Chapter 1 Self Quiz: Scientific Thinking

  1. A prediction should be
    1. used to form hypotheses (wrong)
    2. easily proven (wrong)
    3. falsifiable (correct)
    4. used to reject observations (wrong)
    5. formed from conclusions (wrong)
  2. "If ... then" logic is used to
    1. devise predictions (correct)
    2. draw conclusions (wrong)
    3. make observations (wrong)
    4. associate correlation with causation (wrong)
    5. conduct experiments (wrong)
  3. A control group is a group of individuals who
    1. ensure that correlation is causation (wrong)
    2. are exposed to a particular treatment (wrong)
    3. are not exposed to a particular treatment (correct)
    4. observe the results of an experiment (wrong)
    5. carry out procedures of an experiment (wrong)
  4. A useful hypothesis should
    1. confirm predictions (wrong)
    2. falsify predictions (wrong)
    3. be generated from predictions (wrong)
    4. predict observations (wrong)
    5. generate predictions (correct)
  5. A theory is
    1. a potential explanation of observations (wrong)
    2. a hypothesis that holds up to repeated testing over time (correct)
    3. a good speculation about the answer to a question (wrong)
    4. a test of a hypothesis (wrong)
    5. an easily proven concept in science (wrong)
  6. Basic properties of life include the following EXCEPT:
    1. homeostasis (wrong)
    2. reproduction (wrong)
    3. evolution (wrong)
    4. cells (wrong)
    5. creating energy (correct)

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