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KNEC KCSE Biology Paper 2 Question Paper / 2016 KASSU JET JOINT EXAMINATION

KNEC KCSE Biology Paper 2 Question Paper / 2016 KASSU JET JOINT EXAMINATION

2016 KASSU JET JOINT EXAMINATION

Biology Paper 2

SECTION A (40 Marks)

Answer all the questions in this section in the spaces provided

1.

A couple has three children, the mother had blood group A and the father had blood group B while one
of the children had blood group 0.
(a) (i) What were the genotypes of the parents? (1mark)
Father
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Mother
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(ii) What was the genotype of the child with blood group 0? (1mark)
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(b) Work out using a punnet square the genotypes of the other children. (4 marks)
(c) Which child can receive blood from any member of the family? (1mark)
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(d) State the percentage of children who can donate blood to all blood groups. (1mark)
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 8 marks

2.

Below is a diagram of a structure found in Eukaryotic cells? Study it and answer the questions that
follow.

Biology Paper 2 Question Paper - 2016 KASSU JET JOINT EXAMINATION
a) Identify the structure (1 mark)
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b) State two functions of the structure (2 marks)
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c) (i) Name one organelle found in animal cells but absent in plant cells (1 mark)
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ii) State one function of the organelle you have named in(c) above (1 mark)
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d) Briefly explain cell biology as an evidence of evolution (3 marks)
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 8 marks

3.

Below is a diagram of a plant a form three student collected while carrying out an ecological study?
Biology Paper 2 Question Paper - 2016 KASSU JET JOINT EXAMINATION
(a) With reasons identify the division into which the students classified the plant.
Division (1mark)
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Reasons (2marks)
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b) (i) Name the structure that produces spores in this plant. (1mark)
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(ii) State two differences between the plant division above and that of the division
spermatophyta. ( 2 marks)
Biology Paper 2 Question Paper - 2016 KASSU JET JOINT EXAMINATION
c) Give two distinguishing features of class Amphibia (2marks)
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 8 marks

4.

The diagram below represents human foetus in a uterus.
Biology Paper 2 Question Paper - 2016 KASSU JET JOINT EXAMINATION
a) Name the part labeled D. (1 mark)
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b) i) Name the types of blood vessels found in the structure labeled C. (2 marks)
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ii) State the differences in composition of blood found in the vessels named in (b) (i) above. (2 marks)

Biology Paper 2 Question Paper - 2016 KASSU JET JOINT EXAMINATION

iii) State two importance of the fluid found in part B (2 marks)
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iv) State the role of progesterone during pregnancy (1 mark)
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 8 marks

5.

The diagram below represents three types of neurons found in a mammalian body.

Biology Paper 2 Question Paper - 2016 KASSU JET JOINT EXAMINATION
(a) Name the neurons X, Y and Z (3marks)
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(b) Name the chemical substance responsible for the transmission of an impulse across the gap
labelled W. (1mark)
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(c) State two functions of the part labelled M. (2marks)
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(d) In which part of the spinal cord is neurone Y located? (1mark)
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(e) Using arrows indicate on the diagrams the direction followed by nerve impulse leading to a
response. (1mark)

 8 marks

SECTION B (40 Marks)

Answer questions 6(compulsory) and either questions 7 or 8 in the spaces provided

6.

During germination and growth of a cereal, the dry weight of endosperm, the embryo and total dry
weight were determined at two – day intervals. The results are shown in the table below.

Time after
planting(days)
Dry weight of
endosperm
Dry weight of
embryo (mg )
Total dry weight (mg)
0 43 2 45
2 40 2 42
4 33 7 40
6 20 17 37
8 10 25 35
10 6 33 39

a) Using the same axes, draw graphs of dry weigh of endosperm, embryo and the total dry weight
against time (8marks)

Biology Paper 2 Question Paper - 2016 KASSU JET JOINT EXAMINATION

b) What was the dry weight of the endosperm and embryo on the 5th day? (2marks)
Endosperm
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Embryo
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c) Account for:
i) Decrease in dry weight of endosperm from day 0 to 10 (2marks)
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ii) Increase in dry weight of embryo from day 0 day 10 (2marks)
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iii) Decrease in total dry weight from day 0 to day 8 (2marks)
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d) State the role of the following in germination (2marks)
i) Glucose
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ii) Enzymes
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e) How are the foliage leaves adapted to their function (2 marks)
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 20 marks

7.

(a) Describe the role of hormones in blood sugar regulation (10 marks)
(b) Explain how halophytes are adapted to their habitat (10 marks)

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 20 marks

8.

(a) Explain the adaptations of thoracic, cervical and lumbar vertebrae to their functions (12 marks)
(b) Describe the structural factors affecting transpiration (8 marks)
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 20 marks

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