Aqa GCSE Biology Module 2 Revision Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Which two of the following structures are not a part of animal cells?
    • A. 

      Cell membrane

    • B. 

      Cell wall

    • C. 

      Nucleus

    • D. 

      Large vacuole


  • 2. 
    Which of the following structures is the location of protein synthesis in cells?
    • A. 

      Nucleus

    • B. 

      Ribosomes

    • C. 

      Mitochondria

    • D. 

      Chloroplasts


  • 3. 
    Which of the following structures is a location where light energy is transferred into chemical energy?
    • A. 

      Nucleus

    • B. 

      Ribosomes

    • C. 

      Mitochondria

    • D. 

      Chloroplasts


  • 4. 
    Which of the following structures is the location of respiration reactions inside animal cells?
    • A. 

      Nucleus

    • B. 

      Ribosomes

    • C. 

      Mitochondria

    • D. 

      Chloroplasts


  • 5. 
    The role of a cell wall is
    • A. 

      To stiffen the structure of animal cells

    • B. 

      To control what passes into and out of plant cells

    • C. 

      To give plant cells a green colour

    • D. 

      Resist the outward pressure of a water filled plant cell


  • 6. 
    List the following cell structures in order of decreasing size
    • A. 

      Cell membrane width, nucleus, ribosome

    • B. 

      Cell wall width, cell membrane, nucleus

    • C. 

      Nucleus, ribosome, cell membrane width

    • D. 

      Cell membrane width, cell wall width, nucleus


  • 7. 
    Which one of the following is not a characteristic of all nuclei?
    • A. 

      They all contain DNA

    • B. 

      They all contain genes

    • C. 

      They all contain chromosomes in pairs

    • D. 

      They all control the activities of cells


  • 8. 
    Which one of the following is the best description about the structure of a metabolically active cell?
    • A. 

      It contains many mitochondria

    • B. 

      It contains many membranes

    • C. 

      It contains many ribosomes

    • D. 

      It contains a large nucleus


  • 9. 
    A human egg cells is large compared with a human sperm cell. The best explanation for this difference is
    • A. 

      It does not move on its own

    • B. 

      It contains nurishment for the zygote and embryo

    • C. 

      It is an easier target for sprem cells

    • D. 

      It contains more genetic information than sperm cells


  • 10. 
    The cells lining the gut of a human does not contain which one of the following features?
    • A. 

      A cell membrane

    • B. 

      Microvilli

    • C. 

      Many mitochondria

    • D. 

      A thin cell wall


  • 11. 
    The best definition of osmosis is
    • A. 

      The movement of solution into a more dilute solution

    • B. 

      The movement of water into a more dilute solution

    • C. 

      The movement of water into a more concentrated solution

    • D. 

      The movement of solution into a more concentrated solution


  • 12. 
    Which one of the following is most likely to occur if an animal cell is suspended in a very weak salt solution?
    • A. 

      No change will occur

    • B. 

      The cell will shrivel up

    • C. 

      The cell will burst

    • D. 

      The cell will become turgid


  • 13. 
    Which two of the following substances enter or leave cells by diffusion?
    • A. 

      Oxygen

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      Starch

    • D. 

      Carbon Dioxide


  • 14. 
    Consider the equation for photosynthesis. Which one of the following is the best description of substances used in photosynthesis?
    • A. 

      Light Energy, Oxygen

    • B. 

      Water, Oxygen

    • C. 

      Water, Carbon Dioxide

    • D. 

      Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide


  • 15. 
    In the structure of a leaf, the location of most photosythesis is
    • A. 

      The upper epidermis

    • B. 

      The palisade layer

    • C. 

      The spongy layer

    • D. 

      The guard cells


  • 16. 
    In the structure of a leaf, the location of most gas exchange is
    • A. 

      The upper epidermis

    • B. 

      The palisade layer

    • C. 

      The spongy layer

    • D. 

      The guard cells


  • 17. 
    In the structure of a leaf, the location which does the most to prevent water loss by transpiration is
    • A. 

      The upper epidermis

    • B. 

      The palisade layer

    • C. 

      The spongy layer

    • D. 

      The guard cells


  • 18. 
    The best description about the role of chloroplasts in photosynthesis is?
    • A. 

      They contain chlorophyll

    • B. 

      They contain chlorophyll to absorb sunshine

    • C. 

      They contain chlorophyll to absorb light energy

    • D. 

      They contain chlorophyll to absorb cabon dioxide


  • 19. 
    Starch is a better compound than glucose for storing energy in cells because
    • A. 

      It is a large compound so not readily lost from cells

    • B. 

      It is soluble

    • C. 

      It is a carbohydrate compound

    • D. 

      It is easier to detect in experiments


  • 20. 
    In an investigation measuiring the effect of increasing light intensity on the rate of photosynthesis in an aquatic plant which of the following is the independent variable?
    • A. 

      Distance between light source and plant

    • B. 

      Bubbles of oxygen produced per minute

    • C. 

      Temperature of the water

    • D. 

      Concentration of dissolved carbon dioxide


  • 21. 
    In an investigation measuiring the effect of increasing light intensity on the rate of photosynthesis in an aquatic plant which of the following is the dependent variable?
    • A. 

      Distance between light source and plant

    • B. 

      Bubbles of oxygen produced per minute

    • C. 

      Temperature of the water

    • D. 

      Concentration of dissolved carbon dioxide


  • 22. 
    In an investigation measuring the effect of increasing light intensity on the rate of photosynthesis in an aquatic plant what type of variable is the distance between the light source and plant?
    • A. 

