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SMK (P) METHODIST, PULAU PINANG PEPERIKSAAN PERTENGAHAN TAHUN 2011

SCIENCE FORM 2 PAPER 1

1 HOUR

[60 marks]

DO NOT OPEN THE QUESTION PAPER UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO

1 This question paper consists of 40 questions.

2 Answer all questions.

3 Answer each question by blackening the correct space on the answer sheet.

4 Each question is followed by four alternative answers A, B, C and D.

Blacken only one space for each question.

5 If you wish to change your answer, erase the blackened mark that you have made. Then blacken the space for the new answer.

6 The diagrams in the questions provided are not drawn to scale unless stated.

7 You may use a non-programmable scientific calculator.

Prepared by : Ms. Tan Phei Ling

Checked by: Pn. Eliza

Approved by: Cik Tan Suan See

Kertas soalan ini mengandungi 11 halaman bercetak.

Objective questions Choose the best answer.

1 A student wants to find the volume of a stone. He puts the stone into a measuring cylinder filled with water. Based on Diagram 1, what is the volume of the stone?

water. Based on Diagram 1, what is the volume of the stone? A B 20 cm³

A

B 20 cm³

17cm³

C 46 cm³ D 63 cm³

2 Diagram 2 shows the organisation of cells in the human body.

Diagram 2 shows the organisation of cells in the human body. Which of the following is

Which of the following is an example of P?

A

B

Platelet

Ossicles

C Stomach D Optic nerve

3 Which of the following is not a part of the human respiratory system?

A Nasal cavity

C Ribs

B Intercostal muscles

D Heart

4 Which of the following activity A, B, C or D, shows that air has mass?

A

B

activity A , B , C or D , shows that air has mass? A B
activity A , B , C or D , shows that air has mass? A B

C

D

A , B , C or D , shows that air has mass? A B C
A , B , C or D , shows that air has mass? A B C

5 Which of the following is a natural resource on Earth?

A Sun

C Wind

B Soil

D Rain

6 Which of the following methods can be used to separate a mixture of iron filings and sulphur powder?

A Filtration

B Distillation

C Electrolysis D Magnetic attraction

7 Diagram 3 shows the conditions needed for combustion. What do P, Q and R represent?

the conditions needed for combustion. What do P, Q and R represent? A Light, fuel and

A Light, fuel and oxygen

the conditions needed for combustion. What do P, Q and R represent? A Light, fuel and

C Oxygen, carbon and fuel

B Fuel, oxygen and heat

D Carbon dioxide, heat and coal

8

8

The information above shows examples of renewable sources of energy. What is the name of this type of energy source?

A Petroleum

C Coal

B Geothermal

D Biomass

9

Which part of the plant shows positive hydrotropism?

A Root

C Stem

B Leaf

D Shoot

10

The density of iron is 7.9 g/cm 3 . What is the mass of 20cm 3 of iron?

A 99 g

C 170 g

B 158 g

D 198g

11

Diagram 4 shows a ray of light travelling from medium P to medium Q.

11 Diagram 4 shows a ray of light travelling from medium P to medium Q. Which
11 Diagram 4 shows a ray of light travelling from medium P to medium Q. Which

Which of the following could be medium P and Q?

11 Diagram 4 shows a ray of light travelling from medium P to medium Q. Which

12

Diagram 5 shows the structure of the human ear.

12 Diagram 5 shows the structure of the human ear. Which of the labelled parts P,
12 Diagram 5 shows the structure of the human ear. Which of the labelled parts P,

Which of the labelled parts P, Q, R and S produces impulses to be sent to the brain?

A P

C R

B Q

D S

13 Too much

A. sugar

B. water

C. salt

D. vitamin C

can lead to high blood pressure.

14 Which of these areas of the skin has the most number of receptors?

A. Fingertips

B. Cheek

C. Back of the hand

D. Elbow

15 Diagram 6 shows two different animals.

the hand D. Elbow 15 Diagram 6 shows two different animals. What is the similarity between
the hand D. Elbow 15 Diagram 6 shows two different animals. What is the similarity between

What is the similarity between the two animals?

