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Features of Exam Edge CLEP Biology Practice Tests

Our CLEP Biology practice tests offer the following features to give you a comprehensive and customizable exam prep experience:


Accessible CLEP Biology Practice Tests

  • Instant online practice tests: Because our practice exams are web-based, there is no need to wait for software to download or physical supplies to arrive in the mail. Once you purchase a bundle of practice tests, you can start using them immediately!
  • Unlimited test access: Our practice tests never expire. You can revisit each test as much as you would like in order to review the questions and answers.
  • Available 24/7: You can pause and resume our practice tests to suit your schedule, at any time of day. Start a practice test in the morning, pause it at noon, and pick it back up at midnight!
  • Access your test from any device: Our practice tests are available across multiple devices. As long as you have an internet connection, you can start a practice test on your desktop computer and continue it on your laptop, tablet, or smartphone for on-the-go flexibility.
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Realistic CLEP Biology Practice Exam Questions

  • 115 multiple choice unique questions per exam: Each practice test is unique and matches the length of the real CLEP Biology exam so you can practice time management and learn how to maintain focus for the duration of the test.
  • 10 online practice exams: Select our largest test bundle for the ultimate CLEP Biology test prep package - 10 practice tests each test contains 115 unique questions that's 1,150 unique questions to make you incredibly ready for test day.

Helpful CLEP Biology Study Guides

  • Detailed explanations for each question: Each CLEP Biology practice test question comes with explanations for both correct and incorrect answers to help you understand and learn from your mistakes.
  • Repeated attempts on each practice test: You can take each unique practice test up to 4 times to strengthen your recall, hone your pacing, and build your test-taking stamina.

How CLEP Biology Practice Tests Work

Our unique CLEP Biology practice test environment is the closest thing you will find to the actual test, with one exception: we tell you which questions you answered correctly and which you answered incorrectly. And most importantly, we explain why! Our practice test questions give you step-by-step explanations in an easy-to-understand format. This opportunity to understand the practice exam questions and review your answers in depth will bolster your test prep and get you ready for success on test day.

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We also know that everyone likes to study differently, so we offer three different ways to use your CLEP Biology practice exams:

  • Timed CLEP Biology Practice Test Mode: Timed tests are just like the CLEP Biology exam. Our system sets the test time to the same time limit, or time limit per question, that you will experience with the actual exam on test day. This is a great method of practicing your pacing, especially if you're concerned about completing your exam within the time limit.

  • Untimed CLEP Biology Practice Test Mode: With this option, you can take your time and thoroughly consider each question before answering. This rush-free mode is recommended for those dipping their toes into exam prep or just starting on their journey to take the CLEP Biology. It is a great way to test your knowledge with no time limit and highlight blind spots you will need to come back to in your studies - one of the many advantages of taking CLEP Biology practice exams with Exam Edge!

  • CLEP Biology Study Guide Mode: Not sure where to even begin with your studying? Try a practice test in explanation mode. The questions act as a study guide, giving you the option to see the answers as you take the test. Study guide mode is an effective way to review the CLEP Biology exam subject matter before you take the exam in a timed format. We recommend taking a practice test in explanation mode and taking thorough notes as the best method for beginning your test prep.

Test Prep Beyond CLEP Biology Practice Exam Questions

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Learn how to solve the entire test-taking puzzle with Exam Edge's CLEP Biology practice tests! Such exams don't just measure what you know -- they are also a test of how well you perform under pressure. The right type of test preparation helps you familiarize yourself not only with the material you are being tested on but also the format of the test, to help you beat test-taking anxiety. That is the kind of valuable experience you will get with our practice tests and exam prep so you can walk into your exam as prepared as possible and feel ready to pass your CLEP Biology exam.


CLEP Biology - Features Sample Questions

Which of the following is not correctly matched with its trophic level?





Correct Answer:
phytoplankton–secondary consumer.


the question asks to identify which pair is not correctly matched with its corresponding trophic level. trophic levels are positions that organisms occupy in a food chain, reflecting their roles in the ecosystem's energy flow. understanding these roles is crucial to correctly matching organisms to their respective trophic levels.

let's examine each option: - **grasshopper – primary consumer**: grasshoppers are herbivores that feed on plants. in the ecological food chain, primary consumers are organisms that consume primary producers (such as plants and algae). therefore, categorizing grasshoppers as primary consumers is correct. - **phytoplankton – secondary consumer**: phytoplankton are microscopic organisms that reside in watery environments and are capable of photosynthesis. they are foundational to aquatic ecosystems, serving as primary producers. primary producers convert solar energy into chemical energy (biomass) through photosynthesis, which supports other life forms in the ecosystem. contrary to the label in the question, phytoplankton are not secondary consumers but primary producers. secondary consumers are typically carnivorous or omnivorous and feed on primary consumers. - **cyanobacteria – primary producer**: cyanobacteria, like phytoplankton, are photosynthetic organisms often found in aquatic settings. they play a similar role to phytoplankton by producing organic matter from inorganic substances through photosynthesis, rightly placing them as primary producers. - **eagle – tertiary consumer**: eagles are predators that often sit at the top of the food chain. they typically consume secondary consumers (such as snakes or large fish), which makes them tertiary consumers. this categorization is correct as it accurately reflects their role in the ecosystem.

from the analysis, it is clear that the pair "phytoplankton – secondary consumer" is not correctly matched. phytoplankton should be classified as primary producers, not secondary consumers. they are fundamental in the aquatic food chains, serving as the base level that supports all other aquatic life forms. thus, the correct answer to the question is the option that identifies phytoplankton as secondary consumers, which is an incorrect match.

