NEET Coaching : Biology- Living World


NEET Coaching Plus One Topic – Living World Sample questions

1. Which of the following is incorrect regarding scientific names?
1) These are also known as common names
2) These ensure that each organism has only one name
3) These have two components – the generic name and specific epithet
4) These are universally accepted names
2. According to binomial nomenclature, every living organism has
1) Two scientific names with single component
2) One scientific name with two components
3) Two names, one Latin and other common
4) One common name with three components

3. Which of the following is incorrect w.r.t. Species?
1) A group of individual organisms with fundamental similarities
2) Two different species breed together to produce fertile offsprings
3) Human beings belong to the species sapiens
4) Panthera has many specific epithet as tigris, leo and pardus

4. Which of the following features are not shown by scientific names of various organism?
1) They consists of two components
2) They have Latin origin
3) They always have “linn” abbreviation at the end of second component
4) They are printed in italics

5. The correct sequence of taxonomic study of a newly discovered organism is
1) First classification then identification, nomenclature and characterization
2) First identification then classifying organism and then characterizations and nomenclature
3) First nomenclature then characterization, identification and classification
4) First characterisation then identification and classification and then nomenclature

6. Which one of the following statements given below is not included in universal rules of nomenclature?
1) Generic names and specific epithet should be in Latin words
2) Generic name is immediately followed by name of taxonomists who described it firstly
3) Generic name must begin with capital letter
4) All letters of the specific name must be small

7. Match the following columns
Column-I Column-II
a. Binomial nomenclature (i) Carolus Linnaeus
b. Generic name (ii) Muscidae
c. Family (iii) Panthera
d. Systema naturae
1) a(i), b(iii), c(iii), d(ii)
2) a(i), b(iii), c(ii), d(i)
3) a(ii), b(i), c(i), d(iii)
4) a(iii), b(i), c(ii), d(i)

8. Cat and dog are placed in which families respectively
1) Felidae and Hominidae
2) Muscidae and Felidae
3) Poaceae and Canidae
4) Felidae and Canidae

9. Which one of the following criteria is/are essential and form the basis of classical taxonomic studies?
1) Ecological information of organisms
2) Development process
3) External and internal structure
4) External structure

10. In taxonomic hierarchy, which of the following group of taxa will have less number of similarities as compared to other?
1) Solanaceae, Convolvulaceae and Poaceae
2) Polymoniales, Poales and Sapindales
3) Solanum, Petunia and Atropa
4) Leopard, tiger and lion

11. Taxonomic categories which come lower to the rank of class are
1) Order, phylum, family, species
2) Order, family, genus, species
3) Division, family, order, genus
4) Order, division, genus, species

12. A place used for storing, preservation and exhibition of both plants and animals is known as
1) Herbaria
2) Botanical Garden
3) Museum
4) Zoos

13. Herbarium consists of
1) Collection of living plants
2) Collection of plant and animal specimens preserved in the containers
3) Preserved insects in boxes after collecting killing and pinning
4) Herbarium sheets carrying dried, pressed and preserved plant specimens on them

14. Key is
1) A form of herbaria
2) A type of educational institute
3) A taxonomical aid used for identifying various organisms
4) Taxonomic category

15. In zoological parks, animals are
1) Kept and preserved in containers or jars
2) Preserved in boxes after killing
3) Kept in protected environments under human care
4) Stuffed and then preserved

16. Carolus Linnaeus is the father of taxonomy because of one of his contributions
1) Genera Plantarum
2) Binomial nomenclature
3) Described nearly ten thousand plants and animal species
4) Die Naturlichen Pflanzen Familien

17. In which of the following pair of category, greater is the difficulty of determining the relationship to other taxa
at the same level, thus, the problem of classification becomes more complex?
1) Genus and species
2) Variety and genus
3) Division and phylum
4) Species and family

18. Rice, cereals, monocots and plants represent
1) Different taxa at different level
2) Same taxa of different category
3) Different category of same taxa
4) Same category for different taxa

19. Potato and brinjal belong to the genus Solanum, which reflects that
1) They belong to single species
2) They are a group of related species
3) They both are morphologically and structurally similar to each other in all respects
4) They can always produce fertile hybrid

20. Mark the incorrect pair.
1) Hydra – Budding
2) Flatworm – Regeneration
3) Amoeba – Fragmentation
4) Yeast – Budding

21. Which of the following is incorrect for reproduction?
1) Unicellular organisms reproduce by cell division
2) Reproduction is a characteristic of all living organisms
3) In unicellular organisms, reproduction and growth are linked together
4) Non-living objects are incapable of reproducing

22. Mark the incorrect statement w.r.t. metabolism.
1) Microbes exhibit the metabolism
2) It is the property of all living forms
3) The metabolic reactions can be demonstrated in-vitro
4) It is not a defining feature of life forms

23. Which statement is false about the growth shown by non-living objects?
1) The growth occurs from outside
2) The growth is reversible
3) The growth is due to the accumulation of material on the surface
4) The growth is intrinsic

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