Biology MCQ on Seed Germination for NEET and Medical Exam 2021

MCQ on Seed Germination: 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 Seed Germination

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

MCQ on Seed Germination

Q1. Which of these compounds can induce seed dormancy?
a) Potassium nitrate
b) ABA
c) Gibberellins
d) Ethylene

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(b) ABA

Q2. The proteinaceous part of maize endosperm is ______.
a) Peripheral layer
b) scutellum
c) Apophysis
d) Aleurone layer

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(d) Aleurone layer

Q3. Seed dormancy allows the plants to ______.
a) develop healthy seeds
b) reduce viability
c) overcome unfavourable climatic conditions
d) prevent deterioration of seeds

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(c) overcome unfavourable climatic conditions

Q4. An albuminous seed showing hypogeal germination is ______.
a) bean
b) castor
c) gram
d) maize

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(d) maize

Q5. A few normal seedlings of tomato were placed in a dark room. After a few days, they were found to have turned white-coloured like albinos. Which of these can be used to describe them?
a) Defoliated
b) Etiolated
c) Embolised
d) Mutated

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(b) Etiolated

Q6. The protective covering over radical during the germination of seeds is ______.
a) Coleoptile
b) Epithelium
c) Suspensor
d) Coleorhiza

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(d) Coleorhiza

Q7. An enzyme which can stimulate the germination of barley seeds is ______.
a) Invertase
b) Lipase
c) Protease 
d) α-amylase

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(d) α-amylase

Q8. One of these gases is required for the germination of pea seeds ______.
a) nitrogen
b) oxygen
c) water vapours
d) hydrogen

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(b) oxygen

Q9. Gibberellins can facilitate seed germination due to their influence on ______.
a) synthesis of abscisic acid
b) rate of cell division
c) production of hydrolyzing enzymes
d) absorption of water through the hard seed coat

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(c) production of hydrolyzing enzymes

Q10. During the germination of seeds, the seed coat ruptures due to ______.
a) massive imbibition of water
b) differentiation of cotyledons
c) a sudden increase in cell division
d) massive glycolysis in cotyledons and endosperm

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(a) massive imbibition of water

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