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1) Which of the following is not a characteristic of life?

a) Movement
b) Maintenance of boundaries
c) Responsiveness to external stimuli
d) Excretion
e) None of these
2) Which of the following body cavities is not protected by a bony structure?
a) Abdominal cavity
b) Cranial cavity
c) Pelvic cavity
d) Thoracic cavity
e) Vertebral cavity
3) Which is true regarding serous membranes:
a) They are dual-layered
b) Located in all the body cavities
c) They reduce friction between the organs
d) both [a] and [c]
4) Negative feedback mechanisms tend to increase the original stimulus.
a) True
b) False
5) Which of the following would not result in faster chemical reactions?
a) Increased temperature
b) Increased particle size
c) Increased concentration of reactants
d) Introduction of a catalyst
e) None of these
6) Which of the following statements are true regarding ionic bonds?
a) Are the weakest type of bonds
b) Result from electron sharing
c) Result from electron transfer
d) All of these answers
7) Colloids are:
a) Heterogenous, will not settle
b) Heterogenous, will settle
c) Homogenous, will not settle
d) Homogenous, will settle

8) Which of the following describe unsaturated fatty acid chains?

a) Have at least one carbon-carbon double bond
b) Are most common in mammals
c) Can be found as part of a triglyceride
d) Both [a] and [c]
9) Globular proteins:
a) Are insoluble in water
b) Do not possess secondary structures
c) Are biologically functional proteins
d) Are structural proteins
10) A solution with a pH of 12 is best described as a base.
a) True
b) False
11) Catalysts increase the energy barrier of a chemical reaction.
a) True
b) False
12) The plasma membrane is:
a) A single-layered membrane that surrounds the nucleus of the cell
b) A rigid membrane coated with sugar moieties
c) A double-layer of protein enclosing the plasma
d) A phospholipid bilayer surrounding the cell
13) Which of the following is a subcellular structure:
a) Intercellular material
b) Membranes
c) Cytoplasm
d) Both [b] and [c]
14) Cell junctions that promote the coordinated activity of cells by physically binding
them together into a cell community include the following except:
a) Gap junctions
b) Desmosomes
c) Peroxisomes
d) Tight Junctions
15) Exocytosis is an example of:
a) Facilitated Diffusion
b) Carrier Mediated Transport
c) Vesicular transport
d) Active Transport

16) Which organelle is involved in the packaging and sorting of proteins?

a) Mitochondria
b) Golgi Apparatus
c) Endoplasmic Reticulum
d) Lysosome
17) Which of the following is the role of RNA during protein synthesis?
a) Responsible for excising introns from the DNA
b) Serves as the template for transcription
c) Is part of the histone complex
d) Serves as the template for translation
18) Chromatin is composed predominantly of DNA and RNA.
a) True
b) False
19) Most organelles are bounded by a membrane that is quite different in structure from
the lipid bilayer of the plasma membrane.
a) True
b) False
20) The cutaneous membrane:
a) Is the epithelial membrane that lines the closed ventral cavities of the body
b) Is the epithelial membrane that lines body cavities open to the exterior
c) Is the epithelial membrane that covers the outer surface of the body
d) Is the epithelial membrane that makes up blood vessels
e) Is the epithelial membrane that covers the brain
21) Which of the following is not considered to be connective tissue?
a) Cartilage
b) Adipose
c) Muscle
d) Blood
e) None of these
22) Osteoblasts are responsible for producing the matrix of:
a) Bone
b) Blood
c) Cartilage
d) Connective Tissue Proper
23) Intercalated discs and striations are characteristics of:
a) Skeletal muscle
b) Cardiac muscle
c) Smooth muscle

24) Stratified squamous epithelia are usually associated with secretion and absorption.
a) True
b) False
25) Merocrine glands secrete their products by exocystosis as soon as it is produced.
a) True
b) False

1) E
2) A
3) D
4) B
5) B

6) C
7) A
8) D
9) C
10) A

11) B
12) D
13) D
14) C
15) C

16) B
17) D
18) B
19) B
20) C

21) C
22) A
23) B
24) B
25) A