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# Prentice Hall Biology

## Chapter 5: Populations

### TAKS Practice Test

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(TAKS 5, IPC TEKS 4A)
1. If an object travels 250 m in 20 seconds, what is its speed? HINT: Speed (s) = distance (d) / time (t)
A 25 m/s
B 5 m/s
C 12.5 m/s
D 10 m/s

(TAKS 4, IPC TEKS 9D)
2. The rule "like dissolves like" can be used as a guideline for predicting solubility. Given this guideline, which of the following solvent/solute combinations is NOT likely to lead to solution?
F water/motor oil
G polar/polar
H nonpolar/nonpolar
J salt/water

(TAKS 5, IPC TEKS 4D)
3. Picture three ramps: Ramp A is 5 m long and 1 m high. Ramp B is 5 m long and 0.5 m high. Ramp C is 4 m long and 1 m high. Which ramp has the largest ideal mechanical advantage (MA)? HINT: MA = length of incline ÷ height of incline
A Ramp A
B Ramp B
C Ramp C
D Ramps A and C have same MA.

(TAKS 5, IPC TEKS 5B)
4. Light with waves that vibrate in only one direction is called
F infrared light.
G polarized light.
H reflected light.
J refracted light.

(TAKS 5, IPC TEKS 5B)
5. The bending of light when it passes from one medium into another is known as
A polarization.
B reflection.
C refraction.
D diffusion.

(TAKS 5, IPC TEKS 5B)
6. Which of the following properties of a musical tone is affected by resonance?
F volume
G frequency
H pitch
J all of the above

(TAKS 5, IPC TEKS 6A)
7. Picture a rock in three different positions: (a) at the top of a steep incline, (b) halfway down the steep incline, and (c) at the bottom of the incline. Where does the rock have the greatest gravitational potential energy?
A at the base of the incline
B halfway up the incline
C three fourths of the way up the incline
D at the top of the incline

(TAKS 5, IPC TEKS 6A)
8. Picture a hydroelectric power plant with a generator, turbine, spillway, dam, and reservoir. Not all of the mechanical energy is converted into electrical energy. What becomes of that energy?
F It is lost forever.
G It is converted to geochemical energy.
H It is converted to thermal energy and heats the water.
J It is converted to solar energy and cools the water.

(TAKS 5, IPC TEKS 6B)
9. Some houses have rooms with double-pane windows. Such windows keep the houses insulated by means of
A convection.
B conduction.
C radiation.
D condensation.

(TAKS 5, IPC TEKS 6D)
10. Which practice is potentially least harmful to the environment?
F disposing of dead batteries in the trash
G using only wet cells
H using nonrechargeable batteries
J using solar cells