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General Biology (BIO F111)
Comprehensive Examination (Closed book)
Part A
Time 30 min 05/12/2014 30 Marks

Name: ID:

ID: Section No.: Instructors name:


Write most appropriate answer:

Q. Option Q. Option Q. Option Q. Option Q. Option
1 c 5 b 9 d 13 b 17 b
2 b 6 c 10 d 14 d 18 d
3 b 7 b 11 b 15 d 19 c
4 a 8 a 12 c 16 b 20 d
Very short answer (one or two word(s))

Q Answer Q Answer
21 Stem cells 26 Schwaan cells

22 MHC proteins 27 Class

23 Tubulin 28 Depolarization/ Impulse

24 Corpus luteum 29 Crossing over

25 Cerebrum 30 Vas deferens

Multiple choice questions 20 x 1 M

Choose the most appropriate option:

1 In each round of fatty acid oxidation
a) NADH and ATP are released b) NADH2 and ATP are released
c) NADH2, FADH2 and Acetyl CoA are released d) FADH2 and Acetyl CoA are released
2 Azidothymidine (AZT) is used for the treatment of
a) Cancer b) AIDS c) Alzheimers d) Thalassemia
3 In the Na+ - K+ pump
a) 2Na+ and 2K+ ions are transported b) 3Na+ and 2K+ ions are transported
c) 3Na+ and 3K+ ions are transported d) 1Na+ and 2K+ ions are transported
4 Which of the following is a wrong statement?
a) Enzyme catalyzed reactions are product specific b) Enzyme catalyzed reactions are substrate specific
c) Enzymes are proteins d) Enzymes degrade at the end of the reaction
5 The basic difference between B and T cells is:
a) Their origin is different b) Their maturation and storage are different
c) They are found at different places in the lymphoid pool d) Used in immune response
6 Which of the following can respire in the absence of oxygen
a) Chlorella b) Bat c) Yeast d) Fish
7 Ribosomes are the centre of
a) Fat synthesis b) Protein synthesis c) Respiration d) Photosynthesis
8 Conversion of pyruvate to acetyl CoA and CO2 is an example of:
a) Oxidative decarboxylation b) Oxidative phosphorylation
c) Oxidative deamination d) Oxidative carboxylation
9 The light absorbed by Chlorophyll a is:
a) Blue b) Green c) Yellow d) Red
10 Which of the following is not a carbohydrate?
a) Amylose b) Glycogen c) Ribulose d) Steroids
11 The locomotary organelles of protozoa are:
a) Microfilament b) Cilia & Flagella c) Centriole d) Peroxisome
12 This field of study examines the proteins that are predicted from the DNA sequence.
a) Genomics b) transcriptomics c) proteomics d) restriction enzyme technology
13 Which of the following categories of people would be affected the most by a shortage of protein in their diet?
a) Athletes b) children c) people in old age d) adult men
14 Hearing involves
a) The movement of tiny hairs in the cochlea b) the movement of fluid in cochlea
c) Nerve impulses from the cochlea to the brain d) All of the above
15 Humans have a total of ___________ chromosomes, _______of which are considered sex-determining.
a) 44, 2 b) 23, 2 c) 48, 4 d) 46, 2
16 The archaea
a) Are eukaryotic b) have ribosomes c) have a nucleus d) All are correct
17 Which of the following cell components are involved in the destruction of microbes
a) Carrier proteins b) phagocytic vacuoles c) centrioles d) Golgi
18 A mating that is expected to produce 50% homozygotes and 50% heterozygotes is
a)BB x Bb b) Bb x Bb c) bb x Bb d) all the options
19 Which of the following cells is normally diploid?
a) Primary polar body b) spermatid c) primary spermatocyte d) secondary polar body
20 If an individual of genotype AaBbCcDd is testcrossed, how many different phenotypes can appear in their offspring?
a) 4 b) 8 c) 12 d) 16

Very short answer type question (State the most appropriate in one/two words) 10 x 1M
21 A relatively undifferentiated cell in animal tissue that can divide to produce more differentiated cells.
22 Proteins on all cells acting as Self markers.
23 Protein forming hollow cylinder of microtubules.
24 A structure that develops from the ruptured follicles in the ovary after ovulation.
25 The portion of the vertebrate brain that occupies the upper part of the skull.
26 The supporting cells associated with axons that produce myelin in the peripheral nervous system.
27 A taxonomic category between phyla and orders.
28 The movement of ions across a plasma membrane that locally wipes out an electrical potential difference.
29 Exchange of corresponding chromatid segments between homologous chromosomes.
30 Tube carrying sperm from the testes to the urethra.