Introduction to Cell & Molecular Biology (BIOL121) - Dr. S.G. Saupe (; Biology Department, College of St. Benedict/St. John's University, Collegeville, MN 56321

Review: Exam #1

    The exam will be a mixture of objective (e.g., multiple choice, definition, fill-in-blank) and subjective (short answer) questions.  To see the general format you may want to check out the sample exams that are posted on line.  You may use pencil or pen to complete your exam, though I strongly recommend pencil.  The exam is designed to last one hour.  In general, the exam could include:  (1) anything covered in class; (2) any study sheets, articles, handouts or other materials used/assigned in class; and (3) PowerPoints in the public folder.  I try to ask an equal number of questions about each class.  Below is a summary of the main topics that are "fair game" for the exam.  Essentially we covered science & scientific method, nature of life, evolution, general chemistry, ******. 

    You may find the questions at the end of each chapter, on-line quizzes and text website helpful.  The following should be the bulk of what is on the exam, though I may have forgotten something.  Similarly, there may be a few topics embedded in the various notes, etc., that will not be covered since we didn't mention it in class.

Chapter 1 - Science, Life, Evolution:
    This chapter highlights biology as the science of life.  Thus two major topics are "science" and "life".  Since evolution is so important, this is a major theme that runs through the chapter and book.  Topics to consider studying for the exam:

Chapter 2 - Atoms & Molecules
    This chapter focuses on the elemental constituents of life and how they are put together (bonding) and water.  Topics to consider studying for the exam:


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