1 a) What is meant by the term binomial nomenclature? (1mk)
b) Give two reasons why classification is important (2mks)
2.Classification helps in identifying living organisms into their correct groups for reference.
3.Classification helps in avoiding chaos and confusion when dealing with animals as it arranges the information on organisms in an orderly manner.
4.Classification brings together living organisms with similar characteristics together but separate those with different features.
5.Taxonomic systems provide relatively stable, unique, and unequivocal names for organisms.
6.It makes the study of such a wide variety of organisms easy.
7.It projects before us a good picture of all life forms at a glance.
8.It helps us understand the inter-relationship among different groups of organisms.
9.It serves as a base for the development of other biological sciences such as biogeography etc.
10.Various fields of applied biology such as agriculture, public health and environmental biology depend on classification of pests, disease vectors, pathogens and components of an ecosystem.
2. Explain the following terms; (3mks)
c) Binomial nomenclature
3 a) State three characteristics of Monera that are not found in other kingdoms(3mks)
ii) Organelles not bound by membrane.
iii) Absence of mitochondria.
b) Name the class to which a termite belongs (1mk)
4. Ascaris lumbricoides is an example of an endoparasite. The name Ascaris refer to
5. Blackjack (Bidens pilosa) belongs to the family compositae. What does pilosa stand for?
6. Define the term species. (1mk)
7. Distinguish between Taxonomy and taxon. (1mk)