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Michigan Merit Exam: Maintaining Homeostasis Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. At your last medical check-up, your physician asked you to start exercising because your weight was well above normal. Why might she have given you this advice?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is true about type I diabetes?

Question 3 3. During birth, pressure from a baby's head triggers contractions, which push the baby creating more pressure, which triggers more contractions. This is an example of which type of feedback?

Question 4 4. Which is an important reason that cells need to maintain homeostasis?

Question 5 5. What is the maintenance of a stable internal environment within an organism commonly called?

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Question 6 6. Which best describes homeostasis?

Question 7 7. Why is negative feedback not a negative process?

Question 8 8. What is the barrier that protects a cell from its external environment?

Question 9 9. Which hormone is responsible for signaling the storage of blood glucose?

Question 10 10. What is the term for an error in a feedback system?

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Question 11 11. Which method do humans use to lower their internal body temperature?

Question 12 12. Hyperglycemia occurs when there is too much glucose in the blood, because of inadequate uptake of glucose by cells. Which of the following could be used to treat hyperglycemia?

Question 13 13. How are endotherms able to maintain a stable body temperature that is several degrees warmer than their environment?

Question 14 14. 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 15 15. What is diffusion?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is a true statement about hormones?

Question 17 17. In ectotherms, what controls body temperature?

Question 18 18. What do endotherms do?

Question 19 19. Which best describes homeostasis?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is NOT a function of glucagon?

Michigan Merit Exam: Maintaining Homeostasis Chapter Exam Instructions

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