JAMB: Biology 1989


Use the figure below to answer questions 1 to 3

1. The structure labelled 5 is the
A. nucleolus B. Golgi body C. mitochondrion vacuole

2. Which of the labelled parts of the cell contains ribonucleic acid?
A. 1 B. 2 C. 3 D. 5

3. Which structure is known as the power house of the cell?
A. 6 B. 5 C. 4 D. 3

4. When a virus is placed in a non-living medium it
A. becomes dehydrated B. forms spores
C. forms flagella D. becomes crystallized.

5. A characteristic of the phylum coelenterate is that
A. most of them are marine B. they possess a gut with a single opening C. they possess numerous pores on their body D. they are bilaterally symmetrical.

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1. The function of ribosomes in cells is
A. protein synthesis B. starch synthesis
C. transport of materials D. lipid storage.

2. Which of the following structures is common to
Euglena, white blood cell and Amoeba?
A. Vacuole B. Cell wall C. Cilia D. Cell membrane.

3. The term ‘Thallophyta’ refers to
A. ferns and mosses B. algae and fungi C. mosses and liverworts D. fungi and ferns.

4. The following organisms are hermaphrodites EXCEPT
A. snail B. taenia C. schistosoma D. earthworm.

5. Parasitic forms are NOT found among
A. platyhelminthes B. nematodes C. moluscs
D. annelids.

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1. The function of endoplasmic reticulum is
A. protein synthesis B. intracellular transport of materials
C. digestion and destruction of foreign bodies
D. production of energy from glucose.

2. Which of the following features of Euglena is found only in animals?
A. Paramylum granules. B. Flagellum C. Pellicle
D. Pyrenoid.

3. An organism found on a bare rock surface has features of algae and fungi. The organism is
A. an empiphyte B. a lichen C. a bryophyte D. a fern.

4. In a plant exhibiting alternation of generations, the diploid multicelluar stage is known as
A. gametophyte B. spermatophyte C. holophyte D. sporophyte.

5. A characteristic that distinguishes bryophytes from flowering plants is the
A. possession of true stems and leaves B. ability to reproduce asexually C. absence of vascular tissues D. ability to grow in moist habitats.

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1. Viruses are regarded as non-living because they
A. can neither reproduce asexually nor sexually
B. cannot survive in their respective environments
C. do not possess characteristics to the next
D. can neither respire nor excrete.

2. Which of the following pairs are fully adapted to terrestrial life?
A. Ferns and algae B. Ferns and mosses
C. Bryophyte and flowering plants.
D. Flowering plants and conifers.

3. Which of these animals is radically symmetrical?
A. Squid B. Hydra C. Snail D. Cockroach.

4. Which of the following has cones?
A. Angiosperm B. Gymnosperm C. Pteridophyte
D. Bryophyte

5. For effective functioning of a bird’s quill feather, hooks fit on the ridges of the
A. vane B. rachis C. barbules D. barbs.

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1. In Spirogyra, the pryrenoid
A. excrete waste products B. is suspended by cytoplasmic strands C. is mainly used for respiration D. usually contains starch
E. makes the plant slimly to touch.

2. In which of the following groups of animals are flagella and cilia found?
A. Flatworms B. Annelids C, Coelenterates
D. Protozoa E. Nematodes

3. Which of the following is seed bearing?
A. Mosses B. Whistling pine
C. Algal filaments D. Liverwort
E. Fern fronds.

4. Each of the following is an arthropod EXCEPT the
A. crab B. spider C. snail D. millipede
E. cockroach

5. In fish the sense organs which detect movements in the water are located within the
A. gills B. operculum C. nostrils D. median fins
E. lateral line.
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1. The mouth part of the housefly are adapted for
A. lapping and sponging. B. sucking and chewing.
C. piercing and sucking. D. chewing and lapping.
E. biting and chewing.

2. The male toad differs from the female by having
A. vocal sacs. B. shorter hind limbs.
C. longer fore limbs. D. bulging eyes.
E. nictating membrane.

3. Mosses, liverworts and ferns can be grouped together because they
A. are all aquatic plants. B. all grow in deserts.
C. are seedless plants. D. have undifferentiated plant bodies. E. all produce colorless flowers.

4. Spirogyra and Mucor can be grouped together as
Thallophyta because.
A. they are unicellular organism B. their spores could be dispersed by wind C. they are capable of living independent lives D. they reproduce sexually only E. their bodies are made up of thallus and Filaments alternatively.

5. Which of the following invertebrates does NOT possess antennae?
A. Centipede B. Crustacean C. Millipede D. Insect E. Spider

6. Which of the following is INCORRECT? The
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1. Root hairs are developed from the…
A. root apex B. epidermis of roots
C. vascular bundles D. endodermis
E. pericycle

Use Fig. 1 to answer questions 2-4
Fig 1







Fig 1 represents a cross-section of a part of a
Dicot plant.

2. Which of the following features can be used to
Identity Fig 1?
A. Position of 7 B. Its circular nature C. Number of 5
D. Presence of 3 E. Width of 2.

3. The main function of 6 is to
A. separate 5 from 7 B. produce more of 5 and 7.
C.. produce cork D. translocate water and mineral salt
E. conduct carbon dioxide to the other parts.

4. The main function of 4 is to
A. surround the inner tissues B. produce cork
C. produce root hairs D. produce lateral roots
E. produce more of 3.

5. In a dicot leaf. guard cells differ from other
epidermal cells because they
A. have no definite shape B. lack nuclei
C. are smaller D. contain chloroplasts E. lack vacuole.

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