1995 - JAMB Biology Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
Scales on reptiles are a feature for
A
conserving water
B
conserving food
C
protecting the skin
D
locomotion
CORRECT OPTION: a
2
The colour of the ventral surface of a fish is lighter than that of the dorsal. This is mainly
A
an adaptation for movement
B
an adaptation for camouflage
C
for attracting mates
D
for regulating body temperature
CORRECT OPTION: b
3
The least evidence in support of the theory of evolution is provided by the study of
A
anatomy
B
ecology
C
geology
D
embryology
CORRECT OPTION: b
4
From which group of animals are the mammals generally believed to have most recently evolved?
A
Reptiles
B
Fish
C
Amphibians
D
Birds
CORRECT OPTION: c
5
The diagram represents
A
sensory neurone
B
relay neurone
C
afferent neurone
D
motor neurone
CORRECT OPTION: d
6
The part labelled X is the
A
axon
B
cell body
C
terminal dendrites
D
synapse
CORRECT OPTION: b
7
Which of the following does a virus have in common with animal cells?
A
Nucleus
B
DNA
C
Gycogen
D
Cytoplasm
CORRECT OPTION: b
8
Which of the following organelles are likely to be present in cells that are actively respiring and photosynthesizing?
A
Nucleolus and centrioles
B
Mitochondria and chloroplast
C
Lysosomes and ribosomes
D
Golgi apparatus and endoplasmic reticulum
CORRECT OPTION: b
9
One common characteristic of fungi, algae, mosses and ferns is that they
A
show alternation of generations
B
reproduce sexually by conjugation
C
produce spores that are dispersed
D
possess chlorophyll in their tissues
CORRECT OPTION: c
10
Protein-like bodies are borne on the part labelled
A
II
B
III
C
IV
D
V
CORRECT OPTION: a
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