UTME CBT FREE Practice Test – Biology


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Which of these is NOT detected by the nerve endings of the skin?

A. Cold    B. Heat    C. Pain    D. Weakness


The spinal cord is protected by the ______

A. cervical vertebra.    B. cranium.    C. rib cage.    D. vertebral column



The young proglottid is represented by ______

A. Ill.    B. IV.    C. l    D. II.


Proboscis is a structure that is mostly found in _______

A. Amphibians   B. Molluscs   C. Insects   D. Tapeworms


Which of the following is the end product of digestion of oil?

A. Amino acid    B. Fructose    C. Glucose    D. Glycerol


Which of the following organs regulates the amount of amino acids and glucose in the body?

A. Kidney    B. Liver    C. Pancreas     D. Spleen


The absence of anti-diuretic hormone in humans results in _______

A. Eliminating dehydration   B. Increasing dehydration   C. Decreasing dehydration    D. Drastic dehydration



The part labelled II is the _____

A. nucleus.   B. eyespot.   C. basal granule.   D. contractile vacuole.


The diagram below illustrates a part of the mammalian skeleton.

The pail of the mammalian skeleton illustrated in the diagram is the

A. atlas vertebrae    B. axis vertebrae    C. cervical vertebrae    D. thoracic vertebrae


The function of the red head in male Agama lizards is to

A. attract female lizards for mating purposes
B. warn predators of the distastefulness of the animal
C. conceal and camouflage the animal from predators
D. scare other males from the territory.


In explaining the term camouflage, to a class, the diagram below showing four varieties, P, Q, R, and S of the same species of fish living among water plants in a river were used.



Which of the varieties is most likely to outlive the others?

A. P    B. Q    C. R    D. S


The maize grain is a fruit and not a seed because it ________

A. has a large endosperm
B. is formed from an ovary
C. is a monocotyledon
D. has no plumule and radicle


The inheritable characters that are determined by a gene located only on the X-chromosome is _____

A. homozygous   B. dominant   C. recessive   D. sex-linked.


A circulatory system is very essential in mammals but not in smaller organisms like Amoeba
because _______

A. Amoeba lives in freshwater.
B. diffusion is sufficient to transport materials in Amoeba.
C. Amoeba lacks food containing haemoglobin.
D. Amoeba exhibits anaerobic respiration.


An example of a filter feeding animal is _____

A. whale    B. mosquito    C. shark    D. butterfly.


Which of the following is a saprophyte?

A. Fern    B. Hydra    C. Mushroom    D. Spirogyra


Exo-erythrocytic phase of the life cycle of malaria parasite occurs in the

A. Malphigian tubules of mosquito
B. brain of humans
C. liver of humans
D. reticuloendothelial cells of humans.


An old man is likely to be long-sighted because age affects the ______

A. optic nerves    B. retina    C. ciliary muscles    D. cornea



The dent formula above represents that of

A. an omnivore.   B. a detritus feeder.   C. a carnivore.   D. a herbivore.


Water and salts are both lost from the human body in

A. breath and sweat.    B. breath and urine.    C. breath, urine and sweat.   D. sweat and urine.



The diagram above represents the larva stage of a _______

A butterfly.    B. cockroach.    C. grasshopper.    D. mosquito.



The organism is found in soils rich in ______

A. clay    B. sand    C. mud    D. humus



The part labelled II is called ______

A. endocarp.    B. endosperm.    C. epicarp.    D. mesocarp


During blood transfusion, agglutination may occur as a result of the reaction between ______

A. two different antibodies
B. similar antigens and antibodies
C. contrasting antigens and antibodies
D. two different antigens.


Which of the following is an aboreal organism?

A. Elephant.   B. Fish.   C. Antelope.   D. Bird.


The movement response of a cockroach away from a light source can be described as ____

A. negative phototropism
B. positive phototropism
C. positive phototaxism
D. negative phototaxism.


Which of the following features could be used to determine the growth of a seedling?

A. Number of flowers    B. Number of leaves    C. Length of flowers    D. Length of radicle


In explaining the term camouflage, to a class, the diagram below showing four varieties, P, Q, R, and S of the same species of fish living amongst water plants in a river were used.



Which of the varieties is likely to decrease most in number if a predatory fish is introduced into the river?

A. P     B. Q     C. R     D. S


Which of the following is NOT an excretory organ of mammals?

A. Kidneys    B. Liver    C. Lungs    D. Pancreas


Which of these vertebrae has an odontoid process?

A. Atlas   B. Axis    C. Lumbar     D. Sacral



The parts labelled II and III are for ________

A. excretion.    B. growth.    C. movement.    D. reproduction.


Blood platelets are important because they _______

A. are amoeboid and nucleated
B. produce antitoxins
C. produce antibodies
D. release thrombin for blood clotting.


Study the diagram below:


The structure labelled I is _____

A. a pitcher.     B. an onion.     C. a flower.     D. a tendril


Carefully study the diagram below


The part labelled VI is used for _______

A. excretion.    B. locomotion.    C. nutrition.    D. reproduction.



The diagram represents a/an ______

A. clavicle.    B. humerus.    C. radius.     D. scapula


Oestrogen is a hormone that is synthesized in the _______

A. Anterior pituitary   B. Adrenal cortex   C. Ovaries   D. Testes


Which 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


Which of the following is NOT caused by bacteria?

A. Cholera    B. Gonorrhoea    C. Tuberculosis    D. Typhoid


An individual with blood group AB can receive blood from those in blood group(s)

A. A, B, AB and O.    B. A, AB and O only.    C. AB only.    D. A and B only.


The enzyme ptyalin acts on carbohydrate food in the _______

A. oesophagus.    B. large intestine.    C. mouth.    D. small intestine


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