Biological Classification NEET Questions and Answer

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  1. Who wrote the book “Systema Naturae” ?

(b) Buffor
(a) Lamarck
(d) Linnaeus

  1. The smallest unit of the animal classification is

(b) Class
(a) Genus
(d) Species
(c) Order

  1. Taxon is the..

(a) Name of a Taxonomy journal
(b) Name of a branch of Taxonomy
(c) A rank of classification, such as Phylum, class, order, species
(d) Group of similarly constituted species

  1. Carolus Linnaeus system of classification is

(b) Artificial
(a) Natural
(d) Phylogenetic
(c) Binomial

  1. Trinomial nomenclature in zoology is given by

(b) Genus and species
(a) Genus
(d) None of the above
(c)Genus, species, sub-species

  1. The term ‘New systematics’ was introduced by .

(b) Karl Pranti
(a) Adolf Engler
(d) Julian Huxley
(c) George Bentham

  1. Who proposed bionomial nomenclature

(b) John Ray
(a) Linnaeus
(c) Aristotle
(c) Huxley

  1. The scientific name of Gharial is:

(b) Naja bungarus
(a) Gavialis gangeticus
(d) Hemidactylus flaviviridis
(c) Rhacophorus leucomystax

  1. The name of lion is.

(b) Panthera leo
(a) Panthera tigris
(d) Bos domesticus
(c) Felis domesticus

  1. Pavo cristatus is the zoological name of .

(b) CroW
(a) Parrot
(d) Cuckoo
(c) Peacock

  1. Which is the first land tetrapod ?

(b) Reptilia
(a) Amphibia
(d) Mammalia

  1. .. is known as Father of Taxonomy.

(b) Cuvier
(a) Aristotle
(a) Darwin
(c) Linnaeus

  1. Binomial nomenclature contains one and one. name.

(a) Genus and Species
(b) Class and Phylum
(c) Order and families
(d) None of these

  1. Linnaeus introduced nomenclature for the first time.

(a) Mononomial
(b) Binomial
(c) Tetranomial
(d) Pentanomial

  1. Write the scientific name of national animal of India.

(a) Panthera leo
(b) Panthera tigris
(c) Elephas indicus
(d) Bos domesticus

  1. Write the scientific name of national bird of India.

(a) Columba livia
(b) Pavo cristatus
(c) Gallus domesticus
(d) Corvus splendens

  1. A group of interbreeding population, occurring in nature having many characters in c difering from other groups, from which they are reproductively isolated is known as

(a) Genus
(b) Family
(c) Order
(d) Species

  1. A group of genetically identical individuals are called as.

(a) Species
(b) Genetic species
(c) Sub-species
(d) Genus

  1. A species with two or more sub-species is called as

(a) Polytypic species
(b) Genetic species
(o) Genus
(c) None of these

  1. Term Protisa was given by..

(b) Haeckel
(a) Copeland
(d) Aristotle
(c) Linnaeus

  1. It is estimated that the extinct species of animals may out number the living species of animals

(a) 50-100 times
(b) 10 times
(c) 0 times
(d) 10-20 times

  1. The term taxonomy (Gr. Taxix-Arrangement; nomos-Law) was coined by..

(a) de Candolle
(b) Linnaeus
(c) Bauchin
(d)John Ray

  1. The first person who used structural similarities as the basis of classification and made “systematics” as a scientific discipline is..

(b) Lamarck
(a) John Ray
(d) Theophrastus.
(c) Carlvon Linnaeus

  1. Whose classification is followed in India ?

(b) Oswald Tippo
(a) Hutchinson
(d) Engler & Prant.
(c) Bentham & Hooker

  1. Taxonomy without phylogeny may be linked to bones without fleshy is a statement suppoted by.

(b) Takhtajan
(a) Oswald Tippo
(d) Bentham & Hooker.
(c) Hutchinson

  1. Decomposers belong to..kingdom

(b) Protista & Fungi (Mycota)
(a) Monera & Protista
(a) Protista, Fungi and Ahimalia.
(c) Monera, Protista & Fungi

  1. Artificial system of classification was given by.

(a) Linnaeus
(b) Darwin
(c) Lamarck
(d) Hut chinson

  1. Choose the correct sequence.

(a) Class-Family-Order-Genus-Species
(b) Class-Order-Family-Genus-Species
(c) Order-Class-Family-Species-Genus
(d) Class-Genus-Family-Order-Species.

