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1.         i) Ammonia is highly soluble in water and requires a lot of water for excretion hence assists in

               the removal of excess ammonia;                                                                                         

            ii) All the glucose is reabsorbed at the proximal convoluted tubule;

2.         (a) – Excretion;                                                                                                                      

                  – Osmo-regulation;

            (b) – Glucose

                – Amino acids;       

            (c) – Nephritis;

                 – kidney stones /Gall stones;

         – Hepatitis A and B;      

3.         (a) Extra long loop of henle; Have fewer and smaller glomeruli;                                         

(b) Salty food increased the salt concentration in blood; Blood becomes hypertonic to kidney tubules; more water is reabsorbed from kidney tubules; hypertonic urine is thus produced;

4.         (a) Glucose;                                                                                                                           

            (b) The person was a sufferer of diabetes mellitus;

            (c) Pancrease;

5.         a) i)insulin;                                                                                                                             

               ii) Diabetes mellitus;

             b) Diuresis is a condition which is characterised by production of large volumes of dilute urine;

6.         i) urea;                                                                                                                                    

            ii) Triethylamine;

            iii) Ammonia;

7.         a) i) Fresh water; reject  water                                                                                               

                ii) Desert/ Arid areas; reject land

            b) Reduces blood flow to the skin as more blood is stored in the spleen, reducing heat loss

through  the skin;

8.         a) Ultra filtration;                                                                                                                   

            b) Selective reabsorption;

            c) Proteins have large molecular weights hence not ultrafiltrated;

9.         Produces sebum to keep hair and epidermis supple and water proof; and protect skin against

bacteria (through antiseptic substances);                                                                               

10.       a) Sweat produced does not evaporate due to high humidity;                                               

            b) Body does not cool hence more sweat is produced leading to accumulation;

11.       Diabetes mellitus                                                                                                                   

– Caused by failure of the pancreas to secrete enough insulin;

– High glucose concentration in the blood than normal;

            Diabetes insipidus

– Inability of the pituitary gland to secret anti-duretic hormone;

            – High concentration of solutes in blood ;     

12.       Two processes through which plants excrete metabolic wastes:-                                         

-Gaseous exchange;


-Shading leaves;

-Production of resins and gums;

-Storage of wastes in seeds/bark/fruits;

13.       Has got long loop of henle in order to maximize water reabsorption thus conserving it;

14        .i) urea;

            ii) Triethylamine;

            iii) Ammonia;

15.       (a)  i) Fresh water; reject  water

                ii) Desert/ Arid areas; reject land

            b) Reduces blood flow to the skin as more blood is stored in the spleen, reducing heat loss through

   the skin;

16.       a) Ultrafiltration;

            b) Selective reabsorption;

            c) Proteins have large molecular weights hence not ultrafiltrated

17.       Produces sebum to keep hair and epidermis supple and water proof; and protect skin against

bacteria (through antiseptic substances);

18.       a) Sweat produced does not evaporate due to high humidity

            b) Body does not cool hence more sweat is produced leading to accumulation                   


Diabetes mellitusDiabetus insipidus
-Caused by failure of the pancreas to secrete enough insulin -High glucose concentration in the blood than normal – Caused by failure of the pancreas to secrete enough insulin             – High glucose concentration in the blood than normal-Inability of the pituitary gland to secret anti-duretic hormone -High concentration of solutes in blood                               Inability of the pituitary gland to secret anti-duretic hormone  High concentration of solutes in blood                                                         

20.       Two processes through which plants excrete metabolic wastes:-

-Gaseous exchange


-Shading leaves

-Production of resins and gums

-Storage of wastes in seeds/bark/fruits          

21.         a)  A – medulla;                   B – Cortex;

           b) Cortex;

22.       a) Enhances more reabsorption of water; leading production little but conc urine;

         b) Reabsorption of water; Na+/CL ions;

23.       a) Aldosterone;                                                                                                          

         b) Loop of Henle;

         c) Positive feed back;

24.       – Reabsorption of unuseful substances in the kidney;                                               

            – Absorption of digested food from the ileum;

            – Removal of metabolic waste products from kidney;

25.       a) A D H / Vasopression;                                                                                                       

            b) Pituitary gland;

            c) Diabetes Inspidus;

26.       a)         – Afferent vessels are wider than effereal vessels;                                                     

                        –  Presence of pores on capillary and Glomerula membrane;

                        – Highly coiled narrow capillaries to reduce speed of flow of blood and increase ;         


27.       a) Arid/ semi arid areas

            b) Ammonia

            c)i) Contractile     vacuole

                Malpigian tubules

28.       – Deamination                                                                                                                        

            – Detoxification

            – Breakdown of haemoglobin

29.       a)Deamination;                                                                                                                       

            b)-Removal of excess amino acids;