A Furry

B Lay eggs

C Have scales D Warm blooded

16

Diagram 7 shows a food web.

16 Diagram 7 shows a food web. Which organism has the biggest population? A Organism P
16 Diagram 7 shows a food web. Which organism has the biggest population? A Organism P

Which organism has the biggest population?

A Organism P

C Organism Q

B Organism R

D Organism S

17

shows nastic movement in response to touch.

A. Mimosa pudica

B. Rafflesia

C. Hydrilla

D. Hibiscus

18

Which of the following shows the reflection of light?

pudica B. Rafflesia C. Hydrilla D. Hibiscus 18 Which of the following shows the reflection of
pudica B. Rafflesia C. Hydrilla D. Hibiscus 18 Which of the following shows the reflection of

19

Diagram 8 shows the limitation of sight

19 Diagram 8 shows the limitation of sight This limitation of sight is called A blind

This limitation of sight is called

A blind spot

B optical illusion

of sight is called A blind spot B optical illusion C stereoscopic vision D monocular vision

C stereoscopic vision D monocular vision

20 Diagram 9 shows a type of response in plant.

vision 20 Diagram 9 shows a type of response in plant. The type of tropism shown
vision 20 Diagram 9 shows a type of response in plant. The type of tropism shown

The type of tropism shown by the plant is

A Phototropism .

B Hydrotropism

C Thigmotropism D Nastic movement

21 Where does the reabsorption of water take place when food passes through the alimentary canal?

A

B

Mouth

Stomach

C Small intestine D Large intestine

22 The information shows a list of animals which have common characteristics.

Snake

Bird

Whale

What are the common characteristics?

A Lays eggs

B Cold-blooded

C Have backbones

D External fertilisation

23 Which of the following are present in faeces?

I. Undigested food

II.

III.

Mucus

Bacteria

A. I, II and III

B. I and II only

C. II and III only

D. I only

24

helps to prevent constipation.

A. Vitamins

B. Minerals

C. Fibre

D. Fats

25

Grass in vegetable garden are weeded from time to time to reduce the problem of:

A. Parasitism

B. Mutualism

C. Commensalism

D. Competition

26

Diagram 10 shows two boys suffering from a disease due to lack of a certain nutrient.

suffering from a disease due to lack of a certain nutrient. What is their diet lacking

What is their diet lacking of?

a disease due to lack of a certain nutrient. What is their diet lacking of? A

A Fat

C Iodine

B Iron

D Protein

27 The following information shows the characteristics of a plant.

Soft stem.

Fibrous root system.

Parallel veined leaves.

Which plants have these characteristics?

A Banana

C Coconut

B Papaya

D Balsam

28 Diagram 11 shows a food chain.

B Papaya D Balsam 28 Diagram 11 shows a food chain. Which organism can represent Z?
B Papaya D Balsam 28 Diagram 11 shows a food chain. Which organism can represent Z?

Which organism can represent Z?

I. Rat

II. Eagle

III. Fungi

IV. Bacteria

A I and II

B II and III

C III and IV

D I and IV

Questions 29 and 30 are based on Diagram 12.

Animals

Questions 29 and 30 are based on Diagram 12. Animals With scales With moist scales With
Questions 29 and 30 are based on Diagram 12. Animals With scales With moist scales With

With scales

29 and 30 are based on Diagram 12. Animals With scales With moist scales With dry
29 and 30 are based on Diagram 12. Animals With scales With moist scales With dry

With moist

scales

With dry scales

Without scales

With scales With moist scales With dry scales Without scales W i t h f u
With scales With moist scales With dry scales Without scales W i t h f u

With fur

Without fur

(Animal R)

(Animal S)

(Animal T)

R) ( A n i m a l S ) ( A n i m a

29. Which animals have no scales.

(Animal U)

