25 25. The stimulus that is detected by photoreceptors is:

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Question 26 26. Organ-systems are defined as which of the following?

Question 27 27. What is the maintenance of a stable internal environment within an organism commonly called?

Question 28 28. What is thigmotropism?

Question 29 29. Which of the following terms describes the conditions outside the body or information that your body receives?

Question 30 30. Which characteristic of living things can be viewed using a microscope?

Fundamental Characteristics of Living Things Chapter Exam Instructions

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