      -Availing  of  energy in  the  body;

 -Formation of  glycogen /fats  for storage; (award any one)

30.       a)diabetes insipidus;                                                                                                   

            b)antidiusetic hormones (ADH);

31.       a) large  quantities  of  dilute urine;                                                                           

            b) Small quantities of concentrated urine ;( renal failure if habitual)

            c) Production of urine containing glucose/sugar;

32.       (a) Excretion — Separation and elimination of waste products of metabolism from           

                 bodies of living organisms:

                Egestion; Removal of undigested materials from food vacuoles/alimentary canals of animals:

             (b) Removes waste products metabolism to create/pro’. idea suitable internal environment for  

                 best  working of cells

33.       (a) N – desert/arid/semi arid;

            (b) Small sized glomeruli; to reduce ultra filtration longer loop of henle; to increase  

                 reabsorption  of water – conservation of water.

N.B – Reject 12(b) if 12 (a) is wrong.

34.       (a) – Organisms whose body temperature varies with the environmental temperature;        p

            (b) – Reptilia   –  rej. Reptile;

                 – amphibia  –  rej. Amphibians;

35.       Glomerulus;

Adaptations of part R

  • Coiled to increase the surface area for re-absorption of some glomerular filtrate
  • Presence of numerous Mitochondria to promote active transport of glucose, amino acids
  • covered  by dense network of blood capillary for absorption of useful glomerular filtrate        

36.       Internal environment is the immediate surrounding of the body cells while external environment is the immediate surrounding of the organism        


  • Radiation;                                                                                                                        
  • Conduction;                                                                                                                     
  • Convection;
  • Evaporation ;        

38.       a)         A – capsular space/ Bowmans capsule;                                                                     

                        B – Descending wing of loop of Henle;                                                                    

                        D – Glomerula

            b) Urea;          

39.       Ovary; accept ovules                                                                                                             


40.       a) Detoxification;                                                                                                                   

            b) Liver;

            c) Prevents ammonia from accumulating to toxic levels; which would affect body functions;

            d) Urea;

            e) Excess amino acids are broken down to form amino group; which is combined with

                hydrogen atom to form ammonia;

            f) It is transported to the kidney; through the renal artery where it is excreted

41.       a) platelets exposed to air rupture on damage  tissues  to release  thromboplastin/(enzyme)            /thrombokinase; Thromboplastin neutralizes heparin; and activates prothrombin to thrombin;

throbin activates the conversion of fibrinogen  to  fibrin;  which  forms meshwork of fibres on the bruised surface;                                                                                                                                         

            b) blood clotting is the  conversion of soluble   blood protein into a  mass of tangled  threads of

insoluble protein; while haemogglutination is the clumping together of red  blood  cells;                        c)haemophilia;                                                                                                                                              

42.       a)i)glucose is completely reabsorbed at  proximal convoluted  tubule  back to blood stream;

              ii) Protein has molecules hence not ultrafiltered (from glomerulus) to proximal

             convoluted tubule);                                                                                                                                              b) Create a steep diffusion gradient; hence higher rate of reabsorption of useful

Substances-glucose/amino acids/sodium and chloride ions from the nephron tubules back to the blood  stream;                                                                                                                                          

             c) -antidiuretic hormone;


            d) nephritis; kidney  stones

43.       (a)        Nephron;                                                                                                                    

            (b)        (i) D = Afferent arteriole;                                                                                          

                             M = Efferent vessel;                                                                                              

                        (ii) Q = Aldosterone ;    G  – ADH/ vasopressin.                                                       

            (c)        Red blood cells/white blood cells/ plasma proteins;                                                  

            (d)       This  shows that reducing sugar (glucose) was present in urine; the person is likely

                        to be suffering from Diabetes mellitus;

44.       (b) (i) Blood sugar level increased as a result of the glucose being absorbed in the ileum; by

                      diffusion / or active transport;                                                                                     

                  (ii) – The blood sugar level dropped as a result of the conversion of glucose to glycogen;

   (and fats) by influence of insulin;.                                                              

– There was also an increased rate of respiration reducing the blood sugar level;    

            (c) 90 mg/100ml of blood;                                                                                                     

            (d) Person B has a defect in the pancreas; He did not produce enough insulin to control the

                  blood sugar level;                                                                                                             

(e) By administration of insulin;                                                                                            

(f)  – A constant level of blood sugar ensures optimum levels of metabolism;

      – High level will increase the osmotic pressure and that affect metabolism;

      – Low levels reduce energy supply in the body tissues and affect metabolism;              

(g)  – Glucose is used for respiration;

                   – Glucose was lost in urine;

