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Basic Terms & Skills in Biological Science Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In an experiment investigating the effects of hormones on behavior, a group of ten mice are given food that contains hormones. A second group of ten mice are given food that does not contain any hormones. After one week, the amount of time spent interacting with another mouse is recorded for each animal. What is the independent variable in this experiment?

Question 2 2. Which scenario would be most likely to require a flow chart?

Question 3 3. Using the scientific method, the analysis step includes _____.

Question 4 4. Dr. Greene uses the same set of procedures that her peers use to test the effects of a medication on behavior. Dr. Greene uses _____.

Question 5 5. Which is an example of a theory?

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Question 6 6. Which is an example of a controlled experiment?

Question 7 7. Which type of learner prefers pictures and charts?

Question 8 8. Which word part appears only AFTER the root?

Question 9 9. Which type of learning approach focuses on subdivided parts?

Question 10 10. Which languages contribute to most scientific vocabulary?

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Question 11 11. What is the primary unit of a word called?

Question 12 12. An experiment should show that a hypothesis is either:

Question 13 13. Which of the following summarizes an accepted hypothesis tested by many scientists?

Question 14 14. In order for a scientist's work to be accepted, other scientists must be able to _____ the experiment.

Question 15 15. Which of the following is viewed as scientific fact with no exceptions?

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Question 16 16. A controlled experiment tests how many variables at one time?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is NOT true about science?

Question 18 18. A scientist is running a test of her hypothesis. Which step of the scientific method is she executing?

Question 19 19. Which step of the scientific process requires feedback from the scientific community?

Question 20 20. At what step in the scientific method does a scientist propose the problem that he or she wants to solve?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is NOT one of the six key steps of the scientific method?

Question 22 22. Which type of chart compares data with relative percentages?

Question 23 23. Which axis is the horizontal axis?

Question 24 24. Which type of chart plots the relationship between dependent and independent variables?

Question 25 25. Which variable remains unaffected by the other variables of an experiment?

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Question 26 26. Which type of chart illustrates relationships between concepts or steps in a process?

Basic Terms & Skills in Biological Science Chapter Exam Instructions

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