Classification of Animals MCQs Part 13

1) Bird vertebrae are
a) Heterocoelous
b) Procoelous
c) Acoelous
d) Opisthocoelous

2) Birds differ from bats in the absence of
a) 4-chambered heart
b) Homoeothermy
c) Diaphragm
d) Trachea

3) Which of the following animal has become extinct rather recently?
a) Dodo
b) Dinosaur
c) Archaeopteryx
d) Mammoth

4) A bird has a very thin pointed beak. What can you infer about this bird?
a) Honey sucking
b) Pollen eating
c) Carnivore
d) Seed eater

5) The wishbone of the birds is derived from the
a) Skull
b) Pectoral girdle
c) Pelvic girdle
d) Hindlimb

6) Among birds, the longest annual migration is undertaken by the
a) Arctic tern
b) Flamingo
c) Painted stork
d) Pelican

7) The largest and the most powerful adductor muscle in flying bird is the
a) Coracobrachialis longus
b) Pectoralis major
c) Pectoralis minor
d) Tensor longus

8) A flying bird lands by
a) Folding the wings back and dropping on the ground or other substratum
b) Folding the wings above and back of the body and coming down
c) Lowering and fanning out the retrices
d) Pronation and forward movements of wings

9) The nucleus of Pander is a component of
b) Mammalian egg
d) Reptilian egg

10) During migration, birds determine compass direction using
a) Land markings and water bodies
b) Water bodies and mountains
c) Mountains and land markings
d) Celestial bodies

11) The largest living bird is the
a) Eagle
b) Rhea
c) Humming bird
d) Ostrich

12) Name the
a) Karm Narayan Bahl
b) M.L. Bhatia
c) Salim Ali
d) E.M. Thillayampalam

13) "Guano" refers to the
a) Gut content of fossil birds
b) Excreta of marine birds
c) Name of an extinct bird
d) None of these

14) The only cutaneous gland present in birds is
a) Sebaceous gland
b) Sweat gland
c) Uropygial gland
d) Femoral gland

15) "Uncinate process" is associated with the
a) Skull
b) Rib
c) Pectoral girdle
d) Sternum

16) Which of the following is a Prototherian?
a) Seymouria
b) Kangaroo
c) Platypus
d) Opossum

17) The name of the nervous band connecting the cerebral hemispheres in man is the
a) Corpus callosum
b) Corpus striatum
c) Corpus albicans
d) Corpus spongiosum

18) The smallest bone in mammals is the
a) Patella
b) Stapes
c) Atlas
d) Floating rib

19) In which of the following is the tusk formed from canines?
a) Polar bear
b) Walrus
c) Male elephant
d) Rhinoceros

20) The lower jaw in mammals is made up of
a) Premaxilla
b) Maxilla
c) Pterygoid
d) Dentary

21) The number of cervical vertebrae in mammals is
a) Nine
b) Seven
c) Ten
d) Six

22) gland
is found in the

a) Male
b) Female
c) Both
d) None

23) Mammary glands are functional in both males and females in
a) Protheria
b) Metatheria
c) Eutheria
d) All

24) The kidneys of mammals are
a) Pronephric
b) Mesonephric
c) Metanephric
d) None

25) The corpus luteum is formed by the
a) Empty ovary
b) Empty follicle
c) Stroma
d) None

26) Sertoli cells are found in the
a) Testes of mammals
b) Ovaries of mammals
c) Ovaries of frogs
d) None

27) Leydig cells are
a) Interstitial cells of testes
b) Secretory cells of the liver
c) Found in bone marrow
d) None of the above

28) The unit of the kidney is the
a) Nephron
b) Nephrostome
c) Nephrocyte
d) None

29) The cortex & medullary part of the kidney is found in
a) Frog
b) Man
c) Both
d) None

30) There is a temperature regulating mechanism in the body of the
a) Fish
b) Frog
c) Rabbit
d) Crocodile

31) Sertoli cells
a) Nourish spermatozoa
b) Kills spermatozoa
c) Divide spermatozoa
d) None of the above

32) The release of an ovum from the follicle is
a) Separation
b) Hatching
c) Ovulation
d) None

33) The kangaroo is
a) Oviparous
b) Viviparous
c) Ovoviviparous
d) None

34) One of the following is an egg laying mammal:
a) Spiny anteater
b) Hedgehog
c) Porcupine
d) Scaly ant eater

