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Hi parents and students! This is an introduction to what you’ll be needing to know by the end of the first Biology semester. The topics we cover will prepare my students for the AP exam and other subsequent STEM college courses. Take this practice test to see how you’d fair!

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1. Researchers use fluorescent labels and light microscopy to…
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2. Which of the following contain a nucleus?
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3. Which of the following organisms are prokaryotes?
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4. Which of the following is a function of the nucleus?
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5. Which organelle breaks down food into molecules the cell can use?
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6. Which organelle would you expect to find in plant cells but not animal cells?
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7. Diffusion is the movement of molecules from
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8. The diffusion of water across a selectively permeable membrane is called .
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9. Which of the following structures is represented by (F)?
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10. Which of the following organelles is represented by (G)?
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11. Organisms, such as plants, that make their own food are called…
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12. Energy is released from ATP when…
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13. Which structure is NOT a part of ADP?
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14. Which of the following is(are) used in the overall reactions for photosynthesis?
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15. Which region of the visible spectrum is not absorbed well by chlorophyll?
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16. Which step is the beginning of photosynthesis?
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17. The Calvin cycle is another name for…
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18. If carbon dioxide is completely removed from a plant’s environment, what would you expect to happen to the plant’s production of high-energy sugars?
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19. What is the name of this structure?
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20. Where would you expect to find chlorophyll?
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21. Which pathway above requires oxygen?
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22. Which of the following is NOT a stage of cellular respiration?
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23. Which of these processes takes place in the cytoplasm of a cell?
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24. The starting molecule for glycolysis is
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25. Lactic acid fermentation occurs in
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26. In the presence of oxygen, glycolysis is followed by
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27. One cause of muscle soreness is
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28. Cellular respiration is called an aerobic process because it requires
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29. The starting molecule for the Krebs cycle is
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30. The figure above displays the production of ATP by ATP Synthase. Where does this reaction take place?
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31. As a cell becomes larger, its
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32. If the surface area of a cell increases 100 times, its volume increases about
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33. According to the figure above, which section represents the M phase.
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34. When during the cell cycle is a cell’s DNA synthesized?
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35. The structures labeled B in this figure are called…
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36. The first phase of mitosis is called
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37. During which phase of mitosis do the chromosomes line up along the middle of the dividing cell?
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38. During normal mitotic cell division, a parent cell having four chromosomes will produce two daughter cells, each containing
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39. Cancer is a disorder in which some cells have lost the ability to control their
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40. Cancer cells form masses of cells called
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