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Biology Merit Exam

Biology Merit Exam

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The Biology Merit Exam consists of forty multiple-choice questions of varying degrees of difficulty that are distributed among the major  areas of biology. Each year the exam has a different theme animal. Examples of previous exam themes include: the biology of the yellow jacket, polar bear, wandering albatross, tiger, killer whale, and octopus. Students compete only against others in their own division, and awards are given to the top three students as well as honorable mentions in each division.

Biology content areas include:

  • General Principles
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cellular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Ecology
  • Taxonomy
  • Plant Structure and Function
  • Animal Structure and Function

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Previous Biology Merit Exam Themes:

2022 - online - Frogs
2021 - online - Hummingbird
2020 - online - Tyrannosaurus rex
2019 Exam - Bison

2018 Exam - American Alligator
2017 Exam - African Elephant
2016 Exam - Polar Bear
2015 Exam - Common Octopus
2014 Exam - Wandering Albatross
2013 Exam - Yellow Jacket
2012 Exam - Killer Whale

2011 Exam - Bengal Tiger
2010 Exam - Carolina Wren

2009 Exam - Great White Shark
2008 Exam -Gorilla
2007 Exam - Rice