NEW YORK STATE REGENTS EXAMS
PART A -
Answer all 35 questions in this part. (35)
Directions (1-35): For each statement or question, write on the separate answer sheet the number of the word or expression that, of those given, best completes the statement or answers the question.
1 The current knowledge concerning cells is the result of the investigations and observations of many scientists. The work of these scientists forms a well-accepted body of knowledge about cells. This body of knowledge is an example of a
2 An experimental design included references from prior experiments, materials and equipment, and step-by-step procedures. What else should be included before the experiment can be started?
3 In his theory, Lamarck suggested that organisms will develop and pass on to offspring variations that they need in order to survive in a particular environment. In a later theory, Darwin proposed that changing environmental conditions favor certain variations that promote the survival of organisms. Which statement is best illustrated by this information?
4 The dense needles of Douglas fir trees can prevent most light from reaching the forest floor. This situation would have the most immediate effect on
5 Which statement best describes a characteristic of an ecosystem?
(1) It must have producers and consumers but not decomposers.