A diploid human cell contains 46 chromosomes. At the end of meiosis I, how many chromosomes are present in each cell?





Correct Answer:
23 chromosomes


meiosis is a type of cell division that reduces the number of chromosomes in the parent cell by half and produces four gamete cells. this process is divided into two stages: meiosis i and meiosis ii. it is essential for sexual reproduction and contributes to genetic diversity.

in humans, each body cell normally contains 46 chromosomes, organized into 23 pairs. these pairs consist of one chromosome from each parent, making the cell diploid. at the start of meiosis i, each chromosome duplicates itself, resulting in two copies of each chromosome, called sister chromatids, which remain attached at a point called the centromere.

during meiosis i, the cell undergoes several phases, starting with prophase i, where homologous chromosomes (one from each parent) pair up in a process called synapsis. this pairing is crucial as it allows for crossing-over, a process where homologous chromosomes exchange segments of dna, enhancing genetic diversity. following synapsis, during metaphase i, these pairs line up at the cell's equator. in anaphase i, the spindle fibers pull each homologous chromosome pair towards opposite poles of the cell. this step is pivotal as it halves the chromosome number. finally, telophase i and cytokinesis conclude the division, resulting in two daughter cells.

each of these two daughter cells at the end of meiosis i contains 23 chromosomes. however, it's important to note that each chromosome still consists of two sister chromatids. therefore, although the chromosome number is halved (from 46 to 23), each chromosome is still duplicated. the cell at this point is considered haploid because it contains only one set of chromosomes, one from each original homologous pair, but each chromosome still consists of two chromatids.

following meiosis i, meiosis ii occurs in each of the two haploid cells. meiosis ii resembles a typical mitotic division, where the 23 chromosomes (each with two chromatids) line up, and the sister chromatids are then separated and pulled to opposite poles by the spindle fibers. this results in four haploid cells, each with 23 single chromatids. these cells are the gametes - in males, they develop into sperm cells, and in females, into oocytes.

therefore, at the end of meiosis i, each cell has 23 chromosomes, each consisting of two chromatids. this setup is crucial for the subsequent phase, meiosis ii, where these chromatids will be separated, leading to the formation of gametes with genetically distinct single-chromatid chromosomes.


Digital Flashcards

Are you looking to boost your CLEP Biology exam preparation? Add a pack of digital flashcards to your study routine. Flashcards offer a unique way to enhance your understanding of the material in several ways:

  • Enhanced Retention: Flashcards reinforce learning from practice tests through active recall and spaced repetition, which improves memory retention.
  • Flexibility: You can use them anytime, anywhere, when you have limited time, and when you cannot complete a practice test.
  • Immediate Feedback: Instant feedback on flashcards helps quickly identify and focus on improvement areas.

Using digital flashcards with practice tests offers you the best chance at passing your CLEP Biology exam by improving your understanding and retention.

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CLEP Biology Study Guide


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CLEP Biology Study Guides are available to anyone purchasing a test bundle of 10 or more practice tests.

Here is a summary of the information included in the CLEP Biology Study Guides:

  • Strategies for Passing Multiple Choice Tests: Understanding the exam format and structure is essential to taking an exam. You can follow these tips to better approach a multiple-choice exam.
  • Comprehensive Study Tips: Preparing for your certification exam can be daunting. These study tips provide you with a road map to making your study time as efficient as possible.
  • Exam Domains: Having an early grasp on what is on the CLEP Biology certification exam is critical. It helps you plan what you need to study to be sure you are ready for your exam.
  • Beating Stress: Dealing with exam stress can be very difficult and severely affect your exam performance. Here are some strategies to help you combat that stress.
  • Review Key Terms: Reviewing key terms and concepts that will be vital to passing your exam.
  • Build a Study Schedule: Managing how to study for the exam can be as stressful as taking the actual exam. Follow the study schedule to maximize your preparation.

We continuously strive to provide resources that empower you to achieve your academic goals. Our Practice Tests, Digital Flash Cards, and Study Guides have been expertly crafted to support a wide range of subjects, and are tailored to foster a deeper understanding and retention of key concepts required to pass your CLEP Biology certification exam. Using all three of these will ensure you master the skills you need to pass your certification exam.