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Biol 103 Quizzes Unit Assessment 1: Biology, the Science of Life

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BIOl 103 Quizzes Unit Assessment 1: Biology, The Science of Life
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Question 1
Points: 10 out of 10
Some of the chemicals that make up living organism have only few structures (like DNA) other have many different structures (like proteins). Why might this be the case?

Question 2
Points: 10 out of 10
A woman is struggling with a relapse in her long battle with pancreatic cancer. Her doctor looks her right in the eyes. “You’re going to beat this cancer,” she says. “I know it – I feel it in my gut. In one year, you’re going to be back to normal, operating at 100%. Believe me.” The doctor’s words…

Question 3
Points: 10 out of 10
To test the effectiveness of an allergy drug, scientists begin with a pool of 12,000 allergy sufferers. One randomly selected group of 6,000 subjects is given the drug, and the other 6,000 are given a pill without the active ingredient. They are asked to report their allergy symptoms after 1 week, 1 month, and 3 months of treatment, and samples are also taken to measure the levels of histamines (allergy-related compounds) in the blood. What group is receiving the experimental treatment in this study?

Question 4
Points: 10 out of 10
Which of the following is not a scientific claim?

Question 5
Points: 10 out of 10
Which of the following is not a characteristic of life?

Question 6
Points: 10 out of 10
Which statement is true?

Question 7
Points: 0 out of 10
Beer brewers and wine makers use grain or fruit to make alcoholic beverages. The process uses yeast, single-celled fungi that grow and reproduce in the fluid, releasing alcohol and sometimes carbon dioxide (which gives beer or champagne their fizz). Some researchers use controlled experiments and precise observations to study and improve the process of beer- and wine-making. There are academic programs of study...


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