Living and Non-living Organism

1 Living organisms

(a) Characteristics

    1. The following characteristics differentiate living from non-living things except (a) feeding (b) respiration (c) growth (d) irritability
      Solution: Living things has all the characteristics while Non-living things has none
    2. Which of the following pairs of vital characteristics is common to all living organization (A) reproduction and increase in size (b) photosynthesis and excretion (c) respiration and photosynthesis (d) reproduction and respiration
      Solution: Among the option, reproduction and increase in size stand out
    3. A characteristics exhibited by all living organisms is (a) sexual reproduction (b) aerobic respiration (c) the ability to move from one place to another (d) the ability to remove unwanted substanc
      Right choice: Option D
    4. A characteristics that can possibly be shared by both living and non-living organisms is (a) locomotion (b) irritability (c) increase in biomass (d) increase in size
      Right choice: Option D
    5. All living organisms (a) photosynthesize (b) respire (c) move (d) feed
      Right Choice: Option D
    6. Viruses are considered to be living organisms because they (a) posses transmittable characters (b) move from one place to another (c) respond to stimulation (d) ingest food materials
      Right choice: Option C


  1. Viruses are regarded as non living because they (a) can neither reproduce asexually nor sexually (b) cannot survive in their respective environments (c) do not possess characteristics that can be transmitted from one generation to the next (d) can neither respire nor excret
  2. When a virus is placed in a non living medium, it (a) becomes dehydrated (b) forms spores (c) forms flagella (d) becomes crystallized
  3. All the following are examples of living things except (a) fish (b) crops (c) air (d) chlamydomonas


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