SPRING 2003 – 10:
(17) Which structure in the upper arm is responsible for raising the lower arm?
C* 3
SPRING 2003 – 10:
(25) The medulla, part of the brain stem, reacts quickly to increased levels of CO2 in the
blood and stimulates a response from the —
A excretory system
B immune system
C* respiratory system
D integumentary system
SPRING 2003 – 10:
(48) Which system is responsible for producing enzymes that aid in breaking down
substances to be absorbed for the body’s growth and repair?
F* Digestive system
G Reproductive system
H Respiratory system
J Skeletal system
SPRING 2003 – 11:
(16) A portion of the human excretory system is represented in the diagram. The order in
which urine flows through the system is —
F urethra bladder ureter kidney
G ureter kidney bladder urethra
H* kidney ureter bladder urethra
J bladder urethra kidney ureter
APRIL 2004 – 10:
(6) Which of the following is directly caused by muscle action?
F Regeneration of nerves
G Healing of wounds
H Release of hormones
J* Extension of limbs
APRIL 2004 – 10:
(41) Which system of the body would be directly affected if a large number of T cells
were attacked by a virus?
A Cardiovascular system
B* Immune system
C Endocrine system
D Respiratory system
APRIL 2004 – 10:
(51) In the diagram above, one cell creates and releases chemicals that travel to a second
cell and quickly induce that cell into action. This diagram represents part of the —
A endocrine system
B skeletal system
C muscular system
D* nervous system
APRIL 2004 – 11:
(3) The diagram illustrates the parts of this flower. Which of these parts are not directly
involved in sexual reproduction?
A Stigma and style
B* Sepal and pedicel
C Anther and filament
D Receptacle and ovary
JULY 2004 – 11:
29 The diagram represents a human arm. Which structure is most responsible for moving the arm
to a straighter position?
A Tendons of origin
B Biceps
C Radius
D* Triceps
JULY 2004 – 11:
47 Which body system is directly responsible for delivering nutrients to cells throughout the
A* Circulatory system
B Integumentary system
C Endocrine system
D Respiratory system
FEBRUARY 2006 – 11:
18 Red marrow is the principal tissue that produces red blood cells in humans. In which
body system is red marrow found?
F Integumentary system
G Respiratory system
H Nervous system
J* Skeletal system
APRIL 2006 – 10:
15 Hemoglobin carries oxygen to body cells. Which body system contains hemoglobin?
A* Circulatory system
B Respiratory system
C Endocrine system
D Nervous system
APRIL 2006 – 10:
47 Pelicans prevent serious wing damage by entering the water in the manner shown
above. Which two organ systems in the pelican work together the most to accomplish this
A Circulatory and nervous systems
B* Nervous and muscular systems
C Muscular and digestive systems
D Digestive and circulatory systems
JULY 2006 – 11:
25 According to this information, some organs of the gastrointestinal tract —
A* fit in more than one organ system
B perform only one function at a time
C supply the body with platelets
D produce soluble vitamins
SPRING 2003 – 11:
29 Nutrients from digested food move from the digestive system directly into the —
A* circulatory system
B integumentary system
C excretory system
D endocrine system
APRIL 2004 – 11:
(28) When a person is frightened by a wild animal, some organ systems immediately
become active, while others are suppressed. Which of these systems is likely to be
F Muscular system
G Respiratory system
H Endocrine system
J* Digestive system
OCTOBER 2005 – 11:
30 Which of these statements describes one possible interaction between the endocrine
and respiratory systems?
F The heart is composed of muscle tissue.
G* Hormones can trigger asthma attacks.
H The rib cage expands to move air into the lungs.
J Blood cells can attack pathogens.
FALL 2005 – 11:
9 The small intestine is to nutrient absorption as the blood is to nutrient —
A assimilation
B* distribution
C regulation
D elimination
FEBRUARY 2006 – 11:
36 How is the circulatory system related to the digestive system?
F The brain stem controls the heart rate.
G* Blood carries nutrients to body cells.
H Stomach muscles contract and expand.
J The pharynx is a passageway for air and food.
APRIL 2006 – 11:
10 How is the excretory system most likely to respond when an animal is thirsty?
F By relaxing the smooth muscles
G* By retaining body fluids
H By absorbing heat from lymph glands
J By releasing hormones
JULY 2006 – 11:
35 Because chewing begins the breakdown of food before it is swallowed, digestion starts
in the mouth and throat. Which of the following systems aids most in this early stage of
A Immune system
B Excretory system
C* Muscular system
D Respiratory system
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