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AP Biology Chapter 40
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C (the shape is a convergent evolutionary solution, which reduces drag while swimming)
Penguins, seals, and tuna have body forms tat permit rapid swimming, because ______
A) all share a recent common ancestor
B) all of their bodies have been compressed since birth by intensive underwater pressures
C) the shape is a convergent evolutionary solution, which reduces drag while swimming
D) this is the only shape that will allow them to maintain a constant body temperature in water
A (more branching or folds)
As the size of some animals has evolved to greater sizes, the effectiveness of their adaptions that promote exchanges with the environment have also increased. For example, in many larger organisms, evolution has favored lungs and a digestive tract with _____
A) more branching or folds
B) increased thickness
C) larger cells
D) decreased blood supply
B (endocrine system)
Much of the coordination of vertebrate body functions via chemical signals is accomplished by the
A) respiratory system
B) endocrine system
C) integumentary system
D) excretory system
B (less surface area per unit of volume)
Compared with a smaller cell, a larger cell of the same shape has ____.
A) less surface area
B) less surface area per unit of volume
C) a smaller average distance between its mitochondria and the external source of oxygen
D) a small cytoplasm-to-nucleus ratio
If you were to view a sample of animal tissue under a light microscope and notice an extensive extracellular matrix surrounding a tissue, which tissue type would you most suspect?
D) striated muscle
B (Relative to their volume, the young have more surface area across which they can transport all the oxygen they need)
Some animals have no gills when young, but then develop gills that grow larger as the animal grows larger. What is the reason for this increase in gill size?
A) The young of these animals are much more active than the adult, which leads to a higher BMR (basal metabolic rate) and, therefore, a higher need for oxygen.
B) Relative to their volume, the young have more surface area across which they can transport all the oxygen they need.
C) The young have a higher basal metabolic rate.
D) Relative to their surface area, the young have more body volume in which they can store oxygen for long periods of time.
B (an external respiratory surface, a small body size, and a two-cell-layered body)
Evolutionary adaptions that help diverse animals directly exchange matter between cells and the environment include ______.
A) a gastrovascular activity, a two-layered body, and a torpedo-like body shape
B) an external respiratory surface, a small body size, and a two-cell-layered body
C) a large body volume, a long, tubular body, and a set of wings
D) an unbranched internal surface, a small body size, and thick covering
D (most of their cells in contact with an aqueous medium)
All animals, whether large or small, have _____.
A) an external body surface that is dry
B) a basic body plan that resembles a two-layered sac
C) a body surface covered with hair to keep them warm
D) most of their cells in contact with an aqueous medium
C (a common site of exchange between blood and body cells)
Interstitial fluid is _____.
A) the internal environment inside animal cells
B) identical to the composition of blood
C) a common site of exchange between blood and body cells
D) found only in the lumen of the small intestine
A (simple squamous epithelium)
Of the following choices, the epithelium with the shortest diffusion distance is ______.
A) simple squamous epithelium
B) simple columnar epithelium
C) pseudostratified ciliated columnar epithelium
D) stratified squamos epithelium
D (epithelial tissue)
Most of the exchange surfaces of multicellular animals are lined with ____.
A) connective tissue
B) smooth muscle cells
C) neural tissue
D) epithelial tissue
D (relatively few cells and a large amount of extracellular matrix)
Connective tissues typically have ______.
A) little space between the membranes of adjacent cells
B) the ability to transmit electrochemical impulses
C) the ability to shorten upon stimulation
D) relatively few cells and a large amount of extracellular matrix
B (elastic fibers)
If you gently bend your ear, and then let go, the shape of your ear will return because of the cartilage of you ear contains _______.
A) collagenous fibers
B) elastic fibers
C) reticular fibers
D) adipose tissue
A (Its cells are separated from each other by an extracellular matrix)
Blood is best classified as connective tissue because ______.
A) its cell are separated from each other by an extracellular matrix
B) it contains more than one type of cell
C) its cells can move from place to place
D) it is found within all the organs of the body
C (chemical or electrical signals)
Most types of communication between cells utilize ______.