45.       a)         Axis                                                                                                                            



            b)         i) The rate increases with time;

                            Because a lot of acid been drunk;

                            Very little ADH or No ADH produced yet;

                           No reabsorption taking place;

                        ii) The rate remain constant

                            Pituitary not stimulated to produce ADH

     Nephrone, less permeable

   No water being reabsorbed back to blood;

iii) The rate reduces with time;

     Little water remaining in blood; due to a lot of water lost through urine;

  No water being taken

46.       (a) Explain how urea is formed in the human body:                                                 

            – Excess amino acids are deaminated and the converted into urea in the liver                     

 (b) Describe the path taken by urea from the organ where it is formed until it leaves the human body           

– Urea from the liver is carried through hepatic vein into post/in prior vena cava; right auricle,

right ventricle; pulmonary artery into lungs; Pulmonary vein , left auricle; left ventricle; aorta

renal artery; glomerulus’s; into Bowman’s capsule; kidney tubules ascending and descending);

             collecting tubule ureter; into urinary bladder , urethra and out of the body in the form of urine.

47.       a)         B- Bowman’s capsule

                        C- Loop of Henle

                        D- Distal convoluted tubule


                        – have numerous/ many microvilli; to increase surface area for reabsorption

                        – coded to slow down filtrate for reabsorption

                        – have many/ numerous mitochondria to provide energy for reabsorption

            c)         – Active transport

            d) Afferent arteriole is wider than the efferent arteriole

(d) Storage of vitamins (e.g. vitamin A, B2 & D)

– Storage of mineral salts (e.g. Potassium and Iron)

– Storage of Blood

– Manufacture of R.B.C

– Manufacture of plasma proteins (Albumen, fibrinogen & Globulin)

– Regulation of amino acids (deamination)

– Regulation of lipids

– Regulation of body temperature (thermoregulation)

– Destruction of worn out R.B.C

– Elimination of sex cells                   

48.       a)         X- Thromboplastin                                                                                                     

                        Y- Fibrin

                        Z– Thrombin  

b)         Promotes wound healing; stops further loss of blood/ bleeding; prevents entry of

                         pathogens/ injection

  • Blood contain leparin/ anti clotting factor eight; that inhibits blood coagulation

49.       a) Response of an endotherm to heat grain                                                                            

                        i) Subcutaneous of fat little/ localized: to encourage heat loss/ not to impede heat loss

                        ii) Hair is lowered/ lies flat; by relaxation of erector pilli muscles; insulator reduced/

                           little air trapped; heat readily lost (by radiation and convector) 

                        iii) Sweating/ panting occur

                             Evaporation of water absorbs latent heat of vaporization; leaving a cooling effect

                        iv) Cutaneous/ superficial blood vessels dilate;

                                    Blood flows near skin surface facilitating heat loss

                        v) Metabolic rate falls/ BMR falls

                                    Less heat generated to avoid overheating

                b) Response of Endotherm to heat loss

                        i) Subcutaneous/ Adipose fat insulates; facilitating heat conservation

                        ii) Hair raised/ erects; by contraction of erector pili muscle; Insulator increased/ traps

                             air; facilitating heat conservation

                        iii) Cutaneous/ superficial blood vessel vasoconstrict blood flows deep in the

                              dermis; conserving heat

                        iv) Sweating/ panting stops; little heat is conserved

                        v) Extra heat is produced; by increase in metabolic rate of liver/ muscles/ shivering/

                             goose pimples/ animals become more active

50.       (a) (i) Efférent arteriole/vessel; (I mark)

                 (ii) Loop of Henle: (Rj. Wrong spelling) (I mark)

            (b) (i) Small sized;                      Few; (2mrks)

                (ii) Large sized:                    Many: (2marks)

            (c) (i) Glucose:

                  (ii) Diabetes mellitus: (Rej; wrong spelling)

51.       High body temperature above normal: sweat glands: produce sweat: water in the sweat

             evaporates/ sweat evaporates: absorbing latent heat of vaporization produces a cooling effect.

Hairs lie flat; due to relaxation of erector pilli muscles: no/little air is trapped: [fins increased heat loss from the body; Blood arterioles/vessels; vasodilate/dilates: more blood floss to the skin hence more heat is dispersed by radiation and convection: when the body temperature is low below normal; sweat glands produce less/no  sweat: no latent heat is absorbed/more heat is retained in the body; The hairs stand upright/erect: to trap air between them: that insulates the body against at loss; more heat is retained in the  body; Blood  vessels/arterioles constrict/vasoconstrict: less blood flows to the skin: reduces heat loss/ more heat is retained in the body;

Subcutaneous fat/ adipose [issue; beneath the skin insulates the body against heat loss: more heat is retained in the body: 22 marks

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