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Form 4

Chapter 1 Introduction to Biology

Objective Questions

1 The knowledge of biology that is used to study the structure and function of living
things encompasses all of the following except
A morphology C physiology
B biochemistry D ecology

2 Choose the statement that has been paired wrongly.

A Botany - the study of plants
B Physiology - the study of the function of living things
C Taxonomy - the study of human diseases
D Zoology - the study of animals

3 Which of the following shows the scientific attitude and a noble value?
A Being objective
B Ability to classify
C Making the correct hypothesis
D Defining operationally

4 What is meant by the term hypothesis?

A The process of observing an object or event
B The possible explanation for a certain event, which can be tested through scientific
C The conclusion that can be made from a series of observations
D The result that can be obtained from a quantitative observation on an event

5 The scientific process involves characteristics such as

I making conclusions
II making hypotheses
III carrying out investigations
IV communicating
A I and IV only
B I, II and IV only
C II and III only
D I, II, III and IV

6 State the final component in a report.
A Conclusion C Result
B Discussion D Procedure

7 A student observes that the green pea will germinate in damp conditions but not in dry
conditions. What is the problem statement that can be built from the observation of
this situation?
A Is light required for germination?
B Is temperature required for germination?
C Is water required for germination?
D Is air required for germination?

8 In an experiment to study the respiration of yeast, two sets of apparatus are prepared.
Apparatus set A contains yeast, while apparatus set B has no yeast. What is the
function apparatus set B?
A As the variable
B As the control
C As the experiment standard
D As a comparison

9 Arrange the following steps on the scientific investigation in the correct order.
I Making a hypothesis
II Identifying the problem
III Making a conclusion
IV Carrying out the investigation

10 A student records the results that are observed while carrying out the experiment. He
also ensures that each step that is carried out carefully without injuring anyone. What
is the scientific attitude and noble value that is practiced by the student?
I Interested and curious
II Honest and accurate
III Systematic
IV Responsible towards self-safety and the safety of others
A I and III only
B II and IV only
C I, II and III only
D I, II, III and IV


Chapter 1
Objective Questions
1 D
2 C
3 A
4 B
5 D
6 A
7 C
8 B
9 C
10 B