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©Norman Herr, 2003
• ANSWER: prokaryote
• QUESTION: what is an organism of the
kingdom Monera (or Prokaryotae), comprising
the bacteria and cyanobacteria, characterized
by the absence of a distinct, membrane-bound
nucleus or membrane-bound organelles, and
by DNA that is not organized into
• ANSWER: mutualism
• QUESTION: what is a relationship
between two species of organisms in
which both benefit from the association?
• ANSWER: ATP
• QUESTION: What is adenosine
triphosphate, a coenzyme used as an energy
carrier in the cells of all known organisms?
• ANSWER: auxin
• QUESTION: What is a class of plant
growth substances (often called
phytohormones or plant hormones) which
play an essential role in coordination of
many growth and behavioral processes in
the plant life cycle?
• ANSWER: oxidative phosphorylation
• QUESTION: What is the process in cell
metabolism by which respiratory enzymes
in the mitochondria synthesize ATP from
ADP and inorganic phosphate during the
oxidation of NADH by molecular oxygen?
• ANSWER: calorie
• QUESTION: What is the amount of energy
required to raise one gram of water one
degree Celsisus (an amount of heat exactly
equal to 4.1840 joule)?
• ANSWER: double replacement reaction
• QUESTION: What is a chemical reaction
between two compounds where the positive
ion of one compound is exchanged with the
positive ion of another compound?
• ANSWER: alpha particle
• QUESTION: What is a positively charged
particle consisting of two protons and two
neutrons, emitted in radioactive decay or
nuclear fission; the nucleus of a
• ANSWER: 1s22s22p6
• QUESTION: What is the electron
configuration of neon?
• ANSWER: Haber Process
• QUESTION: What is theprincipal
commercial method of producing ammonia,
by direct combination of nitrogen and
hydrogen under high pressure in the
presence of a catalyst, often iron.
• ANSWER: E=hf
• QUESTION: What is the relationship
between the energy and wavelength of
• ANSWER: capacitance
• QUESTION: What is is the ability of a
capacitor to store energy in an electric field,
or, what is a measure of the amount of
electric potential energy stored (Q/V?
• ANSWER: inverse square law
• QUESTION: What is any physical law
stating that a specified physical quantity or
strength is inversely proportional to the
square of the distance from the source of
that physical quantity?
• ANSWER: kg m2s-2
• QUESTION: What are the dimensions of a
joule, the MKS unit for measuring energy?
• ANSWER: neutrino
• QUESTION: What is is an electrically
neutral, weakly interacting elementary
subatomic particle with a half-integer spin,
and a disputed but small non-zero mass
Earth & Space Science-100
• ANSWER: light-year
• QUESTION: What is is a unit of length,
defined as the distance that light travels in a
vacuum in one Julian year?
Earth & Space Science-200
• ANSWER: Alpha Centauri
• QUESTION: What is the triple star system
in the constellation Centaurus that is the
third brightest star in the night sky, and the
star system nearest to Earth, at a distance of
about 4.2 light-years?
Earth & Space Science-300
• ANSWER: umbra
• QUESTION: What is the darkest part of a
shadow, especially the cone-shaped region
of full shadow cast by Earth, the Moon, or
another body during an eclipse?
Earth & Space Science-400
• ANSWER: right lateral strike-slip fault
• QUESTION: What is a fault on which the
two blocks slide past one another in which
the displacement of the far block is to the
right when viewed from either side? (The
San Andreas Fault in California is an
example of a right lateral fault.)
Earth & Space Science-500
• ANSWER: pulsar
• QUESTION: What is a highly magnetized,
rotating neutron star that emits a beam of
electromagnetic radiation? The beam
appears to pulsate when viewed from Earth.
• ANSWER: DUI
• QUESTION: What is the act of driving a
motor vehicle with blood levels of alcohol
in excess of a legal limit?
• ANSWER: nicotine
• QUESTION: What is a toxic, addictive,
water-soluble alkaloid found in tobacco
• ANSWER: HDL cholesterol
• QUESTION: What is the cholesterol high
in high-density lipoproteins; the 'good'
cholesterol? A high level in the blood is
thought to lower the risk of coronary artery
• ANSWER: Antioxidant
• QUESTION: What is one of a group of
vitamins that act against the effects of free
• ANSWER: LD50
• QUESTION: What is the median lethal
dose in a pharmacological trial?
• Task: Name the 11 systems of the body
and an organ in each.
• circulatory, respiratory, digestive, skeletal,
nervous, endocrine, lymphatic, muscular,
urinary, integumentary, reproductive