Previous Exams Directory

This file contains links to old exams given in previous semesters. The 1992 and 1994 exams are only the exam without answers. After that the files are the exam keys!

The exams from the 1990s include questions on the range of algae and fungi. Starting in 2000 this course covers cyanobacteria, green algae, and plants only.

In 2001, the course moved from spring semester to fall semester, so the ecology section was moved to the beginning of the course, so watch out for sequencing issues.

In 2008 the department created an ecology course in the freshman/sophomore core sequence required of all students. So in 2010, assuming juniors had taken this course, the plant ecology lectures and labs were eliminated, so some of these sample exams have material irrelevant to the later semesters.

From 2005 through 2008 the course was revised for weekly quizzes rather than monthly exams because it seemed students were not studying until the night before the exam. The 15 quizzes each semester have not been transferred to html files here.

In 2009 a comprehensive final exam was reinstated because it seemed that while students were studying each week, they were purging every week too; not showing any knowledge gained from week to week.

I disclaim any responsibility for misleading you about the current semester and whatever exam(s) it may have. You need to judge that on your own based upon your experiences this year. You are indeed using a different book (maybe none!), and my lectures, and the lab exercises are different to some extent each year. Let the browser beware!

Exam I 2004 Exam II 2004 Exam IV 2004
Exam I 2003 Exam II 2003 Exam III 2003
Exam I 2001 Exam II 2001 Exam III 2001 Exam IV 2001
Exam I 2000 Exam II 2000 Exam III 2000 Exam IV 2000
Exam I 1999 Exam II 1999 Exam III 1999 Exam IV 1999
Exam I 1998 Exam II 1998 Exam III 1998 Exam IV 1998
Exam I 1997 Exam II 1997 Exam III 1997 Exam IV 1997
Exam I 1996 Exam II 1996
Upward bound
Exam III 1996
Upward bound
Exam IV 1996
Exam I 1994 Exam II 1994 Exam III 1994 Exam IV 1994
Exam I 1992 Exam II 1992 Exam III 1992 None Given