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Lebanese International University

School of Arts and Sciences


Department of
Biological and Chemical Sciences

Course code BIOL160


Course title Freshman Biology II

Exam Exam I Sample

Number of pages 4 pages including the cover page

Exam Rules

Cheating Will result in an F grade

Mobile phones Not allowed at all: result in an F grade

Calculators Not allowed

Scratch papers Not allowed

Questions Not allowed at all

Necessary instructions:
1- Read each question carefully and make sure you understand what is required.
2- Please label, circle and write clearly as required by each question.
3- If you need additional space for your answers, please write on the back of the paper.

Students Name:
Students ID #
Students Signature:
Instructor:
Section:

Note to Students:

Try to solve these exams on your own. If you have any questions, you can ask your instructors during their
office hours or after class.

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I- Multiple choice questions:

1. You are looking at a cell under the microscope, and you see a large central vacuole, what kind of cell are
you looking at?

a. Prokaryotic cell.
b. animal cell.
c. plant cell.
d. a unicellular organism.

2. Which statement is correct?

a. Heterotrophs mean self-feeders (they make their own food)


b. Eukaryotic cells are simpler than prokaryotic cells
c. Archea and protists are eukaryotes that absorb their food
d. None of the above

3. Components of chloroplasts include

a. grana and thylakoids.


b. chromatin and nucleolus.
c. cristae and matrix.
d. none of the above

4. What is the correct sequence of cellular events to make a protein?

a. RNA; DNA; ribosome.


b. DNA; RNA; nuclear pore; ribosome.
c. ribosome; RNA; DNA.
d. nucleus; nuclear pore; endoplasmic reticulum

5. Which of the following is not a characteristic of a prokaryotic cell?


a. A plasma membrane
b. A nuclear envelope
c. A nucleoid
d. Ribosomes

6. Ribosomes are made up of

a. DNA and RNA.


b. DNA and proteins.
c. RNA and proteins.
d. proteins.

7. Which type of organelle is found in plants but not in animals?

a. Ribosomes
b. Mitochondria
c. Centriols
d. Plastids

8. Ribosomes are the structures in which

a. chemical energy is stored by making ATP.


b. cell division is controlled.

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c. genetic information is used to make proteins.
d. sunlight energy is converted into chemical energy.

9. Chloroplasts are the structures in which

a. chemical energy is stored as starch.


b. cell division is controlled.
c. genetic information is used to make proteins.
d. sunlight energy is converted into chemical energy.

10. An organelle continuous with the endoplasmic reticulum is the

a. nucleus.
b. Golgi apparatus.
c. mitochondria.
d. flagellum.

11. Ribosomes are not found in

a. the cytoplasm.
b. nucleolus.
c. the rough endoplasmic reticulum.
d. the Golgi apparatus.

12. Proteins that will function outside of the cytoplasm are made by

a. the Golgi apparatus.


b. the smooth endoplasmic reticulum.
c. ribosomes on the rough endoplasmic reticulum.
d. ribosomes in the cytoplasm.

13. The highest domains of life consist of


a. bacteria, archaea, and eukarya.
b. bacteria, fungi, plants, and animals.
c. bacteria, protists, fungi, plants, and animals.
d. plants and animals.

14. The rough ER is the portion of the ER that

a. lacks ribosomes.
b. is older and was once the smooth ER.
c. has ribosomes attached to it.
d. is connected to the Golgi apparatus.

15. The endoplasmic reticulum is needed for _____

a. synthesis of certain proteins


b. hormone synthesis
c. synthesis of lipids
d. All of the above

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16.The net movement of molecules from a high concentration to a low concentration is best described by
which of the following?

a. diffusion
b. active transport
c. osmosis
d. facilitated diffusion

17. If you immerse (put) a cell in a hypotonic solution compared to its cytosol, the size of the cell will
a. remain the same
b. decrease
c. increase
d. may increase or decrease

18. All cells contain:

a. DNA, cytoplasm, plasma membrane


b. cytoplasm, nucleus, plasma membrane
c. nuclear envelope, plasma membrane, DNA
d. none of the above

19. Choose the answer that best describes the scientific method.
a. guess, hypothesis, experiment, conclusion
b. hypothesis, experiment, observation, conclusion
c. observation, hypothesis, experiment, conclusion
d. all of the above

II. Match the following

____ Lysosome
____ Golgi complex
____ ribosomes
____ Mitochondrion

a. Packaging of materials for export


b. Protein synthesis
c. Breakdown of ingested material
d. ATP production

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