Taxonomy MCQs | Taxonomy Multiple Choice Questions and Answers

1 Which one of the following is NOT covered under Taxonomy?
A Alpha taxonomy
B Beta taxonomy
C Delta taxonomy
D Gamma taxonomy

Answer: Delta taxonomy
2 Name the philosopher who first classified organisms?
A Whittekar
B Carl woese
C Linnaeus
D Aristotle

Answer: Aristotle
3 Who is considered as the father of taxonomy?
A Aristotle
B Linnaeus
C Earnst Haeckel
D Whittaker

Answer: Linnaeus
4 Arrange in the correct order. 1) Class 2) Kingdom 3) Phylum 4) Order 5) Genus 6) Family 7) Species
A 6, 2, 4, 1, 5, 7, 3
B 7, 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 1
C 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
D 2, 3, 1, 4, 6, 5, 7

Answer: 2, 3, 1, 4, 6, 5, 7
5 Which of these is an example of homoplasy?
A Presence and absence of hair
B Wings of birds and bats
C Forelimbs of humans
D Leg of a dog and flipper of a dolphin

Answer: Wings of birds and bats
6 The chief merit of Bentham and Hookers classification is that
A it is a natural system of classification of all group of plants
B a system based on evolutionary concept
C it also considered the phylogenetic aspect
D The description of taxa are based on actual examination of the specimens

Answer: The description of taxa are based on actual examination of the specimens
7 ‘Systema Naturae’ written by Linnaeus contains a list of
A 4000 species of plants
B 2000 species of plants
C 4200 species of plants
D 4200 species of animals

Answer: 4200 species of animals
8 One of the best methods for understanding general relationships of plants is
A Cytotaxonomy
B Experimental Taxonomy
C Numerical Taxonomy
D Chemotaxonomy

Answer: Chemotaxonomy
9 α- taxonomy deals with
A Classical taxonomy
B Chemotaxonomy
C phylogeny
D experimental taxonomy

Answer: Classical taxonomy
10 Syngenesious anthers and epipetalous stamens are found in
A Liliaceae
B Malvaceae
C Solanaceae
D Compositae

Answer: Compositae
11 Synandrous condition is common in the family
A Umbelliferae
B Rosaceae
C Malvaceae
D Cucurbitaceae

Answer: Cucurbitaceae
12 Which of the following is not a post Darwinian classification?
A Hutchinson
B Bentham and Hooker
C Engler and Prantl
D Takhtajan

Answer: Bentham and Hooker
13 Which of the following is correct for four kingdom classification?
A It was given by Whittaker
B Fungi was given the status of a kingdom
C Protista was separated from Plantae
D Monera was separated from Protista

Answer: Monera was separated from Protista
14 Rattus rattus is
A Tautonym
B Autonym
C Synonym
D Homonym

Answer: Tautonym
15 Six kingdom classification was given by
A Ernst Haeckel
B Gray and Doolittle
C Linnaeus
D Whittaker

Answer: Gray and Doolittle
16 Numerical taxonomy is different from
A Adansonian taxonomy
B Taximetrics
C Alpha taxonomy
D Phenetics

Answer: Alpha taxonomy
17 Blue Green Algae are kept in to
A Animalia
B Plantae
C Monera
D Protista

Answer: Monera
18 Father of India taxonomy is
A W. Roxburgh
B C. Linnaeus
C Theophrastus
D H. Santapau

Answer: H. Santapau
19 Family tree is represented by
A Cladogram
B Key
C Herbarium
D Arboratum

Answer: Cladogram
20 Indian Botanical Garden is situated in
A Lucknow
B Kolkata
C Bangalore
D Dehradoon

Answer: Kolkata

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