A. Animal R and S

B. Animal S and T

C. Animal T and U

D. Animal U and R

30. Which of these animals may be grouped as animal U?

A. Salamander

B. Crocodile

C. Salmon

D. Beaver

31. What do an eagle and a rat have in common?

A. Both have fur

B. Both are without backbones

C. Both reproduce by laying eggs

D. Both breathe with lungs

32. Which of these is a warm-blooded vertebrate?

A. Penguin

B. Monitor lizard

C. Shark

D. Tree frog

33. We can help to maintain biodiversity by

I.

maintaining forest reserves

II.

setting up animal sanctuaries

III.

deforestation

A.

I, II and III

B.

I and II only

C.

II and III only

D.

I only

34.

A

is made up of many different populations living together in the same

area.

A. habitat

B. species

C. community

D. ecosystem

35.

What is ecology?

A. The study of relationship between living things and their environment.

B. The environment that is made up lots of different ecosystem.

C. The whole populations in an ecosystem.

 

D. The variety of different species in an ecosystem.

36.

 
 

Which of the following statement about the tropical rain forest ecosystem is incorrect?

A. Tropical rain forests are found in the tropics, close to the equator.

B. Tropical rain forests have year-round warm temperatures, strong sunlight and abundant rainfall.

C. Tropical rain forests contain the greatest diversity of living organisms.

D. The floors of the rain forest are bright and cover by herbs.

37.

A predator

A. makes it own food

B. obtains food from a living host

C. feeds on dead living things

D. kills and eats other organisms

38.

Organisms that recycle minerals back into the ecosystem are

A. producers

B. decomposers

C. consumers

D. competitors

39.

Which of the following words best describes the relationship between the remora and shark?

A. Competition

B. Commensalisms

C. Mutualism

D. Parasitism

40.

B. Commensalisms C. Mutualism D. Parasitism 40. A rabbit can be classified as a A. Producer

A rabbit can be classified as a

A. Producer

B. Decomposer

C. Primary consumer

D. Tertiary consumer

Name : ………………………………

SULIT

…………………

SULIT ………………… Class : ……… SMK (P) METHODIST, PULAU PINANG

Class

: ………

SMK (P) METHODIST, PULAU PINANG

PEPERIKSAAN PERTENGAHAN TAHUN 2011

SCIENCE FORM 2 PAPER 2

1 HOUR 30 MINUTES [60 marks]

DO NOT OPEN THE QUESTION PAPER UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO

1. This question paper consists of two sections: Section A and Section B.

2. Write your answers in the spaces provided in the question paper.

3. The diagrams in the questions provided are not drawn to scale unless stated

4. The time suggested to complete Section A is 60 minutes and Section B is 30 minutes.

5. Hand in your entire answer sheet at the end of the examination.

For examiner’s use only

Question

Total Marks

Marks

Obtained

1

6

 

2

7

 

3

6

 

4

6

 

5

8

 

6

7

 

7

8

 

8

12

 

TOTAL

60

 

Prepared by : Ms. Tan Phei Ling Checked by: Pn. Eliza Approved by: Pn. Tan Kim Chen

Kertas soalan ini mengandungi 12 halaman bercetak.

Section A

[40 marks]

Answer all questions. The time suggested to answer this section is 60 minutes.

1. Diagram 1 shows the structures of the human skin.

1. Diagram 1 shows the structures of the human skin. DIAGRAM 1 (a) On Diagram 1,

DIAGRAM 1

(a)

On Diagram 1, label the structures P, R and S using the following words

 
 

Pressure receptors

Touch receptor

Pain receptors

 

[3 marks]

(b)

State one function of the skin.

 

[1 mark]

(c)

What are the two factors that influence the sensitivity of the skin?

[i]

[ii]

 

[2 marks]

DIAGRAM 2 (a) Name two of the parts labelled P, Q, R, S, T, U

DIAGRAM 2

(a)

Name two of the parts labelled P, Q, R, S, T, U and V. P:

Q:

R:

S:

T:

U:

V:

 

[2 marks]

(b)

What is produced by part V?

