BSCS Biology Review 4 Question Preview (ID: 1172)


This Quiz Is A Comprehensive Review Of Topics Discussed During Unit 1 Of The Freshmen Year BSCS Biology Curriculum.

You start to trip but you catch your balance and you don't fall. Which of the following brain regions is responsible for keeping you from falling?
a) cerebrum
b) thalamus
c) cerebellum
d) brain stem

Which of the following are known to use tools?
a) gibbons
b) monkeys
c) chimpanzees
d) gorillas

Human DNA and chimpanzee DNA
a) differ by about 1%
b) differ by about 20%
c) differ by about 50%
d) differ by more than 10%

Which one of the following represents two structures that are homologous?
a) the wing of a bat and the scales of a fish
b) the antennae of an insect and the eyes of a bird
c) the legs of a fly and the wings of a bird
d) the wing of a bat and the flipper of a whale

Fitness increases when an organism
a) passes on a greater proportion of its genes to the next generation
b) is disease-free
c) is stronger than other organisms in its community
d) lives for a long time

What is a mutation?
a) a gene that causes a disease
b) the addition of new individuals to a population
c) a change in the physical appearance of an organism
d) a random change in an organism's DNA

Evolution is a response to interactions between organisms and
a) the current environment
b) their genes
c) their past environment
d) their future environment

Which of the following is written correctly (assume they are all italicized)? The scientific name of the human species is...
a) Homo.
b) Homo sapiens
c) Sapiens
d) homo sapiens

Which of the following choices lists taxonomic categories in order from most specific to most general?
a) genus, family, class, order, phylum
b) family genus, order, phylum, class
c) genus, family, order, class, phylum
d) genus, phylum, family, order, class

Which of these domains includes prokaryotes?
a) Protista
b) Fungi
c) Archaea
d) Eukarya

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