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METHODIST COLLEGE

FIRST TERM EXAMINATION


SECONDARY III BIOLOGY
QUESTION PAPER
Name: _________________________ (

Date : 9-1-XXX
Time : 1 hour
Total Marks : 100

Class: F.3 ______

Answers to Section A should be marked on the Multiple-choice Answer Sheet


while answers to Section B, C and D should be written on the Answer Sheet provided.
The Multiple-choice Answer Sheet for Section A and Answer Sheet for Section B, C and D must be handed in
separately at the end of the examination.

Section A: Multiple Choice Questions (20 marks)


1.

The correct sequence of the following biological developments and inventions is


(1)
the production of the first cloned sheep
(2)
the invention of the first microscope
(3)
the discovery of the 3-D structure of DNA
(4)
the completion of the Human Genome Project
A.
(1), (2), (4), (3)
B.
(1), (3), (4), (2)
C.
(2), (3), (1), (4)
D.
(2), (4), (3), (1)

2.

Which of the following is not a possible reason for studying biology?


A.
To understand how organisms help us.
B.
To understand how the engine works.
C.
To prepare for a future career.
D.
To enjoy life.

3.

Which of the following is not inside the scope of biology?


A.
the study of the interactions between organisms
B.
the study of the passing on of characteristics to the next generation
C.
the study of the reactions of organisms to changes in the environment
D.
the study of changes of the state of matter under different conditions

4.

Which of the following statements about experiments is correct?

5.

A.

Experiments are repeatable.

B.

Experiments are performed by scientists only.

C.

Experiments must not include controls or it would be difficult to interpret the result.

D.

Experiments are done at the very beginning of a scientific investigation.

Which of the following is not an example of excretion?


A
removal of faeces
B
removal of urine
C
sweating
D
breathing out carbon dioxide
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Directions: The following two questions refer to the following processes:


(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)

Irritability
Producing offspring
Movement
Making food with sunlight
Breaking food down to supply energy for activities inside the body
Removing wastes produced from reactions inside the body
Growth
Obtaining food for energy
Wearing Clothes

6.

Which of the above processes are characteristics of animal life?


A.
(1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6) and (7) only
B.
(1), (2), (3), (5), (6), (7) and (8) only
C.
(2), (4), (5), (6) and (7) only
D.
(1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8) and (9)

7.

Which of the above processes is known as nutrition?


A.
(2)
B.
(3)
C.
(5)

8.

D.

(8)

Which of the following statements about water is incorrect?


A.
Water is a reactant in all chemical reaction.
B.
Water dissolves various substances and provides the medium for chemical reactions to
take place in cells.
C.
D.

Water provides buoyancy for plants and animals in water.


Sweating helps regulate body temperature.

9.

Which of the following is the fate of excess carbohydrates in the human body?
A.
It is stored as proteins in the liver and muscles, or as fats under the skin.
B.
It is stored as glycogen in the liver and muscles, or as proteins under the skin.
C.
It is stored as glycogen in the liver and muscles, or as fats under the skin.
D.
It is stored as fats in the liver and muscles, or as glycogen under the skin.

10.

Tennis players often eat bananas during long matches. Which of the following in a banana is
important during the match?
A.
carbohydrates
B.
protein
C.
fat
D.
vitamins

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11.

The table below shows the results of an experiment using DCPIP solution.
Fruit extract
X
Y
Z

Amount of fruit extract used to change 1


cm3 DCPIP from blue to colourless (cm3)
18
2
9

According to the concentration of the chemical detected by DCPIP arrange the fruit extracts in
descending order:
A. Y, X, Z
B. Z, Y, X
C. X, Y, Z
D. Y, Z, X
12.

Which of the following is not a major source of energy even under starvation?
A.
Carbohydrates
B.
Fats
C.
Vitamins
D.
Proteins

13.

Which food substance may people produce when they work under the sun?
A.
Calcium
B.
Iron
C.
Vitamin C
D.
Vitamin D

14.

People who suffer from anaemia lack


A.
calcium.
C.
vitamin C.

15.

B.
D.

iron.
vitamin D.

A sample of food was tested for its constituents. The food was crushed into pulp and the
following tests were carried out. These are the results:
Test
Iodine
Clinistix paper
Filter paper
Albustix paper
Result
+
+
(A + was given when the test was positive and a - was given when it was negative.)
Which of the following foods do you think was tested?

A.
B.
C.
D.

Food
Cheese
Bread
Apple
Chicken

Carbohydrate (%)
0
50
20
0

Fat (%)
40
2
1
0

Protein (%)
30
12
1
25

Water (%)
30
36
78
75

16.

Which of the following can be used to test for the presence of starch?
A.
Benedicts test
B.
Iodine test
C.
Test using Clinistix paper
D.
Test using Albustix paper

17.