 

[1 mark]

(c)

Which part does digestion ends?

 

[1 mark]

(d)

State the function of parts labelled R:

S:

U:

[3 marks]

Study the given chart above and answer the question about the daily energy requirement for

Study the given chart above and answer the question about the daily energy requirement for different individuals.

(a)

Which group of individuals need the most energy?

 

[1 mark]

(b)

Why does the child require a lot of energy for daily activities?

 

[1 mark]

(c ) List 4 factors that influence a person’s need for energy.

[4 marks]

DIAGRAM 3 (a) Diagram 3 shows a food pyramid. Give two food examples for each

DIAGRAM 3

(a)

Diagram 3 shows a food pyramid. Give two food examples for each of the following.

 

(i)

E:

(ii)

F:

(iii)

G:

(iv)

H:

(v)

I:

 

(5 marks)

(b)

Why are we advised not to take too many food labelled as J?

 

(1 mark)

5. Figure 4 shows the classification of plants.

(1 mark) 5. Figure 4 shows the classification of plants. DIAGRAM 4 (a) Complete Diagram 4

DIAGRAM 4 (a) Complete Diagram 4 by identifying the parts labelled as,

(i)

L:

(ii)

M:

(iii)

O:

(iv)

N:

(v)

P:

(5

marks)

(b)

(c)

Based on your answer in (a), state one example for each of the following.

(i)

(ii)

N:

P:

(2 marks)

State one characteristic of non flowering plants.

 

(1 mark)

6.

Diagram 5 shows the characteristics between amphibians, fish and reptiles.

DIAGRAM 5

DIAGRAM 5

(a)

What is the habitat for

 
 

(i)

Fish :

(ii)

Amphibians :

(iii)

Reptiles:

 

(2 marks)

 

(b)

State three common characteristics of Q.

(i)

(ii)

(iii)

 

(3 marks)

 

(c)

Name two non-living component in ecosystem. (i) (ii)

 

(2 marks)

Section B

[20 marks]

Answer all questions.

The time suggested to answer this section is 30 minutes.

7. Diagram 6 shows several substances, P, Q, R, S and T.

7. Diagram 6 shows several substances, P, Q, R, S and T. Sulphur P Mercury Q

Sulphur

P

Mercury

Q

Soil

R

Gold

S

Petroleum

T

Look at the substances in Diagram 6 and answer the following questions.

State a characteristic for each of the following substances.

P:

Q:

S:

T:

(4 marks)

(b) Classify the substances, P, Q, R, S and T in Diagram 6 into two groups based on

common characteristic.

Substance P, Q, R, S and T Characteristi Substance
Substance
P, Q, R, S and T
Characteristi
Substance

(4 marks)

8. An experiment was performed to show the transfer of heat in different substances. Diagram 7 shows the set-up of the apparatus used. Table 1 shows the result of the experiment.

DIAGRAM 7

Diagram 7 shows the set-up of the apparatus used. Table 1 shows the result of the

TABLE 1

State a hypothesis for the experiment.

(1 mark) What are the variables in the experiment? Manipulated variable: Responding variable: Constant variable:
(1 mark)
What are the variables in the experiment?
Manipulated variable:
Responding variable:
Constant variable:
(3 marks)
(i) Why do the thumbtacks fall off after some time?
(1 mark)
(ii)
How is hear from the hot water transferred to the thumbtacks?
(1 mark)
(iii)
Based on the result given in Table 1, arrange the rod in the order of decreasing heat
conductivity.
(iv)
(1 mark)
(v)
Give a reason for the arrangement given in (c)(iii).
(1 mark)
What conclusion can you draw from the experiment?
(1 mark)

(i) Which of the materials is most suitable for making cooking utensils, such as a frying pan?

(ii) Explain you answer in (e)(i)

(1 mark)

(1 mark)

Name one other application of the material you have chosen in (e) (i).

(1 mark)

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