      Categoric

    • B. 

      Continuous

    • C. 

      Discrete

    • D. 

      Control


  • 23. 
    In an investigation measuring the effect of increasing light intensity on the rate of photosynthesis in an aquatic plant what type of variable is the bubbles produced per minute?
    • A. 

      Categoric

    • B. 

      Continuous

    • C. 

      Discrete

    • D. 

      Control


  • 24. 
    In an investigation measuring the effect of increasing light intensity on the rate of photosynthesis in an aquatic plant which of the following is the best description for the type of chart used to summarise the findings?
    • A. 

      A bar chart with distance between light source and plant on the x axis

    • B. 

      A line graph with distance between light source and plant on the x axis

    • C. 

      A bar chart with distance between light source and plant on the y axis

    • D. 

      A line graph with distance between light source and plant on the y axis


  • 25. 
    If light intensity is the limiting factor in an investigation which of the following would not cause a change in the rate of photosynthesis?
    • A. 

      A decrease in light intensity

    • B. 

      An increase in carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      An increase in light intensity

    • D. 

      Saturation of a plant with light


  • 26. 
    A market gardener used a parrafin heater in a greenhouse to improve the yield of plants. Which one of the following is not a good explanation for the effect of the heater?
    • A. 

      The heater produced light for the greenhouse

    • B. 

      The heater increased the temperature of the greenhouse

    • C. 

      The heater increased the carbon dioxide in the greenhouse

    • D. 

      The heater extended the growing season into winter months which would otherwise be non-productive


  • 27. 
    Glucose is a product of photosynthesis. Which of the following statements is not a use of glucose in plants.
    • A. 

      The glucose is moved between plant cells by osmosis

    • B. 

      The glucose is stored in an insoluble form

    • C. 

      The glucose is respired in plant cells

    • D. 

      Glucose is joined together to make a polymer called starch


  • 28. 
    A deficiency in which type of mineral ion casues plants to have yellow leaves?
    • A. 

      Phosphate

    • B. 

      Nitrate

    • C. 

      Magnesium

    • D. 

      Suphate


  • 29. 
    Compared to plants grown on complete nutrient medium plants grown without nitrates are
    • A. 

      No different to normal

    • B. 

      Smaller than normal

    • C. 

      Bigger than normal

    • D. 

      Greener than normal


  • 30. 
    The energy in food chains is ultimately traced back to
    • A. 

      The producer

    • B. 

      The primary consumer

    • C. 

      The soil

    • D. 

      Light energy


  • 31. 
    Compared to long food chains, short food chains are
    • A. 

      More common

    • B. 

      More energy efficient

    • C. 

      Less energy efficient

    • D. 

      Harmful to humans


  • 32. 
    The biomass of an organism is best represented by its
    • A. 

      Fresh (wet) mass

    • B. 

      Weight measured on the moon's surface

    • C. 

      Mass of living material

    • D. 

      Mass when dead


  • 33. 
    If a plant fixes 1000Kj of energy from every 1000,000Kj of energy reaching it from the sun the percentage of energy available to the next organism in the food chain is
    • A. 

      0.01%

    • B. 

      0.1%

    • C. 

      1.0%

    • D. 

      10%


  • 34. 
    Not all of the energy in grass is transferred into the muscles of cows. Choose three ways in which grass energy is not transferred into the energy of cow muscle
    • A. 

      Energy is used by the cow in movement

    • B. 

      Energy is used by the cow to replace lost body heat

    • C. 

      Energy is incorporated into amino acids which make muscle protein

    • D. 

      Energy is used to join amino acids together to make muscle protein


  • 35. 
    A fox eats a chicken. Which two of the following are sources of wasted energy between the chicken and fox?
    • A. 

      The fox contracts muscles

    • B. 

      The chicken contracts muscles

    • C. 

      The fox excretes some of the chicken it has consumedl

    • D. 

      The chicken excretes some of the corn it has consumed


  • 36. 
    Organisms causing decay belong to which group?
    • A. 

      Succulents

    • B. 

      Saprophytes

    • C. 

      Simbionts

    • D. 

      Snakes


  • 37. 
    A leaf is decomposed. Which one of the following represents the correct order of processes involved in decomposition of the leaf?
    • A. 

      Digestion, absorbtion, enzyme secretion, respiration

    • B. 

      Absorbtion, digestion, enzyme secretion, respiration

    • C. 

      Enzyme secretion, digestion, absorbtion, respiration

    • D. 

      Respiration, digestion, enzyme secretion, absorbtion


  • 38. 
    Which one of the following factors would not cause a high rate of decomposition?
    • A. 

      Carbon dioxide availabilty

    • B. 

      Oxygen availability

    • C. 

      Warmth

    • D. 

      Moisture


  • 39. 
    Which of the following is not involved in the carbon cycle?
    • A. 

      Respiration

    • B. 

      Photosynthesis

    • C. 

      Diffusion of carbon dioxide

    • D. 

      Absorbtion of nitrate ions


  • 40. 
    The place on an enzyme into which the substrate fits is called the
    • A. 

      Active region

    • B. 

      Active site

    • C. 

      Active place

    • D. 

      Active shape


  • 41. 
    All enzymes are catalysts. This means they
    • A. 

      Can only be used once

    • B. 

      Increase the rate of reaction at moderate temperatures

    • C. 

      Increase the rate of reaction at high temperatures

    • D. 

      Are changed in a reaction


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