Saturday, 23 February 2019


1. Which Question Paper Type of Biology is given to you?
A. Type D
B. Type I
C. Type B
D. Type U

2. The process in which complex substances are broken down into simpler ones is referred to as __.
A. anabolism
B. catabolism
C. metabolism
D. tropism

3. The organ which is sensitive to light in Euglena is the __.
A. gullet
B. flagellum
C. chloroplast
D. eye-spot

4. The organelles present in cells that are actively respiring and photosynthesizing are __.
A. lysosomes and ribosomes
B. Golgi apparatus and endoplasmic reticulum
C. nucleus and centrioles
D. mitochondria and chloroplast

5. Taenia solium can be found in __.
A. cow
B. goat
C. dog
D. pig

Use the diagram below to answer question 6 and 7
6. The structure labelled II is the __.
A. spermathecal pore
B. cocoon
C. clitellum
D. chaetae

7. The organism is found in soils rich in __.
A. mud
B. humus
C. clay
D. sand

8. Which of the following describes a characteristic of arthropods?
A. The organism finds it easy to grow freely
B. The organism has a pair of jointed appendages
C. The body is not divided into a number of segments
D. The body is covered by chitin

9. Which of the following distinguishes a butterfly from a moth?
A. The wings of butterfly rest horizontally but those of moth rest vertically
B. Both are active during the day
C. They have similar antennae
D. The abdomen of moth is fatter than that of butterfly

10. Which of the following types of feathers is used for flight in birds?
A. Quill
B. Filo plume
C. Covert
D. Down

11. The plants that grow in deserts or very dry areas are referred to as ___.
A. mesophytes
B. hydrophytes
C. epiphytes
D. xerophytes

12. Which of the following is the simplest living organism?
A. Paramecium
B. Virus
C. Amoeba
D. Chlamydomonas

13. Proboscis is a structure that is mostly found in __.
A. insects
B. tapeworms
C. amphibians
D. molluscs

14. The structural adaptation of desert plants for water conservation is __.
A. broad leaves with numerous stomata
B. spongy mesophyll
C. spiny leaves
D. prominent stomata in leaves

15. The long and sharp-clawed feet of birds is an adaptation for __.
A. crushing seeds
B. scooping mud
C. tearing flesh
D. grasping prey

16. During the manufacture of food by plants, which of the following organism use energy from the sun?
A. anabaena
B. sulphur bacteria
C. Nitrosomonas sp.
D. Nitrobacter sp.

17. Movement of minerals and chemical compounds with a plant occurs during __.
A. osmosis
B. translocation
C. transpiration
D. diffusion

18. The enzyme that is present in the saliva is __.
A. rennin
B. lipase
C. pepsin
D. ptyalin

19. Plants that have special devices for trapping and digesting insects are __.
A. carnivorous
B. symbiotic
C. parasitic
D. saprophytic

20. The process of transforming the chemical energy of cellular fuels into the high energy bonds of ATP in plants is __.
A. autotropism
B. photosynthesis
C. photolysis
D. respiration

21. Fungi are referred to as heterotrophs because they __.
A. are filamentous
B. lack chlorophyll
C. have mycelium
D. lack roots

22. An example of a parasitic protozoan is __.
A. Paramecium
B. Plasmodium
C. Euglena
D. Chlamydomonas

23. Which blood cells are involved in the immune response of vertebrates?
A. Phagocytes
B. lymphocytes
C. erythrocytes
D. monocytes

24. The blood circulatory system of vertebrates consists of __.
A. heart, arteries, capillaries and veins
B. heart, aorta, capillaries and veins
C. heart, aorta, arteries and veins
D. heart, vena cava, arteries, and veins

25. A plant tissue that carries water and mineral salts is the __.
A. cambium
B. xylem
C. cortex
D. phloem

26. Which of the following helps in the clotting of blood?
A. Red blood cells
B. White blood cells
C. Plasma
D. Platelets

27. Which of the following forms about 55% of the volume of the blood in man?
A. leucocytes
B. platelets
C. plasma
D. erythrocytes

28. The part of the mammalian skin involved in excretion is the __.
A. sweat glands
B. Malpighian layer
C. sebaceous gland
D. horny layer

29. Which of the following is a waste product of an insect?
A. Alkaloids
B. Uric acid
C. Sweat
D. Mucilage

30. The main structure in vertebrates that supports and protects the body is the __.
A. skeleton
B. ligament
C. muscle
D. joint

31. The chitin in the exoskeleton of many arthropods is strengthened by __.
A. lids
B. proteins
C. calcium compounds
D. organic salt

32. The transfer of pollen grains from the anther to a sigma is __.
A. propagation
B. placentation
C. pollination
D. fertilization

33. The male reproductive organ of a flower is the __.
A. carpel
B. stamen
C. petal
D. sepal

34. The gland that is found just below the hypothalamus is the __.
A. parathyroid
B. adrenal
C. pituitary
D. thyroid

35. The most important plant hormone is __.
A. cytokinin
B. abscisic acid
C. auxin
D. gibberellin

36. The sensory cell that responds to dim light is referred to as the __.
A. cone
B. lens
C. rod
D. iris

37. The absence of anti-diuretic hormone in humans results in
A. decreasing dehydration
B. drastic dehydration
C. eliminating dehydration
D. increasing dehydration

38. Oestrogen is a hormone that is synthesized in the __.
A. ovaries
B. testes
C. anterior pituitary
D. adrenal cortex

39. The eye defect caused by the development of cloudy areas in the lenses is __.
A. presbyopia
B. glaucoma
C. cataract
D. astigmatism

40. A pollutant that is biodegradable is __.
A. crude oil
B. heavy metals
C. cellophane
D. sewage

41. A tropical disease caused by Trypanosoma is __.
A. sleeping sickness
B. river blindness
C. yellow fever
D. malaria

42. The solid part of the ecosystem is referred to as the __.
A. atmosphere
B. hydrosphere
C. biosphere
D. lithosphere

43. Which of the following is caused by Treponema palladium?
A. Gonorrhoea
B. Leprosy
C. Tuberculosis
D. Syphilis

44. To which blood group do universal recipients belong?
A. B
B. A
C. O

45. The clumping together of red blood cells is __.
A. agglutination
B. fusion
C. transfusion
D. compatibility

46. Physiological adaptation to very dry conditions in animals demonstrates __.
A. rejuvenation
B. xeromorphism
C. hibernation
D. aestivation

47. One of adaptation of Cactus opuntia to conserve water is the reduction of __.
A. inter-nodes
B. stem to leaves
C. leaves to spine
D. flower size

48. Which of the following structure is adapted for feeding in a bird of prey?
A. Hooked break and sharp claws
B. Smooth beak and strong claws
C. Big beaks and strong feet
D. Pointed beak and strong claws

49. The special pigment for colour change in chameleon is ___.
A. melanin
B. carotenoid
C. chromatin
D. chromatophore

50. The behavioural adaptation in social insects could best be described as __.
A. symbiosis
B. saprophytism
C. parasitism
D. commensalism


1. C
2. B
3. D
4. D
5. D
6. C
7. B
8. D
9. A
10. A
11. D
12. C
13. A
14. C
15. D
16. A
17. B
18. D
19. A
20. D
21. B
22. B
23. A
24. A
25. B
26. D
27. C
28. A
29. B
30. A
31. C
32. C
33. B
34. C
35. C
36. C
37. A
38. A
39. C
40. D
41. A
42. D
43. D
44. D
45. A
46. C
47. C
48. A
49. A
50. A