1

 Which of the following is NOT a component of First Aid Kit?

  1. Razor blade 
  2. Panadol 
  3. Bandage 
  4. Soap 
  5. Microscope. 
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2

Which one of the following are examples of animal tissues?

  1. Muscle, blood and bone
  2. Brain, bone and liver
  3. Skin, heart and brain
  4. Muscle, liver and skin
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3

A room specifically designed for carrying out scientific experiments is known as

  1. Classroom
  2. Fume chamber
  3. Library
  4. Laboratory
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4

Which of the following will be a step to follow in a scientific procedure after formulating a hypothesis?

  1. Conclusion 
  2. Experimentation
  3. Observation
  4. Problem identification
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5

  Animals show irritability; this means they:

  1. always move
  2. are capable of growing
  3. reproduce
  4. respond to stimuli
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6

 What is the aim of doing experiment when conducting a scientific investigation?

  1.  Identifying a problem 
  2.  Finding a solution 
  3.  Testing a hypothesis 
  4.  Gathering information 
  5.  Recording results
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7

(ii)Suppose you are provided with small sections of cells from different organisms, which equipment will you use to identify them?

  1. Test tube
  2. Watch glass
  3. Microscope
  4. Petri dish
  5. Beaker
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8

The known common types of microscopes are:

  1. Light and technical microscope
  2. Light and electricity microscope
  3. Light and electron microscope
  4. Electrical and light microscope
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9

The basic importance of all laboratory rules is to:

  1. avoid dirt in the laboratory
  2. prevent students from entering the laboratory
  3. reduce accidents in the laboratory
  4. reduce the use of chemicals in the laboratory
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10

An experiment usually tests:

  1. application
  2. evaluation
  3.  hypothesis 
  4.  problem identified
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11

The aim of experiment in the scientific investigation is to

  1.  identify the problem
  2.  test the hypothesis
  3.  confirm the problem
  4.  predict the results
  5.  collect data.
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12

Which of the following labels indicates a substance which catches fire easily? .....

  1. Corrosive 
  2.  Flammable 
  3.  Harmful 
  4.  Oxidant
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13

The following are methods involved when scientists study things systematically except:

  1. Identifying the problem 
  2. Guess the conclusion
  3. Formulating hypothesis
  4. Experimentation
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14

  Which part of a microscope is responsible for magnification of a specimen?

  1. Mirror
  2.  Eyepiece
  3.  Stage 
  4.  Base
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15

Which of the following is the second step of scientific investigation?

  1. Identifying the problem
  2. Experimentation
  3. Formulating hypothesis
  4. Asking questions
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16

In Biology experiments are used to test:

  1. facts 
  2. hypotheses
  3. laws
  4. problems
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17

The branch of science which deals with the study of living things is known as

  1. Biology
  2. Ecology
  3. Botany
  4. Zoology
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18

  Zoology is defined as the study of:

  1. animals
  2. fungi
  3. plants
  4. cells
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19

  Mr. Mabala picked up a telephone after hearing it ringing. Which characteristics of living things was Mr. Mabala showing by these actions?

  1. Growth and respiration
  2. Irritability and movement
  3. Irritability and respiration
  4. Locomotion and movement
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20

 In the Biology laboratory there are different apparatuses and equipment used for conducting experiments. Draw the apparatus used for; 

  1. putting specimens for close observation.
  2. grinding or crushing substances in the laboratory. 
  3. adding liquids during an experiment drop by drop.
  4. scooping powder or crystalline substances.
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21

Differentiate the term "Biological apparatus" from "Biology Laboratory".

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22

(b) Briefly explain why the following substances are dangerous?

  1. Toxic substances

  2. Highly flammable

  3. Corrosive substances

  4. Radioactive substances.

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23

   Why schools should have a Biology laboratory? Give a reason.

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24

      (b)  State six laboratory rules.

 

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25

(a) Give the meaning of the term “laboratory.”

(b) Describe three warning sign found on the laboratory containers.

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26

What do you understand by the following terms:

  1. Biology

  2. Zoology

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27

(b) Why is it important to study Biology? Give four reasons.

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28

What do you understand by the term “Botany”?

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29

(b) Briefly explain five characteristic of living things.

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30

SECTION B (60 Marks)

Answer all questions in this section.

All questions carry 8 marks except for question five and six which carry 6 marks each.

3. (a) Outline four features which distinguish a Biology Laboratory from other school facilities.

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31

(b) Outline four steps involved in using a microscope.

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32

(ix) All living things can reproduce……………..

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33

Mention four types of organs found in animal body.

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34

6. (a) List six characteristics common to all living things.

(i)     ……………… ………… ……… ……………… …………………

(ii)  ……………… …………………… ……………… ………………

(iii) ……………… ………………… …………………… ……………

(iv) ……………… ……………… …………………… ………………

(v)   …………… ………………… ……………………… ……………

(vi) …………… ………………… ……………………… ……………

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35

(b) Name the instruments used to measure the following parameters:

(i)     Temperature………… …………………… ……… ………..

(ii)  Length…………… ……………… ……………… …………

(iii) Time…………… ………………… ………………… ……..

(iv) Mass…………… …………………… ……………… …….

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36

2. Match the functions of the parts of microscope in List A with their corresponding parts of microscope in List B by writing the letter of the correct response beside the item number in the booklet provided.

List A List B

(i) Allows light to pass from the objective lens to the eye piece lens.

(ii) Supports the eye piece and revolving nose piece.

(iii) Raises or lowers the body tube in order to bring the image into sharp focus.

(iv) Raises or lowers the body tube in order to bring the image into focus.

(v) Raises and lowers the stage to keep the specimen in right position for observation.

  1. Body tube
  2. Coarse adjustment knob
  3. Diaphragm
  4. Fine adjustment knob
  5. Hinge screw
  6. Mirror
  7. Ocular tube
  8. Stage clip
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37

(a) Outline seven steps of the scientific process used by scientists in scientific investigation.

(b)Why is a hand lens useful in studying Biology?

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38

5.(a) Define the following terms:

(i) Laboratory ...............„.................... .. 

(ii) Biology ................ 


(iii) Test tube ................................... ..... .. (iv) Botany . 

(b)    State the uses of each of the following laboratory apparati:

(i)Microscope ......................... .. . 

(ii)Thermometer ................................ . 

(iii) Test tube holder ........ .... 

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39(a)Define the term "Biology" and "Biologist".

(b)Mention major branches of Biology.

(c) Briefly explain how Biology is related to the following fields:

(i)Agriculture

(ii)Medicine

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40

(a)(i) What do you understand by the term "laboratory"?

 (ii) Outline four qualities of a good laboratory.

(b)Mention one function of each of the following apparatus:

(i)Petri dish

(ii)Mortar and pestle

(iii)Hand lens

(iv)Thermometer

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41

(a) Outline four reasons why it is important to study Biology.

(b)What is respiration?

(c)Differentiate between aerobic and anaerobic respiration.

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42

(a)What is a microscope?

(b) Draw a light microscope and label the following parts: eyepiece, coarse adjustment, objectives, stage and mirror.

(c)What is the function of:

(i) Microscope slide? (ii) Mirror?

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