2013 - JAMB Biology Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
The process in which complex substances are broken down into simpler ones is referred to as
A
anabolism
B
catabolism
C
metabolism
D
tropism
CORRECT OPTION: b
2
The organ which is sensitive to light in Euglena is the
A
gullet
B
flagellum
C
chloroplast
D
eyespot
CORRECT OPTION: d
3
The organelles present in cells that are actively respiring and photosynthesizing are
A
lysosomes and ribosomes
B
Golgi apparatus and endoplasmic reticulum
C
nucleus and centrioles
D
mitrochondria and chloroplast
CORRECT OPTION: d
4
Taenia solium can be found in
A
cow
B
goat
C
dog
D
pig
CORRECT OPTION: d
5
Which of the following describes a characteristic of arthropods?
A
The organism finds it easy to grow freely
B
the organism has a pair of jointed appendages
C
the body is not divided into a number of segments seg
D
the body is covered by chitin
CORRECT OPTION: d
6
Which of the following distinguishes a butterfly from a moth?
A
the wings of butterfly rest horizontally but those of moth rest vertically
B
Both are active during the day
C
they have similar antennae
D
the abdomen of moth is fatter than that of butterfly
CORRECT OPTION: a
7
Which of the following types of feathers is used for flight in birds?
A
Quill
B
Filoplume
C
covert
D
Down
CORRECT OPTION: a
8
The plants that grow in deserts or very dry areas are referred to as
A
mesophytes
B
hydrophytes
C
epiphytes
D
xerophytes
CORRECT OPTION: d
9
Which of the following is the simplest living organism?
A
Paramecium
B
Virus
C
Amoeba
D
Chlamydomonas
CORRECT OPTION: b
If viruses, prions, satellites, nanobes, nanobacteria (non-free-living sub-bacterial organisms) are excluded, the simplest free-living organism known is Mycoplasma genitalium, with a genome of only 580,000 base pairs and 482 protein-coding genes.
10
Proboscis is a structure that is mostly found in
A
insects
B
tapeworms
C
amphibians
D
molluses
CORRECT OPTION: a
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