• December 7, 2021

Biology MCQ on Plant Taxonomy for NEET and Medical Exam 2021

MCQ on Plant Taxonomy: Biology is one of the most important and vital sections in NEET. It includes theories, descriptions, discoveries, diagrams, definitions, explanation of differences and relations. Most of the concepts covered in the NEET syllabus are from the NCERT syllabus of Class 11 & 12. Other related sources make up for the rest of the syllabus.

MCQ on Plant Taxonomy

In this post we are providing you MCQ on Plant Taxonomy, which will be beneficial for you in upcoming NEET, AIIMS, JIPMER, PGIMER, CBSE Board, ICSE Board, Class 12th, 11th.

MCQ on Plant Taxonomy

Q1. ‘New Systematics’ term was coined by ________.
a) Linnaeus
b) Bentham and Hooker
c) A.P. de Candolle
d) Juliane Huxley

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Q2. In the five-kingdom system of classification, into which kingdom would you classify nitrogen-fixing organisms and archaea?
a)  Fungi
b) Plantae
c) Protista
d) Monera

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(d) Monera

Q3. ________ system of classification was used by Linnaeus.
a) Phylogenetic system
b) Natural system
c) Artificial system
d) Asexual system

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(c) Artificial system

Q4. Which of these is the most advanced phylogenetically among the dicotyledonous families?
a) Scrophulariaceae
b) Acanthaceae
c) Umbelliferae
d) Compositae

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(d) Compositae

Q5. The basis of Phenetic classification is ________.
a) Observable characteristics of existing entities
b) The ancestral lineage of existing organisms
c) Dendrograms based on DNA characteristics
d) Sexual characteristics

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(a) Observable characteristics of existing entities

Q6. Pick the right sequence of taxonomic categories.
a) division-class-family-tribe-order-genus-species
b) division-class-family-order-tribe-genus-species
c) division-class-order-family-tribe-genus-species
d)  division-order-class-family-genus-tribe-species

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(c) division-class-order-family-tribe-genus-species

Q7. The substitute for the newly collected specimen when the original type material is missing in a herbarium is entitled as ________.
a) Holotype
b) Neotype
c) Lectotype
d) Isotype

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(b) Neotype

Q8. ________ is considered as a demerit of the ‘Engler and Prantl’ in the system of classification.
a) Gymnosperms are placed between monocotyledons and dicotyledons
b) Dicotyledons are placed after monocotyledons
c) Dicotyledons are placed before monocotyledons
d) Gymnosperms are placed among Dicotyledons

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(b) Dicotyledons are placed after monocotyledons

Q9. If all the puddles and ponds are destroyed, the entities likely to be destroyed are ________.
a) Plasmodium
b) Ascaris
c) Leishmania
d) Trypanosoma

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(a) Plasmodium

Q10. Difference between the natural system of plant classification and artificial system of classification is ________.
a) Considers only one vegetative character
b) Considers all the similarities between plants
c) Considers only one floral character
d) All of the above

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(b) Considers all the similarities between plants

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