Classification of Animals MCQs Part XI

1) Summer sleep is
a) Hibernation
b) Coma stage
c) Aestivation
d) Pupal stage

2) Nuptial pads are present in
a) Male frogs
b) Female frogs
c) Both
d) Tadpoles

3) The larva of Amblyostoma is
a) Tornaria
b) Axolotl
c) Trochophore
d) Tadpole

4) External gills persist in
a) Proteus
b) Ureotyphlus
c) Pipa americana
d) Alytes obstreticans

5) A frog lives in water or near water because
a) It can get its food easily in water
c) It respires through the skin
d) It can see though its transparent eye lids while swimming

6) The winter sleep of frog is known as,
a) Hibernation
b) Aestivation
c) Neoteny
d) Paedogenesis

7) Parotid glands are found in
a) Rana
b) Bufo
c) Hyla
d) Ichthyophis

8) The water dog is the
a) Axolotl larva of Amblyostoma
b) Necturus
c) Cryptobranchus
d) Rhacophorous

9) If the mouth of a frog is kept open for some time, it dies because it is unable to
a) Feed
b) Drink water
c) Breath
d) Protect itself

10) The lateral line system found in fishes has been lost in amphibia because of the
a) Development of sturdy legs
b) Change over to herbivorous feeding
c) Occurrence of metamorphosis feeding
d) Evolution of terrestrial habit

11) Male frogs can croak rather than females because they
a) Are larger in size
b) Are stronger
c) Have vocal sacs
d) Have a larger sound box

12) In which of the following are scales present?
a) Uraeotyphlus
b) Rana
c) Bufo
d) Amblystoma

13) One of the following is absent in the tadpoles of frogs:
a) Nervous system
b) Lateral line organs
c) Scales
d) All the above

14) Columella auris is found in
a) Frog
b) Lizard
c) Snake
d) All

15) The hormone influencing metamorphosis in the larvae of amphibians is
a) Thyroxine
b) Ecdysone
d) All

16) In Hyla
a) Adhesive pads are present
b) Eyes are absent
c) Gills are present
d) All the above

17) The neck is absent in frogs, which is helpful in
a) Jumping
b) Swimming
c) Preying
d) None

18) One of the following is the common frog:
a) Rana
b) Hyla
c) Necturus
d) Alytes

19) The sternum first appeared in
a) Amphibians
b) Reptiles
c) Mammalia
d) Aves

20) One of the following is absent in amphibians;
a) Larval forms
b) Oviparity
c) Glandular skin
d) None

21) Axolotl is found in
a) India
b) Madras
c) Mexico
d) All

22) A green edible frog is
a) Rana tigrina
b) Rana esculenta
c) Rana goliath
d) Hyla

23) Amphibians are
a) Oviparous
b) Viviparous
c) Ovoviviparous
d) None

24) Frogs are
a) Ectothermic
b) Endothermic
c) Anothermic
d) None

25) The skin in amphibians also serves the function of
a) Respiration
b) Thermoregulation
c) Offensive
d) All the above

26) Amphibians are
a) Ureotelic
b) Ammonotelic
c) Aminotelic
d) Uricotelic

27) All are amphibians except
a) Toad
b) Mid wife toad
c) Horned toad
d) Fire bellied toad

28) Midwife toad is
a) Bufo
b) Alytes
c) Hyla
d) Necturus

29) Which of the following exhibit parental care?
a) Ichthyophis
b) Alytes
c) Rhacophorus
d) Both A and B

30) Renal and hepatic portal systems are present in
a) Rana
b) Rabbit
c) Man
d) Echidna

31) The golden age of reptiles is the
a) Mesozoic
b) Paleozoic
c) Cretaceous
d) Miocene

32) In which of the following is a laterally compressed tail found?
a) Sea snake
b) Python
c) Krait
d) Cobra

33) In the cobra, one of the following is a highly distinguishing feature:
a) Round tail
b) Presence of hood
c) enlarged ventrals

34) Which of the following has a diaphragm?
a) Ostrich
b) Crocodile
c) Frog
d) Lizard

