PLACE Elementary Education: Life Science Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. An organism's habitat is also called its

Question 2 2. What is the effect of predation on prey?

Question 3 3. What is the major difference between competitive exclusion and local extinction?

Question 4 4. If a mosquito feeds on a bird that is infected with the West Nile Virus and then feeds on a human being who then contracts the virus, what role is the mosquito playing in the infection of the person?

Question 5 5. Which of these molecules is the currency of energy in cells and is the final product of respiration?

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Question 6 6. What is niche differentiation?

Question 7 7. How are electrons released during the process of respiration?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is NOT a principle of Darwin's theory of evolution?

Question 9 9. Scientists have found fossils that show a sudden appearance of a new organism after a period of no change. Which form of evolutionary change best explains this?

Question 10 10. Which term best describes change over time?

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Question 11 11. What happens to the solar light energy in photosynthesis?

Question 12 12. _____ can be defined as a change in a characteristic within a population over time.

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

Question 14 14. What is a habitat?

Question 15 15. What is the role of the pigment molecules in photosynthesis?

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Question 16 16. What is interspecific competition?

Question 17 17. An association between two different species where the symbiont benefits and the host is harmed is known as:

Question 18 18. What is commensalism?

Question 19 19. What is a characteristic of animals that use chemicals for defense?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is an example of anaerobic respiration?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is the correct equation for photosynthesis?

Question 22 22. The locus is _____.

Question 23 23. During which of the three phases of cell respiration is the most ATP produced?

Question 24 24. The idea that the earth is constantly changing and, therefore, life on earth is continually evolving is:

Question 25 25. We are only aware of 10,000 species of birds. Given that fact, where would an ornithologist most likely concentrate their research to discover new bird species?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is not an abiotic factor?

Question 27 27. What is an ecomorph?

Question 28 28.

Which of the following statements does NOT represent the idea of heritability by acquired characteristics?

I. A body builder develops stronger muscles during the course of his life, so his son will be strong as well.

II. A cat that lost its tail will produce offspring with shorter tails.

III. Over time, a population of heavily striped zebras increased over those without as much striping, as the heavily striped ones had a competitive advantage over the zebras with fewer stripes, and were, therefore, better able to reproduce.

Question 29 29. What is the difference between species diversity and genetic diversity?

Question 30 30. Which of the following theories best explains the mass extinction of the dinosaurs?

PLACE Elementary Education: Life Science Chapter Exam Instructions

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