Biology General Quiz
Biology General Quiz
1. Blood moving through the pulmonary vein is
b. not oxygenated.
c. mixed oxygenated and nonoxygenated blood.
d. full of carbon dioxide.
2. How are sponges and coelenterates different?
a. Coelenterates have nerve cells; sponges do not.
b. Coelenterates have bony skeletons; sponges do not.
c. Sponges are marine animals; coelenterates are not.
d. Sponges are multicellular; coelenterates are not
3. The left ventricle of the heart contains which of the following?
a. nonoxygenated blood
b. oxygenated blood
c. mixed oxygenated and nonoxygenated blood
d. blood with lots of carbon dioxide
4. Which of the following is the site of protein synthesis within a eukaryotic cell?
a. the ribosomes
b. the nucleus
c. the mitochondria
d. the Golgi apparatus
5. On some invertebrates, what is the hard outer coating called?
a. the cilia
b. the whiskers
c. the epidermis
d. the exoskeleton
6. What are the tiny air sacs where the exchange of respiratory gases occurs in vertebrates?
a. the bronchioles
b. the bronchi
c. the sinuses
d. the alveoli
7. Which of the following is considered an accessory organ in the digestive system?
a. the mouth
b. the esophagus
c. the liver
d. the pharynx
8. What is the ﬂuid portion of our blood called?
9. The process by which a population of organisms adapts to their environment over time is called
10. What are the two kinds of chambers of the heart, and how are they different from one another?
a. A superior vena cava pumps blood to areas above the heart, and an inferior vena cava pumps blood to the lower body.
b. A superior vena cava pumps blood to the lower body, and an inferior vena cava pumps blood to areas above the heart.
c. An atrium pumps blood away from the heart, and a ventricle receives blood coming from the body.
d. An atrium receives blood coming into the heart from the body, and a ventricle pumps blood away from the heart.
11. In order to be considered organic, a compound must contain which of the following elements?
12. Which of the following is an organelle?
13. Which of the following is a vertebrate?
b. sea star
14. Which of the following plants lacks a vascular system?
c. ﬁr tree
d. peanut plant
15. Which of the following is an abiotic factor in the life of a zebra?
16. When a plant is placed near a sunny window, the plant's stem grows toward the light. This is an example of
17. Complete the two missing parts of the following food chain: X → plant →X → snake
a. water, owl
b. water, mouse
c. sunlight, deer
d. sunlight, mouse
18. In a food chain, which of the following are the producers?
a. dead organic matter
b. plant-eating animals
c. meat-eating animals
d. green plants
19. Which of the following best describes what an herbivore eats?
a. animal matter only
b. plant matter only
c. detritus only
d. both animal and plant matter
20. A neuron is a
a. muscle cell.
b. kidney cell.
c. bone cell.
d. nerve cell.
21. Which of the following normal body ﬂuids is a suspension?
22. In the scientiﬁc name for the emperor penguin, Aptenodytes forsteri, the word Aptenodytes indicates the
23. Messenger RNA is used as a template to produce which of the following?
24. What are the blood vessels that carry blood toward the heart?
25. Which of the following is the region between two nerve cells across which electronic impulses are transmitted?
b. myelin sheath
26. Which of the following actions is controlled by smooth muscles?
d. movement of bones and joints
27. Which of the following groups of organisms produce ﬂowers?
28. Atoms are arranged according to the number of
a. electrons in the nucleus.
b. electrons around the nucleus.
c. protons in the nucleus.
d. protons around the nucleus.
29. Nucleic acids are large molecules made up of smaller molecules called
a. amino acids.
30. Which of the following is true of nonliving matter?
a. It reacts to environmental stimuli.
b. It is able to reproduce itself.
c. It undergoes chemical breakdown.
d. It has a high level of complexity.
31. Irritability refers to an organism's ability to
b. respond to environmental stimuli.
c. adapt to its environment.
d. grow and develop.
32. Bacteria are part of which of the following Kingdoms?
33. Which of the following organisms form hyphae and mycelium tissue?
a. oak tree
34. The system of classifying organisms developed by Carlos Linneaus is called
a. bipartional nomenclature.
b. binomial nomenclature.
c. ﬁssion nomenclature.
d. binary nomenclature.
35. Which of the following plant groups produces seeds in cones?
c. all vascular plants
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