Sunday, April 20, 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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