1994 WAEC Biology past questions and answers

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1
All animals are dependent on green plants because plants

A shelter them from excessive heat from the sun

B give them protection from enemies

C are used for building houses and furniture

D beautify their surroundings



Correct Option: E


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2
The scientist who discovered the cell while examining a thin slice of cork under the microscope was

A Robert Hooke

B Anton van Leeuwenhoek

C Matthias Schleiden

D Theodor Schwann



Correct Option: A


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3
The two important physical processes involved in the absorption and transport of materials in plants are

A diffusion and plasmolysis

B cohesion and adhesion

C flaccidity and turgidity

D osmosis and diffusion



Correct Option: D


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4
The process by which plants manufacture food from carbondioxide and water, using energy from the sun is
termed

A chemosynthesis

B photosynthesis

C autotrophism

D heterotrophism



Correct Option: B


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5
The process in which insects undergo conspicuous changes in form and appearance during development
is known as

A ecdysis

B metamorphosis

C aestivation

D migration



Correct Option: B


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6
What is the foot labelled I adapted to?

A Feeding on flesh

B Eating grains

C Swimming in water

D Perching on trees



Correct Option: C


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7
The foot labelled III is strong and has blunt claws
on its digits, This implies that the bird

A is a scavenger

B is a bird of prey

C is a marine bird

D uses the foot to scratch the soil



Correct Option: D


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8
The long and sharp claws in the font labelled ll show that the bird uses them to

A hold onto its prey

B paddle in water

C glide in the alt

D scratch the earth for worms



Correct Option: A


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9
Conventional method of sewage disposal involves all the following except defaecating

A into pit latrines

B in open fields

C into cesspit

D into bucket latrine



Correct Option: B


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10

Which of the following actions is not an example of a simple reflex action?

A Knee jerk

B Blinking of the eye

C Withdrawal of hand from hot object

D Reading a book



Correct Option: D


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