Biology - General Knowledge - Competitive Exams

1. A baby blue whale drinks this many liters of milk per day:
a) 10
b) 50
c) 190
d) 500

2. For what is the Jurassic period named?

a) a mountain range in Switzerland 
b) a kind of dinosaur
c) a soccer hero
d) the French word for "day"

3. Which blood group is called the "universal donor"?
a) A
b) B
c) O -ans
d) AB

4. Which of these is not a kind of plant?

a) abacus
b) acanthus
c) acacia
d) aster

5. A banana plant fits into which of these groups?
a) grasses
b) trees
c) herbs
d) flowers

6. From what plant was paper originally made?
a) cattail
b) rosemary
c) papyrus
d) wheat 
7. Which of these is not a dehiscent plant?
a) pea
b) bean
c) magnolia
d) banana

8. How much blood is in the human body?
a) 2.2 liters
b) 5.7 liters
c) 8.1 liters
d) 9.3 liters

9. How many facial muscles are involved in speaking?
a) 70
b) 140
c) 210
d) 280

10. How many taste buds do young people have?
a) 1000
b) 10000
c) 100000
d) 1000000

11. How many basic tastes can humans sense?
a) 1
b) 4
c) 5
d) 6

12. What is the word for a person with very pale skin and eyes?
a) Albanian
b) albino
c) Albion
d) alabaster

13. What sensory function do the ears provide other than hearing?
a) smell
b) balance
c) temperature
d) radiation

14. Which of these joints is not found in the human body?
a) gliding
b) mortise and tenon
c) ball and socket
d) suture

15. How many sweat glands does the average person have?
a) 260000
b) 2.6 million
c) 26 million
d) 260 million

16. Which of these is not part of the endocrine system?
a) lungs

b) pituitary gland
c) adrenal gland
d) thyroid gland

17. What scientist has popularized the concept of biodiversity?
a) E.O. Wilson
b) Albert Einstein
c) Stephen Jay Gould
d) Stephen Hawking

18. The author of On the Origin of Species is:

a) Charles Lyell
b) Charles Darwin
c) Charles Dickens
d) Charles Baudelaire

19. Which group of animals is Charles Darwin best known for studying?
a) whales
b) birds
c) feral cats
d) lizards

20. Which of the following is a poisonous fish?
a) hammerhead shark
b) goldfish
c) lion fish
d) killer whale

21. Which of the following is a member of the whale family?
a) baraccuda
b) stingray
c) narwhal
d) pompano

22. What is the study of animal life called?
a) geology
b) astrology
 c) zoology
d) epidemiology

23. In science, what is the name for the classification of plants and animals?
a) taxonomy

b) taxidermy
c) entropy
d) gentrification

24. How many sets of legs does a shrimp have?

a) 2
b) 4
c) 5
d) 8

25. Process of cell division can take place by
a) heterosis
b) fusion
c) mitosis
d) None of these

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