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QUIZ: Chapter 01

Due: 11:59pm on Wednesday, August 17, 2016


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MP3 Tutor Session: The Process of Science

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Part A
Which of the following is an example of discovery science?
ANSWER:

determining the fastest route to drive from your apartment to school


guessing the likely questions on an exam
testing a possible solution to a video game
observing what other students in your class are wearing

Correct

Part B
Which of the following is an example of hypothesis-driven science?
ANSWER:

surveying the distribution of various majors at your school


testing whether or not dead batteries are preventing a TV remote from working
sequencing the human genome
observing the activities of a pride of lions

Correct

Part C
Which of the following lists the steps of the scientific method in their proper order?
ANSWER:

question, observation, hypothesis, prediction, experiment


observation, question, prediction, hypothesis, experiment
observation, question, hypothesis, prediction, experiment
observation, question, hypothesis, experiment, prediction
Correct

Part D
A(n) _____________ is a testable explanation for an observation.
ANSWER:

prediction
hypothesis
question
observation

Correct

Part E
Imagine that your car is stalled and will not start. If you add gasoline to the tank to see if that helps, which step of the scientific method are you
performing?
ANSWER:

prediction
question
experiment
observation

Correct

Connecting the Concepts: Exploring Life

Can you complete this paragraph that summarizes some of the key concepts of biology?

Part A
Drag the terms to their correct location in the paragraph.
ANSWER:
Correct

Reviewing Key Concepts: The Properties of Life

Can you sort the following properties into those that are properties of all life and those that are not?

Part A
Drag each label into the appropriate bin.
ANSWER:
Correct
All life can be recognized because it displays the six properties listed above simultaneously. Although a non-living object may display some of these
properties, only a living organism displays all of them.

Connecting the Concepts: Evolution

Can you organize these terms that describe key ideas about evolution?

Part A
Drag the terms to their correct locations in this concept map about evolution.
ANSWER:

Correct

Chapter 1 Reading Quiz Question 5

Part A
What is the fundamental unit of life?

Hint 1.
Consider the levels of biological organization.

ANSWER:
cell
ecosystem
biome
gene

Correct
The simplest unit of life is the cell, and all organisms are composed of cells.

Chapter 1 Reading Quiz Question 15

Part A
What name is given to a proposed explanation for a set of observations?

Hint 1.
Consider the process of science that you use in solving everyday problems.

ANSWER:

theory
hypothesis
experiment
observation

Correct
A hypothesis is a tentative answer to a question.

Chapter 1 Reading Quiz Question 9

Part A
In his book The Origin of Species, Darwin argued that species living today descended from a succession of ancestral species. What mechanism did
Darwin propose to explain how evolution occurs?

Hint 1.
Think about the diversity that results in modifications of a common ancestor.

ANSWER:

competition
artificial selection
overproduction
natural selection

Correct
Darwin concluded that natural selection is the mechanism of evolution.
Chapter 1 Reading Quiz Question 11

Part A
What is the basis of natural selection?

Hint 1.
Consider the logic that Darwin used to synthesize the concept of natural selection.

ANSWER:

unequal reproductive success


the accumulation of favorable traits in a population
a change in the appearance of a species over time
individuals passing on their traits to their offspring

Correct
This unequal reproductive success is what Darwin called natural selection.

Chapter 1 Reading Quiz Question 14

Part A
Which of these is a key feature of the scientific method?

Hint 1.
Consider the steps in hypothesis-driven science.

ANSWER:

Experiments need not be repeatable.


Scientific hypotheses must be testable.
Science is moral.
Once a hypothesis has been proved, it can never be changed.

Correct
If a hypothesis is not testable (not falsifiable), it is not scientific.

Score Summary:
Your score on this assignment is 100%.
You received 9 out of a possible total of 9 points.