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GCSE Core Biology Revision Paper

This is a Core Biology Revision Paper for students doing core science. It covers a selection of biology topics, including classification, variation and environment, genes, evolution, hormones, homeostasis, diabetes, pathogens, drugs, carbon and nitrogen cycle.

'GCSE Core Biology Revision Paper' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Curriculum topic:  GCSE Revision Papers

Curriculum subtopic:  Biology

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QUESTION 1 of 10

This is a Core Biology Revision Paper for students doing core science. It covers a selection of biology topics, including classification, variation and environment, genes, evolution, hormones, homeostasis, diabetes, pathogens, drugs, carbon and nitrogen cycle. You should also try core chemistry and physics revision worksheets.

What is the process that sorts organisms into groups according to their characteristics?

How do we call organisms without a backbone?

Tick two statements that describe the term 'species'.

hybrids only show characteristics of one species

organisms that share the same characteristics belong to the same species

a species is a group of organisms that can interbreed

hybrids are fertile

Biodiversity is a measure of the total number of different species in an area.

true

false

Shoe size is an example of continuous variation.

true

false

What are the likely features of the deep sea habitat? Tick two options.

high pressure

low pressure

bright

dark

What poison did rats become resistant to in the mid 20th century?

What do we call different forms of the same gene?

The phenotype shows the alleles in an organism.

true

false

Tick two symptoms of sickle cell disease.

tiredness

difficulty breathing

weight loss

painful joints

The body controls its water content. What is this mechanism called?

Changes in the external environment are called ____________.

stimuli

impulses

nerves

Tick two types of receptor cells in the skin.

pressure

cold

sight

smell

Tick one type of neuron that receives impulses from receptor cells.

motor neurones

sensory neurones

relay neurones

Hormones are released and produced by _______________ glands.

Calculate the BMI of a person that weighs 78 kg and has a height of 1.62 m. Give your answer to two decimal places.

48 kg/m2

30 kg/m2

29.77 kg/m2

Like humans, plants respond to stimuli.

true

false

A tropism away from a stimulus is called __________ tropism.

negative

positive

Rooting powders contain _____________ auxins.

synthetic

natural

Caffeine is a ____________.

hallucinogen

depressant

stimulant

  • Question 1

What is the process that sorts organisms into groups according to their characteristics?

CORRECT ANSWER
classification
EDDIE SAYS
The process that sorts organisms into groups according to their characteristics is classification.
  • Question 2

How do we call organisms without a backbone?

CORRECT ANSWER
invertebrates
EDDIE SAYS
Organisms without a backbone are called invertebrates.
  • Question 3

Tick two statements that describe the term 'species'.

CORRECT ANSWER
organisms that share the same characteristics belong to the same species
a species is a group of organisms that can interbreed
EDDIE SAYS
A species is a group of organisms that can interbreed. Organisms that share the same characteristics belong to the same species.
  • Question 4

Biodiversity is a measure of the total number of different species in an area.

CORRECT ANSWER
true
EDDIE SAYS
The statement is true.
  • Question 5

Shoe size is an example of continuous variation.

CORRECT ANSWER
false
EDDIE SAYS
Shoe size is an example of discontinuous variation.
  • Question 6

What are the likely features of the deep sea habitat? Tick two options.

CORRECT ANSWER
high pressure
dark
EDDIE SAYS
The deep sea habitat is dark with high pressure.
  • Question 7

What poison did rats become resistant to in the mid 20th century?

CORRECT ANSWER
warfarin
EDDIE SAYS
Rats became resistant to warfarin.
  • Question 8

What do we call different forms of the same gene?

CORRECT ANSWER
alleles
EDDIE SAYS
Alleles are different forms of the same gene.
  • Question 9

The phenotype shows the alleles in an organism.

CORRECT ANSWER
false
EDDIE SAYS
The statement is false. The phenotype shows what the organism looks like. The genotype shows the alleles.
  • Question 10

Tick two symptoms of sickle cell disease.

CORRECT ANSWER
tiredness
painful joints
EDDIE SAYS
Sickle cell symptoms include tiredness and painful joints.
  • Question 11

The body controls its water content. What is this mechanism called?

CORRECT ANSWER
osmoregulation
EDDIE SAYS
The body controls its water content by osmoregulation.
  • Question 12

Changes in the external environment are called ____________.

CORRECT ANSWER
stimuli
EDDIE SAYS
Changes in the external environment are called stimuli.
  • Question 13

Tick two types of receptor cells in the skin.

CORRECT ANSWER
pressure
cold
EDDIE SAYS
The skin has receptor cells for cold and pressure, as well as heat, light pressure (touch) and pain.
  • Question 14

Tick one type of neuron that receives impulses from receptor cells.

CORRECT ANSWER
sensory neurones
EDDIE SAYS
Sensory neurones receive impulses from receptor cells.
  • Question 15

Hormones are released and produced by _______________ glands.

CORRECT ANSWER
endocrine
EDDIE SAYS
Hormones are released and produced by endocrine glands.
  • Question 16

Calculate the BMI of a person that weighs 78 kg and has a height of 1.62 m. Give your answer to two decimal places.

CORRECT ANSWER
29.77 kg/m2
EDDIE SAYS
weight (kg) 78 kg 78 kg BMI = ------------ = --------- = ------ = 29.77 kg/m2 Height2 (m2) 1.622 (m2) 2.62 m2
  • Question 17

Like humans, plants respond to stimuli.

CORRECT ANSWER
true
EDDIE SAYS
The statement is true. Plants respond to light and other stimuli.
  • Question 18

A tropism away from a stimulus is called __________ tropism.

CORRECT ANSWER
negative
EDDIE SAYS
A tropism away from a stimulus is called negative tropism.
  • Question 19

Rooting powders contain _____________ auxins.

CORRECT ANSWER
synthetic
EDDIE SAYS
Rooting powders contain synthetic auxins.
  • Question 20

Caffeine is a ____________.

CORRECT ANSWER
stimulant
EDDIE SAYS
Caffeine is a stimulant.
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