Causes Of Disease - Exam Style Questions

For those who don't have the AQA Biology AS text book then these are the exam style questions provided in the book. The annoying thing is there isn't a mark scheme but I'm sure if you ask a teacher then they can give you what they think would be the right answer :P

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  • Created on: 08-04-12 16:35

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Examination-style questions

1 (a) What term is used to describe organisms which cause disease? (1 mark)
(b) Name two types of organism which cause disease. (2 marks)
(c) Disease-causing microorganisms gain entry into the body via one of its interfaces
with the environment. Figure 1 shows two of these interfaces.…

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AQA Examination-style questions

3 The graph in Figure 2 gives information about the effects of cigarette smoking, plasma
cholesterol concentrations and high blood pressure on the incidence of heart disease
in American men.


% of men
suffering a
heart attack
in an eight-
year period 10


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(c) Figure 3 and Figure 4 show information from one study of lung cancer and lung
diseases in adults of all ages in the UK.


Lung cancer /%



Smokers Non-smokers

Figure 3 Proportion of lung cancer sufferers who are smokers or non-smokers
Lung diseases…

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AQA Examination-style questions

Figure 5
(i) Use Figure 5 to give the characteristics of women with the highest risk of
developing coronary heart disease.
(ii) Figure 5 only has limited value in predicting whether a particular woman might
develop coronary heart disease. Explain why. (5 marks)

(b) In an investigation,…


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