The professor insists that we use the knowledge from the notes he provided to answer these questions. 1. What is biology?
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The professor insists that we use the knowledge from the notes he provided to answer these questions.

1. What is biology?       (1 mark)

2. Give two skills gained by a student learning Biology. (2 marks)


3a)Name the unit of classification that has the least organisms.       (1 mark)


b)State the application of Binomial nomenclature in naming organisms.   (1 mark)


4.What is the importance of using a hand lens in classification of organisms        (1 mark)


5.State two main branches of biology.       (2 marks)



6.Define each of the following terminologies as used in biology : (2 marks)

a). Ecology



b). Anatomy



7.What characteristics of living organisms is represented by the following characteristics:

a)A cat producing kittens.                                                     (1mk)


b)A girl dropping a hot pan.                                                    (1mk)


c)The exhalation of carbon (IV) oxide.                                          (1mk)

9  a) An electron microscope has a much greater resolving power than a light microscope. Explain  the meaning of the term resolving power.                (1 mark)

 b) Give a reason why an electron microscope cannot be used to study life specimen. (1 mark)


10. What is taxonomy? (1mark)


11. Give two reasons why classsification is important in biology. (2marks)


12. (a) Distinguish between growth and development. (2marks

(b) State the importance of growth in living organisms. (1mark)


13.During a practical lesson to estimate the size of a cell, using the sketch below which some students observed, calculate the length of one cell in micrometers given that the field of view was 8mm wide. (3 marks


14. a) What is meant by the term Entomology.

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