Sample Questions

The questions provided in this set follow the format shown here. (Please note that as the dataset is provided under license, the examples shown are not present in the actual dataset.) Questions with diagrams contain placeholder filenames contained in curly brackets, and the associated files are included in the download.

Question without a diagram:

Frogs lay eggs that develop into tadpoles and then into adult frogs. This sequence of changes is an example of how living things

  (A) go through a life cycle

  (B) form a food web

  (C) act as a source of food

  (D) affect other parts of the ecosystem

Question involving a diagram:

Some plants live in very dry conditions, such as a desert.


The plant best adapted to survive in a desert climate is

  (A) Plant 2, because the spines attract insects

  (B) Plant 1, because the leaves provide shade for the roots

  (C) Plant 1, because the leaves are far away from the hot soil

  (D) Plant 2, because the spines allow less water to evaporate

Diagram referenced in the question: sample question pic