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Characteristics and Classification of Living Organisms Question Paper Level IGCSE Subject Biology Exam Board Cambridge International Examinations Unit 1 - Characteristics and Classification of ... Living Organisms Booklet Question Paper 1 – 1 Some yeast, sugar and water are mixed in a test-tube. The diagrams show the test-tube at the start and after one hour. at start after one hour yeast, sugar and water bubbles of gas Which process causes this change? A growth B reproduction C respiration D sensitivity 2 Which name is given to a group of individuals that can reproduce to produce fertile offspring? A a genus B a kingdom C a species D an organ system 3 Use the key to identify the animal shown in the diagram. has jointed legs three pairs of legs more than three pairs of legs has tail A Hexagenia no tail B Dytiscus four pairs of legs C Argyroneta more than four pairs of legs D Asellus – 4 What is the approximate percentage of oxygen in expired air? A 0.04% B 4% C 16% D 21% 5 Compared with atmospheric air, air breathed out by a human contains A less water vapour, less carbon dioxide. B less water vapour, more carbon dioxide. C more water vapour, less carbon dioxide. D more water vapour, more carbon dioxide. 6 Where is urea made? A bladder B kidney C liver D urethra 7 A rat has the scientific name Rattus rattus. What do the two parts of this name refer to? A B C D genus and species kingdom and genus kingdom and species variety and genus 8 The diagram shows a bird that lives near rivers. Use the key to identify the bird shown in the diagram. 1 toes joined by a flap of skin ........................... go to 2 toes separate ................................................. A heron 2 beak as long or longer than the head ............ go to 3 beak not as long as the head ........................ B little grebe 3 top of head black ........................................... C avocet top of head white ........................................... D mute swan – 9 Phototropism demonstrates which two characteristics of living organisms? A growth and nutrition B growth and sensitivity C movement and nutrition D nutrition and sensitivity 10The table shows the scientific names and the common names of four plants. scientific name common name Althea officinalis Hottonea palustris Viola palustris Viola tricolor marsh mallow water violet marsh violet wild pansy Which word in their names shows that two of the plants share the greatest number of features? A marsh B palustris C Viola D violet 11The equation shows a chemical reaction that occurs in living organisms. glucose + oxygen → carbon dioxide + water Which of these characteristics of living organisms is this equation associated with? 12What is a correct way of naming an organism using the binomial system? A B C D Common buttercup ranunculus acris Ranunculus acris Ranunculus sp. – 13The diagram shows a leaf. Use the key to identify the plant to which the leaf belongs. leaf in one piece leaf edge smooth Fagus sylvatica leaf edge jagged Ulmus minor leaf in more than one piece leaf edge smooth Fraxinus americana leaf edge jagged Sorbus aucuparia leaves A B C D 14 The diagram shows some leaves and flowers of different plants. 1 2 Which are from monocotyledons? A 1 and 3 B 1 and 5 3 4 5 C 2 and 4 D 2 and 5 – 15 The list shows the scientific names for eight animals, using the binomial system. Alderia modesta Arenicola cristata Arenicola marina Austrominius modestus Bittium reticulatum Botrylloides leachii Botryllus schlosseri Clypeostoma reticulatum Which two animals are most closely related? A Alderia modesta and Austrominius modestus B Arenicola cristata and Arenicola marina C Bittium reticulatum and Clypeostoma reticulatum D Botryllus schlosseri and Botrylloides leachii 16 The diagram shows a flower seen from above. Use the key to find the name of the family to which it belongs. 1 four petals ............................................... go to 2 five petals ............................................... go to 3 2 two stamens ........................................... A Scrophulariaceae six stamens ............................................ B Brassicaceae 3 petals joined............................................ C Caryophyllaceae petals separate ...................................... D Rosaceae – 17 Some lizards detach their tails when threatened by a predator. Which characteristic is shown? A excretion B growth C reproduction D sensitivity 18 The diagram shows a key for five vertebrates. START HERE has legs has feathers organism U has scales organism W has no scales has no feathers has no legs organism T organism V Which class of vertebrates does organism W belong to? A amphibians B birds C fish D reptiles – 19 The diagram shows an animal whose scientific name is Rattus rattus. Which genus does it belong to? A mammal B rattus C Rattus D vertebrate 20 What are the characteristics of bony fish? maintain constant body temperature external ears present jelly-covered eggs scales A B C D 21 What are the features of the leaves of a plant that is a eudicotyledon (dicotyledon)? broad leaves parallel veins A B C D – 22 Many snakes that belong to the viper family are unusual in that they give birth to live young. This is usually a characteristic of which vertebrate group? A amphibians B birds C bony fish D mammals 23 Use the key to identify which group is amphibians. 1hair present …………………………… mammals hair absent ……………………………. go to 2 2feathers present ………………….…… group A feathers absent ………………….……. go to 3 3 dry scaly skin……………………….….. group B moist skin ………………….……….….. go to 4 4 four limbs …………………………….… group C no limbs ………...…………….....…...… group D 24 The diagram illustrates some of the processes carried out by living organisms. green plant chicken waste products waste products carbon dioxide to atmosphere oxygen from atmosphere X light energy Which characteristic of living organisms is represented by arrow X? A excretion B nutrition C respiration D sensitivity – 25What is a correct way of naming a species, according to the binomial system? A Homo sapiens B Homo Sapiens C human being D sapiens 26The diagram shows four arthropods. Pediculus ×20 Dermacentor ×7 Anopheles ×10 Carcinus ×0.5 How many of these arthropods are insects? A 1 B 2 C 3 D 4 – 27The key can be used to distinguish between four different chemical substances. Use the key to identify which substance could be a protein. 