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College Scientific Method
What is a quantitative observation?
  1. An observation that deals with numbers or amounts.
  2. An observation that deals with senses.
  3. A number that tells you how many trials there are in an experiment.
  4. A sight process involving numbers.
College Small Bodies and Dwarf Planets
Long period comets have orbits                                                           .
  1. the same as the orbits of short period comets
  2. always in the plane of the planets
  3. that are circular
  4. randomly oriented with respect to the plane of the planets
College Zoology
Which control system dominates in the animal body?
  1. endocrine system
  2. nervous system
  3. respiratory system
  4. digestive system
College Zoology
All mammals                                                   .
  1. bear live young
  2. complete their embryonic development in the uterus
  3. nourish their offspring through mammary glands
  4. live on land
College Nervous and Endocrine Systems
While sitting quietly watching television, you suddenly hear the sound of glass breaking. Which is responsible for your resulting rapid heartbeat?
  1. parasympathetic division of the autonomic nervous system
  2. enteric nervous system
  3. central nervous system
  4. sympathetic division of the autonomic nervous system
College Zoology
An invertebrate missing its statoliths would be                                                                                   .
  1. hearing-impaired, but not completely deaf
  2. unable to send action potentials from the ears to the brain
  3. unable to determine which way is up and which way is down
  4. unable to tell the difference between auditory and equilibrium sensory information
College Zoology
In the study of animal behaviors, which pairing of causation with its question is accurate?
  1. proximate- "What stimulus elicits the behavior?"
  2. ultimate - "What physiological mechanisms mediate the response?"
  3. proximate - "How does the behavior aid in survival and reproduction?"
  4. ultimate - "How does the animal's experience during growth and development influence the response?"
College Scientific Method
In scientific experimentation, a variable is best described as what?
  1. an adjustable condition in an experiment
  2. a comparative condition in an experiment in which nothing is introduced
  3. something that must be consistently reproducible
  4. subject to challenge and revision, based on evidence
College Zoology
College Adaptations and Behavior
College Zoology
Which animal is an amphibian?
  1. frog
  2. crocodile
  3. shark
  4. earthworm
College Zoology
The gastrovascular cavity differs from the alimentary canal in that the gastrovascular cavity                                                               .
  1. absorbs food molecules but does not produce hydrolytic enzymes
  2. stores food but does not digest it
  3. functions in digestion but not absorption
  4. has only a single opening
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