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Practice Test - 1.3



Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

Theories are
a.
always the right answer
d.
only thought up by scientists
b.
hypotheses that explain all of the evidence
e.
Both a. and b.
c.
usually random and not related to real life
 

 2. 

Which of these is not scientific evidence?
a.
graphs
d.
sketches
b.
pictures
e.
measurements
c.
feelings
 

 3. 

Why does the scientific method work?
a.
it was developed by scientists
d.
it tests each theory against the evidence of the real world
b.
it has been used by people for a far back as man can remember
e.
it needs a paycheck
c.
it creates more evidence
 

 4. 

What is the perfered way of a scientist answering a question?
a.
create a hypothesis
d.
inductive reasoning
b.
deductive reasoning
e.
lots of experiments
c.
the scientific method
f.
read a book
 

 5. 

What happens when a theory does not explain new evidence?
a.
the evidence is disregarded
d.
the theory is changed to fit the evidence
b.
the theory is thrown out
e.
the evidence is changed to fit the theory
c.
the universe as we know it ends
 

 6. 

What are the two parts to an experiment?
a.
test & review
d.
deduce & inquire
b.
experiment & conclusion
e.
control & variable
c.
hypothesis & problem
 

 7. 

What is one of the main characteristics of a good scientist?
a.
a quick mind
d.
government funding
b.
a good eye
e.
asking questions
c.
good communcation skills
f.
a sense of humor
 

 8. 

What is the begining to being a good scientist?
a.
studying
d.
making observations
b.
doing experiments
e.
asking questions
c.
asking questions
f.
applying for governement grants
 

 9. 

Which of these steps of the scientific method is the inquiry part?
a.
State the problem
d.
test the hypothesis
b.
gather information
e.
State a conclusion
c.
form a hypothesis
 

 10. 

Learning by asking questions is called
a.
deducing
d.
inquiry
b.
theories
e.
evidence
c.
scientific method
 

 11. 

Why must two experiements be done?
a.
for comparison
d.
for fun
b.
for accuracy
e.
four score and seven years ago
c.
for more work
 

 12. 

A hypothesis
a.
must be testable
d.
will become a theory if it passes the tests
b.
is a possible answer to a question
e.
all of the above.
c.
must fit the evidence
 

 13. 

When you deduce an answer you
a.
figure out what happened using logic and the facts on hand
d.
get information from all possible sources
b.
use the scientific method
e.
Use your brain and not the facts.
c.
experiment and repeat the test several times
 



 
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