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ST.

JOHNS SCHOOL

PILAR
BUENOS AIRES - ARGENTINA

SUBJECT: BIOLOGY YEAR: 1 ES U NIT 1 T EST

Student Name: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

FINAL MARK : / 30

INSTRUCTIONS

READ carefully.

IF possible, use a good handwriting, write

carefully and calm. WE HAVE TIME.


The questions are based on what we
worked in class. I ASK ONLY WHAT WE
WORKED OUT, TRUST YOURSELF, YOU

KNOW.

KEEP CALM, have FAITH and YOU WILL

PASS this test.

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1. The following picture shows an animal. Choose the correct
answer.

What is the name of this animal according to the binomial

system?

A. catus
B. Male African lion
C. Panthera leo
D. Top African carnivorous cat

[1 mark]

2. To biologists, classification means (choose the correct

answer):

A. Giving an organism a name


B. Identifying organisms
C. Putting organisms into groups
D. Describing organisms
[1 mark]

3. Which system is used for naming species?

A. Binomial
B. Conservation
C. Dichotomous
D. Natural selection
[1 mark]

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4. a) Name the seven characteristics of life

[7 marks]

b) Use the words from the previous answer to complete the

following table by matching the definitions to the name of the

characteristic.

Definition Characteristic

1 The ability to detect stimuli and

make appropiate responses

2 A set of processes that makes more

of the same king of organism

3 Removal from an organism of toxic

materials, the waste products of

metabolism, or substances in excess

of requirements

4 A set of chemical reactions that

break down nutrients to release

energy in living cells

[4 marks]

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5. Mnemonics are used to remember lists of terms, e.g.

Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain is used for the order of

colours of the rainbow. Make your own mnemonic sentence of

seven words to remember the characteristics of life.

[3 marks]

7. Distinguish between respiration and breathing.

[2 marks]

8. Explain why biologists do not accept defecation as an

example of excretion.

[2 marks]

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9. The following list shows the groups that biologists use to

classify living organisms.

class family genus kingdom order phylum species

Rewrite the list in the correct hierarchy of classification.

[3 marks]

10. The scientific name of the Right Whale is Eubalaena


australis. Identify the genus and the species.

[3 marks]

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11. Complete the table by naming each of the kingdoms of

organisms described.

Kingdom Description

Multicellular organisms that have to obtain

their food. Their cells do not have walls.

Single-celled (unicellular), with a nucleus.

Some have chloroplasts.

Many are made of hyphae, with nuclei and

cell walls (containing chitin), but no

chloroplasts.

Multicellular organisms with the ability to

make their own food through photosynthesis,

due to the presence of chlorophyll. Their

cells have walls (containing cellulose).

Very small and single-celled (unicellular),

with cell walls, but no nucleus.

[5 marks]