Monday, March 31, 2014


1.          Study the following.
             I) Absorption toxic gas and release of pure gas                       Joseph Priestly                                        Plant physiology
             II) Organ culture                                                                              Hanning                                                    Biotechnology
             III) Phylogenetic classification                                                    Hutchinson                                               Taxonomy
             IV) Plant tissues                                                                                Calvin, Benson & Bassham    Anatomy
             The correct answer is
             1) I, II & IV                                  2) II, IV & III                              3) I, II & III                                 4) I, IV & III
2.         Assertion (A) : Mendel is regarded as father of genetics
             Reason (R) : Mendel conducted hybridization experiments on pea plants and also proposed laws of inheritance
             1) Both A and R are correct.  R is the correct explanation of A.
             2) Both A and R are correct.  R is not the correct explanation of A.                                  
             3) A is true, but R is false        4) A is false, but R is true     
3.         Books written by Parasara are                                           
             I. Atharvana veda                                                                    II. Krishi parasaram           
             III. Vrikshayurveda                                                                IV. de Historia plantarum  
             The correct answer is                                                             
             1) II and III                               2) II and IV                           3) III and IV                            4) I and III    
4.         Which of the following statements are wrong ?
             I. The first enzyme to be crystallised was zymase
             II. The first enzyme to be discovered was urease
             III. Citric acid cycle was discovered by Hans krebs
             IV. Prof. V. S. Ramdas worked on C4 mechanisms
             1) I & III                                    2) II & III                               3) I & II                                     4) II & IV       
5.         Study the following                
             I. Absorption toxic gas and   Joseph Priestly      Plant physiology
             release of pure gas
             II. Organ culture                                                        Hanning                                                 Biotechnology
             III. Phylogenetic classification                               Hutchinson                                            Taxonomy
             IV. Plant tissues                                                          Calvin, Benson & Bassham               Anatomy
             The correct answer is                                                             
             1) I, II & IV                               2) II, IV & III                        3) I, II & III                              4) I, IV & III
6.         Assertion (A) : Phytopathology is helpful in prevention and eradication of plant diseases
             Reason (R) : Phytopathology deals with the study of pathogenic organisms
             1) Both A and R are correct.  R is the correct explanation of A.
             2) Both A and R are correct.  R is not the correct explanation of A.                                  
             3) A is true, but R is false                                                         4) A is false, but R is true         
7.         Study the following lists                                                        
             List - I                                                                                          List - II
             A)  19th century                                                                      I) Taxonomy & plant Physiology
             B)  17th century                                                                      II) Experimental studies on Botany
             C)  18th century                                                                      III) Role of chromosomes in heredity
             D)  20th century                                                                      IV) Laws of inheritance
                                                                                                                 V) Genetic Engineering studies
             The correct match is                                                              
                         A          B         C          D                                               A          B        C           D        
             1)         IV        II         I           III                                2)         IV         I         III         V
             3)         I           II         III        IV                                 4)         V          II        III         I
8.         Match the following                                                               
             Column - I                                                                                  Column - II
             I)   Renaissance period                                                          A) 18th Century
             II)  Emergence of Botany as a                                             B) 19th Century
                    specific science.
             III) Taxonomy and physiology                                           C) 16th and 17th Century     
             IV) Genetics                                                                              D) 17th Century                      
                                                                                                                 E)  20th Century
             The correct match is                                                             
                         I           II         III        IV                                              I            II        III         IV       
             1)         E          D         A          B                                  2)         C          D        A           B        
             3)         C          A         D          B                                  4)         E           A        D           B                     
9.         The book “ de Historia plantarum” written by Father of Botany has information on
             1) Characters of different agricultural plants and weeds
             2) Characters of about 6,000 types of plants                     
             3) Characters of medicinally useful plants                          
             4) External and Internal characters of about 500 kinds of plants
10.       Study of the first terrestrial plants that possess vascular tissues is
             1) Phycology                             2) Mycology                          3) Bryology                              4) Pteridology
11.       Identify the mismatch           
             1) Frankel conrat – Genetic nature of RNA                         2)  Bessey – Natural system of classification
             3) Haeckel – Ecological studies                                              4) Nitsch – Plant tissue culture

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