2004 - WAEC Biology Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
Which of the following characteristics is not possessed by most plants? Ability to
A
move away from stimuli
B
respire
C
reproduce
D
adapt to environment
CORRECT OPTION: d
2
Hydra able to perform all the following functions except
A
feeding
B
movement
C
photosynthesis
D
egestion
CORRECT OPTION: c
3
Euglena can be classified as an animal because of the possession of
A
nucleus
B
cytoplasm
C
cell wall
D
pellicle
CORRECT OPTION: d
4
Which two structures are present in a palisade cell but not in a liver cell?
A
cell wall and cytoplasm
B
cell wall and chloroplast
C
cell membrane and cytoplasm
D
cell membrane and chloroplast
CORRECT OPTION: b
5
The nucleus controls the activities of the cell because it
A
synthesize hormones
B
is like a brain in the cell
C
uses DNA to synthesize enzymes which are used in cell metabolism
D
sends out nervous impulses to ensure the functioning of the cytoplasm.
CORRECT OPTION: c
6
The process by which a drop of ink spreads uniformly in a beaker of water is called
A
absorption
B
osmosis
C
plasmolysis
D
diffusion
CORRECT OPTION: d
7
When a person’s urine contains a high concentration of urea, it could be the result of
A
a drop in body temperature
B
having diabetes mellitus
C
eating a meal rich in protein
D
drinking a large amount of water
CORRECT OPTION: c
8
How many conjugants are involved in sexual reproduction of paramecium
A
1
B
2
C
4
D
8
CORRECT OPTION: b
9
Which of the following groups of vertebrae have two branches at the end of their transverse processes?
A
sacral
B
thoracic
C
cervical
D
lumbar
CORRECT OPTION: d
10
The axial skeleton is made up of the following
A
skull, vertebral column, rib cage and sternum
B
limbs and limb girdles
C
lumbar and thoracic vertebrae
D
vertebral column and lumbar vertebrae
CORRECT OPTION: a
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