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Biology GCSE Unit 1.1 Revision

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  • 1. 
    What is the order of biological classification?
    • A. 

      Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Family, Order, Genus, Species

    • B. 

      Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species

    • C. 

      Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Species, Genus

  • 2. 
    Describe the Characteristics of the Kingdom - "Animalia"
    • A. 

      Multicellular, Do not have Cell Walls, Do Not have Chlorophyll, Feed Heterotrophically

    • B. 

      Unicellular, Do not have Cell Walls, Do Not have Chlorophyll, Feed Heterotrophically

    • C. 

      Multicellular, Do not have Cell Walls, Do Not have Chlorophyll, Feed Autotrophically

  • 3. 
    Describe the Characteristics of the Kingdom - "Plantae"
    • A. 

      Unicellular, Have Cell Walls, Have Chlorophyll, Feed Autotrophically

    • B. 

      Multicellular, Have Cell Walls, Have Chlorophyll, Feed Autotrophically

    • C. 

      Unicellular, Do Not Have Cell Walls, Have Chlorophyll, Feed Autotrophically

  • 4. 
    Describe the Characteristics of the Kingdom - "Fungi"
    • A. 

      Multicellular, Have Cell Walls, Have Chlorophyll, Feed Saprophytically

    • B. 

      Multicellular, Do not have Cell Walls, Do Not have Chlorophyll, Feed Saprophyically

    • C. 

      Multicellular, Have Cell Walls, Do Not have Chlorophyll, Feed Saprophytically

  • 5. 
    Describe the Characteristics of the Kingdom - "Protoctista"
    • A. 

      Unicellular, Have a Nucleus

    • B. 

      Multicellular, Have a Nucleus

    • C. 

      Unicellular, Have no Nucleus

  • 6. 
    Describe the Characteristics of the Kingdom - "Prokaryotes"
    • A. 

      Unicellular, Have no Nucleus

    • B. 

      Multicellular, Have no Nucleus

    • C. 

      Unicellular, Have a Nucleus

  • 7. 
    Why do scientists not classify viruses in any of the five living kingdoms and regard them as non-living?
    • A. 

      They Have No Cell Walls and are therefore only alive when they take over other cells

    • B. 

      They Have No Cytoplasm and are therefore only alive when they take over other cells

    • C. 

      They Have Cytoplasm and are therefore only alive when they take over other cells

  • 8. 
    What is the main characteristic of the phylum - "Chordata"
    • A. 

      Animals which have a supporting rod running the length of their body.

    • B. 

      Animals which have no supporting rod running the length of their body.

    • C. 

      Animals which have an exoskeleton

  • 9. 
    How do scientists place vertebrates into groups based on - "Oxygen Absorption Methods"
    • A. 

      Lungs and Gills

    • B. 

      Gills and Skin

    • C. 

      Lungs, Gills and Skin

  • 10. 
    How do scientists place vertebrates into groups based on - "Reproduction methods"
    • A. 

      Oviparous and Viviparous

    • B. 

      Autoparous and Viviparous

    • C. 

      Saproparous and Autoparous

  • 11. 
    How do scientists place vertebrates into groups based on - "Thermoregulation Methods"
    • A. 

      Saprotherms and Heterotherms

    • B. 

      Hometherms and Poikilotherms

    • C. 

      Hometherms and Autotherms

  • 12. 
    The Characteristics of the Vertebrate Group - "Mammals" - are
    • A. 

      Homeotherm, Lungs, Fur, Use Placenta and give birth to live young, Feed Young on milk

    • B. 

      Poikilotherm, Lungs, Fur, Use Placenta and give birth to live young, Feed Young on milk

    • C. 

      Homeotherm, Lungs, Fur, Lay Eggs, Feed Young on milk

  • 13. 
    The Characteristics of the Vertebrate Group - "Birds" - are
    • A. 

      Homeotherm, Gills, Feathers, Eggs with Hard Brittle Shells

    • B. 

      Homeotherm, Lungs, Feathers, Eggs with Hard Brittle Shells

    • C. 

      Homeotherm, Lungs, Fur, Eggs with Hard Brittle Shells

  • 14. 
    The Characteristics of the Vertebrate Group - "Fish" - are
    • A. 

      Poikilotherm, Gills, Slimy Scales, Eggs with no shell that have to stay in water

    • B. 

      Homeotherm, Gills, Slimy Scales, Eggs with no shell that have to stay in water

    • C. 

      Homeotherm, Gills, Dry Scales, Eggs with no shell that have to stay in water

  • 15. 
    The Characteristics of the Vertebrate Group - "Reptiles" - are
    • A. 

      Poikilotherms, Gills, Dry Scales, Leathery Eggs

    • B. 

      Poikilotherms, Gills, Leathery Scales, Eggs with no shell that have to stay in water

    • C. 

      Poikilotherms, Lungs, Dry Scales, Leathery Eggs

  • 16. 
    The Characteristics of the Vertebrate Group - "Amphibians" - are
    • A. 

      Poikilotherm, Lungs as Adult - Gills as Young, Moist Skin with no Scales, Eggs have shells and have to stay in water

    • B. 

