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  3. GAMSAT ® Section 3 Biology Practice Question
  4. GAMSAT ® Section 3 Chemistry Practice Question
  5. GAMSAT ® Section 3 Physics Practice Question
  6. Answers

GAMSAT ® Section 1 Practice Question

The following is a poem titled A Bird Came Down The Walk by Emily Dickinson.

A bird came down the walk:
He did not know I saw;
He bit an angle-worm in halves
And ate the fellow, raw.

And then he drank a dew
From a convenient grass,
And then hopped sidewise to the wall
To let a beetle pass.

He glanced with rapid eyes
That hurried all abroad,
They looked like frightened beads, I thought;

He stirred his velvet head

Like one in danger; cautious,
I offered him a crumb,
And he unrolled his feathers
And rowed him softer home

Than oars divide the ocean,
Too silver for a seam,
Or butterflies, off banks of noon,
Leap, splashless, as they swim.

1. What theme is most evident in A Bird Came Down The Walk?

  • a) Cruelty
  • b) Benevolence
  • c) Nature
  • d) Humanity

2. In the final two stanzas, the bird is described as flying away. The depiction that the bird's flight "rowed him softer..." than oars dividing the ocean implies:

  • a) Natural beauty surpasses man-made beauty
  • b) Passage by flight is more inspiring than passage by sea
  • c) There is a stark, superficial, contrast between animals and humans
  • d) Nature supersedes nurture

GAMSAT ® Section 2 Practice Question

Theme: Knowledge

  1. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot. (Albert Einstein)
  2. Some people still think knowledge is power. (Chuck Palahniuk, Lullaby)
  3. The power of human thought grows exponentially with the number of minds that share that thought. (Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol)
  4. The thing that's important to know is that you never know. You're always sort of feeling your way. (Diane Arbus, Diane Arbus Revelations)
  5. Any fool can know. The point is to understand. (Albert Einstein)

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GAMSAT ® Section 3 Biology Practice Question

GAMSAT Section 3 Biology Practice Question

The diagram above shows the absorbance of NAD+ and NADH at various wavelengths of light. As NAD+ is a dinucleotide it absorbs, like all nucleotides, strongly in the 260-280 nm range. It can also be seen that the protonated form exhibits a modified absorbance spectra.

An important biochemical measure of the health of a cell is known as the redox state and is the ratio of NAD+ to NADH. A healthy cell has a redox state of around 700. This high ratio makes oxidative reactions favourable and thus enables oxidative phosphorylation, or the aerobic formation of ATP.

To do this, reference samples of known concentrations of NAD+ and NADH are made up and measured in a spectrophotometer. The unknown samples are then measured and compared to the reference samples to determine the quantity of NAD+ or NADH in the sample.

A molecular biologist has a number of samples that they wish to test the redox state of. For each question select the correct answer using the knowledge provided in this section

1. What wavelength would be most appropriate for determining the concentration of NAD + ?

  • a) 240 nm
  • b) 260 nm
  • c) 340 nm
  • d) 300 nm

2. What wavelength would be most appropriate for determining the concentration of NADH when discriminating against NAD + concentration?

  • a) 240 nm
  • b) 260 nm
  • c) 340 nm
  • d) 300 nm

3. What redox state would most likely be found in a cell that was overwhelmed with the work of metabolizing alcohol?

  • a) NAD+/NADH greater than 700
  • b) NAD+/ NADH less than 700
  • c) NAD+/ NADH equal to 700
  • d) Not enough information to determine

GAMSAT ® Section 3 Chemistry Practice Question

GAMSAT Section 3 Chemistry Practice Question

The increased emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere leads to a decrease in the pH of ocean water due to a chemical equilibrium between carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) and carbonic acid (H 2 CO 3 ) which can then contribute protons into the ocean:

CO 2 + H 2 O ↔ H 2 CO 3

H 2 CO 3 ↔ H + + HCO 3 -

HCO 3 - ↔ H + + CO 3 2-

The relative abundance of the above species at a given pH is represented on a Bjerrum Plot.

1. In 1751 the ocean pH was 8.25, but it is expected by 2100 that [H+] in the ocean will increase by 2.5 fold. Which of the following indicates the expected ocean pH in 2100?

  • a) 10.75
  • b) 7.85
  • c) 7.25
  • d) 5.75

2. The initial [H + ] in 1751 was 5.62 * 10 -9 M, and Ca(OH) 2 is a strong base that is expected to dissociate completely. How much Ca(OH) 2 (1.0 M) would be required to return a 4 L water sample from the year 2100 back to the acidities of year 1751?

  • a) 11.2 nanolitres
  • b) 17.0 nanolitres
  • c) 28.1 nanolitres
  • d) 56.2 nanolitres

3. Oceanic species such as corals and plankton have calcium carbonate (CaCO 3 ) skeletal structures that require the levels of CO 3 2- to be saturated in ocean waters. What effect would an increase in CO 2 emissions have on these species?

  • a) The dissolving of their skeletons
  • b) The forming of carbonate aggregates on their skeletons
  • c) A thriving environment for skeletal formation
  • d) No obvious effect

GAMSAT ® Section 3 Physics Practice Question

GAMSAT Section 3 Physics Practice Question

Hydraulic force multiplication is one of the mechanisms that allow the force applied to a car’s brake pedal by a person's foot to be multiplied to a level that can stop a car quickly. A very simplified diagram is provided below.

