BIOLOGY - Form 1 End of Term 1 2019 Examinations

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  1. Name two major branches of Biology.     (2 marks)
  2. What is the name given to the following areas of study:   (4 marks)
    1. Study of classification
    2. Study of Micro-organisms
    3. Study of living things and their surroundings
    4. Study of the functioning of the body
  1. Identify the following apparatus and state their functions.
  1. List down two precautions that should be observed during collection and observation of specimens. (2 marks)
    1. What do you understand with the following terms as used in characteristics of living things. (3 marks)
      1. Nutrition.
      2. Respiration.
      3. Growth.
    2. Name three other characteristics of living things other than the one written in 5(a) above.     (3 marks)
    3. Suggest a reason why animals move from one habitat to another. (1 mark).
  1. Give two reasons why Biology should be studied. (2 marks)
  1. The figure below is a diagram of biological equipment.
    biological equipment.jpg
    1. Name the part labeled X.         (1 mark)
    2. Give the use of the part X.       (1 mark)
    3. A student was provided with a specimen measuring 2 cm and drew an image measuring 5 cm.   Give the formula used to calculate magnification and state the magnification of the image drawn.   (2 marks)
  1. Suggest a biological tool that is suitable for collecting each of the following organisms.   (4 marks)
    1. Scorpion.
    2. Rat.
    3. Butterfly.
    4. Safari ants on a tree trunk.
  1. Which characteristic of living organisms is shown by each of the following:-   (2 marks)
    1. Cheetah chasing a gazelle.
    2. A germinal bean seed.
  1. State the use of the following apparatus.   (4 marks)
    1. A pit fall trap.
    2. A pair of forceps.
    3. A hand lens.
    4. A sweep net.
  1. Draw a neat diagram showing a pooter. (4 marks)
  1. Name the first 5 TAXA into which living organisms are placed by biologists. (5mrks)
  1. What do you understand by Binomial Nomenclature?  (2 marks)
  1. State the importance of classification in biology. (4 marks)
  2. When classifying living organisms’ biologist use external features. List down the external features that can be used to classify the following plants and animals into their respective group.
    1. Seed producing plants. (2 marks)
    2. Birds. (2 marks)
    3. Fish. (2 marks)
  1. Name the term used to describe the processes through which living organisms are classified. (1 mark)
  1. Name the parts of the plant cell labeled A to F.   (6 marks)
    plant cell.jpg





  1. Name:-
    1. Two organisms in the kingdom Monera.  (2 marks)
    2. Three examples in the kingdom fungi.  (3 marks)
    3. Three examples in the kingdom animalia. (3 marks)
  1. State the main characteristic of each of the following kingdoms. ( 5 marks)
    1. Monera.
    2. Protoctista.
    3. Fungi.
    4. Animalia.
    5. Plantae.
  1. What do you understand by the term species?  (5 marks)
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