Sunday, May 1, 2011

(GK) Facts: Animals, Birds & Trees


1. The bird which has no wings at allKiwi

2. Which is the flying mammalBat

3. Of major insect groups, which are the only ones with just one pair of wingsFlies

4. What is the name of the animal which has a tongue lower than its body

5. Which food crop has the maximum content of proteinsSoybeans

6. Which flowerless plants found mostly in water and having chlorophyllAlgae

7. The drug which reduces blood pressure is obtained from the root of the plantRauwolfia serpentine

8. The most effective pesticide for general use against most garden pests isMalathion

9. Rows of trees grown along the coastal areas to reduce the impact of Cyclones are called asMangroves

10. Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History is situated atCoimbatore

11. One of the main cause of flood in rivers isDeforestation

12. Animals that creep, are calledReptiles

13. The friend of the farmer is

14. The great Indian Bustard is found which Indian stateRajasthan

15. Which of the following animals is a marsupial
a. Kangaroo
b. Goat
c. Lion
d. Whale
Ans : A

16. An earthworm hasa. Three eyes
b. No eyes
c. One eye
d. Two eyes
Ans : B

17. Respiration of plants is througha. Arriers
b. Gills
c. Trachea
d. Stomata
Ans : D

18. The best method of control of a soil borne disease is bya. Using fungicides
b. Burning affected plants
c. Crop rotation
d. Seed treatment
Ans : C

19. Animals in a sleeplike dormant state over the winter while living off reserves of body fat, with a decrease in body temperature and pulse rate and slowermetabolism is termed as

20. A period during which the metabolism of certain animals or insects slows down, temporarily suspending their bodily development and growth is termed asDiapause

21. The phenomenon of summer sleep by animals is calledAestivation

22. Which of the following is not obtained from the bark of a treea. Quinine
b. Tannin
c. Cinnamon
d. Bhang
Ans : D

23. Which of the following is not one of the important steps in processing tea leavesa. Rolling
b. Drying
c. Fermenting
d. Withering
Ans : C

24. Which food crop has maximum content of proteinsSoya bean

25. Maximum yield of milk is obtained from ........ variety of cowsRed Sindhi

26. Triticale is the first species of an agricultural crop produced scientifically by humans by crossingWheat and Rye

27. The first man made cereal isTriticale

28. The first species of an agricultural crop produced scientifically by humansTriticale

29. Arabica and Robusta are two main varieties of ........ cultivated in IndiaCoffee

30. Which of the following is not a natural fibre
a. Silk
b. Jute
c. Coir
d. Rayon
Ans : D

31. What helps a camel to travel long distances in deserts without food and waterits humps

32. The tallest tree in the world isa. Eucalyptus
b. Mahogany
c. Redwood
d. Teak
Ans : C

33. The resinous shellac is obtained froma. Bark of a tree
b. Distillation of wood
c. Agricultural waste
d. Processing of crude oil
Ans : A

34. Name the respiratory organ of fishGills

35. Which among the following has the maximum lifespana. Eagle
b. Tortoise
c. Tiger
d. Elephant
Ans : B

36. What is arginineAn amino acid obtained by animals from their diet

37. What is the scientific name of Coconut treeCocos nucifera

38. Which crop in Maharashtra is known as ‘White Gold’Cotton

39. Economically the most important forest of Indiaa. Tidal
b. Tropical deciduous forest
c. Thorn forest
d. Evergreen forest
Ans : B

40. Cacti are classic examples ofa. Mesophytes
b. Xerophytes
c. Heliophytes
d. Sciophytes
Ans : B

41. Which of the following is not a Biosphere Reservea. Agasthyamala
b. Panchamarhi
c. Nallamala
d. Nilgiri
Ans : C

42. Transport of food from leaves to other parts of plant is termed asTranslocation

43. The crop which considers frost as its enemya. Rubber
b. Tea
c. Coffee
d. Tobacco
Ans : D

44. The protein of rice grains is of good quality being rich inGliadin

45. The extensive grass lands known as ‘Prairies’ are found inNorth America

46. Which of the following has been found useful in keeping cholesterol level downa. Tulsi
b. Serpentina
c. Turmeric
d. Garlic
Ans : D

47. The only snake that builds a nestKing cobra

48. The characteristic feature of virus isa. It lacks chlorophyll
b. It multiplies only on hosts
c. It multiplies only on dead animals
d. It is made of fats
Ans : B

49. A field or a part of a garden where fruit trees grow, mainly commerciallya. Park
b. Orchard
c. Nursery
d. Yard
Ans : B

50. A place where wild animals livea. Forest
b. Lair
c. Sanctuary
d. Stable
Ans : B


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