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Dr. W. Crone (303 FTZ, 629-7439, cronewil@hvcc, http://www.hvcc.edu/academ/faculty/crone/index.html)

Tuesday, September 21, 9 A.M. (week 4)

Bring sharpened #2 pencils

(I will not supply them and you won't get credit for the multiple-choice section)

This will cover materials covered in lecture for weeks 1-3.

Week 1: introduction to animals; classification; ecology

Week 2: cells

Week 3: protists

35 multiple choice questions, 2 points each

70 points

2 essays taken from the choices below 15 points each

30 points


100 points

I would recommend that you are comfortable with your lecture notes, lecture handouts, and additional topics covered by homework assignment # 1. You may find the textbook useful in preparing your thoughts for the mini essays below.

Mini essay topics for the exam. You are welcome to think about these topics and prepare ahead of time, but you will not be allowed to bring any notes or prewritten essays into the exam. You will be asked to write on TWO of these on the exam (the other mini essay topic will be covered by multiple choice questions).

A. Introduction and Classification; Ecology: What is parasitism? Why are so many invertebrates engaged in this mode of living?

B. Cells: Why are cells considered to be the basic units of life?

C. Protists: Can you use fossils to help classify all protists? Why or why not?

Here are a number of multiple choice questions from a previous year's tests. Although the emphasis may be different from this year's, it should give you a flavor of the multiple choice questions I may ask. The correct answer is listed on the bottom of the next page. My general approach to multiple-choice questions is to have them cover the lecture material, but in a way that makes you think.


1. The theory of evolution, along with all other theories in science:

A. has been proven, in the rigorous mathematical sense (e.g., proofs done in geometry class).

B. is mere speculation.

C. is testable and falsifiable.

D. is so powerful that no conceivable evidence could possibly refute it.


2. Which of the following would give us the best understanding of the phylum body plan?

A. cell

B. molecule

C. organism

D. tissue


3. In the scientific name Limulus polyphemus (the horsehoe crab), the name Limulus represents the _____ taxon or classification level.

A. kingdom

B. order

C. genus

D. family

E. phylum


4. Groups of organisms interacting with each other and their physical environments are best described as a/an:

A. niche.

B. ecosystem.

C. habitat.

D. food web.

E. trophic level.


5. The maximum population of field mice that can be supported by 100 hectares (1 hectare: 100 X 100 meters) of farm land is called the _____ of that land for that species.

A. carrying capacity

B. limit of tolerance

C. net primary production

D. preferred range

E. optimum


6. A symbiotic relationship in which one member of the relationship benefits and the other is harmed is called:

A. socialism

B. commensalism

C. parasitism

D. colonialism

E. mutualism


7. Pseudopodia are characteristic of:

A. sarcodines

B. algae

C. flagellates

D. sporozoans

E. ciliates


8. Most of the ooze (sediment) on the ocean floor is composed of:

A. Volvox

B. foraminiferan and radiolarian shells

C. dead parameciums

D. sporozoans

E. trichocysts discharged by protozoans including parameciums


9. What two organisms are necessary for the life cycle of Plasmodium, the malaria parasite?

A. human and mosquito

B. human and tsetse fly

C. mosquito and snail

D. human and snail

E. beaver and mosquito



Answers: 1-C, 2-C, 3-C, 4-B, 5-A, 6-C, 7-A, 8-B, 9-A

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