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Josephs Anglo-Chinese School

2012 2013 2nd Term Examination
F.2 Integrated Science
Time Allowed : 1 hour 30 minutes
Marks: 105 marks Name : _______________________

The diagrams in this question paper are NOT necessarily drawn to scale.
Attempt ALL questions. All answers should be written on the space provided.

Section A. Matching (10 marks)

Match the left column with the functions in right column by writing the letters a to j in the spaces
provided on the answer sheets.

Column A Function
1 Sclera a Contains light-sensitive cells.
2 Cornea b Contains receptors to detect vibrations.
3 Retina c Allows light to enter the eye and helps focus light
onto the retina.
4 Iris d Passes vibrations to the ear bones.
5 Lens e Protects the eyeball.
6 Cochlea f Sends message to the brain.
7 Ear bones g Collects sound in the surroundings.
8 Eardrum h Controls the size of the pupil.
9 Pinna i Magnify vibrations.
10 Auditory nerve j Focuses light onto the retina by changing its

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Section B. Multiple Choice Questions ( 12 marks )
1 The table below shows the results of three tests on an unknown gas.
Test material Test result
Burning splint It goes off.
Hydrogencarbonate indicator Yellow in colour.
Dry cobalt chloride paper Blue in colour.

The gas is
A oxygen.
B carbon dioxide.
C nitrogen.
D water vapour.

2 Jack blows into a gas jar. He tests the air in the gas jar with hydrogencarbonate indicator.
The indicator turns yellow. What does it show?

A Breathed air is yellow in colour.

B The concentration of carbon dioxide in breathed air is greater than 0.03%.
C There is only carbon dioxide in breathed air.
D Breathed air contains more carbon dioxide than unbreathed air.

3 The diagram on the right shows a step in testing for starch in a

green leaf. What is the purpose of this step?
A To remove the chlorophyll from the leaf.
B To soften the leaf.
C To destarch the leaf.
D To destroy the cell membranes of the leaf cells.

4 Which of the following fire equipment put(s) out a fire by lowering the temperature of
the fire?
(1) Fire beater
(2) Carbon dioxide-type extinguisher
(3) Fire hose reel

A ( 1 ) and ( 2 )
B ( 2 ) and ( 3 )
C ( 1 ) only
D ( 3 ) only

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Directions: Questions 5 and 6 refer to the diagram below which shows an experimental set-up
for studying photosynthesis in a water plant.
gas X


water plant

5 Which of the following can be used to test for gas X?

A Lime water
B Hydrogencarbonate indicator
C A glowing splint
D A piece of dry cobalt chloride paper

6 What will happen to the water plant if the light is turned off?

A The water plant will stop taking in oxygen.

B The water plant will stop carrying out photosynthesis.
C The water plant will start producing sugar.
D The water plant will start to respire and use up sugar.

7 What kinds of electric charge do electrons and nuclei carry?

Electrons Nuclei
A Negative charge Positive charge
B Negative charge Negative charge
C Positive charge Positive charge
D Positive charge Negative charge

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8 Solution X is tested with red and blue litmus paper. The table below shows the test results.
Colour change of red litmus paper No change
Colour change of blue litmus paper No change

What is solution X?
A Distilled water Ammonia solution
B Soft drink Vinegar
C Vinegar Lime water
D Stove cleaner

9 Which of the following CANNOT be used to measure the pH value of a solution?

(1) Litmus paper
(2) Extract from red cabbage leaves
(3) Universal indicator

A ( 3 ) only
B ( 2 ) and ( 3 ) only
C ( 1 ) and ( 2 ) only
D ( 1 ), ( 2 ) and ( 3 )

10 The diagram below shows the structure of a human ear.

Which of the following will happen if structure X is damaged?

A The sound heard will be lower.

B No sound vibrations can be transmitted.
C No sound vibrations can be collected.
D No sound can be heard.

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11 Which of the following is a unit of loudness?

A Hz
C db
D dB

12 Which of the following are the effects of alcohol on us?

(1) Causing slurred speech
(2) Impairing judgement
(3) Reducing our sensitivity to changes in the environment.

A ( 1 ) and ( 2 ) only
B ( 1 ) and ( 3 ) only
C ( 2 ) and ( 3 ) only
D ( 1 ) and ( 2 ) and ( 3 )

Section C. Concept Checking Questions ( 10 marks )

For each of the following statements, point out whether the description in bracketsis correct
or not.

If the description is correct, write TRUE.