A) the exchange of cytosol between the cells
B) the movement of the cells
C) chemical or electrical signals
D) the exchange of DNA between the cells
D (interactions between actin and myosin)
All types of muscle tissue have ______.
A) striated banding patterns seen under the microscope
B) cells that lengthen when appropriately stimulated
C) a response that can be consciously controlled
D) interactions between actin and myosin
A (striated and interconnected by intercalated disks)
Cardiac muscle cells are both ____.
A) striated and interconnected by intercalated disks
B) smooth and under voluntary control
C) striated and under voluntary control
D) smooth and under involuntary control
D (smooth muscle)
The type of muscle tissue surrounding the intestines and blood vessels is ______.
A) skeletal muscle
B) cardiac muscle
C) intercalated cells
D) smooth muscle
B (smooth muscle)
Food moves along the digestive tract as the result of contradictions by ___.
A) cardiac muscles
B) smooth muscle
C) striated muscle
D) skeletal muscle
A (simple squamous epithelium)
The cells lining the air sacs in the lungs make up a ______.
A) simple squamous epithelium
B) stratified squamous epithelium
C) pseudo stratified ciliated columnar epithelium
D) simple columnar epithelium
B (connective tissue)
The body tissue that consists largely of material located outside of cells is ____.
A) epithelial tissue
B) connective tissue
C) skeletal muscle
D) nervous tissue
You are looking through a microscope at a slide of animal tissue and see a single layer of flat, closely packed cells that cover a surface. This specific tissue is most likely ___.
B) a tendon
D) a neuron
Environmental influences appear to contribute to cellular mutations that lead to tumor growth. For example, certain diets lead to higher incidence of colon cancers, and overexposure to sunlight leads to higher incidence of skin cancers, The tissues in closest contact with a carcinogen or mutagen (anything that causes genetic mutations) are obviously the ones most likely to develop tumors. Carcinomas and melanomas account for well over half of all cancers. What type of tissue would you guess the term carcinoma and melanoma is most closely associated with?
C (Small and large animals face different physiological challenges because an animal's body mass increases cubically while its surface area increases as a squared function.)
Which of the following is a true statement about body size and physiology?
A) The amount of food and oxygen an animal requires and the amount of heat and waste it produces are inversely proportional to its mass.
B) The rate at which an animal uses nutrients and produces waste products is independent of its volume.
C) Small and large animals face different physiological challenges because an animal's body mass increases cubically while its surface area increases as a squared function.
D) The wastes produces by an animal double as its volume doubles and triple as its surface area triples.
C (The mouse will because it has the higher surface-area-to-volume ratio.)
An elephant and a mouse are running in full sunlight, and both overheat by the same amount above their normal body temperatures. When they move into the shade and rest, which animal will cool down faster?
A) The elephant will because it has the higher surface-area-to-volume ratio.
B) The elephant will because it has the lower surface-area-to-volume-ratio.
C) The mouse will because it has the higher surface-area-to-volume ratio.
D) They will cool at the same rate because they overheated by the same amount.
C (Round the clay up into a sphere)
You have a cube of modeling clay in your hands. Which of the following changes to the shape of this cube of clay will decrease its surface area relative to its volume?
A) Pinch the edges of the cube into small folds.
B) Flatten the cube into a pancake shop.
C) Round the clay up into a sphere.
D) Stretch the cube into a long, shoebox shape.
C (that would prevent water loss from the body in a terrestrial environment)
If an organism was discovered that had no epithelial tissues, it would require adaptions to maintain homeostasis in which of the following areas? The organism would require adaptions ______.
A) in its skeleton for structure
B) in its nervous system for sensing external stimuli
C) that would prevent water loss from the body in a terrestrial environment
D) in its muscular system for movement
B (to prevent loss of ions to the surrounding water)
The crucian carp (carassius carassius) is a Northern European freshwater fish often inhabiting ponds that become hypoxic (have reduced oxygen levels) and even anoxic (have no oxygen) when the surface freezes during the winter. Surprisingly, when oxygen levels are normal, these fish lack the lamellae that provides a large surface area for gas exchange between water and blood: their gills are smooth. Yet when the level of oxygen in the water falls, the gill morphology undergoes a change: packing cells stop dividing and programmed cell death is induced, exposing gill lamellae that were buried in other tissue. With lamellae exposed, the gills have increased surface area for gas exchange. These changes in gill lamellar profile are reversible: investigators observed that the gills return to their normal structure within seven days after returning the fish to well-oxygenated water.
