1st Term Examination BIOLOGY SSS 1


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1st Term Examination



Section A

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  1. The systematic process of making inquiry about the living and non living things is known as _____________ (a)Biology (b)Science (c)Ecology (d)Physiology
  2. Biology is basically grouped into two main branches which are _______ and ______ (a)Anatomy and Morphology (b)Physics and Chemistry (c)Botany and Zoology (d)Science and Technology
  3. Scientific method begins with __________ (a)classification (b)identification (c)observation (d)inquiry
  4. Which of these is NOT a characteristic of living things? (a)respiration (b)reproduction (c)excretion (d)manipulation
  5. The ability of organism to respond to stimuli is known as __________ (a)responsibility (b)irritability (c)adaptability (c)none of the above
  6. Living things are first split into _________ (a)order (b)kingdom (c)family (d)species
  7. The basic unit of classification of living things containing members which have the largest number of features in common and usually interbreed is __________ (a)species (b)class (c)order (d)family
  8. In classification of plants, which of these is NOT among the major groups of plant kingdom? (a)chemophyta (b)thallophyta (c)bryophyte (d)schizophyta
  9. The two sub-group of plants which are angiosperm and gymnosperm came from which of the main groups of the plant kingdom? (a)schzophyta (b)spermatophyta (c)bryophyta (d)thallophyta
  10. Which of these sub-groups of plants gymnosperm and angiosperm that produces te dicotyledon and monocotyledon plants? (a)dicotyledon (b)gymnosperm (c)angiosperm (d)none of the above
  11. The circulation of certain nutrients like nitrogen, carbon, sulphur and water in nature is referred to as ____________ (a)nutrition (b)classes of food (c)nutrient cycles (d)none of the above
  12. In Nitrogen cycles during electrical discharge, nitrogen can be also be fixed into the soil during lightening and thunder storm. Nitrogen in the air combines with __________ to form nitric oxide (a)carbon dioxide (b)oxygen (c)water vapour (d)none of the above
  13. Plants can manufacture their own food and so they are called ____________ (a)autotrophs (c)heteotrophs (c)pototrophs (d) (d)none of the above
  14. Animals cannot manufacture their own food they feed indirectly from plants and so they are called ___________ (a)feeders (b)autotrophs (c)heterotrophs (d)camotrophs
  15. Animals are classified according to the type of food they eat. Which of these is a group of classification? (a)herbivorous animals (b)onivorous animals (c)carnivorous animals (d)all of the above
  16. Animals that feed on both plants and animals are classified as ___________ animals (a)carnivorous animals (b)obnivorous animals (c)herbivorous animals (d)none of the above
  17. Animals that feed on flesh alone are classified as ________ (a)carnivorous animals (b)herbivorous animals (c)obnivorous animals (d)bloodivous animals
  18. Which of these is among the six classes of food nutrient? (a)carbohydrate (b)protein (c)fat and oil (d)vitamins and minerals
  19. Which of these is an importance of carbohydrate? (a)it provides energy required by animals (b)it provides heat during oxidation (c)it is use to build certain parts of the body (d)all of the above
  20. Which of these is an importance of protein? (a)it is used for the repair of worn out tissues (b)it is used for the growth of young ones (c)it is used for the production of hormones (d)all of the above


Instruction: Answer all questions

  1. (a). Briefly explain the characteristics of livings things

(b). State six differences between plants and animals

2. (a). Name five major division of plant kingdom

(b). State the major division of plant kingdom that produces angiosperm and

gymnosperm plants and describe them in a tabular form.

3. (a). Define photosynthesis

(b). List three importance of photosynthesis

4. (a). Name five conditions necessary for photosynthesis to take place

(b). The greenish pigments in plants after photosynthesis has taken place is called what?

5. (a). List out the six classes of food nutrients

(b). Draw a diagram explaining the nutrient cycle.