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  • 1. Mader's Concepts in Biology, First Edition Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies, InC) Permission required for reproduction or display. Sylvia S. Mader Chapter 1
  • 2. Question 1
    • The main purpose of the queen ant is to:
    • A. find food
    • B. defend the eggs
    • C. produce food
    • D. produce eggs
    • E. defend food
  • 3. Question 2
    • The main reason why worker fire ants defend their nest and sting aggressors is to protect their food supply.
    • A. true
    • B. false
  • 4. Question 3
    • Unlike humans, ants primarily communicate through which of the following methods?
    • A. sight
    • B. hearing
    • C. pheromones
    • D. touch
    • E. vibration
  • 5. Question 4
    • The basic unit of structure and function of all life is the:
    • A. atom
    • B. molecule
    • C. cell
    • D. organ
    • E. organism
  • 6. Question 5
    • Which of the following levels of organization is not included within the level of organism?
    • A. organ
    • B. cell
    • C. tissue
    • D. organ system
    • E. population
  • 7. Question 6
    • A group of cells with a common structure and function is referred to as an organ.
    • A. true
    • B. false
  • 8. Question 7
    • Which of the following levels of life is the least inclusive?
    • A. ecosystem
    • B. organism
    • C. community
    • D. organ
    • E. population
  • 9. Question 8
    • Which of the following levels of organization would an ecologist be most interested in studying?
    • A. cells
    • B. organs
    • C. organisms
    • D. tissues
    • E. organ systems
  • 10. Question 9
    • Which of the following is not a characteristic of all living organisms?
    • A. response to stimuli
    • B. adaptation
    • C. sexual reproduction
    • D. regulation of internal environment
    • E. acquisition of energy
  • 11. Question 10
    • The regulation of an organism’s internal environment is known as homeostasis.
    • A. true
    • B. false
  • 12. Question 11
    • The major driving force behind evolution is:
    • A. natural selection
    • B. metabolism
    • C. homeostasis
    • D. photosynthesis
    • E. reproduction
  • 13. Question 12
    • The diversity of living organisms on our planet can best be explained by which of the following processes?
    • A. natural selection
    • B. metabolism
    • C. evolution
    • D. homeostasis
    • E. reproduction
  • 14. Question 13
    • Which of the following levels of taxonomy is the most inclusive?
    • A. class
    • B. family
    • C. species
    • D. order
    • E. phylum
  • 15. Question 14
    • All multicellular, ingest food, and eukaryotic are all characteristics of what kingdom?
    • A. fungi
    • B. plantae
    • C. protista
    • D. animalia
    • E. archaea
  • 16. Question 15
    • At which level of taxonomy do humans and plants share common characteristics?
    • A. order
    • B. kingdom
    • C. phylum
    • D. domain
    • E. class
  • 17. Question 16
    • A cell biologist looks through a microscope at a cell which contains no nucleus. Based on this information, which taxonomic group would he or she place this organism?
    • A. protista
    • B. bacteria
    • C. fungi
    • D. plantae
    • E. animalia
  • 18. Question 17
    • Which of the following taxonomic group is the least inclusive?
    • A. family
    • B. class
    • C. order
    • D. phylum
    • E. genus
  • 19. Question 18
    • Humans would be placed into what domain?
    • A. animalia
    • B. eukarya
    • C. archaea
    • D. bacteria
    • E. prokaryotes
  • 20. Question 19
    • Members of the same species found within a particular area are referred to as:
    • A. a community
    • B. an ecosystem
    • C. a population
    • D. an organism
    • E. a biosphere
  • 21. Question 20
    • The interactions within a population and with other populations are referred to as an ecosystem.
    • A. true
    • B. false