Piston A and B are both cylindrical and are at the same height. The fluid used, in blue, is water. The diameter of Piston A is 10 cm.

1. How much pressure would the person be applying to the water if they push down on the brake pedal with 200 N of force?

  • a) 10/π kPa
  • b) 2/π kPa
  • c) 20/π kPa
  • d) 80/π kPa

2. It is known that a fluid’s density increases as temperature increases and decreases as the temperature decreases. If the efficiency of the hydraulic braking system is defined as how effectively the forces are multiplied, what happens to the braking system efficiency on a hot day?

  • a) Pressure increases, brake efficiency increases
  • b) Pressure increases, Brake efficiency decreases
  • c) Pressure decreases, Brake efficiency remains constant
  • d) Pressure increases, brake efficiency remains constant

GAMSAT ® Practice Question Answers

Section 1 Answers

1. C is correct.

Dickinson repeatedly compares and contrasts the cruelty/fear ("...bit an angle-worm in halves" depicting the predator-prey relationship between bird and worm) and beauty ("...he unrolled his feathers, And rowed him softer home") of nature. Students may interpret the poem to represent the other themes, however these are either not suggested (Answers 1 and 2) or a minor theme (Answer 4).

2. A is correct.

As the comparative 'softer' is used, it suggests that the natural sight of a bird flying is more beautiful than boat oars that create gentle ripples in the water. This implies natural beauty surpasses man-made beauty, as oars and boats are man-made. Use of enjambment (the continuation of a sentence without a pause beyond the end of a line, couplet, or stanza) creates a relaxed tone.

Section 3 Biology Answers

1. B is correct.

260nm is the answer as this is in the range light is most strongly absorbed by NAD + , which assists its measurement by a spectrophotometer

2. C is correct.

At 340nm, there is the greatest amount of difference between the standard molar absorbance of NAD + and NADH, and this would be the most appropriate point to measure the two comparatively.

3. B is correct.

In the stem, it is indicated that ' a healthy cell has a redox state of around 700. This high ratio makes oxidative reactions favourable and thus enables oxidative phosphorylation, or the aerobic formation of ATP '.

We can infer that a cell overwhelmed with the work of metabolizing alcohol is less healthy, and therefore the ratio would be less than 700.

The enzymes used to metabolise ethanol (ADH and ALDH2) reduce NAD + to NADH, and therefore the cellular NAD + / NADH redox ratio is lowered as a consequence of ethanol metabolism.

Section 3 Chemistry Answers

1. B is correct.

Students should be familiar with pH being a logarithmic scale with a change in 1 pH unit corresponding to a [H+] change of a factor of 10. Therefore, for an acidification with a [H+] factor change of 2.5 the pH is expected to decrease, but by less than 1 pH unit. The only answer that fulfills this criteria is B.

2. B is correct.

Calculate difference in proton concentration by determining concentration in 2100 and taking away initial concentration.

In 1751: [H + ] = 5.62 * 10 -9 M (mol L -1 )

Multiply by 2.5 to get 2100 levels: [H + ] = 14.1 * 10 -9 mol L -1

Difference in [H + ] (2100 levels - 1751 levels) = 8.48 * 10 -9 mol L -1

Determine amount of H + to be neutralised in a 4 L sample (multiply difference by 4 L):

4 L sample = 33.9 * 10 -9 mol to be neutralised

Each Ca(OH) 2 provides two hydroxides, therefore we require half this amount of Ca(OH) 2 :

n(Ca(OH) 2 ) = 17.0 * 10 -9 mol

Concentration is 1.0 M (mol L -1 ), therefore answer is 17.0 nanolitres (17.0 * 10 -9 L).

3. A is correct.

Of the extra carbon dioxide added into the oceans, some remains as dissolved carbon dioxide, while the rest contributes towards making additional carbonic acid and additional bicarbonate as in the equilibria. This also increases the concentration of hydrogen ions, and the percentage increase in hydrogen is larger than the percentage increase in bicarbonate, creating an imbalance in the reaction HCO 3 ↔ CO 3 2− + H + . To maintain chemical equilibrium, some of the carbonate ions already in the ocean combine with some of the hydrogen ions to make further bicarbonate. Thus the ocean's concentration of carbonate ions is reduced, creating an imbalance in the reaction Ca 2+ + CO 3 2- ↔ CaCO 3 , and making the dissolution of formed CaCO 3 structures more likely. In other words, the CO32- concentration drops, so that the ocean is no longer saturated and CO 3 2- dissolves from the coral. This can be seen on the Bjerrum plot - as pH drops, the concentration of CO 3 2- drops too.

Section 3 Physics Answers

1. D is correct.

Using the formula P=F/A and keeping in mind that the radius of Piston A is 5 cm ,

p =

200

π x 5 2

N

cm 2

  =

200

π x 25

N

cm 2

  =

8

π

N

cm 2

  =

8

π

N

(1/100m) 2

  =

8

π

X

100 2

N

m 2

  =

8

π

X

10 4

Pa

  =

80

π

kPa

Remember that Pa (pascals) is the equivalent of N/m 2

2. D is correct.

On a hot day, the density of the water increases. Using the formula P = ρ X g X h it is clear that if the density (ρ) increases, then the pressure will increase.

However, this pressure increase is applied to both pistons. While this might increase the force applied to the water in Piston A, it increases the force applied to Piston B by the same proportion. In other words, the ratio of forces between the pistons remains the same, so the brake efficiency remains the same.

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