Biology Test and Study Guide Information

The next Biology test will be on Friday, April 1.  It will be over Georgia Performance Standards SB4 a-f.  These standards correspond with chapters 13-16 in the  textbook.

SB4 a-f Test Study Guide

  1. Define tropism.
  2. Describe three different plant adaptations.
  3. Give an example of a population that would be found in a temperate forest.
  4. Write the equation for both cellular respiration and photosynthesis
  5. Draw a pyramid of numbers.  Label each trophic level.  Which level would an omnivore exist?
  6. Define biodiversity.
  7. Why are bacteria important for the Nitrogen Cycle?
  8. Describe the niche of a detritivore?
  9. Describe the role of plants in the hydrologic cycle.  Include the term transpiration in your answer.
  10. List four types of animal adaptations.
  11. Describe some components that make up an ecosystem.
  12. Which trophic level provides the most energy in an ecosystem?
  13. What are two processes that autotrophs use to make food?
  14. Describe the importance of a keystone species in an ecosystem.
  15.  Differentiate between primary and secondary succession and conditions that lead to each.
  16. What is the carrying capacity of an ecosystem?  What does an exponential growth curve look like?
  17. What are some examples of pioneer species?
  18. Describe some abiotic components of the tropical rainforest.
  19. Describe the climate of tropical grasslands (savanna).
  20. What would the Earth feel like without the greenhouse effect?
  21.  Differentiate between renewable and nonrenewable resources with examples.
  22. What are three greenhouse gases and how would they affect the biosphere?
  23. Explain how smog is formed.
  24. Describe the pH of acid rain versus normal rain and explain how acid rain forms.
  25. Which level of a food chain is most affected by biomagnification?

   The next Biology "test grade" will be an alternative assessment consisting of three labs.  Each will be worth 33% of the "test grade"  This is a great opportunity for those students that do not test well.  The three labs will be due on Wednesday, March 9th.  It will be over Georgia Performance Standard SB3 b.   

The next Biology benchmark quiz will be on Friday, March 4.  It will be over Georgia Performance Standards SB4 a-b. These standards cover ecology and energy flow in an ecosystem.  This corresponds with chapter 13 in the textbook.

The next Biology test will be on Wednesday, February 9th.  It will be over Georgia Performance Standards SB3 a-d.  These standards correspond with chapters 4, 17, 18, 19 in the  textbook and the question set for homework #2 (found in homework section of website)

SB3 a-d Test Study Guide

Biology SB3 a-d Unit Test Study Guide           


1.  Describe the high energy molecule that contains chemical energy that is used for most cellular processes. 101-


2. List the four carbon-containing molecules of life.  Identify the molecule that contains the most stored energy. 44-


3.  Draw the ATP – ADP cycle and explain the importance of the chemical bond of the third phosphate. 101-


4.  Describe the process of chemosynthesis. 102-


5.  Copy down the table (fig 4.7) on page 121.  Study the information.


6. What are thylakoids and how are they important for photosynthesis? 103-


7.  Identify the organelle that all eukaryotic organisms contain that helps the cell make energy in the form of ATP. 77-


8. Explain what must happen to the products of photosynthesis in order to make ATP.  103-


9.  Write down the equation for both photosynthesis and cellular respiration. 103, 113-  Circle the products and underline the reactants for each equation.


10.  Describe the connection between the products and reactions for both photosynthesis and cellular respiration.


11.  Describe the process of glycolysis and explain the importance of this process for making energy. 117


12. Copy down figure 4.12 on page 115.  Study this information.


13. How are organisms classified using Linnaean taxonomy? 518-


14. Of the six kingdoms of life, which is the most abundant and widespread?  533-, 559-


15. List the Linnaean taxa in order from largest to smallest.  520-


16. Define species (index)


17.   What is a cladogram?  525


18.  Complete the “quick lab” on page 525 (steps 1-3 under procedure). 


19.  Identify the three major components of a cladogram. 527


20. Describe some characteristics for the kingdom protista 573-


21. Which characteristics are used for modern classification? 524


22.   What is binomial nomenclature?  Give an example.  519


23. With modern technology, most scientists agree that __________________________ evidence provides the most accurate information for classifying organisms. 528


24. What is a virus?  Compare the size of a virus to that of a prokaryote.  544-


25.  Describe the genetic material found in viruses. 544-


26.  Why should a doctor not prescribe antibiotics for a viral infection? 563-

27.  Describe the function of enzymes.  What three letters do all enzymes end with? 54


28.  Describe the differences between obligate and facultative anaerobes. 555


29.  Describe three beneficial roles of prokaryotes. 559-


30.  What term is used to describe the asexual reproduction of bacteria? 546-


31.   What is the function of flagella and cilia?  Use index


32.  Describe the three types of protists (e.g. plant-like, etc.) 573-


33.   Which kingdom do yeast belong in and describe their cellular structure.  573-


34.  How do yeast reproduce?  573-


35.  Explain why viruses are NOT considered living.  544-


36.  How can the information from fig. 17.2 be used to classify organisms?  Which organisms are most and least different than humans?