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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is not a good adaptation for a plant in arid conditions?
    • A. 

      Waxy leaves

    • B. 

      Large surface area

    • C. 

      Small surface area

    • D. 

      Long roots


  • 2. 
    Metabolic rate is the speed at which chemical reactions take place in the
    • A. 

      Skin

    • B. 

      Organs

    • C. 

      Stomach

    • D. 

      Cells


  • 3. 
    Where do viruses live?
    • A. 

      In cells

    • B. 

      On cells

    • C. 

      In organs

    • D. 

      On their own


  • 4. 
    Who pioneered in the field of vaccinations?
    • A. 

      Semmelweis

    • B. 

      Einstein

    • C. 

      Jenner

    • D. 

      Pasteur


  • 5. 
    What is meant by the term pathogen?
    • A. 

      A disease

    • B. 

      A disease causing organism

    • C. 

      A type of disease

    • D. 

      A virus


  • 6. 
    What is the main reason for not over using antibiotics?
    • A. 

      They are expensive

    • B. 

      It kills the friendly bacteria in our gut so we must eat more yoghurt

    • C. 

      Dangerous strains of resistance bacteria may develop

    • D. 

      It causes damage to the oesophagus


  • 7. 
    What is the most likely outcome for an individual that is not well suited to its environment?
    • A. 

      It will not survive

    • B. 

      It will survive well

    • C. 

      It will become extinct

    • D. 

      It will put on weight


  • 8. 
    What is an effect of carbon monoxide in cigarrette smoke?
    • A. 

      It adds to the green house effect

    • B. 

      It reduces the oxygen carrying capacity of blood

    • C. 

      It causes lung cancer

    • D. 

      It destroys the ozone layer


  • 9. 
    Which disease was incorrectly linked to the MMR vaccine?
    • A. 

      Lung cancer

    • B. 

      HIV

    • C. 

      Autism

    • D. 

      Gout


  • 10. 
    In an investigation what name is given to the variable that is measured?
    • A. 

      Control

    • B. 

      Independent

    • C. 

      Dependent

    • D. 

      Fair


  • 11. 
    What is the role of antibiotics?
    • A. 

      They kill bacteria

    • B. 

      They kill viruses

    • C. 

      They kill white blood cells

    • D. 

      They kill plant cells


  • 12. 
    Protein is needed in the diet because
    • A. 

      It tastes nice

    • B. 

      It gives immediate energy

    • C. 

      For growth

    • D. 

      For long term energy


  • 13. 
    The addictive substance in tobacco smoke is
    • A. 

      Salt

    • B. 

      Sugar

    • C. 

      Nicotine

    • D. 

      Tar


  • 14. 
    A vaccine stimulates white blood cells to produce
    • A. 

      Antigens

    • B. 

      Antibodies

    • C. 

      Antivaccines

    • D. 

      Heat


  • 15. 
    The effect of excess saturated fat in the diet is
    • A. 

      To increase cholesterol

    • B. 

      It has no effect because it is excreted

    • C. 

      It decreses blood pressure

    • D. 

      Promote muscle growth


  • 16. 
    Which of the following is not a characteristic of viruses
    • A. 

      They contain protein

    • B. 

      They contain DNA

    • C. 

      They respire

    • D. 

      They infect living cells


  • 17. 
    The main problem we face from MRSA is
    • A. 

      It is common

    • B. 

      It is a bacterium

    • C. 

      It affects people who are in Hospital

    • D. 

      It is resistant to many types of antibiotic


  • 18. 
    The definition of a recreational drug is
    • A. 

      Mildly harmful

    • B. 

      Very harmful

    • C. 

      Taken for pleasure

    • D. 

      Illegal


  • 19. 
    When graph plotting the variable used for the Y axis is the
    • A. 

      Dependent

    • B. 

      Independent

    • C. 

      Control

    • D. 

      Time


  • 20. 
    What role do drugs called statins play?
    • A. 

      Lower cholesterol

    • B. 

      Raise cholesterol

    • C. 

      A slimming drug

    • D. 

      They destroy pathogens


  • 21. 
    Which of the following structures is not part of the body's defences to pathogens
    • A. 

      Skin

    • B. 

      Tears

    • C. 

      Hair

    • D. 

      Mucus


  • 22. 
    Which one of the following is a type of cell that produces antibodies
    • A. 

      A cells

    • B. 

      B cells

    • C. 

      C cells

    • D. 

      D cells


  • 23. 
    Which one of the following is the best description of withdrawal symptoms?
    • A. 

      A headache after leaving a disco

    • B. 

      Shakes sometime after taking alcohol

    • C. 

      Muscle cramp from a lack of salt in the diet

    • D. 

      The consequences of an Officer's order in battle


  • 24. 
    Which one of the following is the best explanation about why the number of resistant bacteria is on the increase
    • A. 

      It's their mating season

    • B. 

      There is an increase in female types of bacteria

    • C. 

      Antibiotics are used too frequently

    • D. 

      There is an increase in male types of bacteria


  • 25. 
    What is menat by the term arid?
    • A. 

      Wet

    • B. 

      Dry

    • C. 

      Cold

    • D. 

      A type of computer programme


  • 26. 
    Which of the following best describes the features of addiction?
    • A. 

      You crave something

    • B. 

      You want something

    • C. 

      You desire something

    • D. 

      You'd pay for something


  • 27. 
    Each type of antibody destroys at least two different types of bacteria. Is this statement
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Meaningless

    • D. 

      Sensible


  • 28. 
    Which of the following represents a healthy BMI value?
    • A. 

      16

    • B. 

      25

    • C. 

      34

    • D. 

      56


  • 29. 
    Which of the following shows the order of decreasing surface area:volume?
    • A. 

      Cat, mouse, donkey

    • B. 

      Giraffe, chicken, mouse

    • C. 

      Hamster, owl, mouse

    • D. 

      Dog, horse, elephant


  • 30. 
    Which one of the following is the most obvious way a pathogen is able to enter the body?
    • A. 

      Shaking hands

    • B. 

      Breathing in aerosols

    • C. 

      From clothing

    • D. 

      Sharing a drink


  • 31. 
    Which of the following chemicals is produced by white blood cells to defend against toxins?
    • A. 

      Antibodies

    • B. 

      Antigens

    • C. 

      Antibiotics

    • D. 

      Anti-toxins


  • 32. 
    Which one of the following is the best description of a virus?
    • A. 

      Alive, self-replicating chemicals

    • B. 

      Self-replicating compounds

    • C. 

      Dead, self-replicating chemicals

    • D. 

      Not self-replicating compounds


  • 33. 
    Which of the following destroys pathogens as they enter the stomach?
    • A. 

      Acid

    • B. 

      White blood cells

    • C. 

      Antibodies

    • D. 

      Mucus


  • 34. 
    Which one of the following structures is located outside a bacterium cell?
    • A. 

      Slime capsule

    • B. 

      Plasmid

    • C. 

      Cytoplasm

    • D. 

      Single strand of DNA


  • 35. 
    Large animals lose heat
    • A. 

      Slowly

    • B. 

      Quickly

    • C. 

      Not at all

    • D. 

      Only at night


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