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PHAKANI COMBINED SCHOOL

GRADE 7 NATURAL SCIENCE TEST


06 FEBRUARY 2015
TIME: 30 MINUTES TOTAL MARKS: 20
EDUCATOR: MR TW TSHABALALA
INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Follow the instructions carefully at each question.
2. Complete all the questions and write neatly and clearly.
QUESTION 1
Match the word in Column A with the correct description in Column B, eg 1. F
Column A
1. Population
2. Hydrosphere
3. Adaptation
4. Vertebrate
5. Bacteria
6. Respiration

Column B
A. microscopic, unicellular microorganism without a cell numcleus.
B. Is the pocess of energy production in which energy is released
from glucose
C. all the water on earth including oceans, lakes, rivers and
underground water
D. describes how a living organism is able to survive in various
environments
E. have a backbone or vertebral column
F. the number of a species living in a particular area

QUESTION 2
Give the correct scientific term (one word) for each of the following descriptions:
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6

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The part of the biosphere that consists of soil and rocks.


All the living organisms and their habitats on Earth.
The hard outer covering of the group of Invertebrate animals called Arthropods.
Organisms that can photosynthesize and therefore make their own food.
A group of animals without a backbone that are cold-blooded.
The process of grouping things according to their shared characteristics.

QUESTION 3
Explain how the cactus plants (including aloe plant) is adapted to its environment. In your
explanation, include at least three ways in which they have adapted.
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QUESTION 4
List and briefly describe any three of the five requirements that support life.
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PHAKANI COMBINED SCHOOL


GRADE 7 NATURAL SCIENCE TEST
06 FEBRUARY 2015
TIME: 30 MINUTES TOTAL MARKS: 20
EDUCATOR: MR TW TSHABALALA
INSTRUCTIONS:
3. Follow the instructions carefully at each question.
4. Complete all the questions and write neatly and clearly.
QUESTION 1
Match the word in Column A with the correct description in Column B, eg 1. F
Column A
1. Population
2. Hydrosphere
3. Adaptation
4. Vertebrate
5. Bacteria
6. Respiration

Column B
A. microscopic, unicellular microorganism without a cell numcleus.
B. Is the pocess of energy production in which energy is released
from glucose
C. all the water on earth including oceans, lakes, rivers and
underground water
D. describes how a living organism is able to survive in various
environments
E. have a backbone or vertebral column
F. the number of a species living in a particular area

QUESTION 2
Give the correct scientific term (one word) for each of the following descriptions:
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6

(5)

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The part of the biosphere that consists of soil and rocks.


All the living organisms and their habitats on Earth.
The hard outer covering of the group of Invertebrate animals called Arthropods.
Organisms that can photosynthesize and therefore make their own food.
A group of animals without a backbone that are cold-blooded.
The process of grouping things according to their shared characteristics.

QUESTION 3
Explain how the cactus plants (including aloe plant) is adapted to its environment. In your
explanation, include at least three ways in which they have adapted.
(3)
QUESTION 4
List and briefly describe any three of the five requirements that support life.
----- END OF TEST ----

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