MTEL Adult Basic Education: Life Science Concepts Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Mitochondria are the organelles that produce energy for the cell. The amount of mitochondria in a given type of cell depends on its function. Which of the following cells would you expect to have the highest amount of mitochondria?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of all living organisms?

Question 3 3.

Which of the following statements is true?

I. The one thousandth base pair on chromosome one of an organism is an example of a locus.

II. Changing the DNA in a gene by one base pair could create a new allele.

III. Cells in a diploid organism possess two copies of each homolog (except gametes).

Question 4 4.

Which of the following is an example of natural selection?

I. Albino animals are rare in nature because they are easy for predators to find.

II. The fastest gazelle is least likely to be eaten by a lion.

III. The gorilla that is strong enough to become alpha male is the most likely to pass on his genes.

Question 5 5.

Which of the following is an example of analogous structures or traits?

I. Leg bones of a human and leg bones of a penguin

II. Wing of a penguin and wing of a mosquito

III. Beak of a penguin and beak of a duck

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Question 6 6. The combined observations of Boveri and Sutton showed all of the following EXCEPT:

Question 7 7. Blinking, sweating, and shivering are all examples of

Question 8 8. Which of the following is NOT an example of a phenotype?

Question 9 9. Which of these statements is the most complete definition of ecology?

Question 10 10. How are the work of Mendel and the work of Boveri and Sutton related?

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Question 11 11. The study of the genetic variation within a population is known as:

Question 12 12. The locus is _____.

Question 13 13. Which of the following parts of a cell is the control center that contains DNA?

Question 14 14. Which of the following best describes an organism's environment?

Question 15 15. Which of the following organisms is a primary consumer of a prickly pear cactus?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is a biotic feature of an ecosystem?

Question 17 17.

Which of the following is an example of a homologous structure or trait?

I. Arm bones of a human and wings of a bird

II. Wing of a penguin and wing of a mosquito

III. Beak of a penguin and beak of a duck

Question 18 18. What are the two main classifications of ecosystems?

Question 19 19. What constitutes a food web?

Question 20 20. The theory that genetic material in living organisms is contained within chromosomes is known as:

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is NOT a principle of Darwin's theory of evolution?

Question 22 22. Which of the following statements is TRUE?

Question 23 23. Otherwise known as one of two copies of a replicated chromosome

Question 24 24. A new mutation allows a cheetah to run faster and hunt down more prey than its slower counterparts. This mutation increased the _____ of the cheetah.

Question 25 25. In a coral reef ecosystem, which of these would be examples of abiotic factors?

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Question 26 26. Pancreatic cells are constantly producing proteins that function as digestive enzymes. Pancreatic cells need to have lots of _____ to produce these proteins.

Question 27 27. Select the gel-like substance that contains the organelles in a cell.

Question 28 28. Which of the following is an example of convergent evolution?

Question 29 29.

Place the following steps in the cell cycle into the order in which they occur.

I. G1

II. G2

III. S phase

IV. M phase

Question 30 30. What is the term given to a group of populations of different species living in given area?

MTEL Adult Basic Education: Life Science Concepts Chapter Exam Instructions

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