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Biology: Concepts and Connections, 6e (Campbell)
Test Bank (1) Part (1)

Chapter 1 Introduction: The Scientific Study of Life

1) Which of the following statements about the leopard is false? A) Leopards are the largest cat in the genus Panthera.
B) Leopards, like lions, can roar.
C) Leopards prefer to eat their kill in trees.
D) Leopards are well-adapted for nocturnal hunting.
E) Leopards are normally solitary animals.
Answer: A
Topic: Opening Essay
Skill: Factual Recall

2) Life is organized in a hierarchical fashion. Which of the following sequences correctly lists that hierarchy as it increases in complexity? A) ecosystem, population, organ system, cell, community, molecule, organ, organism, tissue B) cell, molecule, organ system, organ, population, tissue, organism, ecosystem, community C) organism, organ system, tissue, population, organ, community, cell, ecosystem, molecule D) molecule, cell, tissue, organ, organ system, organism, population, community, ecosystem E) ecosystem, molecule, cell, tissue, organism, organ system, organ, community Answer: D

Topic: 1.1
Skill: Factual Recall

3) What is the difference between a tissue and an organ system? A) The tissue level of organization is more inclusive than the organ system level. B) Tissues are not composed of cells; organ systems are composed of cells. C) A tissue cannot exist unless it is a component of an organ system, whereas an organ system can exist independently of tissues. D) An organ system includes tissues.

E) Tissues are not considered to be living; organ systems are considered to be living. Answer: D
Topic: 1.1
Skill: Factual Recall

4) The tree in your backyard is home to two cardinals, a colony of ants, a wasp's nest, two squirrels, and millions of bacteria. Together, all of these organisms represent A) a species.
B) a community.
C) a population.
D) an ecosystem.
E) the biosphere.
Answer: B
Topic: 1.1
Skill: Application

5) If you eat a hamburger, you are mainly eating ground-up beef muscle. What levels of organization are represented in this ground-up muscle? A) organism, population, and community
B) organ, organ system, and organism
C) community, ecosystem, and biosphere
D) organelle, cell, and tissue
E) tissue, organ, and organ system
Answer: D
Topic: 1.1
Skill: Application

6) Which of the following statements about ecosystems is false? A) The "web of relationships" within an ecosystem includes the nonliving components of the environment. B) Bacteria and fungi recycle energy within an ecosystem. C) Plants and other photosynthetic organisms are producers in ecosystems. D) Chemical nutrients cycle within an ecosystem's structural web. E) In the process of energy conversions within an ecosystem, energy is eventually converted to heat. Answer: B

Topic: 1.2
Skill: Factual Recall

7) The ultimate source of energy flowing into nearly all ecosystems is A) wind.
B) sunlight.
C) electricity.
D) geothermal vents.
E) radioactivity.
Answer: B
Topic: 1.2
Skill: Conceptual Understanding

8) A consumer eating a producer represents
A) a transfer of chemical nutrients and energy.
B) a transfer of chemical nutrients but not a transfer of energy. C) a transfer of energy but not a transfer of chemical nutrients. D) neither a transfer of chemical nutrients nor a transfer of energy. Answer: A

Topic: 1.2
Skill Conceptual Understanding:

9 ) Your instructor asks you to look into your microscope to see a prokaryotic cell. You will be looking for a cell that A) has a nucleus.
B) has a membrane.
C) makes up most of the tissues of your body.
D) is much larger than most cells in your body.
E) does not use DNA to code genetic information.
Answer: B
Topic: 1.3
Skill Application:

10) Which of the following...
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