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All of the following are characteristics of living things EXCEPT FOR
a) Livings things are made of cells
b) Living things grow and develop
c) Living things respond to their environment
d) Living things reproduce through the formation of vacuoles.

The combination of chemical reactions through which an organism builds up or breaks down materials as it carries out its life functions is called
a) reproduction
b) digestion
c) metabolism
d) homeostasis

The directions for inheritance are carried by a molecule called
a) glucose
b) saccaride
c) deoxyribonucleic acid
d) ribonucleic acid

All living thing reproduce. Reproduction that does not involve the production of gametes is called
a) sexual reproduction
b) meiosis
c) asexual reproduction
d) metabolic reproduction

Living things grow and develop. Multicellular organisms have cells that
a) stay the same for the life of the organism.
b) differentiate to perform different functions
c) differentiate to perform the same function
d) respond only to the external enviroment

Taken as a group, living things change over time. This is called
a) diversity
b) metabolism
c) evolution
d) differentiation

When living things maintain a stable internal balance
a) metabolism
b) homeostasis
c) irritability
d) development

The smallest unit capable of all life functions is the
a) mitochondria
b) nucleus
c) cell
d) cytoplasm

Life's processes are directed by information carried by
a) a genetic code
b) information in ribosomes
c) information in the cytoplasm
d) a mutated code

A signal to which an organism responds to is called
a) an adaptation
b) a stimulus
c) a genetic code
d) a nutrient

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