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Aqa GCSE Biology Module 2 Revision Quiz

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  • 1. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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