1 contains the element carbon ........................................... go to 2 does not contain carbon .................................................. A 2 contains the element nitrogen ......................................... B does not contain nitrogen ............................................... go to 3 3 gives a positive result with Benedict’s test ...................... C gives a negative result with Benedict’s test .................... D 28The statements describe four different plants. Which plant must be a monocotyledon? A The flowers are wind-pollinated. B The flowers each have five petals. C The leaves are large with a clear network of veins on them. D The leaves have parallel veins. 29The diagram shows an animal. Use the key to identify this animal. 1 body covered with scales ...................... go to 2 body covered with hair .......................... go to 3 2 has a rounded bill .................................. A has a pointed bill ................................... B 3 has webbed feet .................................... C does not have webbed feet ................... D – 30All fish, all birds and all mammals are A animals with internal fertilisation. B carnivores. C vertebrates. D warm-blooded animals. 31The diagram shows an animal. Use the key to identify the animal. 1 has two wings ...................................................... go to 2 has four wings ..................................................... go to 3 2 has antennae much shorter than legs ................. A has antennae about the same length as legs ...... B 3 has feathery antennae ......................................... C has smooth antennae .......................................... D 32What is not a characteristic of all living organisms? A B C D excretion photosynthesis reproduction respiration – 33Which characteristics do bony fish have? backbone scales hair A B C D ✗ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ ✗ ✗ ✓ 34The diagram shows an animal whose scientific name is Falco peregrinus. To which species does it belong? A bird B F. peregrinus C Falco D vertebrate – 35Use the key to identify the arthropod shown. 1 body divided into segments .................................... go to 2 body not divided into segments .............................. go to 3 2 body has one pair of legs per segment .................. A body has two pairs of legs per segment ................. B 3 one pair of antennae .............................................. C two pairs of antennae ............................................. D 36 Which characteristics of living things are demonstrated by this sequence? A growth and reproduction B growth and sensitivity C nutrition and reproduction D nutrition and sensitivity – 37The diagram shows the body plan of an invertebrate animal. front rear To which group does the animal belong? A annelid B crustacean C insect D nematode 38The diagram shows an animal. Use the key to identify the animal. 1 front limbs with five fingers ....................... go to 2 front limbs with four fingers ...................... go to 3 2 skin with spots .......................................... A skin without spots ..................................... B 3 tail with fins ............................................... C tail without fins .......................................... D – 39Which characteristic do all living organisms show? A B C D breathing excretion photosynthesis tropism 40Why does the energy needed by a human increase during the first ten years of life? A B C D Coordination and responses improve. Energy is needed for gamete formation. The body is growing. The diet is more balanced. 41Which feature is characteristic of both annelids and arthropods? A B C D compound eyes jointed limbs segmented bodies wings 42The diagram shows an animal. Use the key to identify the animal. 1 wings present ........................................ go to 2 wings absent ......................................... go to 3 2 one pair of wings visible ........................ A two pairs of wings visible ....................... B 3 three pairs of legs .................................. C four pairs of legs .................................... D – 43 Growth is a characteristic feature of living organisms. Which process provides the energy for growth? A excretion B movement C respiration D sensitivity 44The table shows the number of animals collected in a sample from some woodland and the groups to which they belong. How many arthropods were collected? A 33 B 97 C 120 D 160 – 45 Which process provides the raw materials needed for tissue repair? A excretion B growth C nutrition D respiration 46 The diagram shows an arthropod. How many pairs of jointed legs does this arthropod have? A 2 B 20 C 21 D 40 47 Which group does not contain animals that are arthropods? A annelids B arachnids C crustaceans D insects – A The plant has a single deep root with small branches. B The plant has many similar roots, arising from a single point. C The plant has one flower on the stem. D The plant has pointed leaves. 49 The diagram shows how a plant, called a Venus fly-trap, reacts to a fly landing on it. a fly lands on a leaf the fly is digested by juices produced by the leaf fly trapped Which characteristics of living things are shown by the plant in the diagram? A B C D excretion and growth growth and sensitivity nutrition and reproduction nutrition and sensitivity 48 Keys are used in biological identification. Which statement may appear in a key and alone could identify one of the plants in the diagrams? – 50 The diagram shows the external features of an animal. To which class does it belong? A amphibians B fish C mammals D reptiles – [Show More]

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