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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.

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    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."
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    "...cells that contain chloroplasts."
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    "...the ability to feed saprophytically."
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    "...the ability to feed autotrophically."
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    Vertebrates all have a backbone.

  3. 3. Complete the sentence:

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    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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    It's the nucleus.

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    It's a chromosome.

  6. 6.

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    caffeine
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    carbon monoxide
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    nicotine
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    morphine
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    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.

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    Chemical messgaes
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    Electrical impulses
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    Neurotransmitters
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    Hormones
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    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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    Anaerobic respiration in humans produces lactic acid. In some plants, it can produce carbon dioxide instead.

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    an organ
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    an organ system
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    an organism
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    tissue
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    A group of the same cells is called tissue.

  10. 10.

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    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.
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    Two cells that are genetically identical.
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    Four cells that are genetically different.
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    Four cells that are genetically identical.
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    Mitosis produces two identical daughter cells.

  12. 12.

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

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