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1.
One of the functions of xylem
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A.
strengthening the stem
B.
manufacturing food
C.
conducting manufactured food
D.
none of the above.
Explanation. Give a better Explanation
Xylem contains several large thick-walled tubes called in which the soil solution is carried from the roots to the leaves (C).


2.
People suffering form myopia
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A.
can see near objects clearly
B.
can see far away objects clearly
C.
cannot see any object clearly
D.
are colour-blind
Explanation. Give a better Explanation
Myopia is short-sightedness i.e. can only see near object clearly (A)


3.
The cilia in paramecium are used for
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A.
respiration
B.
locomotion
C.
protection
D.
excretion
Explanation. Give a better Explanation
Cilia is common to protozoa like paramecium, it is used for movement (locomotion) (B).


4.
Which of these types of skeleton is most appropriate to the cockroach?
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A.
hydrostatic skeleton
B.
exoskeleton
C.
endoskeleton
D.
cartilaginous skeleton
Explanation. Give a better Explanation
Exoskeleton is common to arthropod like cockroach (B).


5.
When proteins are broken down they provide
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A.
oxygen
B.
carbohydrate
C.
energy
D.
amino acids
Explanation. Give a better Explanation
Protein is built from units of amino acid. Amino acid is the product of protein digestion (D).


6.
The function of lenticel is
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to receive excess water in the plant
B.
to absorb water from the atmosphere
C.
for gaseous exchange
D.
to absorb light
Explanation. Give a better Explanation
Lenticels is the organ for gaseous exchange in the stem of plant (C).


7.
Which of the following is characteristic of the animal cell
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A.
presence of chioroplasts
B.
possession of a cellulose cell wall
C.
absence of large vacuoles
D.
presence of large vacuoles
Explanation. Give a better Explanation
The vacuole in animal cell is smaller when compared to that of plant cell (C).


8.
In the life history of Schistosoma (Bilharzia), of the following is the intermediate host
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A.
man
B.
snail
C.
mosquito larva
D.
fish
Explanation. Give a better Explanation
Snail is the secondary host of bilharzias (B)


9.
The hormone which tones up the muscles of a person in the time of danger is from the
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A.
thyroid gland
B.
pancreas
C.
adrenal gland
D.
spleen
Explanation. Give a better Explanation
The adrenal glands near the kidneys produce neutral hormones, one of which is adrenalin. Adrenal glands are stimulated by the nervous system when an animal feel frightened or anxious (C).


10.
The study of the organisms and the environment of an abandoned farmland is the ecology of
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A.
a community
B.
a population
C.
a species
D.
an ecosystem
Explanation. Give a better Explanation
The collection of population makes up a community. (A)


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