Common Entrance Revision: Includes more advanced questions
30 questions suitable for scholarship               KS3 Levels 5 and 6

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1. Pollen reaching the stigma of a plant is known as
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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2. apparatus1The image  represents what piece of apparatus?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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3. Botany is the study of what?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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4. What is the normal body temperature of a human
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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5. flower2The diagram shows the main parts of a flowering plant.

In which part of the plant are the seeds made?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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6. What are the main features of a mammal?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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7. What organ in our body contains valves?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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8. What colour would Universal Indcator turn when added to a strong alkali?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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9. Which of the items listed below would be found in all living cells?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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10. What colour would Universal Indcator turn when added to a weak acid?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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11. Tick TWO raw materials needed by plants to carry out photosynthesis
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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12. Something has gravitational potential energy when….
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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13. What is the unit of speed?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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14. What word is used to describe the passage of water through a plant and out through the leaves.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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15. How can you test for the presence of starch in food?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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16. Burning magnesium will react with carbon dioxide to produce a white smoke and leave small black specks of carbon.

What would be the products of the reaction between magnesium and carbon dioxide gas?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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17. Which of the foods below is the healthiest source of energy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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18. Which organ pumps blood around the body
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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19. Enzymes are needed by our body to help us do what?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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20. What is the chemical formula for SALT (sodium chloride)?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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21. Why is vitamin C important in our diet?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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22. ledWhat component does this electrical symbol represent?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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23. Word equations for 4 different reactions are shown.
Which of them is an example of a neutralization reaction?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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24. circulation-graphThe graph below shows the heart rate of two boys, X and Y

Their teacher measured their pulse and then asked them to run on a running machine for 2 minutes

When their pulse had returned to normal the experiment was stopped

What was the maximum heart rate of boy X?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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25. What conditions from its environment does a seedling need to help it grow?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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26. This organ breaks up food and starts digestion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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27. SALTY WATER is best described as….
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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28. A: Adults mate B: child grows into an adult
C: Eggs are fertilized by sperm D: baby is born
E: baby develops in the mother
Put the letters in the correct order (starting with A)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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29. What formula is used to calculate volume?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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30. Where are the female gametes (ovules) in a plant found?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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