      Poikilotherm, Gills as Adult - Lungs as Young, Moist Skin with no Scales, Eggs have shells and have to stay in water

    • C. 

      Poikilotherm, Lungs as Adult - Gills as Young, Moist Skin with no Scales, Eggs have Leathery Shells

  • 17. 
    Why does the definition of a species as organisms that produce fertile offspring have limitations?
    • A. 

      Some Organisms do not always reproduce sexually and some hybrids are fertile

    • B. 

      All Organisms do not reproduce sexually and some hybrids are fertile

    • C. 

      Some Organisms do not always reproduce sexually and all hybrids are infertile

  • 18. 
    What types of Variation are there?
    • A. 

      Progressive and Recessive

    • B. 

      Continuous and Discontinuous

    • C. 

      Dominant and Recessive

  • 19. 
    Which is an example of Discontinuous Variation?
    • A. 

      Blood Groups

    • B. 

      Body Mass

    • C. 

      IQ

  • 20. 
    Which is an example of Continuous Variation?
    • A. 

      Gender

    • B. 

      Height

    • C. 

      Eye Colour

  • 21. 
    What are the causes of different characteristics relating to genetic variation?
    • A. 

      Mutation or Reproduction

    • B. 

      Environmental or Mutation

    • C. 

      Reproduction or Environmental

  • 22. 
    What are the causes of different characteristics relating to environmental variation?
    • A. 

      A Mutation

    • B. 

      Reproduction

    • C. 

      The Environment

  • 23. 
    Darwin's Theory of Evolution states that variation is...
    • A. 

      Most Populations of Organisms contain individuals which vary slightly from one another

    • B. 

      Most Populations of Organisms do not vary at all from one another

    • C. 

      All Populations of Organisms are the same

  • 24. 
    Darwin's Theory of Evolution states that over-production is...
    • A. 

      Most organisms produce too little young.

    • B. 

      Most organisms produce more young than will survive to adulthood

    • C. 

      Most organisms produce too much young.

  • 25. 
    Darwin's theory of Evolution states that the struggle for existence is...
    • A. 

      Populations do not generally increase rapidly in size therefore there must be considerable competition for survival between organisms

    • B. 

      Populations increase rapidly in size therefore there must be no competition for survival

    • C. 

      Populations increase rapidly in size therefore there is a need for competition in order to control the number of organisms.

  • 26. 
    Darwin's theory of Evolution states that survival is...
    • A. 

      Those with disadvantageous characteristics are more likely to survive

    • B. 

      Those with advantageous characteristics are less likely to survive this struggle

    • C. 

      Those with advantageous characteristics are more likely to survive this struggle

  • 27. 
    Why may an Animal arriving on an island evolve differently than its relatives on the mainland and become a new species?
    • A. 

      The animal will evolve to adapt to its surroundings.

    • B. 

      The animal will not want to be the same as its relatives.

    • C. 

      The animal will not change.

  • 28. 
    How do natural new features occur?
    • A. 

      Random Mutations

    • B. 

      The Organisms create New Alleles

    • C. 

      Human Interference

  • 29. 
    Which of these describes the structure of the Nucleus?
    • A. 

      The Cell contains Genes, within which chromosomes are located.

    • B. 

      The Cell contains chromosomes, within which genes are located.

    • C. 

      The Cell contains DNA, within which genes are located.

  • 30. 
    What is the alternate form of a gene called?
    • A. 

      Allele

    • B. 

      Chromosome

    • C. 

      Protein

  • 31. 
    What Does Homozygous mean?
    • A. 

      When The Two Alleles are the same (e.g. BB)

    • B. 

      When The Two Alleles are different (e.g. Bb)

    • C. 

      When There is Only One Allele (e.g. B)

  • 32. 
    What Does Heterozygous mean?
    • A. 

      When The Two Alleles are the same (e.g. BB)

    • B. 

      When The Two Alleles are different (e.g. Bb)

    • C. 

      When There is Only One Allele (e.g. B)

  • 33. 
    What Does Phenotype Mean?
    • A. 

      Physical Characteristics of an Organism

    • B. 

      Genetic Characteristics of an Organism

    • C. 

      The Environment surrounding an Organism

  • 34. 
    What Does Genotype mean?
    • A. 

      Physical Characteristics of an Organism

    • B. 

      Genetic Characteristics of an Organism

    • C. 

      The Environment surrounding an Organism

  • 35. 
    What are the Symptoms of Sickle Cell Anemia?
    • A. 

      They can Block Blood Flow.

    • B. 

      They cause a build up of mucus

    • C. 

      They cause no problems

  • 36. 
    What are the Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis?
    • A. 

      An Accumulation of Thick, Sticky, Mucus

    • B. 

      A Block in Blood Flow

    • C. 

      They cause no problems

  • 37. 
    If Two Heterozygous mice are crossed which is the likely offspring for the alleles B and b
    • A. 

      BB BB bb bb

    • B. 

      BB BB Bb Bb

    • C. 

      BB Bb Bb bb

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