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BIOLOGY
PAPER 3
(PRACTICAL)
March/ April 2012
1 ¾ HOURS

A PLUS SERIES EXAMINATIONS


KENYA CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION
BIOLOGY
PAPER 3
(PRACTICAL)
1 ¾ HOURS

ANSWER ALL THE QUESTIONS


You are required to spend the first 15 minutes of the 1 ¾ hours allowed for this paper reading
the whole paper before commencing your work.

Answers must be written in the spaces provided.

For Examiners’ Use Only


QUESTION MAXIMUM CANDIDATES SCORE
1 17

2 13

3 10

TOTAL SCORE 40

A plus Series Pre-Mock Examinations (2012) Trial 1

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1(a) You are provided with liquid D and a range of reagents and materials. Select the
appropriate requirements and carry out iodine, Benedict’s and paper tests and record in the
table below.
(12 marks)

(b) Put a little liquid D in a test tube and heat gently. Explain your observations. (2mks)

(c) (i) Name the classes of food in liquid D. (2 marks)

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(ii) A tissue was found to be rich in oils. Was the tissue obtained from plant or
animal? (1 mark)

2. You are provided with photographs labeled J and K and . use them to answer the
questions that follow.

(a) Using the opened flowers photographs, count the number of flower parts listed below
and record your findings. (8 marks)

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Floral part J K

Calyx

Corolla

Stamens

Pistil

(b) (i) Define the term pollination. (1 mk)

(ii) With reasons, suggest the type of pollination of specimens J and L. (2


marks)

(iii) Explain the biological significance of the type of reproduction exhibited by


flowering plants. (2 marks)

3. You are provided photographs below labeled A,B,C,D,E,F, G and a dichotomous key. use
them to answer the questions that follow.

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(a) Fill the missing information in the dichotomous key below.

1 (a) Animal with jointed appendages……………….go to 3


(b) Animals without jointed appendages……….....go to 2

2 (a) Animals with a slender long body……………Nematoda


(b) Animals with a thick short body……………..Annelida

3 (a) …………………………..…………………….go to 5
(b) Animals without wings…………………go to 4

4 (a) Animals with numerous legs…………..Myrioponda


(b) ……………………………..…………..Hymenoptera

5 (a) Animals with short antenna…………..Diptera

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(b) Animals with a pair of long antenna….go to 6

6 (a) Animals with cuticulized forewings…….Dictyoptera


(b) Animals with a pair of membranous wings…..Hymenoptera

(b) What name is given to the system of naming of organisms. (1mk)

(b)Use the completed dichotomous key to identify the family to which each plant belongs.
(7 marks)

Identity Steps followed

A…………………………….. …………………………

B ……………………………. …………………………

C …………………………… …………………………

D …………………………… ………………………….

E ……………………………. …………………………

F ……………………………… ………………………….

G ……………………………… …………………………….

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