Positive Control: Definition & Experiment - Quiz & Worksheet


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Which of these receives a treatment with a known result?

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1. Why are positive controls important?

2. A positive control is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet tool is designed to help you review what you've learned about positive controls in experimental design. Topics to focus on for the quiz include what a test subject that receives treatment known to have an specific result is called and the importance of positive controls.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet tool will assess your understanding of these topics:

  • Which group receives a certain treatment in an expirament
  • What a positive control is
  • Positive controls' role in experimental design

Skills Practiced

These assessments also help you practice these skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what positive controls do and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the role of positive controls in experiments
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on positive controls in experimental design

Additional Learning

To learn more about positive controls, refer to the related lesson on Positive Control: Definition and Experiment. This lesson covers these objectives:

  • See the purpose for conducting an experiment
  • Learn how positive controls work
  • Know the benefits of positive controls