Basic Biology Quiz

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1. Under the process of natural selection, which individuals are most likely to survive and reproduce?
2. What are the four molecules of life?
3. What is the smallest structure capable of performing all seven life processes?
4. What does DNA stand for?
5. What is a general definition that distinguishes animals from all other organisms?
6. True or false: According to the theory of evolution, all life has two common ancestors.
7. Biology is the study of what?
8. What are the seven life processes found in all living things?
9. What kingdom of life do humans belong to?
10. What is ecology?
11. What is the technical name for the study of plants?
12. What is genetics?
13. What are "living things" technically called?
14. Add the missing group of plants: angiosperms, %BLANK%, ferns, lycophytes, non-vascular plants
15. What are the core taxonomic categories in biology?
16. The tree of life begins by splitting into three domains. What are the three domains?
17. What is a nucleus?
18. Excluding water, roughly what portion of a cell is made from protein?
19. What is MRS GREN?
20. What are the three features that almost all cells contain?


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