Hello and Welcome to SSCE (WAEC and NECO) Practice Test - Biology 1. You will attempt 50 randomly generated objective questions for 40 minutes. 2. Don't guess answers. Leave answer blank if not sure. Incorrect answers attracts -1 (negative one) and it is cumulative. 3. If time allowed elapsed, your quiz ends immediately and scores will displayed and ranked. 4. Your performance in each of the question attempted alongside step-by-step solutions to attempted questions will be displayed on the screen at the end of the assessment. 5. Fill the form below and Click on the Next button to Begin Full Name (Surname First): Location: Carefully study the diagram below Gaseous exchange occurs in the part labelled A. I B. II C. III D. IV E. V E D C A BThe following organisms have structures for movement except A. Amoeba. B. Spiro gyro. C. Volvox. D. Paramecium A B D CWhich of the following characteristic features is not associated with monocotyledonous plants? A. Well differentiated sepals and petals B. Presence of fibrous root system C. Presence of narrow leaves D. Floral pails are in multiples of three A C B DStudy the diagram below: The mode of nutrition of the plant in the diagram is A. photosynthetic and chemosynthetic. B. saprophytic and carnivorous. C. photosynthetic and carnivorous. D. chemosynthetic and saprophytic B A D CThe breaking down of food in the alimentary canal is called A. digestion. B. egestion, C. excretion. D. ingestion. E. mastication B A D C EThe following are examples of sex-linked characters EXCEPT A. albinism B. baldness C. colour blindness D. dwarfism E. haemophilia A C E B DA student used the following steps in testing for a non-reducing sugar: I. added Benedict’s solution to the sugar solution; II. added dilute hydrochloric acid to the sugar solution and boiled it; III. added sodium hydroxide solution to the solution in II and boiled; IV. added Benedict’s solution to the cooled solution in lll Why did the student add the dilute hydrochloric acid to the sugar solution in step II? To A. oxidize the sugar solution. B. hydrolyse the sugar solution. C. dry the sugar solution. D. increase the volume of the sugar solution B C D AWhich of these animals is an invertebrate? A. Lizard B. Rat C. Starfish D. Tilapia fish E. Toad B C A D EThe spinal cord is protected by the A. cervical vertebra. B. cranium. C. rib cage. D. sacrum. E. vertebral column A D E B CWhich of the following is the end product of digestion of oil? A. Amino acid B. Fructose C. Glucose D. Glycerol E. Maltose B A C E DWhich of these is NOT a function of the liver? A. Detoxification of toxic substances B. Deamination of protein C. Production of bile D. Regulation of lipids E. Transportation of blood A D B C EAbility of the human eye to focus images accurately on the retina is called A. astigmatism B. myopia. C. adjustment. D. accommodation B A D CWhich of the following is NOT a characteristic of living things? A. Expansion B. Feeding C. Growth D. Reproduction E. Respiration E B C A DWhen a vaccine is injected into the body, it causes the lymphocytes to produce A. antibodies. B. antigens. C. antitoxins. D. hormones. E. toxins. E D C B AThe main function of the caudal fin in Tilapia is for A. balancing. B. floating. C. propelling. D. steering. E. vibration B E A D CThe study of plants is called A. botany. B. ecology. C. entomology. D. parasitology. E. zoology. C A E B DThe capillarity of a soil refers to A. the particle size of soil. B. how easily water passes through soil. C. how well water rises up in soil. D. proportion of water a soil holds B D A CWhich of the following cells is a specialized cell? A. Amoeba B. Plasniodium C. Guard cell D. Meristematic cell B C D AWhich of these organisms exist as a colony? A. Amoeba B. Euglena C. Paramecium D. Spirogyra E. Volvox E A D B CA person suffering from obstruction of the bile duct is advised not to cat fats and oil because A. bile digests fats and oil. B. fats and oil can only be absorbed when bile is absent. C. bile emulsifies fats and oil. D. bile adds water to digesting food C A D BA farmer who wants to keep seeds for three years before planting and wants to prevent them from sprouting uses A. auxin. B. gibberdllins. C. abscisin. D. cytokinins D B C AWhich of the following hormonal glands is located on top of the kidneys? A. Adrenal B. Gonads C. Pancreas D. Pituitary E. Thyroid B C A E DWhich of these vertebrae has an odontoid process? A. Atlas B. Axis C. Lumbar D. Sacral E. Thoracic C A E B DWhich of the following natural resources is most readily available to all organisms? A. Oil B. Water C. Air D. Food B D C AWhich of the following components make up an ecosystem? A. Decomposers, animals and non-living factors B. Living and non-living factors C. Plants and non-living factors D. Plants, decomposers and non-living factors C D A BThe following diagrams show the