2010 Biology – James Ruse Trial ( Practise Mode Multiple Choice )

Which of the following are appropriate Australian plant responses to hot and cold temperatures experienced during daytime?

In his experiment, Louis Pasteur used specially designed flasks and broth. What steps would he need to do in order to make his experiment valid?

Why is the Y chromosome of humans passed on unchanged from one generation to another?

A cattle farm contained 50 cattle with symptoms of bovine tuberculosis. Tests revealed that each of the diseased cattle was infected with the same type of bacterium. What would be the next two steps in accordance with Koch’s postulates?

In the early 1900s three scientists were influential in furthering our understanding of inheritance beyond the work of Mendel. Their work is summarised in the table.


Organisms that are osmoconformers use amino acids, glucose and other small molecules to vary the concentrations in their cells to match their environment. What type of process is this an example of?

What were two experimental techniques used by Gregor Mendel in his study of heredity?

Which set of chemicals is required to synthesise part of a polypeptide?

Which substance is transported in the form of a chylomicron in mammalian blood?

The diagram shows two types of blood vessels found in mammalian kidneys. What


Which technology would be appropriate for the non-invasive measurement of oxygen saturation in blood during anaesthesia?

Which option correctly describes the effects of anti-diuretic hormone when released in the kidney?

How do fossils that represent transitional forms support the theory of evolution?

The responses of three Australian organisms to changes in the environmental temperature are given in the table.

The graph shows the oxygen dissociation curves for Hb at various blood pH levels.


What roles do the components of the nervous system play during homeostasis?

The diagram shows the process of DNA replication.

What are the differences between viruses and prions?

What type of evidence did Beadle and Tatum’s experiment provide for mutants, DNA and genetic activity?

Coat colour inheritance in certain cats is sex-linked and codominant. Male cats can have yellow or black coat colours. Female cats may be yellow, black or tortoiseshell in colour. What would be the probability of having yellow female offspring if a tortoiseshell female is crossed with a yellow male?