Which of the following substances would give a positive result with Benedict's solution?
A.
cellulose
B.
starch
C.
maltose
D.
fat

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18.

Which of the following groups of food has the greatest energy value?
Carbohydrate (g)
Fat (g)
Protein (g) Water (g)
A.
100
60
40
100
B.
80
60
50
110
C.
80
50
50
120
D.
120
30
50
100

19.

Which of the following foods would be the best source of carbohydrate?

A.
C.
20.

cow's milk
beans

B.
D.

soya beans
maize

What does the term a balanced diet mean?


A. A diet which contains equal amounts of proteins, carbohydrates, mineral salts and
vitamins.
B. A diet which contains equal amounts of starch, sugar and fibre.
C. A diet with suitable amounts of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, mineral salts and vitamins.
D. A diet with plenty of fibre.

Section B : Fill in the blanks (20 marks)


1.

Biology is the study of (a) _______________.

2.

Scientists study the natural world using (b) _______________ _______________.

3.

How do scientists study biology?

Making
(c)______
4.

Asking a
(d)______

Proposing a
(e)______

Making a
(f)______

Doing
(g)______

Drawing a
(h)______

(i) ___________ removes heat when it evaporates from the body of mammals. It acts as a
(j) ___________ which provides the medium for chemical reactions to take place. It also gives
shape and (k) ___________ to organisms.

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5.

A deficiency of calcium leads to (l) ___________

6.

Complete the table below, which shows the characteristics of plants that explain why plants are
organisms.
Characteristic

Why are plants organisms?

Nutrition

Plants make food by carrying out (m) ___________.

(n) ___________

Plants break down food to supply energy for body activities.

Movement

Plants usually move by (o) ___________.

Growth

Plants increase in (p) ___________ and (q) ___________.

Irritability

Plants react to (r) ___________ in their environment.

(s) ___________

Plants produce offspring.

Excretion

(t) ___________ is removed when the leaves fall off.

Section C : Matching (10 marks)


What are the organic chemical constituents of organisms? Match the examples with each constituent.
Organic chemical constituents:

Examples:

1. Carbohydrates

a. DNA

f. RNA

2. Lipid

b. phospholipids

g. fat

3. Protein

c. starch

h. antibody

4. Nucleic acid

d. cellulose

i. glucose

e. enzyme

j. oil

Section D : Structured Questions (50 marks)


1.
Topic of study
(a) Find out how different plant species affect each other
(b) Sorting plants into different groups according to their similarities
(c) Find out the functions of the genes of a plant species
(d) Study the structure of the root hair cells

______
______
______
______

Branch of biology
A
Genetics
B
Ecology
C
Taxonomy
D
Cytology
(4 marks)

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2. Study objects A to F shown in the photographs below. (Objects are not shown to the same scale)
A.

B.

C.

D.

E.

F.

(a) State, using the letters A to F, all the organisms shown.

(4 marks)

(b) Nutrition is one of the seven characteristics of organisms.


(i) Which of the organisms in (a) can make food by itself?
(1 mark)
(ii) Apart from nutrition, state three characteristics which are common to all the organisms
answered in (a).
(3 marks)

3. The table below shows the results of food tests on four food samples: fish, kiwi fruit, butter and
bread.
Results of food tests
Iodine test Benedicts test Albustix paper test Spot test
+
P
+
Q
+
+
R
+
+
S
Key: + represents positive result; - represents negative result

Food sample

(a) In carrying out the Benedicts test for a solid food, the food would be crushed with distilled
water to give the juice.
(i)
If 2 cm3 of food juice is used for the food test, how much Benedicts solution should be
added to the food juice?
(1 mark)
(ii) What should be the step after (i)?
(1 mark)
(iii) Name a sugar that will give negative result to Benedicts test.
(1 mark)
(b) Describe the positive result for
(i) Albustix paper test.
(ii) spot test.

(1 mark)
(1 mark)

(c) (i)

Based on the results of the above food tests, deduce the food substance(s) found in food
samples P, R and S.
(3 marks)
(ii) Hence, state what food samples P, R and S are.
(3 marks)
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4. The table below shows the relative food value per 100g of four kinds of raw food in a diet.
Raw food
Rice
Pork
Fish
Spinach
Carbohydrates (g)
88.7
0
0
2.8
Protein (g)
8.3
12.0
14.5
2.2
Fat (g)
6.4
39.8
16.0
0
Calcium (mg)
3.5
10.6
100.2
7.5
Vitamin A (mg)
0
0
0.081
5.8
Vitamin C (mg)
0
0
0
65
Vitamin D (mg)
0
0
0.022
0
Dietary fibre (mg)
0
0
0
30
(a) It is said that a pregnant mother needs to eat for her developing baby. From the table,
which two types of food are important for a pregnant woman? Explain your answer.(3 marks)
Constituents of food

(b) Mr Wong suffers from constipation and intestinal disorder. Which food from the above table
is the best for him? Explain.
(2 marks)
(c) (i)
(ii)
(iii)

Name one disease that is caused by the deficiency in vitamin A.


