Determine which of these questions could be researchable
using the scientific method.

Under what conditions could bass live in a
What was the artist thinking when he painted
Mona Lisa?
Are UFOs related to crop circles?
Is there a supreme deity?
What is the meaning of life?
Points Received: 1 of 1

Question 2. Question
A solution proposed for a problem that is reasonable, but
untested could be called

a prediction
a theory
a conclusion
a hypothesis
Points Received: 1 of 1

Question 3. Question
The scientific method depends on
reproducible results.
clearly stated laws of nature.
accurate initial predictions.
fact-based hypotheses.
communication of findings.
Points Received: 1 of 1

Question 4. Question
Which statement is true about the discipline of science?

Science is a set of facts about the physical
Science provides answers to all questions
about our environment.
is a tool for understanding our physical and biological environment.
Science and intuition are mutually exclusive.
Science encompasses all of pseudoscience and
Points Received: 1 of 1

Question 5. Question
The scientific method

was invented by the Greek philosopher, Plato
is restricted to use in scientific
is a
process used to understand our physical surroundings
always begins with observations
Points Received: 1 of 1

Question 6. Question
When scientists have finished research and wish to communicate
the results, they are most likely to do which of the following?

immediately repeat the research
call a press conference and announce
pre-publication findings
sell their findings to a research and
development company
write a concise paper and submit it to a
scientific journal
submit an abstract to a popular science

Question 7. Question
After repeated experiments, scientists will usually arrive
at a comprehensive explanation for a problem. That explanation is called

a theory
a hypothesis
a prediction
a law
Points Received: 1 of 1

Question 8. Question
Which of the following statements would be true of the
scientific method?

The scientific method is a linear process
starting with observation and following several other rigidly defined steps.
The scientific method is a continuous process
by which people learn about the physical universe and share their knowledge
with others.
Scientists may report findings in such a way
that experiments and observations remain known only to the original experimenters.
When the results of an experiment do not fit
the hypothesis, a scientist may ethically discard the results and repeat the
The scientific method has no connection to the
way people conduct their lives every day.
Points Received: 1 of 1

Question 9. Question
Which of the following is a question which can be answered
by science?

Which movie star is the most beautiful?
Which rock group puts on the best stage
Which planet in our solar system has the
coldest moon?
Which spoken language is the most pleasant to
the human ear?
Points Received: 1 of 1

Question 10. Question
Laws of nature can be characterized by saying that they

arise from repeated observation but no
represent our best understanding of how the
universe works in certain circumstances.
are not subject to change based upon
additional observations.
always have exceptions and other defects.
are the same as absolute truths.
Points Received: 1 of 1

Question 11. Question
When scientists apply the scientific method to problems

more questions may be generated
whole theories may be changed or rejected
more hypotheses may be generated
all of these are correct
Points Received: 1 of 1

Question 12. Question
Peer review in science

demoralizes most young scientists before they
can become established.
is accomplished in the editorial offices of
major scientific journals.
causes delays between the conclusion of an
experiment and the communication of the results.
is conducted in confidence by a panel of
experts in the field.
has become outdated since the advent of
Points Received: 1 of 1

Question 13. Question
Which of the following is best referred to as a pseudoscience?

Points Received: 1 of 1

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