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QUESTION BANK Unit 8 – Unit 9
SECTION A
Each question is followed by four options, A, B, C and D. Choose the correct answer.
UNIT 8

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Animals Protect Themselves Diagram 1 shows a special characteristic of an animal.

Diagram 1 What is the use of the special characteristic? A To bite enemies B To claw enemies C To catch enemies D To chase enemies 2 Which of the following animals will curl up their bodies when they are touched? A Goat and pangolin B Caterpillar and porcupine C Millipede and pangolin D Chameleon and millipede 3 The list below shows some animals which have a certain specific characteristic to protect themselves from their enemies. • Caterpillar • Praying mantis What is the specific characteristic? A Hard scales B Bad smell C Sting D The skin changes colour to match the surroundings.

4 Which of the following animals use the same method as a chameleon to protect themselves from their enemies? I II III IV A I and II only C II and III only B I and IV only D II and IV only 5 Which part of the animal shown in Diagram 2 helps it to repel its enemies? Diagram 2 6 Diagram 3 shows a type of bird. .

Diagram 3 The bird migrates… A to search for a mate. C a millipede. B a bed bug. it will emit a bad smell. 7 How does a millipede protect itself from its enemies? A By running fast B By curling up its body C By hiding itself behind the bushes D By the change of its skin colour to match the surroundings The information below shows how an animal protects itself. 9 Which of the following specific characteristics are important to animals which live in the polar? I Large body size II White fur III Thick fur IV Thick layer of fat beneath the skin A I and II only B I and IV only C II and III only D III and IV only 10 Which of the following specific characteristics helps a grasshopper lives in a very hot climate? A It has a small body size. C to get away from the cold. The animal is probably… A a centipede. Diagram 4 shows a type of plant. C It has strong legs. 8 UNIT 9 Plants Protect Themselves 11 . B to search for delicious food. When the animal is attacked by its enemies. B It has thick fur. D Its body is covered with a layer of waterproof wax. D to search for a suitable place to build a nest to lay eggs. D a caterpillar.

II and III only C II.Diagram 4 The plant normally is not eaten by animals because… A it is smelly. C it has a small size. 15 Diagram 5 shows a type of plant which lives in a hot climate. III and IV The list below shows the specific characteristics of a coconut tree. C water loss. 12 The following list shows some plants which have a certain specific characteristic. II. • It has straight leaves. • It has smooth leaves. • Mimosa plant • Rose plant • Rattan plant What is the specific characteristic? A Poisonous B Thorny C Smelly D Produce latex 13 Which of the following plants have hairs that can cause itchiness? I Jackfruit II Bamboo III Sugar cane IV Pumpkin A II and III only B I. B it is hard to see. D it is poisonous. D hot weather. B strong wind. • It has a cylindrical stem that bends These specific characteristics are suitable because the coconut tree is exposed to… A cold weather. 14 . III and IV only D I.

18 The information below shows the specific characteristics of a banana plant. B It has hairs that cause itchiness. • Its leaves are covered with a layer of wax.Diagram 5 What are the specific characteristics possessed by the plant? I The plant stores water in its stem. How do these specific characteristics help the tree live in the snow? A The characteristics help to increase temperature. • It has leaves which can roll up. • Its stem can store water. B The characteristics can prevent water loss. IV The plant has waterproof roots. III The plant has long roots. D It produces a poison. C The characteristics facilitate the melting of snow. C preventing the plant from being toppled by strong wind. C It has thorns on its stem and fruits. 19 A pine tree is cone-shaped and has pointed leaves. III and IV only 16 Which of the following is not the way plants protect themselves from enemies? A To produce bad smell B To produce sticky latex C To produce poison D To drop leaves 17 How does a rubber tree protect itself from enemies? A It produces a sticky latex. A I and III only B I and IV only C II and IV only D II. II The plant possesses a stem that bends easily. . B preventing the loss of water. These specific characteristics are suitable for… A facilitating growth. D preventing snow from being deposited on it.

20 What is the function of the supportive roots of the plant shown in Diagram 6? Diagram 6 A For helping in growth B For preventing the loss of water C For preventing the plant from being toppled by strong wind D For facilitating the absorption of water from the surroundings SECTION B Write your answers in the spaces provided. Diagram 1 (a) Name one specific characteristic of animal P which protects it. _______________________________________________________________________ (b) What is animal R doing? _______________________________________________________________________ .D The characteristics can prevent snow from sticking to the tree. UNIT 8 Animals Protect Themselves 1 Diagram 1 shows three types of animals which have specific characteristics for protecting themselves from enemies.

After a day. Diagram 2 (a) What is the aim of this experiment? _______________________________________________________________________ (b) State one reason based on the observation. _______________________________________________________________________ _ .(c) What are the specific characteristics of animal Q which cause enemies to stay away from it? _______________________________________________________________________ UNIT 9 2 Plants Protect Themselves A pupil puts a yam leaf and a lime leaf together with a caterpillar in a glass container as shown in Diagram 2. the lime leaf is completely eaten by the caterpillar while the yam leaf is not eaten. _______________________________________________________________________ _ (c) What is the importance of having poisonous leaves to the yam plant ? _______________________________________________________________________ _ (d) Name one other plant that has the same specific characteristic as the yam plant.

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