BIO140 Quiz Answers

As I said in class, I am posting the answers to the last quiz we took, since you will not have a chance to get it back prior to the final on Tuesday.  As to the other quizzes from this half of the term, I have given each of those back, so you should have them to study from.  Last time I publish the other quizzes because I forgot to bring two of them to class to hand back, so you were missing three, this time that is not the case.

NOTE:  Like the midterm, you will be able to bring a 3X5 index card, handwritten, both sides for use.  In addition, while the material will be based on the previous quizzes I reserve the right to add a few more “in depth” questions to test your integration of the material (as opposed to simple memorization).

Quiz 10 Answers

Week of November 28, particular attention BIO220

Welcome back from the annual dinosaur carving holiday.  I hope you enjoyed the Lions winning, and to UoM fans, I don’t think it was a first down either (my team lost by 40 points in their last game).  To the Buckeye fans, hope you like that next game because it won’t be pretty for you (no offensive scores in regulation, really).

Okay, back to our regularly scheduled programming.  We have four weeks left in class and that is both a lot of time and not much at the same time.  If you are doing okay, four weeks is too long to slack off and keep doing well.  If your grade is not where you want it, four weeks isn’t a lot of time to bring it up.  All of my classes have at least one test left and two of them have major projects left, so stay focused and look to the finish line.

The major change for this week will come in BIO220.  With campus closed over the holiday I started unknown cultures before break, but couldn’t check on them.  Technically I could probably eek through with what I have, but some of you would really not like me for the cultures you got, so I am changing the schedule for class this week a little.  We are going to run lab during the Thursday timeslot (don’t worry 1.5 hours is enough, but I’ll be around at 10:30, just in case).  We will run the lecture from 9-12 on Tuesday (yes, we will take a break) and I’ll introduce the Unknown Project from 12-12:30.  The take home message is that those of you who have been missing Thursday class quite often, should probably focus on coming to class this week. Yes, your lab is due on TUESDAY.



  • Tuesday – Chapter 14, Start Unknown (background)
  • Thursday – Unknown Assignment 1 (plate setup, Gram-stain, etc.)


  • Tuesday – Exam 4 (Animals Intro through Protostomes), Lab (Squid, Perch, and finish Protostomes), Formal Lab due for Tuesday Lab.
  • Thursday – Deuterostomes, Lab (same), Formal Lab due for Thursday Lab.


  • Tuesday – Chapter 26-28

Weekly Breakdown

Below is a breakdown of the coming class days


  • Tuesday (11/8) – Weekly Quiz, Chapter 13-16, CS3 is due, Presentation 2 is due


  • Tuesday (11/8) – EXAM 3, Brine Shrimp lab/Squid Dissection
  • Thursday (11/10) – Chapter 33, Daily Quiz, Brine Shrimp lab/Squid Dissection


  • Tuesday (11/8) – Chapter 9, Streak Plate Isolation 1, Gram Stain Test 1, Collect Data on Heat Experiment, Set Up Tube Incubation.
  • Thursday (11/10) – Chapter 10


Daily/Weekly Quizzes

Many of you are struggling with the Daily Quizzes in BIO161 and the Weekly Reading Quizzes in BIO140. These quizzes are open, hand-written notes and meant to help you focus your active reading and studying. In general half of the questions come from the previous day (usually out of the PowerPoint file) and the other half come from the reading. The PowerPoint questions should be pretty straight forward, if you are processing the material and rewriting notes based on your understanding after class. The new questions usually come heavily from terminology or significant numbers/figures/tables from the chapter.

The Week of October 17

Below is a breakdown of the coming class days


  • Tuesday (10/18) – Weekly Quiz, Chapter 11-12


  • Tuesday (10/18) – Daily Quiz, Chapter 29, Lab Quiz, Finish Prokaryote lab
  • Thursday (10/20) – Exam 2 (Chapters 26-29), Lab Quiz, Finish Prokaryote Lab


  • Tuesday (10/18) – Chapter 6/7, Endospore Lab, Streak Plating
  • Thursday (10/20) – Chapter 7

The Coming Week Schedule

For those of you who asked, my wife is doing fine and recovering, thank you for your concern. Below is a breakdown of the coming class days, through next Thursday.


  • Tuesday (10/11) – Presentation Assignment 1 is due, Weekly Quiz, Chapters 9-10


  • Thursday (10/6) – Daily Quiz, Chapter 27, NO LAB
  • Tuesday (10/11) – Daily Quiz, Chapter 27, Start Prokaryote Lab
  • Thursday (10/13) – Daily Quiz, Chapter 28 (Exclude 28.4&28.5), Start Prokaryote Lab


  • Thursday (10/6) – Chapter 5 (Enzymes)
  • Tuesday (10/11) – Presentation Assignment 1 is due, Chapter 5 (Glycolysis), Gram Stain/Streaking Lab
  • Thursday (10/16) – Chapter 5 (TCA Cycle and Electron Trasport)

Grades and Presentation Topics

The Post Exam 1 grades are posted for BIO161 and BIO220.  The grades are posted by random student number (on top of your graded exam), and subcategories are outlined below for each rubric area.

For BIO220, you presentation topics are up also.  Look in the Materials section at the top of the course page under “Class Presentation Topics.”

Remember, NO CLASSES/LABS tomorrow (October 4, 2016) due to my wife’s surgery.