  1. Which one of the following taxonomic categories tops the Linnean hierarchy ?

(a) Genus
(b) Species
(c) Order
(d) Class

  1. Approximate number of species described and named by biologists is

(a) 1.4 million
(b) 2.4 mlion
(c) 3.4 million
(d) 5.4 million

  1. An animal without anus is…..

(a) Periplaneta
(b) Fasciola
(c) Unio

  1. Radial symmetry occurs in……

(a) Porifera and coelenterata
(b) Coelenterata & Echinodermate
(c) Arthropoda and Mollusca
(d) Coelenterata and Platyhelminthes.

  1. Metamerism is found is.. ….

(a) Annelida
(b) Porifera
(o) Mollusca
(d) Echinodermata

  1. All triploblastic animal are……

(a) Bilaterally symmetrical
(b) Eucoelomate
(c) Schizocoelomate
(d) Radially symmetrical

  1. Who is known as “Dictator of Biology ?

(b) George Cuvier
(a) Carolus Linnaeus
(d) Lamarck
(c) Charles Darwin

  1. Give the binomial name of the snake having hexagonal mid-doral scales.

(b) Naja naja
(a) Bungarus fasciatus
(d) Python molurus
(c) Viper russelli

  1. Give the scientific name of the snake with a spectacle mark on its hood.

(b) Naja naja
(a) Bungarus caeruleus
(c) Vipera russell
(d) Zamenis mucosus

  1. Mention the scientific name of the lion,

(b) Panthera leo
(a) Panthera tigris
(d) Rattus rattus
(c) Gallus domesticus

  1. Who for the first time introduced the concept of ‘Species’ in classification ?

(b) John Ray
(a) Carolus Linnaeus
(d) Aristotle
(c) Charles Darwin

  1. Which animal bears the scientific name, Hemidactylus flaviviridis ?

(b) House lizard
(a) Garden lizard
(d) Crocodile
(c) Snake

  1. What is the zoological name of mrigal ?

(a) Cirrihana mrigal
(b) Anabas scandens
(c) Catla catla
(d) Labeo rohita

  1. Systema Naturae” contained. number of species

(a) 4236
(b) 2364
(d) 6432
(c) 3642

  1. Who proposed the five kingdom classification ?

(a) R.H. Whittaker
(b) John Ray
(c) Carolus Linnaeus
(d) H.F. Copeland

  1. The International Commission on Zoological nomenclature was established in…

(b) 1988
(c) 2001
(d) 1664

  1. Which bird is named as Pavo cristatus ?

(a) Crow
(b) Peacock
(d) Fowl

  1. Scientific name of king cobra is..

(a) Naja naja
(b) Bungarus caeruleus
(c) Ophiophagus hannah
(d) Vipera russelli

  1. In which type of classification, evolutionary characters are taken into account ?

(a) Natural
(b) Phylogenetic
(c) Artificial
(o) Practical

  1. Haplobatrachus tigerinum is the zoological name of.

(a) Frog
(b) Garden lizard
(c) Tiger
(d) Krait

  1. Binomial nomenclature was proposed by .

(a) Linnaeus
(b) Candole
(c) Aristotle
(d) Theophrastus

  1. Term Monera was used by..

(a) Stanier & Van Niel
(b) Haeckel
(d) Leeuwenhoek

  1. Eathworm has no skeleton, but during burrowing, the anterior end becomes turgia and act’s as hydraulic skeleton. It is due to.

