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First Term Biology Examination Paper 1

March 2015

1. What is a cytoplasm?
A. A fluid like space
B. A jelly like substance
C. A surrounding wall
D. A green disc

2. Which one of the following best describes the function of a cell membrane?
(a) It keeps the cell in shape.
(b) It controls the substances entering and leaving the cell.
(c) It controls the substances entering the cell.
(d) It supports the cell structures.

3. Which part of the cell contains chromosome?

4. Which structures are present in animal and plant cells?


A. Vacuole, nucleus and cell membrane
B. Nucleus, cell wall, cytoplasm
C. Nucleus, cell membrane, cytoplasm
D. Cell membrane, chloroplast, cell wall

5. What is the function of the chloroplast?


A. Controls the cell
B. Stores water and mineral ions
C. Makes glucose by photosynthesis
D. Controls what enters and leaves the cell

6. What is the function of the sap vacuole?


A. Supports and protects the cell
B. Controls what enters and leaves the cell
C. Controls the cell
D. Stores water and mineral ions

7. What is the function of the nucleus?


A. Supports and protects the cell
B. Controls the cell
C. Controls what enters and leaves the cell
D. Metabolic reactions occur here

8. Below are the true for plant cell wall


i) Partially permeable
ii) Made of cellulose
iii) Helps maintain shape of cells
iv) Controls what goes in and out of cell
A. i, ii and iii only
B. ii, iii and iv only
C. ii and iii only
D. iii and iv only

9. What is stored inside the nucleus?


i) Genetic information
ii) Chromosomes
iii) Nutrients
iv) Sunlight

A. i and ii only
B. i and iii only
C. ii and iii only
D. iii and iv only

10.The following are organs except


A. Muscle
B. Heart
C. Stomach
D. Liver

11.What is a characteristic of all living organisms?


A. breathing
B. circulation
C. egestion
D. sensitivity

12.Which kind of skin do amphibians have?


A. dry without scales
B. dry with scales
C. moist without scales
D. moist with scales

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14.A student was walking along


a road when he saw an object
under a tree. When the
student touched the object
it changed colour, rolled over and divided into two. Which characteristics of living
organisms has the object shown?
A. excretion movement nutrition
B. growth reproduction sensitivity
C. movement reproduction respiration
D. movement reproduction sensitivity

15.The diagram shows features used in classifying the golden eagle.

16.What is the heart?


A a cell
B an organ
C an organ system
D a tissue

17.Osmosis is the passage of 1 molecules from a region of their higher concentration to a


region of their lower concentration through a 2 permeable membrane.

Which words fill gaps 1 and 2?

1 2
A. sugar Complet
ely
B. sugar Partially
C. Water Complet
ely
D. Water Partially
18.Which structure contains genes?
A. the cell membrane of an animal cell
B. the cytoplasm of an animal cell
C. the nucleus of a plant cell
D. the vacuole of a plant cell

19.Which process involves the release of energy from food substances in all living cells?
A. breathing
B. nutrition
C. respiration
D. transpiration

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25.According to the binomial


system, how should a human
be named?
A. Homo Sapiens
B. Homo sapiens
C. homo Sapiens
D. homo sapiens

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28.On a dry, sunny day, how does water vapour move through the stomata of a leaf?
A. into the leaf by diffusion
B. into the leaf by osmosis
C. out of the leaf by diffusion
D. out of the leaf by osmosis

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31. Use the picture below to answer Questions 31 and 32.

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33.What causes oxygen


to diffuse into the blood
from an alveolus (air
sac) in the lungs?
A. The oxygen
concentration
in the alveolus is
higher than in the
atmosphere.
B. The oxygen concentration in the alveolus is lower than in the blood.
C. The oxygen concentration in the atmosphere is higher than the carbon dioxide
concentration.
D. The oxygen concentration in the blood is lower than in the alveolus.

34.Why does a red blood cell burst when placed in water?


A. Dissolved substances diffuse into the cell.
B. Dissolved substances diffuse out of the cell.
C. Water diffuses into the cell.
D. Water diffuses out of the cell.

35.Which of the following lists contains only arthropods?


A. annelids, insects, myriapods
B. arachnids, crustaceans, myriapods
C. crustaceans, insects, molluscs
D. insects, myriapods, nematodes
36.Which system is used for naming species?
A. binomial
B. conservation
C. dichotomous
D. natural selection

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39.Which are true for


each term?
Organ Organism Organelles
A. A specialized group Living beings Parts of plant cells
of cells working
together
B. A group of tissues Creatures that are able to Found inside human
formed together walk body cells
C. A group of tissues Living beings Parts of cells
formed together
D. Made up of organ Non living beings Parts of cells
system

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