Board Paper of Class 12-Science 2013 Biology (SET 1) - Solutions
(i) All questions are compulsory.
(ii) This question paper consists of four Sections A, B, C and D. Section A contains 8 questions of one mark each, Section B is of 10 questions of two marks each, Section C is of 9 questions of three marks each and Section D is of 3 questions of five marks each.
(iii) There is no overall choice. However, an internal choice has been provided in one question of 2 marks, one question of 3 marks and two questions of 5 marks weightage. A student has to attempt only one of the alternatives in such questions.
(iv) Wherever necessary, the diagrams drawn should be neat and properly labelled.
- Question 1
An anther with malfunctioning tapetum often fails to produce viable male gametophytes. Give any one reason.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 2
Why sharing of injection needles between two individuals is not recommended?VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 3
Name the enzyme and state its property that is responsible for continuous and discontinuous replication of the two strands of a DNA molecule.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 4
Identify the examples of convergent evolution from the following:
(i) Flippers of penguins and dolphins
(ii) Eyes of octopus and mammals
(iii) Vertebrate brainsVIEW SOLUTION
- Question 5
Write the importance of MOET.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 6
Why is the enzyme cellulase needed for isolating genetic material from plant cells and not form the animal cells?VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 7
Name the type biodiversity represented by the following:
(a) 50,000 different strains of rice in India.
(b) Estuaries and alpine meadows in IndiaVIEW SOLUTION
- Question 8
Write the equation that helps in deriving the net primary productivity of an ecosystem.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 9
Geitonogamous flowering plants are genetically autogamous but functionally cross-pollinated. Justify.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 10
When and where do chorionic villi appear in humans? State their function.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 11
In a cross between two tall pea plants some of the offsprings produced were dwarf. Show with the help of Punett square how this is possible.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 12
A student on a school trip started sneezing and wheezing soon after reaching the hill station for no explained reasons. But, on return to the plains, the symptoms disappeared. What is such a response called? How does the body produce it? (2)VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 13
Name two commonly used bioreactors. State the importance of using a bioreactor.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 14
Write the function of adenosine deaminase enzyme. State the cause of ADA deficiency in humans.
Mention a possible cure for a ADA deficiency patient. (2)VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 15
Expand the following and mention one application of each:
(a) Mention the difference in the mode of action of exonuclease and endonuclease.
(b) How does restriction endonuclease function?VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 16
Name any two sources of e-Wastes and write two different ways of their disposal.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 17
Why the pyramid of energy is always upright? Explain.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 18
Explain why very small animals are rarely found in polar region.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 19
Draw a diagram of the microscopic structure of human sperm. Label the following parts in it and write their functions.
(c) Middle pieceVIEW SOLUTION
- Question 20
With the help of any two suitable examples explain the effect of anthropogenic actions on organic evolution.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 21
(a) Why is human ABO blood group gene considered a good example of multiple alleles?
(b) Work out a cross up to F1 generation only, between a mother with blood group A (Homozygous) and the father with blood group B (Homozygous). Explain the pattern of inheritance exhibited. (3)VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 22
Describe the structure of RNA polynucleotide chain having four different types of nucleotides.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 23
Differentiate between inbreeding and outbreeding in cattle. State one advantage and one disadvantage for each one of them.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 24
(a) Why are the fruit juices bought from market clearer as compared to those made at home?
(b) Name the bioactive molecules produced by Trichoderma polysporum and Monascus purpureus.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 25
(a) Why a transgenic animals so called?
(b) Explain the role of transgenic animals in (i) Vaccine safety and (ii) Biological products with the help of an example each. (3)VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 26
How have human activities caused desertification? Explain.
How does algal bloom destroy the quality of a fresh water body? Explain.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 27
Explain mutualism with the help of any two examples. How is it different from commensalism? (3)VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 28
(a) Draw a diagrammatic sectional view of a mature anatropous ovule and label the following parts in it:
(i) that develops into seed coat.
(ii) that develops into an embryo after fertilization.
(iii) that develops into an endosperm in an albuminous seed.
(iv) through which the pollen tube gains entry into the embryo sac.
(v) that attaches the ovule to the placenta.
(b) Describe the characteristic features of wind pollinated flowers.
(a) Draw a diagrammatic sectional view of the female reproductive system of human and label the parts
(i) where the secondary oocytes develop
(ii) which helps in collection of ovum after ovulation
(iii) where fertilization occurs
(iv) where implantation of embryo occurs.
(b) Explain the role of pituitary and the ovarian hormones in menstrual cycle in human females.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 29
Describe the asexual and sexual phases of life cycle of Plasmodium that causes malaria in humans. (5)
(a) What is plant breeding? List the two steps the classical plant breeding involves.
(b) How has the mutation breeding helped in improving crop varieties? Give one example where this technique has helped.
(c) How has the breeding programme helped in improving the public nutritional health? State two examples in support of your answer.VIEW SOLUTION
- Question 30
A child suffering from Thalassemia is born to a normal couple. But the mother is being blamed by the family for delivering a sick baby.
(a) What is Thalassemia?
(b) How would you counsel the family not to blame the mother for delivering a child suffering from this disease? Explain.
(c) List the values your counselling can propagate in the families.VIEW SOLUTION