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SAT Biology Ecological (Biology-E) Sample Paper

SAT Biology Ecological (Biology-E) Test Sample Questions Page-1. Following are the sample questions for SAT Biology Ecological (Biology-E). View answers to the questions at the bottom of the page.

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  1. Which of the groups below represents the correct relationship in order from smallest (or simplest) to largest (or more complex)
    1. matter-element-compound-electron-atom
    2. electron-element-atom-compound-matter
    3. electron-atom-element-matter-compound
    4. electron-atom-element-compound-matter
    5. none of these

  2. Which of the following statements is correct
    1. The product of transcription is DNA
    2. The product of transcription is mRNA
    3. The product of transcription is a protein
    4. The product of translation is mRNA
    5. both a and c

  3. What defines the Sahara Desert as a desert
    1. It is characterized by very hot temperatures
    2. The growing season is very short
    3. Cacti make up the dominant form of vegetation
    4. It is very dry
    5. none of these

  4. Which of the following descriptions of a DNA molecule is NOT correct
    1. Synthesis is semiconservative
    2. Opposite strands are antiparallel
    3. The number of cytosines present is roughly equal to the number of uracils
    4. It contains the sugar deoxyribose
    5. all are correct

  5. What trophic level is represented by the snake
    1. decomposer
    2. primary consumer
    3. secondary consumer
    4. producer
    5. tertiary consumer

  6. In the Eastern United States, many forested areas were cleared for agricultural purposes. If cultivation was abandoned in those areas, they would eventually return to forests. This is an example of
    1. primary succession
    2. secondary succession
    3. decomposition
    4. interspecific competition
    5. both b and d

  7. Which of the following represents an example of Mullerian mimicry
    1. Two unrelated poisonous frog species that share the same habitat also resemble each other in coloration
    2. The coloration of the canyon tree frog allows it to blend in with the granite rocks among which it lives
    3. When disturbed, the larva of the hawkmoth puffs up its head and thorax such that it resembles the head of a small poisonous snake
    4. In some orchid species, the flowers resemble female moths and attract male moths that attempt to mate with them, contributing to pollination in the process
    5. both b and a

  8. A human cell that contains 22 autosomes and a Y chromosome must be
    1. a zygote
    2. a somatic cell of a male
    3. a somatic cell of female
    4. an egg cell
    5. a sperm cell

  9. Which of the following events does NOT lead to genetic variation in a population
    1. independent assortment of chromosomes during meiosis
    2. crossing over between homologous chromosomes during meiosis II
    3. crossing over between homologous chromosomes during meiosis I
    4. random mutation
    5. both c and d

  10. A special form of loose connective tissue that pads and insulates the body and stores fuel reserves is known as
    1. epithelial tissue
    2. adipose tissue
    3. fibrous connective tissue
    4. muscle tissue
    5. both a and d


  1. D
  2. B
  3. D
  4. C
  5. E
  6. B
  7. A
  8. E
  9. B
  10. B