Leaving CERT Biology 2011

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Short question practice (from exam papers)


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  • 1. 
    Vitamins may be divided into 2 groups depending on their solubility. Name these two groups 1)___________ 2)___________
  • 2. 
    Whic of the following is an example of a catabolic reaction (2 answers)
    • A. 

      Photosynthesis

    • B. 

      Translation

    • C. 

      Respiration

    • D. 

      Digestion

  • 3. 
    In dalmation dogs, the allele for brown spots is recessive to the allele for black spots. The two parents were heterozygous in respect of spot colour. What is the % chance of obtaining offspring with black spots
    • A. 

      0%

    • B. 

      10%

    • C. 

      25%

    • D. 

      50%

    • E. 

      75%

    • F. 

      100%

  • 4. 
    In carbohydrates, which 2 elements are in the ratio 2:1?_____________
  • 5. 
    What is the function of mitosis in a single celled organism?_____________
  • 6. 
    Where in the cell does the second stage of respiration take place?_____________
  • 7. 
    Which part of the fefmale reproductive system is influenced by both FSH and LH?________________
  • 8. 
    What heppens in the ovary around day 14 of the menstrual cycle?______________
  • 9. 
    The walls of xylem are reinforced with a hard material. Name it_____________________
  • 10. 
    Where in the cell would you expect to find phospholipids?____________
  • 11. 
    To what is pyruvate converted under anaerobic conditions in a yeast cell?________
  • 12. 
    To what is pyruvate converted under anaerobic conditions in a human muscle cell?________
  • 13. 
    Urea is formed in the kidneys
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Light is essential for the germination of seeds
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Endosperm is a food reserve in some seeds
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The sino-atrial node (pacemaker) is located on the right side of the heart
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Ligaments join muscles to bones
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The hepatic portal vein joins the liver to the heart
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Photosynthesis takes place in the chloroplast of the plant cell
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    What type of food is mainly absorbed from the small intestine into the lacteals or lymph?___________
  • 21. 
    What term is used by biologists to describe differences within a ppulation with respect to features such as height?
  • 22. 
    Name an enzyme that is involved in the digestion of fat____________
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