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Which of the following diseases is considered as completely eradicated from India, as no case of the same has been reported in last one year?

A. Polio

B. Tuberculosis

C. Cancer

D. Swine flu

Correct Answer :

A. Polio


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The layer of stagnant water in which light penetrates is called

A. Aphotic

B. Euphotic

C. Epilimnion

D. Disphotic

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Which one of the following acts as a communication system?

A. Blood

B. Nerve

C. Lymph

D. Enzymes

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Phototropism means that plants react to the direction of

A. sound

B. wind

C. light

D. gravity

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Heart is made up of

A. nonstriated muscle

B. cardiac muscle

C. connective tissue

D. nervous tissue

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The first person to observe the bacteria, protozoa and spermatozoa under the microscope was

A. Theodore Schwann

B. Matthias Schleidon

C. Robert Hooke

D. Leuwenhoek

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Blood is

A. acidic

B. alkaline

C. neutral

D. like a buffer

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The counting of RBCs is done with

A. haemocytometer

B. haemoglobinometer

C. clinostat

D. thermometer

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Enzymes are produced by

A. endocrine glands

B. exocrine glands

C. liver

D. spleen

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Metastasis' is the process by which

A. cells divide rapidly under the influence of drugs

B. cancer cells spread through the blood or lymphatic system to other sites or organs

C. the chromosomes in cell nuclei are attached to the spindle before moving to the anaphase poles

D. cance cells are successfully inhibited to divide any futhere

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The tallest tree in the world Sequoia™ is found in

A. UK

B. USA

C. former USSR

D. China

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What is the other name for the brain?

A. myelon

B. encephalon

C. cephalon

D. All the above

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Who coined the term gene?

A. Mendel

B. Devries

C. Jacob and Monod

D. Johanson

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Oxygen transport is a function of

A. White Blood Corpuscles

B. Red Blood-Corpuscles

C. Blood Platelets

D. Plasma

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The normal temperature of human body on the Kelvin scale is

A. 280

B. 290

C. 300

D. 310

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The equilibrium and co-ordination is looked after by which part of the brain?

A. Cerebrum

B. Medulla oblongata

C. Cerebellum

D. Olfactory lobes

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Green plants synthesise carbohydrates by the

A. holozoic method

B. holophytic method

C. saprophytic method

D. parasitic method

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Clotting of blood is

A. a chain reaction

B. reversible reaction

C. reflex action

D. no reaction

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Man has ____ pairs of salivary glands.

A. 3

B. 4

C. 6

D. 8

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Translocation of food takes place in plants through

A. xylem

B. phloem

C. cambium

D. cortex

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Excess carbohydrates and insufficient proteins in dally diet will lead to

A. Kwashiorkor

B. Night blindness

C. Pernicious anaemia

D. Loss of hair

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Colour vision is made possible by the cells in the retina called

A. rods

B. cones

C. fovea

D. blind spot

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Hydrotropism means the growth of roots

A. away from water

B. towards water

C. into water

D. out of water

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Late blight of potato is caused by

A. Puccinia

B. Pennisetum

C. Phytophthora

D. Erysiphe

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Blood cancer is otherwise called

A. Leukaemia

B. Leucoderma

C. Leucocytopenia

D. Erythrocemia

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The dinosaurs (terrible lizards) became very successful during

A. Palaeozoic era

B. Mesozoic era

C. Cenozoic era

D. Archaeozoic era

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One of the following is often called the master gland. Which one is it?

A. Thymus

B. Islets of Langerhans

C. Pituitary

D. Thyroid

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Plants growing in saline marsh habitats are called

A. Xerophytes

B. Aerophytes

C. Saprophytes

D. Halophytes

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A child goes on vomiting profusely and develops symptoms of diarrhoea. Chances are that in the child's blood serum there is a drop In

A. calcium

B. iron

C. sodium

D. phosphorus

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From the end of the Triassic to the cretaceous period the earth was ruled by

A. eurypterids

B. cotylosaurs

C. dinosaurs

D. mammals

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HIV causes

A. cancer

B. hepatitis

C. AIDS

D. Herpes