Class 10 Transportation | Life processes Extra Questions

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b. One Marks Questions
c. Short Answer type
d. Long answer questions

Multiple Choice Questions

Question 1
The figure given below shows a schematic plan of blood circulation in humans with labels (i) to (iv). Identify the correct label with its functions?

(a) (i) Pulmonary vein - takes impure blood from body part.
(b) (ii) Pulmonary artery - takes blood from lung to heart.
(c) (iii) Aorta - takes blood from heart to body parts.
(d) (iv) Vena cava takes - blood from body parts to right auricle.

Question 2
Single circulation i.e., blood flows through the heart only once during one cycle of passage through the body, is exhibited by
(a) Labeo, Chameleon, Salamander
(b) Hippocampus, Exocoetus, Anabas
(c) Hyla, Rana, Draco
(d) Whale, Dolphin, Turtle

Question 3
What is common between extensive network of blood vessels around walls of alveoli and in glomerulus of nephron?
(a) Thick walled arteries richly supplied with blood
(b)Thin walled veins poorly supplied with blood
(d)Thick walled capillaries poorly supplied with blood.
(d)Thin walled capillaries richly supplied with blood


1. d
2. b
3. d

Very Short answer Type

Question 1
How is the continuity of water column maintained?
The continuity of the water column is maintained by the  adhesive and cohesive properties of water. The adhesive property of the water molecules makes them adhere to the xylem walls and its cohesive property makes the water molecules remain together and move up as a stream.

Question 2
How are the minerals transported across the plants?
The minerals are transported in their ionic, soluble form along with water across the plant in xylem and phloem.

Question 3
In what form is the food transported along phloem?
Answer: The food is transported along the phloem in the form of sucrose, a o carbohydrate.

Question 4
What is translocation?
The transport system of soluble substances like sugars, amino acids and hormones by the phloem is called translocation.

Question 5
What are the substances translocated  in the phloem?
The phloem translocate the food manufactured by the leaves, the hormones and the minerals ions from the falling leaves to the other regions of the plant.

Question 6
What is the path of the translocation of the food in the plant?
The food is manufacture in the leaves. From the mesophyll cells of the leaves, food enters the phloem cells. They are then transported along the phloem to different parts of the plants. From the phloem, the cells draw the food as per their requirement.

Question 7
How is the food translocated in the phloem?
The food is translocated in the phloem along the concentration gradient. That is, the food is translocated from the region of higher concentration to a region of lower concentration in the phloem.

Question 8
How the materials transported in higher animals?
In higher animals, the minerals are transported by the mass flow system called the circulatory system. its involving the movement of a liquid medium through the closed tubes and opened spaces between the cells.

Question 9
What is ascent of sap?
The upward movement of water along with the dissolved silutes up the xylem is called ascent of sap.

Question 10
What are the two factors responsible for ascent of sap?
The two factors responsible for ascent of sap are root pressure and transpiration pull.

Question 11
What are root hairs? What is their function?
Answer Root hairs are outgrowths of the epidermal cells. They help in increasing the surface area of water absorption.

Question 12
What is root pressure?
The water enters the roots through the root hairs. It then travels through the root tissue to reach the root xylem. Therefore, the xylem in the root has more water than the xylem column above it and this creates a positive pressure in the xylem of the root. This is called the root pressure.

Short Answer type

Question 9
What are the types of substances transported by the circulatory system?
The materials transported by the circulatory system include:
  1. Digested food
  2. Respiratory gases
  3. Hormones
  4. Excretory products

Question 10
What are the two types of circulatory systems in a man?. Give brief on each of them?
The two types of circulatory systems are:
  1. Blood circulatory system
  2. Lymphatic system

Question 11
What are the types of blood circulatory system?. Give brief on each of them?
The two types of blood circulatory systems  are:
  1. Open circulatory systems
  2. Close circulatory systems

Question 12
What is an open circulatory system?
In the open circulatory system, the exchange of materials between of the cells and the blood is done directly. The blood enters into the interstitial space (space between the tissues) and circulates in these spaces. There are few blood vessels but they are not extensive. The blood vessels are open- ended as they open into the common cavities called the haemocoel. For example: Insects.