Gills serve multiple functions in fish addition to gas exchange. Given the large surface area of gills with lamellae, what is the most likely explanation for why crucian carp cover protruding lamellae in their gills when levels of oxygen are normal?
A) to prevent loss of heat to the surrounding water
B) to prevent loss of ions to the surrounding water
C) to prevent protein loss to the surrounding water
D) to prevent loss of oxygen to the surrounding water
A (positive feedback)
Once labor begins in childbirth, contractions increase in intensity and frequency, causing more contractions to occur until delivery. The increasing labor contractions of childbirth are an example of which type of regulation?
A) positive feedback
B) negative feedback
C) feedback inhibition
D) enzymatic catalysis
C (negative feedback)
When the body's blood glucose level rises, the pancreas secretes insulin and, as a result, the blood glucose level declines. When the blood glucose level is low, the pancreas secrets glucagon and, as a result, the blood glucose level rises. Such regulations of the blood glucose level is the result of _______.
A) catalytic feedback
B) positive feedback
C) negative feedback
D) protein-protein interactions
The body's automatic tendency to maintain a constant and optimal internal environment is termed _______.
A) balanced equilibrium
B) physiological chance
D) static equilibrium
B (the kidneys excrete salt into the urine when dietary salt levels rise)
An example of a properly functioning homeostasis control system is seen when ____.
A) the core body temperature of a runner rises gradually from 37C to 45C
B) the kidneys excrete salt into the urine when dietary salt levels rise
C) a blood cell shrinks when placed in a solution of salt and water
D) the blood pressure increases in response to an increase in blood volume
B (the positive feedback's effector responses are in the same direction as the initiating stimulus rather than opposite of it)
Positive feedback differs from negative feedback in that ______.
A) positive feedback benefits the organism, whereas negative feedback is detrimental
B) the positive feedback's effector responses are in the same direction as the initiating stimulus rather than opposite of it
C) the effector's response increases some parameter (such as body temperature), whereas in negative feedback it can only decrease the parameter
D) positive feedback systems have only effectors, whereas negative feedback systems have only receptors
D (When the level of glucose in the blood increases, the pancreas produces and releases the hormone insulin. Insulin acts to decrease blood glucose. As blood glucose decreases, the rate of production and release of insulin decreases as blood glucose decreases.)
Which of the following is an example of negative feedback?
A) During birthing contractions, oxytocin (a hormone) is released and acts to stimulate further contractions.
B) When a baby is nursing, suckling leads to the production of more milk and a subsequent increase in the secretion of prolactin (a hormone that stimulates lactation).
C) After a blood vessel is damaged, signals are released by the damaged tissues that activate platelets in the blood. These activated platelets release chemicals that activate more platelets.
D) When the level of glucose in the blood increases, the pancreas produces and releases the hormone insulin. Insulin acts to decrease blood glucose. As blood glucose decreases, the rate of production and release of insulin decreases as blood glucose decreases.
You discover a new species of bacteria that grows in aquatic environment with high salt levels. While studying these bacteria, you note that their internal environment is similar to the salt concentrations in their surroundings. You also discover that the internal salt concentrations of the bacteria change as the salt concentration in their environment changes. The new species can tolerate small changes in this way, but dies from large changes because it has no mechanism for altering its own internal salt levels. What type of homeostatic mechanism is this species using to regulate its internal salt levels?
Chum salmon (oncorhynchus keta) are born in freshwater environments and then migrate to the sea. Near the end of their lives, they return to the freshwater stream where they were born to spawn. In freshwater, water constantly diffuses into the body and ions are lost from the body. In salt water, body water diffuses out of the body and excess ions are gained from the water. A salmon's gills have special cells to pump salt in or out of the body to maintain homeostasis. In response to the salmon's moves between freshwater and salt water, some cells in the gills are produced and others are destroyed. These changes made in the cells of the gills during the lifetime of an individual salmon are an example of which of the following?
