2002 - WAEC Biology Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
Which of the following characteristics differentiates a palisade cell from a liver cell? The possession of
A
a cell wall and a cytoplasm
B
a vacuole and a nucleus
C
non-cell membrane and chloroplast
D
a cell wall and chloroplast
CORRECT OPTION: d
2
Which of the following organism has both plant and animal-like features
A
Paramecium
B
Euglena
C
Amoeba
D
Spirogyra
CORRECT OPTION: b
3
Which part of part of plant cell contains cellulose?
A
Vacuole
B
Cytoplasm
C
Cell wall
D
Chloroplast
CORRECT OPTION: c
4
Animal cells are different from plant cells because animal cells have
A
definite cell wall
B
large vacuole
C
centrioles
D
Chloroplast
CORRECT OPTION: c
5
Which of the following depicts the external features of a rat as mammal?
A
Long intestine and tail
B
Diaphragm and lungs
C
Milk and sweat production
D
Fur and whisker
CORRECT OPTION: d
6
Which of the following represents the correct sequence, from the most complex of organisations?
A
Mitochondrion, Muscle, Alimentary canal, Rabbit, Heart, Neurone
B
Mitochondrion, Neurone, Muscle, Heart, Alimentary canal, Rabbit
C
Alimentary canal, Neurone, Muscle, Heart, Rabbit. Mitochondrion
D
Rabbit, Mitochondrion, Heart, Neurone, Alimentary canal, Muscle
CORRECT OPTION: b
7
Which of the following will cause wilting in plants?
A
Humidity
B
Coldness
C
Adequate soil water
D
Excessive transpiration
CORRECT OPTION: d
8
Which of the following definitions best describes excretion? The
A
liberation of energy from food
B
release of faeces from the body
C
breakdown of food molecules
D
removal of the waste products of metabolism.
CORRECT OPTION: d
9

Study the information below. Use it to answer question below


In an experiment to study the rate of water loss in plants, leaves of a potted plant were treated as follows:
I. Upper surface covered with Vaseline ll. Lower surface covered with Vaseline
III. Both surfaces covered with Vaseline IV. None of the leaf surfaces covered

Indicate in a descending order, the rate of water loss from the leaves

A
I, II, III and IV
B
II, I, III and IV
C
III, II, I and IV
D
IV, I, II and III
CORRECT OPTION: d
10
The following are methods of measuring plant growth except
A
determining the fresh and dry weights of the plant
B
counting the number of fruits produced
C
measuring the increase in height of the shoot
D
measuring the length and breadth of a leaf.
CORRECT OPTION: b
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