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Can You Pass This GCSE Biology Test?

All of these questions are taken from real past exam papers.

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  1. 1.

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Type 2 diabetes develops when you don't make enough insulin, or your body stops responding to it.

  2. 2.

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    "...a supporting rod running the length of their body."
    "...cells that contain chloroplasts."
    "...the ability to feed saprophytically."
    "...the ability to feed autotrophically."
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Vertebrates all have a backbone.

  3. 3. Complete the sentence:

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The lungs and digestive system can get clogged up with the excess mucus.

  4. 4. The diagram in the next two questions shows a cell.

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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the nucleus.

  5. 5.

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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's a chromosome.

  6. 6.

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    caffeine
    carbon monoxide
    nicotine
    morphine
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Nicotine is the main addictive substance in cigarettes.

  7. 7. Neurons are part of the nervous system, and one part of a neuron is called an axon.

    Chemical messgaes
    Electrical impulses
    Neurotransmitters
    Hormones
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Information travels from one end of a neuron to the other as an electric impulse.

  8. 8. Which of these statements about anaerobic respiration in humans is true?

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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Anaerobic respiration in humans produces lactic acid. In some plants, it can produce carbon dioxide instead.

  9. 9.

    an organ
    an organ system
    an organism
    tissue
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    A group of the same cells is called tissue.

  10. 10.

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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Sperm and egg cells each have a set of unpaired chromosomes, making them haploid.

  11. 11.

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    Two cells that are genetically different.
    Two cells that are genetically identical.
    Four cells that are genetically different.
    Four cells that are genetically identical.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Mitosis produces two identical daughter cells.

  12. 12.

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    active transport
    diffusion
    osmosis
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Air in the lungs has a higher concentration of oxygen, so oxygen moves into the blood by diffusion.

Can You Pass This GCSE Biology Test?

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Congratulations, you passed!

But only by the skin of your teeth.

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You got a C!

A solid pass. Give yourself a pat on the back.

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You got a B!

Not bad! You're pretty well versed in GCSE Biology, although there are one or two areas that you could do with brushing up on if you plan on taking the exam any time soon.

You got a B!
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You got an A!

Well done! You know your stuff. If you took a GCSE Biology exam now, you might just pass it.

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You got an A*!

Congratulations! If only real GCSEs were multiple choice, eh?

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Kelly Oakes is science editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.

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