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Biology 101 Study Guide Exam 1

by: Rachel Murphy

Biology 101 Study Guide Exam 1 CSD 4766/5766

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Date Created: 09/09/16
Biology 101 Fall 2011 Exam 1 Study Guide Chapter 1 1. Be able to describe life’s hierarchy of organization (Remember if you start at the bottom and go upwards, new properties are gained). 2. In the hierarchy, at what stage does life emerge? 3. What is biology? 4. What are the three domains, and how are they organized? 5. There are two distinct groups of cells. What are they? What is similar about them? Different? 6. What is DNA? 7. Know the common features of life. 8. How does evolution and natural selection explain both the unity and the diversity of life? 9. What is science? What is not? 10. What is the difference between hypothesis-based science and discovery science? 11. Be able to distinguish between an experimental vs. control group. Chapter 2 1. What are elements vs. compounds? 2. Atoms are the smallest unit of an element. Be able to identify the components. 3. What are chemical bonds? Know the broad differences among the different types – hydrogen bonds, covalent bonds, ionic bonds. 4. What is polarity? 5. What are the four life-supporting properties of water? 6.noBe able to distinguish between reactants and products. 7.noIsotopes – What are they, and why are they used? 8. Acids (H+) vs. bases (OH-) 9. pH scale: what is physiological, and what is the pH of an acid vs. a base? 10. What is acid rain? How does it form? What are the consequences? 11. You are responsible for the info in the supplemental reading “The Acid Sea”. Chapter 3 1. What is an organic compound? 2. What is a hydrocarbon? 3. In what arrangements can carbon skeletons be found? 4. What is meant by hydrophilic/hydrophobic? 5. What are the four categories of biological molecules? 6. Be able to distinguish between dehydration reactions and hydrolysis reactions. 7. How many amino acids are there? Amino acids are the building blocks of what? 8. What are the building blocks of amino acids? 9. What are the various bonds that hold the different biological molecules together? 10. Does protein structure determine function? What are the four levels of protein structure? What is denaturation? 11. What are the various functions of proteins in a cell? 12. Carbohydrates – Monosaccharides vs. polysaccharides (hydrophilic?) 13. What are lipids? 14. Which has more energy, carbohydrates or lipids? 15. What is meant by saturated or unsaturated fats? 16. What are trans fats? 17. What are essential fatty acids? 18. What is the major component of cell membranes? -phospholipid bilayer 19. What are steroids? 20. What is common to the structure of all steroids? 21. How can steroids be abused/misused? What are the consequences of their abuse? 22. Fad Diets? Should you try them? Why or why not? 23. What is a food pyramid? How have they been depicted in the past? Flaws? 24. You are responsible for the supplemental readings on blackboard “Rebuilding the Food Pyramid/Good Fats, Bad Fats” and “Eating Made Simple”.


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