(b) Blood
(a) setae
(d) Gut peristalsis
(c) Coelomic fluid

  1. Lady bird beetle is a/an.

(b) Insect
(a) Bird
(d) Worm

  1. Caterpillar and maggots are

(b) Larvae
(a) Pupa
(0) Nymphs

  1. Pearl is obtained from..

(b) Sepia
(a) Oyster
(a) Cephalopoda
(c) Gastropoda

  1. Water vascular system is found in.. **

(b) Cnidarians
(a) Sponges
(d) Arthropods
(c) Echinoderms

  1. Which one of the following is a true fish ?

(b) Dogfish
(a) Star fish
(d) Cuttle fish
(c) Jely fish

  1. Retrogressive metamorphosis is present in. .

(b) Amphioxus
(a) Herdmania
(d) All of these
(c) Balano glossus

  1. In which of the following animals, notochord is not present ?

(b) Herdmania
(a) Myxine
(c) balanoglossus
(d)Adut tunicate

  1. Common Indian bull frog is.

(b) Rana esculenta
(a) Rana tigrina
(d) Rana cyanophlyctis
(c) Rana silvatica

  1. Retention of larval characters even after sexual maturity is called .

(b) Parthenogenesis
(a) Ontogenesis
(d) Phyllogenesis
(c) Neoteny

  1. Which of the following is a living fossil ?

(b) Latimaria
(a) Peripatus
(c) Archaeopteryx

  1. Study of reptile is called.. .

(a) lchthyology
(b) Ornithology
(c) Herpetology
(d) Ophiology

  1. 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

  1. Airsacs are present in.

(a) Aves
(b) Reptiles
(c) Mammals
(d) Amphibians

  1. Largest living bird is

(a) Eaglc
(6) Rhea
(c Humming bird
(d) Ostrich

  1. Gorilla, chimpanzee, monkey and man belong to same.

(b) Genus
(a) Order
(d) Family

  1. Which of the following is wrongly matched ?

(b) Arthropoda-Cockroach
(a) Annelida-Hydra
(c) Nematohelminthes-Ascaris
(c) Echinodermate-starfish

  1. Coelomate animal, in which blastopore develops into anus is called

(b) Deuterostomia
(a) Protostomia
(d) None of these
(c) Blastostomia

  1. Which one is incorrect

(b) Nematoda-Ascaris
(a) Hirudinea-Hirudo
(d) Oligochaeta-Metaphire
(c) Polychaete-Lumbricus Hepe

  1. Amoeba is____

(b) Acellular
(a) Cellular
(d) Multicellular
(c) Subcellular

  1. All protozoans have.

(b) Contractile vacuole
(a) Pseudopodia
(d) Eukaryotic organisation
(c) Holozoic nutrition

  1. Sponges possess…..

(a)No tissues
(b) Epithelial tissue only
(c) Epithelial and connective tissue only
(d) All types tissues

  1. Canal system is a characteristic of …..

(a) Hydra
(b) Sponges
(c) Sea anemone
(a) Sea Urchin

  1. Schyphozoan meduslae are more commonly known as

(b) Corals
(a) Sea anemone
(c) Hydra
(d) Jelly fishes

  1. Which is incorrect ?
    (a) Nematocyst-Cnidaria
    (b) Colloblast-Ctenophora
    (c) Trichocyst-Rhizopoda
    (d) Choanocyte-Porifera
  2. Which one is mismatched?

(b) Physalia-sea-water
(a) Obelia-Sea-water
(c)Hydra vulgaris-seawater
(d) Hydra gangetica-fresh water

  1. Flame cells are the excretory organs of ..

(a) Prawn
(b) Planaria
(c) Silver fish
(d) Hydra

  1. Platyhelminthes are generally parasites, which of the following class is exempted

(a) Turbellaria
(b) Monogenea
(c) Aspidogastridae
(d) Monopisthocotylea

  1. Filariasis is caused by the bite of ..

(a) Culex
(b) Sand fly
(c) Anopheles
(d) Both (a) & (c)

  1. Which one is not correctly matches ?

(a) Annelida-Enterocoelomata
(b) Arthropoda-Schizocoelomata
(o) Nematohelminthes-Pseudocoelomata
(c) Platyhélminthes-Acoelomata