35) One of the following is non-poisonous:
a) Natrix
b) Naja
c) Bungarus
d) Viper

36) The poisonous lizard among the following is:
a) Crotalus
b) Heloderma
c) Phrynosoma
d) Hemidactylus

37) Which of the following snake has haemotoxic venom?
a) Naja
b) Bungarus
c) Enhydrina
d) Viper

38) Colour changing is found in the
a) Garden lizard
b) House lizard
c) Monitor lizard
d) Iguana

39) If a poisonous snake bites another snake, the effect
a) Will be slight
b) Will be more
c) No effect at all
d) On the victim will be fatal

40) Reptiles arose in the
a) Cambrian period
b) Carboniferous
c) Mesozoic
d) Devonian

41) Which is the most poisonous snake?
a) Cobra
b) Viper
c) Krait
d) Hydrophis

42) Moulting in snakes is done by throwing off
a) Cornified cells
b) Epidermis
c) Dermis
d) None

43) Many desert-living animals, especially reptiles, excrete nitrogenous waste in the form of
a) Ammonia
b) Urea
c) Uric acid
d) Ammonia and urea

44) The wall lizard can run efficiently on vertical surfaces because of the
a) Presence of limbs
b) Pentadactyl condition of its limbs
c) Lamellae present under the digits
d) Claws present at the tip of the digits

45) Draco is able to glide in the air with the help of its
a) Wings
b) Fins
c) Tail
d) Patagium

46) The science dealing with the study of reptiles is
a) Herpetology
b) Ichthyology
c) Entomology
d) Ornithology

47) A viviparous snake is
a) Cobra
b) Krait
c) Viper
d) Rat snake

48) A pair of these snakes have flat tails:
a) Hydrophis and Viper
b) Enhydrina and Hydrophis
c) Cobra and viper
d) Bungarus and Enhydrina

49) The number of cranial nerves in a reptile is
a) 8 pairs
b) 10 pairs
c) 12 pairs
d) 14 pairs

50) Typhlops is a
a) Blind snake
b) Glass snake
c) Sea snake
d) Tree snake

51) Fresh water edible chelones are commonly called
a) Turtles
b) Tortoise
c) Terrapins
d) Tuatara

52) A reptile that has a two chambered ventricle is the
a) Tortoise
b) Lizard
c) Snake
d) Crocodile

53) The poison glands of a poisonous snake are modified
a) Buccal glands
b) Salivary glands
c) Palatine glands
d) Lacrimal glands

54) Which one of the following is a non poisonous snake?
a) Cobra
b) Echis
c) Python
d) Viper

55) Large scales fully extending from side to side on the belly are characteristic of
a) Rat snake and cobra
b) Python & Natrix
c) Python and Krait
d) Krait and sea – snake

56) Poisonous snakes have fangs which are modified
a) Mandibular teeth
b) Maxillary teeth
c) Palatine bone
d) Nasal bone

57) The 4 infralabial and the 4th largest, hexagonal vertebrals etc help in identifying
a) Cobra
b) Viper
c) Krait
d) Echis carinata

58) Which one of the following is a sea-snake?
b) Python
c) Dryophis
d) Hydrophis

59) Mark the odd member from the following:
a) Turtle
b) Lizard
c) Whale
d) Crocodile

60) Which one of these is an exclusively marine reptile?
a) Terrapin
b) Tortoise
c) Turtle
d) All

61) Which one is a non- poisonous snake?
a) Eryx couicus
b) Bungarus
c) Hydrophis
d) Naja naja

62) Which part of the body of turtles and tortoise is used as shield/
a) Pectoral Girdle
b) Head
c) Carapace
d) Pelvic Girdle

63) Giant extinct reptiles are called
a) Hanaesaurus
b) Archaeopteryx
c) Dinosaurs
d) Brontosaurus

64) Name the reptile which is called a living fossil
a) Heloderma
b) Sphenodon
c) Seymouria
d) Phrynosoma

65) For how many years can snakes live without food?
a) 1 years
b) 2-3 years
c) 4 years
d) None

