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Living World MCQs | Living World Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs) & Answers

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1 Which of the following is less general in characters as compared to genus?
A Species
B Family
C Class
D Division

Answer: Species
2 A group of plants and animals with similar traits of any rank is
A Taxon
B Species
C Genus
D Order

Answer: Taxon
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3 What is the correct sequence?
A Genus-species-order-kingdom
B Species-order-phylum-kingdom
C Species-genus-order-phylum
D Kingdom-phylum-class-order

Answer: Kingdom-phylum-class-order
4 What is a nomenclature?
A Genus name is written after species
B Genus and species names are written in italics
C Genus and species have the same name
D The first letter of genus and species name is capital

Answer: Genus and species names are written in italics
5 Binomial nomenclature was given by
A Linnaeus
B Hugo De Vries
C John Ray
D Huxley

Answer: Linnaeus
6 The scientific name of mango is
A Mangifera indica
B Mangifera Indica
C Mangifera indica
D Mangifera Indica

Answer: Mangifera indica
7 The defining characteristic of living beings is
A They reproduce
B They can digest their food
C They respond to external stimuli
D They regenerate

Answer: They respond to external stimuli
8 Which is the correct sequence of taxonomic categories?
A Species → genus → order → phylum
B Species → order → phylum → kingdom
C genus → Species → order → kingdom
D None of the above

Answer: None of the above
9 A taxon is
A A group of related families
B A group of related species
C A type of living organisms
D A taxonomic group of any ranking

Answer: A taxonomic group of any ranking
10 Which taxonomic aid gives comprehensive account of complete compiled information of genus or family at a particular time?
A Taxonomic key
B Herbarium
C Monograph
D Flora

Answer: Monograph
11 International code of ‘Biological Nomenclature’ is applicable to
A Viruses
B Plants
C Animals
D Both B and C

Answer: Both B and C
12 Which of the following statements regarding universal rules of nomenclature is wrong
A Both the words in a biological name when hand written are separately underlined
B The first word in a biological name represents the genus
C The first word denoting the genus starts with a capital letter
D Biological names are generally Greek and written in italics

Answer: Biological names are generally Greek and written in italics.
13 Specific epithet is
A First word in the scientific name of a species
B Second word in the scientific name of a species
C Both A and B
D None of the above

Answer: Second word in the scientific name of a species
14 Which one of the following is a taxonomic aid for identification of plants and animals based on similarities and is dissimilarities
A Flora
B Keys
C Monographs
D Catalogues

Answer: Keys
15 A living organism can be unexceptionally differentiated from a non-living thing on the basis of its ability for
A Reproduction
B Growth and movement
C Responsiveness to touch
D Interaction with environment and progressive evolution

Answer: Reproduction
16 Five kingdom system of classification suggested by R.H.Whittaker is not based on :
A Mode of nutrition
B Complexity of body organization
C Presence of absence of a well-defined nucleus.
D Mode of reproduction

Answer: Presence of absence of a well-defined nucleus.
17 Which one of the following is not a correct statement?
A Herbarium houses dried, pressed and preserved plant specimens
B Botanical gardens have collection of living plants for reference
C A museum has collection of photographs of plants and animals
D Key is a taxonomic aid for identification of specimens

Answer: A museum has collection of photographs of plants and animals
18 Which one of the following generates new genetic combinations leading to variation?
A Sexual reproduction
B Nucellar polyembryony
C Vegetative reproduction
D Parthenogenesis

Answer: Sexual reproduction
19 Which is matched correctly
A Humans – Primata – the family
B Housefly – Musca – an order
C Tiger – tigris – the species
D Cuttlefish – Mollusca – a class

Answer: Tiger – tigris – the species
20 Carolus Linnaeus ( Carl Linne) was from
A Sweden
B UK
C Holland
D France

Answer: Sweden
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