UTME CBT FREE Practice Test – Biology (Score 70% and Above and WIN FREE Airtime)


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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.


At what stage in the life history of a toad is its mode of breathing similar to that of a fish?

A. Tadpole stage    B. External gill stage    C. Adult stage     D. Internal gill stage


Adaptive radiation is illustrated in _______

A. modified insect mouthparts.
B. dentition in mammals.
C. wings in birds and bats.
D. appendages in insects.


The fallacy in Lamarck’s evolutionary theory was the assumption that ______

A. acquired traits are seldom formed
B. traits are acquired through the use of body pans
C. traits are acquired through disuse of body parts
D. acquired traits are heritable.


The most important plant hormone is ______

A. Auxin   B. Gibberellins  C. Cytokinin   D. Abscisic acid


I. Parasitism → Sundew.
II. Autotrophism → Amoeba.
III.Saprophytism → Alga.
IV. Heterotrophism → Agama.

Which of the above modes of nutrition is correctly matched with the organism that exhibits it?

A. IV   B. I   C. II   D. III


The vascular tissues in higher plants are responsible for

A. transpiration pull
B. the transport of gases and water
C. the movement of food and water
D. suction pressure.


The process of transforming the chemical energy of cellular fuels into the high energy bonds of ATP in plants is _______

A. Photolysis   B. Respiration   C. Autotrophism   D. Photosynthesis


The structural adaptation of desert plants for water conservation is ________

A. Spiny leaves
B. Prominent stomata in leaves
C. Broad leaves with numerous stomata
D. Spongy mesophyll


In fish the sense organs which detect movements in the water are located within the ______

A. gills  B. operculum   C. nostrils    D. lateral line


The clumping together of red blood cells is _______

A. Transfusion   B. Compatibility   C. Agglutination   D. Fussion


The process in which complex substances are broken down into simpler ones is referred to as _____

A. metabolism    B. tropism    C. anabolism   D. catabolism


For pollen to be released in Crotalaria the insect must depress the _______

A. wing   B. keel    C. standard   D. antepetalous stame


The vein which returns blood from the head and arms to the heart is called ______

A. aorta    B. inferior vena cava    C. superior vena cava    D. pulmonary vein


In which of the following species is the biomass of an individual the smallest?

A. Bufo sp.    B. Spirogyra sp.   C. Tilapia sp.   D. Agama sp.


Atmospheric nitrogen is directly replenished in nature through _______

A. the activities of denitrifyirig bacteria
B. the breakdown of ammonium salts in the soil
C. the activities of nitrifying bacteria
D. egestion, death and decay.


A young plant showing yellow leaves is likely to be deficient in ________

A. calcium    B. magnesium   C. potassium    D. boron    E. molybdenum


Which of the following instruments is used for measuring atmospheric pressure?

A. Hydrometer.   B. Hygrometer.   C. Thermometer.   D. Barometer.


Taenia soluim can be found in _______

A. dog    B. pig    C. cow    D. goat


The plants that grow in deserts or very dry areas are referred to as ________

A. epiphytes   B. xerophytes   C. mesophytes   D. hydrophytes


Blood platelets are important because they _______

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


Drancunculiasis can be contacted through ______

A. bathing in contaminated water
B. bites of blackfly
C. eating contaminated food
D. drinking contaminated water.


I. Test tube containing cane sugar and water
II. Test tube containing cane sugar and dilute acid
III. Test tube containing cane sugar and its degrading enzyme

The enzyme involved in the hydrolysis is _______

A. sucrose   B. maltase.   C. rennin   D. erepsin.


Which of the following is NOT caused by bacteria?

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


One of the ways of controlling noise pollution in urban areas is _______

A. by siting industries away from residential areas.
B. that fuel should be completely combusted by engines.
C. by planting trees on both sides of the road.
D. by wearing ear devices.


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

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


In bryophytes, sex organs are produced in the ______

A. protonema.   B. sporophyte.   C. gametophyte.   D. rhizoid.


The initial volume of water poured into a bag of dry soil was 50 ml and the amount that drained through was 35 ml. The percentage water content of the fully soaked soil is therefore ______

A. 46.7    B. 25.0     C. 20.0     D. 30.0


Which of the following types of feathers is used for flight in birds?

A. Covert   B. Down   C. Quill   D. Filoplume


The hereditary material in a cell is known as ______

A. ADP    B. DNA    C. RNA    D. ATP


Which of the following is common to a dicotyledonous stem and a monocotyledonous root?

A. Medullary rays    B. Central pith    C. Wide cortex    D. Narrow cortex


The sequence of the one-way gaseous exchange mechanism in a fish is

A. mouth → operculum → gills
B. mouth → gills → operculum
C. operculum → gills → mouth
D. gills → operculum → mouth.


The characters by which an organism as recognized are termed its _______

A. phenotype    B. genotype   C. morphology    D. anatomy


Millet, sorghum, maize and onions are common crops grown in Nigeria in the

A. montane forests   B. Sahel savanna   C. tropical rainforests   D. Sudan savanna.


A. food substance which produces red colouration with Sudan III contains _______

A. protein    B. fat.   C. starch    D. cellufose


Soil erosion CANNOT be controlled by ______

A. planting cover crops
B. contouring of sloping ground
C. terracing of slopes
D. burning of bush.


Tsetse fly is harmful to man because it is associated with the spread of _______

A. river blindness   B. malaria    C. sleeping sickness    D. leprosy.


If calcium is deficient in food this may cause ______

A. anaemia    B. retarded growth    C. sterility    D. goitre


Which of the following is caused by Treponema palladium?

A. Tuberculosis   B. Syphilis   C. Gonorrhea   D. Leprosy


Lack of space in a population could lead to an increase in

A. disease rate   B. drought   C. water scarcity   D. birth rate.


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