If the description is wrong, write down the correct answer.
We need oxygen tokeep us alive.
TRUE _____________________________________
Oxygen is a colourless and odourlesssolid.
. (gas)________

1 The direction of current is opposite to the direction of electron flow in a circuit.

2 We take in oxygen from air and give out carbon dioxide by photosynthesis.

3 The higher the voltage, the smallerthe current flowing through the circuit.

4 Alkalinesolutions do not turn red litmus paper blue, but they turn blue litmus paper

5 Skin contains receptors that are sensitive to touch only

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Section D. Fill in the blanks ( 25 marks )
1. Carbon turns lime water ( a ) .
2. For fire to occur, a high temperature, ( b) and ( c ) are needed.
3. In humans, gaseous exchange take place in ( d ) in lungs.
4. (e) , ( f ) and carbon dioxide are needed for photosynthesis.
5. ( g ) lowers the amount of oxygen in the blood, causing dizziness and headaches.
6. ( h ) is one of the harmful substances that causes addiction to cigarette smoking.
7. Materials that conduct current are electrical ( i ) . Materials that do not conduct current
are electrical ( j ) .

8. A circuit with a complete path is called a ( k ) circuit. An incomplete circuit is called an

( l ) circuit.

9. Write down the names of the circuit components represented by the following circuit


(m) i (n) i

10. A ( o ) is a device for opening or closing an electric circuit.

11. A ( p ) is a device for measuring the size of voltage.
12. ( q ) solutions have a pH value of 7.
13. If the rainwater has a pH value lower than 5.6, it is considered as ( r ) .
14. When acidic air pollutants like sulphur dioxide and ( s ) dissolves in water droplets in air,
( t ) and nitric acid are formed respectively.
15. Acid corrodes statues made of marble because marble contains (u) .
16. The ( v ) is the biggest part of the brain and responsible for intelligence.
17. Each type of taste receptors detects one of the four tastes: sweet, ( w ) , ( x ) and bitter.
18. ( y ) can lower a person's ability to judge, slow down his/her reaction, cause illusions and
make one loses control of his/her movements.

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Section E. Fill in the blanks ( 48 marks )

Question 1

Below shows a circuit diagram. All the bulbs in the circuit are identical.
Bulb X Bulb Y

Component B ? A2 A3

Bulb P Bulb Q

A1 ? Component A

a State whether bulbs P and Q are connected in series or parallel. ( 2 marks )

b Draw arrows in the circuit diagram to indicate the direction of current. ( 2 marks )
c i The readings of ammeters A1 and A3 are 3A and 1.5A respectively. Calculate the
reading of ammeter A2. ( 2 marks )
ii Component A is used to prevent bulb Q from overheating. Name component A
and draw its circuit symbol. ( 2 marks )
iii Choose a suitable component A (1A, 1.5A or 2A) for bulb Q. ( 1 mark )
d What will happen to bulb X and Y if
i bulb P burns out? ( 2 marks )
ii bulb Q burns out? ( 2 marks )
e A student adds component B to adjust the brightness of all the bulbs. What is the
component B and draw its circuit symbol. ( 2 marks )
f Give ONE daily application of component B. ( 1 mark )
Total: 16 marks

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Question 2

A student adds dilute sodium hydroxide solution to 20 cm3 dilute hydrochloric acid. The graph
below shows the change in pH value of the resulting solution.


value 7

0 20 40 60
Volume of dilute sodium hydroxide
solution added (cm3)
a What is the name of the reaction above. ( 2 marks )
b How much dilute sodium hydroxide solution is needed to neutralize 20 cm3 dilute
hydrochloric acid? ( 2 marks )
c A few drops of universal indicator was added to dilute hydrochloric acid at the beginning
of the experiment. State the colour of the resulting solution when
i 20 cm3 of dilute sodium hydroxide solution is added to the acid. ( 1 mark )
ii 50 cm3 of dilute sodium hydroxide solution is added to the acid. ( 1 mark )
d Write a word equation for the above. ( 4 marks )
e Give ONE daily uses of neutralization. ( 2 marks )
f Name one alkaline solution used in laboratory to replace the dilute sodium hydroxide in
the reaction. ( 2 marks )
Total: 14 marks

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Question 3

The diagram below shows the path of light rays entering the eye of a person.

Region Z

Region X

a i Name structures A, B, C ,D and Y. ( 5 marks )

ii State the functions of structure A and C. ( 4 marks )
iii Which region ( X or Z ) of the retina cannot detect the image of object? Give
reasons to explain. ( 3 marks )
b Name THREE structures that help in focusing light in eye? ( 3 marks )
c Describe the nature of an image formed on the retina. ( 1 mark )
d Give ONE way to protect our eye. ( 2 marks )

Total: 18 marks

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