66) In snakes
a) Eyelids are absent
b) The eyelids are immovable
c) The eyelids are movable
d) None

67) Prototherians have evolved from
a) Reptiles
b) Birds
c) Eutherians
d) Amphibians

68) Which is a cold blooded animal?
a) Whale
b) Tortoise
c) Dolphin
d) Penguin

69) Snakes are devoid of
a) Eyelids
b) Limbs
c) Girdles
d) All of the above

70) The teeth which conduct poison in a snake are called
a) Canines
b) Fangs
c) Lophodont
d) Bunodont

71) The first vertebrate to lay eggs on land was a/ an
a) Amphibian
b) Reptile
c) Bird
d) Mammals

72) The number of chambers in the heart of a crocodile is
a) Two
b) Three
c) One
d) Four

73) The best medicine for a victim of snake bite is
a) Antibiotic
b) Antivenom
c) Antienzyme
d) None

74) Eggs of birds and reptiles can be designated as
a) Telolecithal
b) Isolecithal
c) Homolecithal
d) Alecithal

75) The most highly advanced character in crocodile is the presence of
a) Powerful jaws
b) Thecodont dentilition
c) Four chambered heart
d) Both B and C

76) The loreal pit in a pit viper is
a) Sound sensitive
b) Heat sensitive
c) Respiratory
d) Photosensitive

77) Which of the following possesses vestigial hind limbs?
a) Python
b) Cobra
c) Krait

78) Marine poisonous snakes can be distinguished by the presence of
a) Laterally compressed tail
b) Pointed tail
c) Eye lids
d) None

79) The olfactory organs of snakes are
c) Organs of Bojanus
d) None

80) Which is the first amniote as regards the evolutionary series?
a) Mammalia
b) Aves
c) Reptilia
d) Man

81) The dorsal plate of a turtle is called the
a) Tergum
b) Sternum
c) Plastron
d) Carapace

82) Air sacs are characteristic of birds; these are also found in the
a) Crocodile
b) Chameleon
c) Snake
d) None

83) Femoral glands are found in
a) Birds & amphibians
b) Reptiles & Birds
c) Reptiles and mammals
d) None of the above

84) The fangs of snakes are
a) Monophyodont
b) Diphyodont
c) Triphyodont
d) Polyphyodont

85) Sound waves in snakes are perceived by the
a) Bifid tongue
b) Ribs
c) Both
d) None

86) Autotomy is found in
a) Wall lizard
b) Turtle
c) Tortoise
d) None

87) Which of these is oviparous?
a) Scoliodon
b) Viper
c) Scorpion
d) Cobra

88) The largest fossil is that of
a) Archeopteryx
b) Sphenodon
c) Dinosaurs
d) None

89) The scales of the upper jaw in snakes are known as
a) Infra labials
b) Supra labials
d) None

90) Diamond-shaped markings are present on the body of
a) Naja
b) Viper
c) Krait
d) All

91) A cobra bite may result in death within
a) 2-6 Hrs
b) 8-16 Hrs
c) 2-6 Days
d) None of the above

92) A bite may be fatal within
a) 6-24 hrs
b) 22-30 Hrs
c) 2-3 days
d) None

93) Coral snakes are
a) Poisonous
b) Non poisonous
c) Not a snake
d) None

94) The fang of which of the following always remains erect?
a) Cobra
b) Viber
c) Both
d) None

95) The patagium of Draco is a modification of the
a) Abdominal skin
b) Ribs
c) Both
d) None

96) In the chameleon the
a) Tail is prehensile
b) Tongue is protrusible
c) The eyes are bulging
d) All the above

97) Ophiosaurus is a
a) Poisonous snake
b) Poisonous lizard
c) Non-poisonous snake
d) Non-poisonous lizard

98) The horned toad is
a) Bufo
b) Phrynosoma
c) Draco
d) Chameleon

99) Draco, or the flying lizard
a) Can fly
b) Cannot fly
c) Can only glide after jumping
d) None

100) Which of the following is aquatic:
a) Turtles
b) Crocodiles
c) Sea snakes
d) All the above


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