35) Animals which give birth to young ones are
a) Oviparous
b) Viviparous
c) Ovoviviparous
d) None of the above

36) Graafian follicles are found in the
a) Ovary of Cockroach
b) Ovary of frog
c) Ovary of man
d) Ovary of prawn

37) Fertilization in mammals occurs in the
a) Fallopian tube
b) Uterus
c) Coelom
d) None

38) In which of the following animals is stereoscopic vision present?
a) Man
b) Rabbit
c) Eagle
d) All

39) The body temperature in warm blooded animals during hibernation remains
a) Normal due to temperature regulation by skin
b) Normal due to accumulation of heat in adipose tissue
c) Slightly higher than the surroundings due to the action of skin and fat
d) The same as that of its surroundings

40) In man the thermoregulatory centre is located in the
a) Skin
b) Diencephalon
c) Pituitary body
d) Hypothalamus

41) Which of the following groups of animals is homoeothermic?
a) Crocodile, turtle, alligator
b) Sea horse, flatfish, goldfish
c) Salamander, frog, toad
d) Pigeon, bat, whale

42) The heart of mammals is
a) Neurogenic
b) Myogenic
c) Agenic
d) None

43) In mammals
a) The right systemic arch persists
b) The left systemic arch persists
c) No systemic arch persists
d) Both right and left systemic arch persist

44) Mammals evolved from
a) Birds
b) Reptiles
c) Amphibians
d) None

45) Which of the following is a character found only in mammals?
a) Homeothermy
b) Vivipary
c) Dicondyly
d) Presence of a diaphragm

46) Hairs are
a) Epidermal derivatives
b) Dermal
c) Connective tissue
d) None

47) Horns, nails and hoofs are made of
a) Cuticle
b) Chitin
c) Tunicin
d) Keratin

48) The sweat gland is
a) Mesodermal in origin
b) Endodermal in origin
c) Epidermal in origin
d) Dermal in origin

49) Lachrymal glands are responsible for secretion of
a) Sebum
b) Tears
c) Oil
d) Sweat

50) Dentition in mammals is
a) Heterodont, monophyodont, thecodont
b) Thecodont, diphyodont, heterodont
c) Thecodont, heterodont, polyphyodont
d) Pleurodont, Heterodont, monophyodont

51) Mammals are
a) Ammonotelic
b) Uricotelic
c) Ureotelic
d) Aminotelic

52) The number of cranial nerves in mammals is
a) 10 pairs
b) 12 pairs
c) 11 pairs
d) 9 pairs

53) Blubber is a
a) Thick layer of adipose tissue
b) Thin layer of adipose tissue
c) A pheromone
d) Hardened intestinal secretion

54) Which of the following in mammals form a connection between the foetus &
the uterine wall?

a) Ureter
b) Inguinal canal
c) Placenta
d) Eustachian canal

55) Intra abdominal testes are found in
a) Dog
b) Elephant
c) Buffalo
d) Cat

56) In mammals muscular coordination is controlled by the
a) Corpus callosum
b) Cerebellum
c) Cerebrum
d) Medulla

57) Which of the following are called unfinished mammals by Romer?
a) Prototherians
b) Metatherians
c) Eutherians
d) Archaeopteryx

58) Radar system is found in the
a) Bat
b) Rat
c) Cat
d) Tiger

59) All mammals have hair except
a) Cetacea
b) Chiroptera
c) Primates
d) Rodentia

60) Echidna is found in
a) Africa
b) Australia
c) Malaya
d) India

61) Echo-location system is related

a) Oryctolagus
b) Draco
c) Funumbulus
d) Pteropus

62) Bats differ from birds in having
a) Wings
b) 4-chambered heart
c) Diaphragm
d) A small brain

63) R.B.C.s of mammals are
a) Nucleated
b) Non nucleated
c) Multi nucleated
d) None

64) Whale is a mammal because
a) Mammary glands & a diaphragm are present
b) Mammary glands & hairs are present
c) Mammary glands & a four-chambered heart are present
d) A four-chambered heart & a diaphragm are present

65) Manis is
a) Spiny ant eater
b) Scaly ant eater
c) Aquatic fish eater
d) Arboreal insect eater

66) Whales are hunted for their
a) Blood
b) Leather
c) Blubber
d) Bones

67) Which of the following is a mammal?
a) Sea cow
b) Sea horse
c) Sea mouse
d) Sea hare