Question 13
What are the three components of circulatory system in man?
The three components of the circulatory system in man are:
  1. Blood: A fluid that carries all the material
  2. Heart: The pumping organ
  3. Blood vessels: Tubes through which the fluid can flow to different parts of the body.

Question 14
What is blood made up of?

Blood is made up of:
  1. The liquid component called the plasma
  2. The solid components: the formed elements that are freely present in the plasma. The solid elements include the red blood cells, white blood cells and the platelets.

Question 15
Mention any two functions of plasma.
The two functions of plasma are:
  1. Maintaining osmotic pressure and viscosity of the blood
  2. Helping in transport of substances like the hormones and enzymes.

Question 16
What is the main function of the red blood cells?
The main function of the red blood cells is to carry oxygen. These cells contain the pigment hemoglobin which has an affinity for oxygen

Question 17
Write short notes on Erythrocytes?
Erythrocytes are the red blood cells. They are biconcave discs with the edges being thicker than the center. They are enucleated and contain a pigment called the hemoglobin. The hemoglobin gives the characteristic red color. They number 5 million per cubic mm in adult males and 4.5 million per cubic mm in adult females. They are synthesized in the bone marrow of certain bones like the sternum. Each has a life span of about 120 days. After this, they are destroyed in the liver.

Question 18
What are the functions of leucocytes?
The functions of leucocytes are:
Phagocytosis : The neutrophils and lymphocytes can engulf foreign bodies by the process called phagocytes.
Antibody Production: The leucocytes produce antibodies that attack the foreign bodies.
Anti- allergic Properties Eosinophil, a granulocytes thought to be anti- allergic.

Question 19
What is the other name for platelets and what is their function?
Platelets are also called thrombocytes. They play an important role in the clotting of blood.

Long Answer Type

Question 20
What are the functions of platelets?
The functions of platelets are:
a. Release of thromboplastin when damaged.
Thromboplastin which initiates a series of reactions that result in the clotting of blood.
b. Retraction of clot
The clot formed by the blood is further made dense by the addition of platelets and this retracts the clot making it tighter and smaller.
c.Repair of damaged endothelium
The platelets stick to the damaged portion of the wall and prevent loss of blood.

Question 21
What is pulse rate?
If a finger is kept at a spot where an artery runs close to the body surface, the rhythmic is movement generated by the contraction and relaxation of the heart can be felt. It is found to be the same as the heart rate. The number of pulses per minute is called the pulse rate.

Question 22
What is double circulation?
The circulation in which the blood passes through heart twice during one circulation is called double circulation.

Question 23
(i)Name the major arteries of systemic circulation.
(ii) Why do arteries have thick and elastic walls whereas veins have valves?
(i)The major arteries of systemic circulation are:
  1. Aorta: the main artery the leaves the heart
  2. Coronary artery: to the heart wall
  3. Sub- clavian artery: to the shoulder region
  4. Carotid artery: to the neck and head region
  5. Mesenteric artery: to the stomach and intestines
  6. Hepatic artery: to the liver
  7. Iliac: to the genitals and the legs
(ii)The blood emerges from the heart under high pressure and flows through arteries.
Hence, to bear this pressure the arteries have thick and elastic walls.
Veins have valves to ensure that the blood flows in one direction only

Question 24
What is pulmonary circulation?
The right ventricle pumps blood into the pulmonary artery that carries it to the lungs. After purification in the lungs, the blood is carried back by the pulmonary vein to the left auricle of the heart. This circulation of blood between the heart and the lungs is called pulmonary circulation.

Question 25
What are the components of the lymphatic system?
The components of the lymphatic system are:
  1. The fluid lymph
  2. The channels through which the fluid flows- smaller lymph vessels and larger lymph ducts
  3. The enlarged cavities called the lymph glands or nodes

Question 26
What is tissue fluid? How it is formed?
The fluid that escapes from the blood vessels into the interstitial spaces is called the tissue fluid. The blood flows under high pressure in the arteries. These arteries branch out as arterioles and then as capillaries. The walls of these vessels are very thin. The blood under pressure comes out into the tissue spaces. The cellular components and the larger proteins are not able to come out. Thus, the blood without the cells and the proteins is called the tissue fluid.


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