(1 mark)
What is the function of vitamin A?
(1 mark)
Besides fish and spinach, suggest another food which is a good source of vitamin A.
(1 mark)

5. Read the following story about Johnny and answer the questions.

Hamburger Murder
Johnny, 25 years old, an office worker, was found dead in his
home due to heart disease. His mother told the inspector that
Johnny was once a healthy and active man. However, three
years ago, he was influenced by advertisements and liked going
to a fast food shop. He had got fatter and fatter since then.
Before he died, his weight reached 100 kg.
The inspector went to the fast food shop and took a nutrition
table:

Hamburger
Big hamburger
Fishburger
French fries
(Medium)
Chicken nuggets
(6 pieces)
Coke (12 oz)

Energy
(kJ)
1750
3800
2450
2100

Nutrition table
Carbohydrates
Fat
(g)
(g)
34
9
45
31
40
16
37
16

Cholesterol
(mg)
30
85
35
12

Sodium
(mg)
58
1070
690
155

Protein
(g)
13
26
14
5

1950

15

17

60

510

18

750

29

10

The inspector bought a set lunch from the fast food shop for tests. The set lunch includes a
big hamburger, French fries and a cup of Coke.

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(a) Calculate the total energy value of the set lunch tested.

(1 mark)

(b) What are the effects to the body if the energy intake is much higher than the energy required?
(4 marks)
(c) Peter with the same age and sex as Johnny has been eating the same diet. However, Peter did
not become overweight. Suggest two reasons for such a difference.
(2 marks)
6. The diagram below shows a set-up used by a student in an experiment.

DCPIP
Orange juice /

vitamin C solution

4 cm3 2% vitamin C
solution
(colourless)

He put 4 cm3 of 2 % vitamin C solution in the beaker and then added the DCPIP solution slowly to
it. The volume of DCPIP solution used when the solution just turned blue was recorded. He
repeated the experiment using vitamin C solutions of 3%, 5%, 8% and 10%. The results are
shown in the table below.
Concentration of vitamin C solution
(%)
Volume of DCPIP used (cm3)

10

1.5

2.5

(a) Plot a graph of Volume of DCPIP used against Concentration of vitamin C solution on
the graph paper provided on the answer sheet.
(4 marks)
(b) The experiment was repeated with juice P and juice Q. The volume of DCPIP used was 2
cm3 and 3.5 cm3 respectively.
(i)

(ii)

Find from the graph in (a) the concentrations of vitamin C in juice P and juice Q
respectively. Hence, state the juice, P or Q, that has a higher vitamin C
concentration.
(3 marks)
If the experiment is repeated using juice Q which has been boiled for 10 minutes,
will the volume of DCPIP used be greater or smaller? Explain your answer.
(2 marks)

(c) Except Benedicts test, suggest another test for finding out whether juice P contains glucose.
State the result if glucose is present in juice P.
(2 marks)
(d) Name the deficiency disease of vitamin C.

(1 mark )

END OF PAPER
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METHODIST COLLEGE
FIRST TERM EXAMINATION
SECONDARY III BIOLOGY
ANSWER SHEET
Name: _________________________ (

Class: F.3 ______

Marks :

/100

Section A : Multiple Choice Questions ( 20 marks )


Answer to Section A should be marked on the Multiple-choice Answer Sheet.

Section B : Fill in the blanks (20 marks)


a.

________________________________

k.

________________________________

b.

________________________________

l.

________________________________

c.

________________________________

m.

________________________________

d.

________________________________

n.

________________________________

e.

________________________________

o.

________________________________

f.

________________________________

p.

________________________________

g.

________________________________

q.

________________________________

h.

________________________________

r.

________________________________

i.

________________________________

s.

________________________________

j.

________________________________

t.

________________________________

Section C : Matching (10 marks)


1.

__________ , __________ , __________

3.

__________ , __________

2.

__________ , __________ , __________

4.

__________ , __________

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Section D : Structured Questions (50 marks)


1. (a)
(b)
(c)
(d)

2. (a)
(b) (i)
(ii)

3. (a) (i)
(ii)

(iii)
(b) (i)

(ii)

(c) (i)

P:

(ii) P:

R:

R:

S:

S:

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4. (a)

(b)

(c) (i)
(ii)

(iii)

5. (a)
(b)

(c)

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6. (a) Title:

(b) (i) P :

Q:

(ii)

(c)

(d)

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