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SULIT

SMK (P) METHODIST, PULAU PINANG


PEPERIKSAAN PERTENGAHAN TAHUN 2011
SCIENCE FORM 2
PAPER 2
1 HOUR 30 MINUTES
[60 marks]

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This question paper consists of two sections: Section A and Section B.


Write your answers in the spaces provided in the question paper.
The diagrams in the questions provided are not drawn to scale unless stated
The time suggested to complete Section A is 60 minutes and Section B is 30 minutes.
Hand in your entire answer sheet at the end of the examination.

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Question

Total Marks

12

TOTAL

Marks Obtained

60

Prepared by : Ms. Tan Phei Ling


Checked by: Pn. Eliza Bt Kasim
Approved by: Ms. Tan Suan See
Kertas soalan ini mengandungi 9 halaman bercetak.
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Section A
[40 marks]
Answer all questions.
The time suggested to answer this section is 60 minutes.

1. Diagram 1 shows the structures of the human skin.

DIAGRAM 1

(a) On Diagram 1, label the structures P, R and S using the following words

Pressure receptors

Touch receptor

Pain receptors

[3 marks]

(b) State one function of the skin.


_____________________________________
[1 mark]
(c) What are the two factors that influence the sensitivity of the skin?

[i] __________________________________

[ii] __________________________________
[2 marks]

2. Diagram 2 shows a human digestive system.

DIAGRAM 2

(a) Name two of the parts labelled P, Q, R, S, T, U and V.


P: _____________________________________________
Q: _____________________________________________
R: _____________________________________________
S: _____________________________________________
T: _____________________________________________
U: _____________________________________________
V: _____________________________________________
[2 marks]

(b) What is produced by part V?


_____________________________________________

[1 mark]

(c) Which part does digestion ends?


_____________________________________________
[1 mark]

(d) State the function of parts labelled


R: _____________________________________________

S: _____________________________________________

U: _____________________________________________
[3 marks]
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3.

Study the given chart above and answer the question about the daily energy requirement for
different individuals.

(a) Which group of individuals need the most energy?

___________________________________
[1 mark]
(b) Why does the child require a lot of energy for daily activities?

___________________________________
[1 mark]
(c ) List 4 factors that influence a persons need for energy.

(i)___________________________________

(ii)___________________________________

(iii)___________________________________

(iv)___________________________________
[4 marks]

4.

DIAGRAM 3

(a) Diagram 3 shows a food pyramid.


Give two food examples for each of the following.
(i) E: ___________________________________________________
(ii) F: ___________________________________________________
(iii) G: ___________________________________________________
(iv) H: __________________________________________________
(v) I: ___________________________________________________
(5 marks)

(b) Why are we advised not to take too many food labelled as J?
___________________________________________________________
(1 mark)
5.

Figure 4 shows the classification of plants.

DIAGRAM 4
(a) Complete Diagram 4 by identifying the parts labelled as,
(i) L: ______________________________________
(ii) M: ______________________________________
(iii) O: ______________________________________
(iv) N: ______________________________________
(v) P: ______________________________________

(5 marks)

(b) Based on your answer in (a), state one example for each of the following.
(i) N: ______________________________________
(ii) P: ______________________________________
(2 marks)

(c) State one characteristic of non flowering plants.


__________________________________________________

(1 mark)

6. Diagram 5 shows the characteristics between amphibians, fish and reptiles.

DIAGRAM 5
(a) What is the habitat for
(i) Fish : __________________________________________
(ii) Amphibians : ____________________________________
(iii) Reptiles: _______________________________________
(2 marks)

(b) State three common characteristics of Q.


(i) ______________________________________________________
(ii) ______________________________________________________
(iii) ______________________________________________________
(3 marks)

(c) Name two non-living component in ecosystem.


(i) __________________________________________
(ii) __________________________________________
(2 marks)

Section B
[20 marks]

Answer all questions.


The time suggested to answer this section is 30 minutes.

7. Diagram 6 shows several substances, P, Q, R, S and T.

Sulphur
P

Mercury
Q

Soil
R

Gold
S

Petroleum
T

Look at the substances in Diagram 6 and answer the following questions.


(a)

State a characteristic for each of the following substances.


P: ________________________________________________________________
Q: ________________________________________________________________
S: ________________________________________________________________
T: ________________________________________________________________
(4 marks)

(b)

Classify the substances, P, Q, R, S and T in Diagram 6 into two groups based on


common characteristic.

Substance
P, Q, R, S and T

Characteristic

Letter of
Substances

(4 marks)
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8. An experiment was performed to show the transfer of heat in different substances. Diagram 7
shows the set-up of the apparatus used. Table 1 shows the result of the experiment.

DIAGRAM 7

TABLE 1
(a)

State a hypothesis for the experiment.


_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)

(b)

What are the variables in the experiment?


(i)

Manipulated variable:
______________________________________________________________________

(ii)

Responding variable:
_______________________________________________________________________

(iii)

Constant variable:
_______________________________________________________________________
(3 marks)

(c)

(i) Why do the thumbtacks fall off after some time?


________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)
(ii) How is hear from the hot water transferred to the thumbtacks?
_______________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)
(iii) Based on the result given in Table 1, arrange the rod in the order of decreasing heat
conductivity.
(iv)

(1 mark)
(v) Give a reason for the arrangement given in (c)(iii).
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)
(d)

What conclusion can you draw from the experiment?


_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)

(e)

(i) Which of the materials is most suitable for making cooking utensils, such as a frying pan?
___________________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)
(ii) Explain you answer in (e)(i)
___________________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)

(f)

Name one other application of the material you have chosen in (e) (i).
___________________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)

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