2010 KCSE BIOLOGY TRIAL P1-001

2010 KCSE BIOLOGY TRIAL P1-001

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BIOLOGY

PAPER 1

JULY / AUGUST 2010

Time: 2 Hours

RARIEDA DISTRICT JOINT EVALUATION TEST – 2010

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E)

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BIOLOGY

PAPER 1

JULY / AUGUST 2010

Time: 2 Hours

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

  • Answer ALL the questions.

FOR EXAMINERS USE ONLY

QUESTION Max Score Candidate Score
1 – 28 80

This paper consists of  12 printed pages.

Candidates should check the question paper to ensure that all pages are printed as indicated

and no questions are missing

1.         Why are green plants referred to as primary producers in the ecosystem?                             (2mks)

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2.         A person whose blood group is AB requires a blood transfusion. Name the blood groups of the donors.                                                                                                                                       (1mk)

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3.         Name the part of the flowers that is responsible for production of gametes.                         (2mks)

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4.         State two functions of muscles found in the alimentary canal of mammals.                         (2mks)

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5.         Adult elephants flap their ears twice as much as their calves in order to cool their bodies when it is hot. Explain.                                                                                                                                   (2mks)

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6.         Name the blood vessel that transports blood from:-

(i)         Small intestines to the liver.                                                                                        (1mk)

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(ii)        Lungs to the heart                                                                                                       (1mk)

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7.         Name three types of chromosomal mutations.                                                                        (3mks)

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8.         Name three sites where gaseous exchange takes place in terrestrial plants.                           (3mks)

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9.         A bone obtained from a mammal is represented by the diagram below.

a)         Name the bone.                                                                                                           (1mk)

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b)         Which bones articulate with the bone shown in the diagram at the notch?               (2mks)

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10.       Name the phylum whose members possess notch chord.                                                       (1mk)

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11.       Distinguish between analogous and homologous structures.                                                 (2mks)

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12.       The diagram below represents regions of a root tip.

a)         Name the two regions above X in ascending order.                                                   (2mks)

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b)         State the function of the part labeled X.                                                                    (1mk)

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13.       Name the:

a)         Material that strengthen xylem tissue.                                                                        (1mk)

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b)         Tissue that is removed when the bark of a dicotyledonous plant is ringed.               (2mks)

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14.       a)         Distinguish between diffusion and osmosis.                                                              (2mks)

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b)        Outline three roles of active transport in the human body.                                        (3mks)

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15.       How is the epidermis of a leaf of green plant adapted to its functions.                                 (2mks)

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16.       a)         State two main branches of biology.                                                                          (2mks)

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17.       The scheme below shows two inter-related process A and B that occur in the same cell.

a)         Identify process A and B                                                                                           (2mks)

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b)         From the diagram, state two differences between process A and B.                         (2mks)

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18.       What is the difference between Darwinian and Lamarckian theories of evolution.                ( 2mks)

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19.       a)         Name the hormone that is responsible for apical dominance .                                    (1mk)

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b)         What is thigmotropism.                                                                                               (1mk)

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20.       a)         State two benefits of excretory products in plants.                                                    (2mks)

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b)         What is the role of ADH in osmoregulation.                                                              (2mks)

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c)         Name the disease caused by insufficient production of ADH in human.                  (1mk)

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21.       Give three importance of meiosis.                                                                                          (3mks)

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22.       State the events that take place during inhalation.                                                                 (3mks)

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23.       Name the organelle that:-

a)         Manufacture and transport lipids and steroids in a cell.                                             (1mk)

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b)         Contain enzymes that are capable of destroying old damaged cells.                         (1mk)

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c)         Control all the processes in a cell.                                                                               (1mk)

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d)         Form cilia and flagella in cells that have them.                                                           (1mk)

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24.       The scheme below shows a process that takes place in the human gut.

Trypsinogen + substance K          Trypsin

a)         Name substance K

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b)         In which part of the gut does the process occur.                                                        (1mk)

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c)         Name the substrate that is acted upon by trypsin and the product formed.               (2mks)

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25.       Define the following terms

(i)         Allele                                                                                                                           (1mk)

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(ii)               Zygote                                                                                                                         (1mk)

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(iii)       Mutant                                                                                                                                    (1mk)

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26.       Explain why division Pteridophyta is considered more advanced than division Bryophyta.            (3mks)

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27.       Explain how the following abiotic factors affect plants.

a)         Wind

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b)         Atmospheric pressure.                                                                                                 (2mks)

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28.       Describe what happens during the light stage of photosynthesis.                                          (3mks)

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13 comments on “2010 KCSE BIOLOGY TRIAL P1-001

    • Hi Lukas Maburi,

      Thanks for your notice. I have tried to make papers available online or availing the paper downloadable through the site.

      Please take heart and I’m attending to your specific plea!

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