Spontaneous Generation and Origin of Life Review
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  • Question 1
    30 seconds
    Q. Which scientist(s) tested the primordial soup model by using an electrical spark to produced amino acids from the molecules believed to be present on early Earth?
    answer choices
    Oparin-Haldane
    Miller-Urey
    Pasteur
    Spallanzani
  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following ideas that pockets of air released from underwater hydrothermic vents created tiny area in which organic compounds could form and concentrate?
    answer choices
    Bubble hypothesis
    Panspermia
    Spontaneous generation
    Endosymbiotic theory
  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q. Which scientist(s) suggested early earth was very different from present day and that lightning and volcanic activity catalyzed the creation of organic molecules to form a "primordial soup" from which life arose?
    answer choices
    Oparin-Haldane
    Miller-Urey
    Pasteur
    Spallanzani
  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following concepts explains the presence of mitochondria and chloroplasts in eukaryotic cells?
    answer choices
    Bubble hypothesis
    Panspermia
    Spontaneous generation
    Endosymbiotic theory
  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following concepts suggests life on Earth came from meteorites(outer space)?
    answer choices
    Bubble hypothesis
    Panspermia
    Spontaneous generation
    Endosymbiotic theory
  • Question 6
    60 seconds
    Q. Which of the following is a key difference between Needham's and Spallanzani's experiments testing the idea of spontaneous generation?
    answer choices
    Needham heated his broth while Spallanzani did not.
    Spallanzani heated his broth while Needham did not.
    Needham sealed his flasks tightly while Spallanzani did not.
    Spallanzani sealed his flasks tightly while Needham did not.
  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q. Which scientist disproved spontaneous generation of large organisms by showing maggots came from flies not from rotting meat?
    answer choices
    Redi
    Needham
    Spallanzani
    Pasteur
  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q. Which scientist designed a special flask that allowed air in but kept microbes out and once and for all disproved spontaneous generation?
    answer choices
    Redi
    Needham
    Spallanzani
    Pasteur
  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q. Which gas was believed to be absent from early Earth's atmosphere
    answer choices
    Hydrogen
    Nitrogen
    Oxygen
    Carbon
  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following terms refers to life coming from other living things?
    answer choices
    Abiogenesis
    Biogenesis
    Spontaneous generation
    Endosymbiosis
  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q. Why were mitochondria and chloroplasts once believed to be prokaryotic organisms?
    answer choices
    They both contain ribosomes and a plasma membrane.
    They both contain their own DNA and reproduce by binary fission.
    They both contain DNA found in modern bacteria and reproduce sexually.
    They both contain their own nuclei and plasma membranes.
  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q. What type of organism was the first to inhabit Earth?
    answer choices
    anaerobic heterotrophic prokaryote
    aerobic heterotrophic prokaryote
    anaerobic autotrophic prokaryote
    aerobic autotrophic prokaryote
  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q. Which concept refers to life arising from non-living molecules?
    answer choices
    Organic evolution
    Chemical evolution
    Chemosynthesis
    Photosynthesis
  • Question 14
    60 seconds
    Q. Which of the following correctly sequences the order in which bacterial cells appeared on Earth?
    answer choices
    Aerobic bacteria, Photosynthetic bacteria, Anaerobic bacteria
    Anaerobic bacteria, Aerobic bacteria, Photosynthetic bacteria
    Anaerobic bacteria, Photosynthetic bacteria, Aerobic bacteria
    Photosynthetic bacteria, Aerobic bacteria, Anaerobic bacteria
  • Question 15
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following terms is another name for spontaneous generation?
    answer choices
    Abiogenesis
    Biogenesis
    Chemical evolution
    Organic evolution
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