PMT 2009 Multiple Choice Questions (Part 1 of 10)

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  1. The bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis is widely used in contemporary biology as

    1. Indicator of water pollution

    2. Insecticide

    3. Agent for production of dairy products

    4. Source of industrial enzyme

    Answer: b

  2. Chipko movement was launched for the protection of

    1. Grasslands

    2. Forests

    3. Livestock

    4. Wet lands

    Answer: b

  3. A health disorder that results from the deficiency of thyroxine in adults and characterized by (i) a low metabolic rate (ii), increase in body weight and (iii) tendency to retain water in tissues is

    1. Hypothyroidism

    2. Simple goitre

    3. Myxoedema

    4. Cretinism

    Answer: c

  4. Elbow joint is an example of

    1. Pivot joint

    2. Hinge joint

    3. Gliding joint

    4. Ball and socket joint

    Answer: b

  5. The correct sequence of plants in a hydrosere is

    1. Oak-Lantana-Scirpus-Pistia-hydrilla-Volvox

    2. Volvox-Hydrilla-Pistia-Scirpus-Lantana-oak

    3. Pistia-Volvox-Scirpus-hydrilla-Oak-Lantana

    4. Oak-Lantana-Volvox-Hydrilla-Pistia-Scirpus

    Answer: b

  6. Mannitol is the stored food in

    1. Chara

    2. Porphyra

    3. Fucus

    4. Gracillaria

    Answer: c

  7. The epithelial tissue present on the inner surface of bronchioles and fallopian tubes is

    1. Cuboidal

    2. Glandular

    3. Ciliated

    4. Squamous

    Answer: c

  8. Which one of the following pairs of food components in humans reaches the stomach totally undigested

    1. Protein and starch

    2. Fat and starch

    3. Fat and cellulose

    4. Starch and cellulose

    Answer: c

  9. Uric acid is the chief nitrogenous component of the excretory products of

    1. Man

    2. Earthworm

    3. Cockroach

    4. Frog

    Answer: c

  10. Which one of the following groups of animals is bilaterally symmetrical and triploblastic

    1. Coelenterates (Cnidarians)

    2. Aschelminthes (round worms)

    3. Ctenophores

    4. Sponges

    Answer: b