1995 WAEC Biology past questions and answers

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1
At what level of organisation is Amoeba?

A Tissue

B Organ

C Cellular

D System



Correct Option: C


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2
Which of these could be regarded as an advantage of complexity in higher organisms?

A there is no cellular differentiation

B Cellular differentiation leads to loss of independence of the cells

C Complexity stops at cellular differentiation only

D Cellular differentiation leads to internal structural specialization



Correct Option: D


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3
Which of the following organisms is one-celled and free-living?

A Volvox

B Spirogyra

C Rhizopus

D Chlamydomonas



Correct Option: D


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4
One of the differences between plant and animal cells is that in plants

A 'cells have less distinct outline, but animal cells have distinct outline

B ell wall is made of cellulose, but animal cell wall is made of chitin

C large vacuoles are absent, but present in animals

D plastids are absent, but present in animals



Correct Option: E


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5
Carbondioxide enters the stomata during photosynthesis through the process known as

A osmosis

B active transport

C diffusion

D inhalation



Correct Option: C


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6
Which of the following groups carry out similar functions in living things?

A Vertebral column, chitin, and guard cells

B Sclerenchyma, cartilage and chitin

C Tendon, chitin and neurone

D Collenchyma, Intercellular spaces and blood vessels



Correct Option: B


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7
Which of the following statements is correct?

A biceps muscles has its origin on the head of the humerus

B biceps muscle is inserted at the ulna

C triceps muscle originated at the scapula and head of the humerus

D ulna is pulled up when the biceps is relaxed



Correct Option: C


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8

Which of the following pairs of tissues is responsible for strengthening the plant?

A Phloem and Epidermis

B Parenchyma and Cambium

C Collenchyma and Sclerenchyma

D Collenchyma and Cambium



Correct Option: C


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9
Which of the following is not a tissue found in plants?

A Epidermis

B Phloem

C Xylem

D Dermis



Correct Option: D


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10
Higher organisms use a transport system and not diffusion only to distribute nutrients because

A the ratio of their surface area to volume is small

B metabolic waste products diffuse to the surface of the organisms

C the rate at which nutrients and other substances diffuse increases

D substances to be transported move shorter distances to reach the numerous cells



Correct Option: A


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