The Chemical Basis of Life

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10 Biology Quiz on The Chemical Basis of Life, created by J Will on 05/02/2016.

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Question 1

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Which terms has the LEAST association with carbohydrates?
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  • Energy storage
  • Mono and Disaccharides
  • Starch and cellulose
  • Amino acids and glycerol

Question 2

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Proteins are complex molecules composed of chains of what subunits?
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  • Amino acids
  • Carbohydrates
  • Nucleic acids
  • Oils

Question 3

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Starches, cellulose, and other similar organic compounds which contain only carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen are what types of organic compounds?
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  • Amino acids
  • Carbohydrates
  • Nucleic Acids
  • Oils

Question 4

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Enzymes are which type of organic compounds?
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  • Carbohydrates
  • Lipids
  • Nucleic Acids
  • Proteins

Question 5

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Oil and fats are what type of organic compound?
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  • Carbohydrates
  • Lipids
  • Nucleic Acids
  • Proteins

Question 6

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The hereditary material in cells are made of what organic compound?
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  • Carbohydrates
  • Lipids
  • Nucleic Acids
  • Proteins

Question 7

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Sugars are what type of organic compound?
Answer
  • Carbohydrates
  • Lipids
  • Nucleic Acids
  • Proteins

Question 8

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Muscle tissue is composed of what organic compound?
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  • Carbohydrates
  • Lipids
  • Nucleic Acids
  • Proteins

Question 9

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What type of organic compound is produced directly by photosynthesis?
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  • Carbohydrates
  • Lipids
  • Nucleic Acids
  • Proteins

Question 10

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What is the main function of DNA?
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  • Acting as an enzyme
  • Carrying genetic information
  • Storing energy for cell growth
  • Serving as an active site for respiration

Question 11

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Molecules formed by linking two or more monomers are:
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  • Polymers
  • Functional groups
  • Inorganic compounds
  • Monomers

Question 12

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Fats, lipids, waxes and steroids are all:
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  • Lipids
  • Carbohydrates
  • Human energy sources
  • Foods

Question 13

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Which is not a function of proteins in living things
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  • Duplicating themselves
  • Helping with movement
  • Making antibodies
  • Biochemical control

Question 14

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Since catalase is an enzyme, It __________
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  • Prevents reactions from occurring
  • Speeds up reaction rates
  • Is destroyed by the reaction
  • Is made of lipids

Question 15

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Our planet is bombarded continually by energy in a form not useful to many organisms. What process is responsible for converting this vast energy supply into a usable form?
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  • Photosynthesis
  • Cell Respiration
  • Protein synthesis
  • Fermentation

Question 16

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In what form do producers store energy that is obtained from sunlight?
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  • Body heat
  • Chemical Energy
  • Mechanical Energy
  • Organic compounds

Question 17

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A biologist would expect an organism to be a producer if it contained:
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  • Water
  • Chlorophyll
  • Chemical energy
  • Organic compounds

Question 18

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Any substance whose presence speeds up the rate of a chemical reaction is called:
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  • A calorie
  • An enzyme/catalyst
  • An active site
  • A substrate

Question 19

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Which list has these molecules correctly arranged from the smallest to the largest? i. carbon ii. Polysaccharide iii glucose iv. Disaccharide
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  • iii, iv, ii, i
  • i, iv, iii, ii
  • iii, ii, i, iv
  • i, iii, iv, ii
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