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Quiz 1


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Dr. Damilola Akinmade

Dr. Damilola Akinmade

Dr. Peterson Sherket

Dr. Rebecca Brogan




Dr. Theresa Geiman

Dr. Theresa Geiman

Dr. Jessica Whitt

Dr. Xin Yi Chan

Dr. Irene Aninye

Standard multiple choice questions are worth 1.5 points each. Other point values are shown. For multiple choice
questions choose the best response.
1. (0.5 pts total) You have had a stuffy nose all week leading up to your first biology exam and do not feel well
the night before. Is this a good reason to postpone taking the exam? (0.25 pt)
A. yes
B. no
To get a good night sleep, you go home the day before your first exam. (Heaven forbid) Your parents car
breaks down while driving you to Loyola the morning of the first exam. You will not be there for the start
of the exam. By virtue of the policy stated in the BL118/119 syllabus, what do you need to do? (0.25 pt)

2. (1 pt) The element phosphorous (P) has 3 total electron shells. The first 2 shells are filled to their maximum
with electrons, but there are five electrons in the outermost shell. How many total electrons does
phosphorous have in this state?

3. (1.5 pts total) The element sodium (Na) has a single electron in the outermost shell.
A. (1 pt) Would sodium be more likely to steal an electron from another element OR donate its electron
to another element? Circle the correct choice below.
Steal an electron

Donate an electron

Share an electron

B. (0.5 pt) The sodium ion is a (n): Circle the correct choice below.


Please answer the additional questions on the reverse side.

2. (1 pt) The measurement of how strongly an element pulls electrons towards itself is called:
4. Which of the following depicts the atomic configuration of nitrogen, which forms three single bonds?

3. (1.5 pts) Order the following components of living organisms from the smallest/simplest (1) to largest/most
complex (5) entity. There is no partial credit for this question.
_____ macromolecules (proteins, carbohydrates)
_____ molecules
_____ atoms
_____ cells
_____ cellular structures (organelles)
4. The most abundant elements in the human body include all of the following EXCEPT:


5. Which of the following is true?

A. For an electron to move into an electron shell further from the nucleus, it must lose energy
B. The element argon, which has 8 electrons in its outer shell, is highly reactive and forms chemical
bonds frequently
C. Covalent bonds are only formed between elements that share electrons equally
D. Elements join together to form molecules is so that they can fill their outer shells with electrons
E. The two atoms of hydrogen in the molecule H2 are joined together by hydrogen bonds