C (rapidly contract and relax these muscles to generate metabolic warmth)
To prepare flight muscles for use on a cool morning, hawkmoths ______.
A) relax the muscles completely until after they launch themselves into the air
B) decreases their standard metabolic rate
C) rapidly contract and relax these muscles to generate metabolic warmth
D) reduce the metabolic rate of the muscles to rest them before flight
C (invests little energy in temperature regulation)
In a cool environment, an ectotherm is more likely to survive an extended period of food deprivation than would an equally sized endotherm because the ectotherm ______.
A) maintains a higher basal metabolic rate
B) expends more energy per kilogram of body mass than does the endotherm
C) invests little energy in temperature regulation
D) has greater insulation on its body surface
Sweating allows a person to lose heat through the process of ______.
A (sea star living deep in the ocean)
An example of an ectothermic organism that has few or no behavioral options when it comes to its ability to adjust its body temperature is a _______.
A) sea star living deep in the ocean
B) bass living in a farm pond
C) hummingbird flying through a prairie
D) honeybee in a hive on a rural farm
The panting responses that are observed in overheated birds and mammals dissipate excess heat by _______.
A) countercurrent exchange
A (are ectothermic organism with variable body temperatures)
Most land-dwelling invertebrates and all of the amphibians _______.
A) are ectothermic organism with variable body temperatures
B) alter their metabolic rates to maintain a constant body temperature of 37C
C) are endotherms but become thermoconformers when they are in water
D) become more active when environmental temperatures drop below 15C
The temperature-regulating center of vertebrate animals is located in the ______.
A) thyroid gland
C) subcutaneous layer of the skin
C (non shivering thermogenesis)
The metabolic breakdown of specialized brown fat depots in certain animals is substantially increase during _______.
C) non shivering thermogenesis
D) shivering thermogenesis
D (shivering thermogenesis)
A moth preparing for flight on a cold morning may warm its flight muscles via ____.
C) evaporative cooling
D) shivering thermogenesis
C (warmer arterial blood transfers heat to the cool venous blood)
The thin horizontal arrows in the figure above show that the ______.
A) warmer arterial blood can bypass the legs as needed, when the legs are too cold to function well
B) warmer venous blood transfers heat to cooler arterial blood
C) warmer arterial blood transfers heat to cooler venous blood
D) arterial blood is always cooler in the abdomen, compared to the temperature of the venous blood in the fact of the goose
A (temperature difference between the contents of the two sets of vessels to be minimized)
Examine the figure. Near a gooses's abdomen, the countercurrent arrangement of the arterial and venous blood vessels causes the ____.
A) temperature difference between the contents of the two sets of vessels to be minimized
B) venous blood to be as cold near the abdomen as it is near the feet
C) blood in the feet to be as warm as the blood in the abdomen
D) loss of the maximum possible amount of heat to the environment
C (wind blowing across the body surfaces)
Which of the following would increase the rate of heat exchange between an animal and its environment?
A) feathers or fur
C) wind blowing across the body surface
D) blubber or fat layer
C (You subject this reptile to various temperatures in the lab and find that its body temperature and metabolic rate change with the ambient temperature. You conclude it is an ectotherm.)
You are studying a large tropical reptile that has a high and relatively stable body temperature. How would you determine whether this animal is an endotherm or an ectotherm?
A) You know from its high and stable body temperature that it must be an endotherm.
B) You know that it is an ectotherm because it is not a bird or mammal.
C) You subject this reptile to various temperatures in the lab and find that its body temperature and metabolic rate change with the ambient temperature. You conclude it is an ectotherm.
D) You note that its environment has a high and stable temperature. Because its body temperature matches the environmental temperature, you conclude that is an ectotherm.
A woman standing and watching the stars on a cool, calm night will lose most of her body heat by ______.
D (environments with variable and limited food sources)
There are advantages and disadvantages to adaptions. Animals that are endothermic are likely to be at the greatest disadvantage in ____.
