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BIOLOGY A
UNIT ONE Chapters 1-2
Version Netherlands

1.) The goal of science is to:


a. learn the causes of events in nature. c. understand and explain philosophy.
b. learn the causes of global misunderstandings. d. explain how societies develop.

2.) In terms of the scientific method, the purpose of an experiment is to:


a. form a hypothesis. c. form a conclusion.
b. collect data. d. test a hypothesis.

3.) If a substance consists of only one kind of atom, it is a(an):


a. mixture. c. ionic compound.
b. covalent compound. d. element.

4.) All forms of life on Earth:


a. are capable of movement. c. absorb and use sunlight.
b. absorb and use materials. d. consist of many cells.

5.) The first step in the scientific method is:


a. testing a hypothesis. c. making observations.
b. forming a hypothesis. d. analyzing data.

6.) All atoms of the same element contain the same number of:
a. neutrons. c. neutrons and electrons.
b. protons. d. neutrons and protons.

7.) The demand for more food is due to:


a. the spread of disease. c. uncontrolled scientific experimentation.
b. the growth of the human population. d. extinction.

8.) A controlled experiment allows the researcher to isolate and test:


a. conclusion. c. a group of variables.
b. a mass of information. d. a single variable.

9.) The major functions of lipids in organisms do NOT include:


a. storing energy. c. forming membranes.
b. supporting structures. d. waterproofing surfaces.

10.) The major functions of proteins in cells do NOT include:


a. regulating cell processes. c. storing energy.
b. transporting substances. d. controlling reactions.