  1. Ear pinna is found in

(a) Reptiles
(b) Mammal
(c) Birds
(d) All vertebrates

  1. Carapace is found in

(a) Toad
(b) Bird
(d) Tortoise

  1. Chameleon is a/an…….

(a) Bird
(b) Reptile
(c) Arthropod
(d) Amphibian

  1. Which one of the following in birds, indicates their reptilian ancestry ?

(a) Two special chambers crop and gizzard in their digestive tract
(6) Eggs with calcareous shells
(c) Scales on their hind limb
(d) Four chambered heart

  1. One of the representative of phylum arthropoda is.

(a) Silver fish
(b) Puffer fish
(c) Flying fish
(d) Cuttle fish

  1. Which group of animals belong to the same phylum ?

(a) Earth worm, pinworm, Tapeworm
(b) Prawn, Scopion, Locusta
(c) Sponge, sea anemone, starfish
(d) Malaria parasite, Amoeba, Mosquito

  1. Which of the following are correctly matched with respect to their taxonomic classification?

(a) Centepede, millipede, Spider, Scopion-Insecta
(b) House fly, Butter fily, Insecta
(c) Tastsefly, silverfish Annelida
(d) Flying fish, Cuttlefish, Silverfish-Pisces

  1. What are the totipotent cells of planaria called ?

(a) Neoblast
(b) Sertoli cells
(c) Follicular cells
(d) Helper cells

89 . Who is the father of Taxonomy ?

(a) Aristotle
(b) bengo
(c) faradata f dmrchin
(d) morden h.c FAQ

  1. Select the taxon mentioned that represents both marine and fresh water species…

(b) Ctenophora
(a) Echinoderms
(d) Cnidaria
(c) Cephalochordate

  1. Which one of the following living organisms completely lacks a cell wall ?

(a) Cyanobacteria
(b) Sea fan (Gorgonia)
(d) Blue-green algae
(c) Saccharomyces

  1. Planaria possesses high capacity of…..

(b) regeneration
(a) metamorphosis
(d) bioluminiscence.
(c)alternation of generation

  1. A marine cartilaginous fish that can produce oloctric current is

(a) pristis
(b) Torpedo

  1. Which one of the following organisms is scientifically correctly named, correctly printed according to international Rules of Nomonclature and correctly described ?

(a) Musca domestica-the common house lizard, a reptile.
(b) Plasmodium falciparum-a protozoan pathogen causing the most serious type of malaria
(c) Felis tigris the Indian tiger, well protected in Gir forests.
(d) E. coli. Full name Entamoeba coli, a commonly occurring bacterium in human insestive.

  1. In five kingdom clasification, Chlamydomonas and Chlorella have been included in

(a) protista
(b) algae
(c) plantae
(d) monera

  1. Which one of the following animals is correctly matched with its particular taxanomic category

(b) cuttle fish-mollusca, class
(a) tiger-tigris, species
(c) humans-primata, family
(d) housefly-Musca, order

  1. Single celled eukaryotes are included in

(a) Protista
(b) Fungi
(c) archaea
(d) monera

  1. Which of the following are correctly matched with respect to their taxonomic classification ?

(a) Housefly, butterfly, tse-tsefly, silver fish-insecta
(b) Spiny anteater, sea urchin, sea cucumber-Echinodernmata
(c) Flying fish, cuttle fish, silver fish-Pisces
(d) Centipede, milipede, spider, scorpion-insecta

  1. The characteristi.s of class Reptilia are

(a) body covered with moist skin which is devoid of scales, the ear is represented by a tymponum, alimentary canal, urinary and reproductive tracts open into a common cloaca.
(b) Fresh water animals with bony endoskeleton air-bladder to regulate buoyancy.
(c) marine animals with cartilaginous endoskeleton, body covered with placoid scales
(d) body covered with dry and conifield skin, scales over the body are epidermal, they do not have external ears.


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