A) very cold environments
B) very hot environments
C) environments with a constant food source
D) environments with variable and limited food sources
C (Fluffing creates a pocket of air near the bird that acts as insulation.)
Which principle of heat exchange is the most important explanation for why birds look larger in colder weather because they fluff their feathers?
A) Fluffing feathers results in less cooling by radiation because feathers emit less infrared radiation than other tissues do.
B) Fluffing decreases the amount of heat lost by conduction when the bird makes contact with cold objects in its environment.
C) Fluffing creates a pocket of air near the bird that acts as insulation.
D) Fluffing decreases the surface-area-to-volume ratio, thus decreasing the amount of heat lost to the environment.
D (more active in summer because it can gain body heat by conduction)
Snake behavior in Wisconsin changes throughout the year. For example, a snake is _____.
A) less active in winter because the food supply is decreased
B) less active in winter because it does not need to avoid predators
C) more active in summer because that is the period for mating
D) more active in summer because it can gain body heat by conduction
D (both measured in animals in a resting and fasting state)
Standard metabolic rate (SMR) and basal metabolic rater (BMR) are ______.
A) used differently: SMR is measured during exercise, whereas BMR is measured at rest
B) used to compare metabolic rates during feeding and other active conditions
C) both measured across a wide range of temperatures for a given species
D) both measured in animals in a resting and fasting state
D (water consumer in one day)
Independent of whether an organism is an endotherm or ectoderm, the LEAST reliable indicator of an animal's metabolic rate is the amount of _____.
A) food eaten in one day
B) heat generated in one day
C) oxygen used in mitochondria in one day
D) water consumed in one day
A (elephant; mouse)
Consider the energy budgets for a human, an elephant, a penguin, a mouse, and a snake. The ____ would have the highest total annual energy expenditure, and the _______ would have the highest energy expenditure per unit mass.
A) elephant; mouse
B) elephant; human
C) human; penguin
D) mouse; snake
D (it is growing and increasing its mass)
An animal's inputs of energy and materials would exceed its outputs if _____.
A) the animal is an endotherm, which must always take in more energy because of its high metabolic rate
B) it is actively foraging for food
C) it is hibernating
D) it is growing and increasing its mass
D (a bird living year round in a desert)
Which of the following animals most likely uses the largest percentage of its energy budget for homeostatic regulation?
A) a marine jelly (an invertebrate) living deep in the ocean
B) a snake in a tropical forest
C) a shark swimming in the open ocean
D) a bird living year round in a desert
D (House the animals in a cage with no food for a few hours before measurement; conduct measurements in a room the same temperature as the room where housed.)
A researcher is setting up an experiment to measure basal metabolic rate in prairie voles. Which of the following would be the best set of conditions for the voles immediately before and during the measurement?
A) House the animals in a cage with plenty of food and water to avoid stress; conduct measurements in a warmer room than the room where housed.
B) House the animals in a cage with plenty of food and water to avoid stress; conduct measurements in a room the same temperature as the room where housed.
C) House the animals in a cage with no food for a few hours before measurement; conduct measurements in a colder room than the room where housed, and exercise the voles.
D) House the animals in a cage with no food for a few hours before measurement; conduct measurements in a room the same temperature as the room where housed.
Hummingbirds are small birds that require a regular food supply. When hummingbirds are faced with a situation that decreases their food supply, such as a storm, which of the following adaptations would be most useful for the bird to survive such an unpredictable and short-term absence of food resources?
D) burrowing into soil
C (A ground squirrel's hypothalamus detects changes in environmental temperatures and responds by activating or suppressing metabolic heat production.)
Organisms maintain dynamic homeostasis (internal balance) through behavioral and physiological mechanisms. Which of the following statements is an accurate explanation of a negative feedback mechanism used by animals to regulate body temperature?
A) Squirrels are able to cool themselves during the warmer months by producing more brown fat, which contains abundant mitochondria and a rich blood supply.
B) Desert jackrabbits have unusually large ears that serve as solar het collectors to enable them to maintain their body temperatures.
C) A ground squirrel's hypothalamus detects changes in environmental temperatures and responds by activating or suppressing metabolic heat production.
D) A goldfish slows its movements when the water temperature is lower.
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