Competitive Exams: Zoology MCQs (Practice-Test 13 of 112)

  1. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Latimeria

    2. Archaeopteryx

    3. HMS Beagle

    4. Evening primrose

    1. Connecting link

    2. Mutation theory

    3. Living fossil

    4. Charles Darwin

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  2. Allopatric speciation occurs when population show

    1. reproductive isolation

    2. ecological isolation

    3. seasonal isolation

    4. geographic isolation

  3. Which one of the following statements is NOT correct?

    1. A species comprises several populations

    2. Free gene flow between two species does not occur on account of marked differences in their genotype

    3. Reproductive isolation takes place as a result of accumulation of genetic differences

    4. Interbreeding is occasional among the individuals of a population and is very frequent among different populations of a species

  4. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Oriental Region

    2. Holarctic Region

    3. Neotropical Region

    4. Ethiopian Region

    1. Gorilla, lion, giraffe & hippopotamus

    2. Tapirs, sloths, prehensiletailed monkeys and vampire bats

    3. Orangutan, tarisers, elephant and frugivorous bats

    4. Caribou, elk, foxes of the genus Vulpes, bears and marmots

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  5. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

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    1. Archeizoic

    2. Proterozoic

    3. Mesozoic

    4. Cenozoic

    1. Soft-bodied animals

    2. Brachiopods

    3. Reptiles

    4. Mammals

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  6. Which among the following is the correct chronological sequence of the epochs of the Cenozoic ear?

    1. Miocene, Paleocene, Pleistocene, Eocene, Oligocene & Pilocene

    2. Paleocene, Pleistocene, Eocene, Pliocene, Oligocene & Miocene

    3. Eocene, Oligocene, Pliocene, Paleocene, Miocene & Pleistocene

    4. Paleocene, Eocene, Oligocene

    Miocene, Pliocene & Pleistocene

  7. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Pithecanthropus pekinensis

    2. Australopithecus africanus

    3. Oreopithecus bambolii

    4. Homo heidelbergenesis

    1. Pliocene monkey with many hominid characters; dental formula typically anthropoid and the pro portions of teeth similar to man rather than to the great apes

    2. Represented by only a perfect lower jaw with definition; the jaw is massive and human in generan nature, except that it lacks a chin; the teeth are quite human

    3. Moderate stature, erect posture, erect posture, retreating forehead; teeth large and chin absent; knew use of fir

    4. Erect posture, brain sizes comparable to that of anthropoid apes; knew use of fire

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  8. For green house effect, which of the following statements are correct?

    1. Intensive plantation can produce Large amount of CO2 which traps heat and produces the green house effect.

    2. Extensive use of fossil fuel and intensive plantation result in the production of large amount of CO2 and H2O forming a thick layer that prevents the heat form being reradiated out:

    3. Excessive use of fossil fuel produces heat, which is absorbed by the CO2 and water vapour in the atmosphere and causes green house effect.

    4. Increasing level of CO2 tends to warm air in the lower layer of the atmosphere on global scale resulting in global warming.

      1. 1 and 2

      2. 2 and 3

      3. 3 and 4

      4. 1 and 4

  9. Match List I with List H and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Survivorship curves) List-II (Mortality)
    1. N/A

    2. N/A

    3. N/A

    4. N/A

    1. High mortality in early and late life

    2. High mortality in early life

    3. Mortality constant

    4. N/A

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  10. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Name of species) List-II (Categories)
    1. Leopard

    2. Asiatic Lion

    3. Golden Cat

    4. Elephant

    1. Out of danger

    2. Rare

    3. Vulnerable

    4. Endangered

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  11. Consider the following statements: Circannual rhythm in an organism is

    1. regulated by temperature

    2. regulated by photoperiod

    3. an innate character imprinted upon the organism by the environment.

    4. an acquired character developed by the animals in response to the frequent changes in the environment.

    Which of the above statements are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 2 and 4

    4. 1 and 4

  12. Match list I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Name of the animal) List-II (Name of the sanctuary/area)
    1. Wild Ass

    2. Hangul

    3. lion tailed Macaque

    4. Great Indian Bustard

    1. Dachigam

    2. Nilgiri, Annamalai and Cardamom hills

    3. Rajasthan

    4. Rann of Kutch

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  13. When relatively palable and unprotected species of animal imitates the relatively uplalatable or well protected species. It is called

    1. mullerian mimicry

    2. batesian mimicry

    3. alluring mimicry

    4. warning mimicry

  14. In most birds, after hatching, the young ones normally being to follow their mothers. This type of behaviour is known as

    1. imprinting

    2. reflex behaviour

    3. parental care

    4. trial and error learning

  15. Lindeman's law of trophic efficiency states that the efficiency of energy transfer

    1. from one trophic level to the next is about 60%

    2. from one trophic level to the next is highly variable

    3. is unlimited

    4. from one trophic level to the next is about 10%