WAEC 2020 Biology Theory & Obj Questions And Answers

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1a) The semicircular canals of the inner ear help you with balance. … This movement of the fluid moves the hairs of the canals, creating nerve impulses that travel up to your brain and let it know that your head is off balance. You don’t fall over because your brain tells your muscles to support you.

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1bii) The middle ear contains three tiny bones known as the ossicles: malleus, incus, and stapes. The ossicles were given their Latin names for their distinctive shapes; theyare also referred to as the hammer, anvil, and stirrup, respectively.
2a) This is a disease caused by the lack of an element in the diet, usually a particular vitamin or mineral

2aii)Lack of Calcium causes- Osteoporosis. Rickets. Tetany.

Lack of Iodine deficiency- Goiter.

Lack of Selenium deficiency. Keshan disease.

Lack of Iron deficiency. Iron deficiency anemia.

Lack of Zinc- Growth retardation.

Lack of Thiamine (Vitamin B1) -Beriberi.

Lack of Niacin (Vitamin B3)-Pellagra.

Lack of Vitamin C- Scurvy.

(Choose any 5)
(i) This is a physical test:
★ A chemical test for starch is to add iodine solution (yellow/brown) and look for a colour change.

★ In the presence of starch, iodine turns a blue/black colour.

★ It is possible to distinguish starch from glucose (and other carbohydrates) using this iodine solution test.

★ Benedict’s solution is used to test for simple sugars, such as glucose.

★ It is a clear blue solution of sodiumand copper salts.

★ In the presence of simple sugars, the blue solution changes color to green, yellow, and brick-red, depending.

External Fertilization: This type of fertilization occurs when the sperm from the male animal meets the egg/ovum from the female animal, outside the body of the animal. It is common in pisces and amphibians.

Internal fertilization: a type of fertilization by which the sperm from the male meets the egg/ovum inside the body of the animal. It is common in mammals and birds.

(i) Pisces e.g: Tilapia, Croaker, Titus
(ii) Amphibians e.g.: Frogs, Toads, Newts

Internal fertilization:
(i) Mammals e.g. Man, Rat, Monkeys
(ii) Aves e.g. Parrots,Hawks, Eagles

(i) Malnourished and underdeveloped foetus
(ii) Low supply of oxygen to the foetus due to reduced diffusion
(iii) Leads to the death of foetus and miscarriage of pregnancy

(i) Amnion
(ii) Amniotic fluid
(iii) Umbilical cord

Competition in feeding among organisms for scarce resources leads to the death of weaker members of the species and the reproduction of the stronger members, leading to a dynamic equilibrium that balances the rate of death to the rate of birth.

(i) Problem of Wave
(ii) Effects of temperature
(iii) Salinity of the Marine
(iv) Humidity

Moisture helps in the germination of seeds by helping to activate the metabolic activities needed for germination, dissolved oxygen content in moisture acts is very beneficial to the biochemical process involved in germination.

Viable seeds are healthy and contain the organic requirements for a healthy germination, and is most times resistant to harsh weather conditions, and lack of nutrients.

Light energy is considered a limiting factor in production of food by autotrophs because, photosynthesis which is the main process by which autotrophs produce food cannot take place in the absence of light. The energy from light is solely responsible for the process of photosynthesis.

(i) Disease: Cholera
Causative organism: Bacterium (vibro cholerae)
Vector: Housefly
Control: Keeping environment clean

(ii) Disease: Sleeping sickness
Causative organism: Trypanosome
Vector: tse-tse fly
Control: use of antiseptic

(iii) Disease: Malaria
Causative organism: Plasmodium (protozoa)
Vector: Female anopheles mosquito
Control: Draining of swamps

(iv) Disease: Ringworm
Causative organism: Trichophyton and microsporum
Vector: None
Control: Keeping of skin clean and dry

Salting is the dusting of farm products with table salt

Irradiation is the drying of some crops or products using the heat from the sun

Smoking is the drying of some farm products over a smoke of a naked fire

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