sequence of events in early cell division. In which of the following cells is this division likely to take place? A. Sperm cell B. Blood cell C. Muscle cell D. Uterine cell B A D CHow many chromosomes will be in a gamete if the normal cell has four chromosomes? A 2 B. 4 C. 6 D. 8 D C A B The part labelled II is called A. endocarp. B. endosperm. C. epicarp. D. mesocarp. E. seed. E D B A CWhich of the following is NOT an excretory organ of mammals? A. Kidneys B. Liver C. Lungs D. Pancreas E. Skin A C B E DWhich of the following is a saprophyte? A. Fern B. Hydra C. Mushroom D. Paramecium E. Spirogyra B A C D EWhich of the following groups of plant is the most advanced? A. Bryophytes B. Pteridophytes C. Schizophytes D. Spermatophytes E. Thallophytes C B E D AThe removal of undigested food substances from the body is called A. assimilation. B. egestion. C. elimination. D. excretion. E. ingestion C E A B DThe structure of the cell membrane is a A. double layer and a double protein layer. a. middle bi-layer of protein with a lipid layer on either surface. C. middle bi-layer of lipid with a protein layer on either surface. D. protein layer with two inner lipid layers D A C B Which of the following statements about the cross is correct? A. The gene for the spotted coat is recessive to the gene for the black coat B. Black coat and spotted coat are co-dominant C The gene for the spotted coat is dominant over the gene for the black coat D. The genotype for the F1 are homozygous dominant C A D BWhich of the following statements about sex-linked characters is not true? A. They are usually borne on the X- chromosome B. They are more common in males C. Males are usually carriers D. They are not usually carried on the Y-chromosomes D C B AWhich of the following parts of the eye is sensitive to light? A. Choroid layer B. Cornea C. Optic nerve D. Pupil E. Retina B D C A EA student used the following steps in testing for a non-reducing sugar: I. added Benedict’s solution to the sugar solution; II. added dilute hydrochloric acid to the sugar solution and boiled it; III. added sodium hydroxide solution to the solution in II and boiled; IV. added Benedict’s solution to the cooled solution in lll What is the importance of step II in the testing process? To A. neutralize the sugar solution. B. soften the sugar solution. C. change the colour of the sugar solution. D. increase the acid content of the sugar solution A B C DThe vector that transmits trypanosome is the A blackfly. B. cockroach. C. housefly. D. mosquito. F. tsetsefly D E A C BA community reaches a climax when A. only pioneer organisms are present B. new habitats are constantly being formed. C. there is an introduction of new plants and animal species within the community. D. the composition and size of a community remains constant over a long period A B C DThe primary consumer in the food chain below is the Green plant —-> Grasshopper ---> Lizard —> Snake —> Hawk A. grasshopper. B. green plant. C. hawk. D. lizard. E. snake. C E B D AA student used the following steps in testing for a non-reducing sugar: I. added Benedict’s solution to the sugar solution; II. added dilute hydrochloric acid to the sugar solution and boiled it; III. added sodium hydroxide solution to the solution in II and boiled; IV. added Benedict’s solution to the cooled solution in lll The colour change to be observed in step IV is A. blue-black. B. brick red. C. purple. D. violet. D C B AWhich of the following statements about human blood groups is not true? A. A is dominant over B B. O is recessive C. B is dominant over O D. A and B are co-dominant C D A BThe instrument used for measuring wind speed is the A. anemometer. B. barometer. C. hydrometer. D. rainguage. E. thermometer B A E D CWhich of the following is called “emergency” hormone in man? A. Adrenalin B. Insulin C. Prolactin D. Testosterone E. Thyroxine A E B D CWhich of these is NOT a reflex action? A. Eye blinking B. Knee jerking C. Laughing D. Sneezing E. Yawning A E D C B Which class of fruit does the diagram represent? A. Achene B. Berry C. Cypsela D. Drupe E. Nut C A B E DWhich of the following is NOT a monocotyledonous seed? A. Beans B. Maize C. Millet D. Rice E. Wheat B C A E DOil applied to the surface of water kill the larvae of mosquitoes through A. dehydration. B. poisoning. C. starvation. D. suffocation A C B DAnother name for the larva is A. caterpillar. B. grub. C. maggot. D. nymph. E. wriggler B E C A D The part labelled I is called A. acromion process. B. collar bone. C. glenoid cavity. D. scapula blade. E. scapula spine. A C D E B51 out of 50Are you ready to submit? You have enough time to attempt skipped questions and review your answers by clicking the Previous Button, else click the Submit Quiz button to see your results! Categories: 0 Comments Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.