Checkpoint Science Specimen Paper 2012

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For Examination from 2012 45 minutes

Candidates answer on the Question Paper. Additional Materials: Ruler

READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS FIRST Write your Centre number, candidate number and name on all the work you hand in. Write in dark blue or black pen. You may use a soft pencil for any diagrams, graphs or rough working. For Examiner's Use Do not use staples, paper clips, highlighters, glue or correction fluid. 1 Answer all questions. You should show all your working in the booklet. The number of marks is given in brackets [ ] at the end of each question or part question. The total number of marks for this paper is 50. 2 3 4 5 6 7
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(a) The diagram shows a student’s record.
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All four animals can be classified into the same group. Name the group and give a reason for your answer.


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9 (b) The student uses this key to identify the animals A and B. Fill in the correct names. 1 The animal has one or more breathing tubes extending from the end of its abdomen. The animal does not have a long breathing tube extending from the end of its abdomen. 2 The animal has a long, thin, stick-like body. The animal has an oval-shaped body. 3 The front legs are muscular and claw-like. The front legs are not muscular or claw-like. Ranatra linearis Nepa cinerea Ilyocoris cimicoides Aphelocheirus aestivalis go to 2 go to 3
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Animal A is Animal B is [2]

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10 6 Read the article about Ferdinand Magellan who led the first voyage around the world. Use the information in this article and your biological knowledge to answer the questions.
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Magellan’s Voyage. Proof that the World is round!

In 1519, Ferdinand Magellan sailed from Spain to find a western route to the Spice Islands. He took 237 men in five ships. Each ship carried a supply of basic foods including cheese, flour, oil, meat and vegetables. There were also some live animals, including chickens. The ships eventually reached the Spice Islands but only one

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