68) The zoological name of

a) Macaca rhesus
b) Macaca silenus
c) Macaca mulatta
d) None of above

69) India’s national animal is the
a) Pavo cristatus
b) Panthera Tigris
c) Panthera leo
d) Equus cabalus

70) A mammal which seldom drinks water is the
a) Kangaroo
b) Kangaroo rat
c) Hedgehog
d) Shrew

71) The largest mammal that ever lived or is living is the
a) Giraffe
b) Elephant
c) Blue whale
d) Hippopotamus

72) A North American marsupial is the
a) Kangaroo
b) Opossum
c) Platypus
d) Echidna

73) The largest animal in the world living upon the smallest organisms
is the

a) Elephant
b) Dinosaur
c) Blue whale
d) Giant squid

74) The gallbladder is absent in the
a) Monkey
b) Horse
c) Rabbit
d) Frog

75) The most intelligent ape is the
a) Gorilla
b) Chimpanzee
c) Orang-utan
d) Gibbon

76) Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?
a) Sphenodon – New Zealand
b) Ostrich – New Zealand
c) Kiwi – Australia
d) Platypus – South America

77) Collar cells are found in
a) Sand worm
b) Acorn worm
c) Round worm
d) Sponges

78) The cavity present in all sponges is the
a) Spongin fibre
b) Spongocoel
c) Choanocyte
d) All of these

79) The nematocyst plays an important role in
a) Lacomotion
b) Food capture
c) Offence and defence
d) All of these

80) Cnidoblasts arise from
a) Interstitial cells
b) Germinal epithelial cells
c) Mesogloea
d) Musculoepithelial cells

81) The life cycle of which of these does not involve an intermediate host?
a) Taenia
b) Fasciola
c) Ascaris
d) Plasmodium

82) A stumpy laterally compressed tail is characteristic of the
a) Tree snake
b) Rat snake
c) Rattle snake
d) Sea snake

83) Large size scales fully extending from side to side on the belly are characteristic of
a) Rat snake and Cobra
b) Cobra and Python
c) Python and Krait
d) Krait and Sea snake

84) Poison fangs are modified
a) Mandibles
b) Maxillary teeth
c) Nasals
d) Canines

85) Which of the following is a fossorial animal?
a) Bat
b) Earthworm
c) Deer
d) Chameleon

86) Chordates are
a) Enterocoelic and protostomous
b) Enterocoelic and deuterostomous
c) Schizocoelic and protostomous
d) Schizocoelic and deuterostomous

87) Which of the following is a diploblastic animal?
a) Sea anemone
b) Taenia
c) Cockroach
d) Ascaris

88) A “tube within a tube” body plan is present in
a) Coelenterates
b) Platyhelminthes
c) Sponges
d) Annelids

89) A schizocoelic coelom is formed from
a) The split that appears in mesodermal band
b) Mesodermal pouches from the archenteron
c) Invagination of blastropore
d) Blasto coel

90) An animal in which the larva is bilaterally symmetrically and the adult is radially symmetrical is the
a) Starfish
b) Hydra
c) Sycon
d) Petromyzon

91) Which of the following phyla include pseudocoelomate animals?
a) Coelenterata
b) Aschelminthes
c) Platyhelminthes
d) Mollusca

92) The end of an organ which is nearer the body is called
a) Distal
b) Proximal
c) Lateral
d) Posterior

93) Paired organs are associated with
a) Radial symmetry
b) Biradial symmetry
c) Asymmetry
d) Bilateral symmetry

94) The body is asymmetrical in certain organisms like
a) Amoeba
b) Sponges like spongilla
c) Holothuria
d) Both A and B

95) Which of the following is a nekton?
a) Physalia
b) Star fish
c) Sepia
d) Naupleus

96) Sedentary animals occur in
a) Porifera
b) Coelenterata
c) Arthropoda
d) Both A and B

97) Animals living at the sea bottom are
a) Zooplankton
b) Neuston
c) Nekton
d) Bentonic

98) A deer is
a) Fossorial
b) Cursorial
c) Cave deweller
d) Arboreal

99) Proteus is
a) Auroral
b) Crepuscular
c) Cave dwelling
d) Fossorial

100) The … is a coprozooic animal:
a) Leech
b) Rabbit
c) Pig
d) Anopheles


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