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Whooping cough is caused by

A. Salmonella

B. Bacillus pertussis

C. Variola

D. Vibriona

Correct Answer :

B. Bacillus pertussis


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The hormone that is responsible for secondary sexual character in the male is

A. oestrogen

B. progesterone

C. testosterone

D. prolactin

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Development without fertilization is called

A. parthenogenesis

B. asexual reproduction

C. sporulation

D. budding

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Coagulation of blood in vessels is prevented during normal circulation by

A. heparin

B. prothrombin

C. plasmogen

D. thromboplastin

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Fledgling is a term often used to denote the young one of a

A. bird

B. fox

C. dog

D. man

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The most primitive mammals are

A. carnivorous

B. herbivorous

C. omnivorous

D. insectivorous

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Kwashiorkor' is caused by deficiency of

A. carbohydrates

B. proteins

C. fats

D. vitamins

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Digestion of proteins starts in the

A. mouth

B. stomach

C. duodenum

D. intestine

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The biogenetic law was proposed by

A. Alfred Russel Wallace

B. Charles Darwin

C. Ernst von Haeckel

D. Lamarck

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Evergreen forests are confined to

A. Equatorial region

B. Temperate region

C. Alpine region

D. Arctic region

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Compared to the veins, the walls of arteries are

A. thicker

B. thinner

C. similar

D. very much thinner

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The hypothesis that living matter originated in the past from non-living matter is supported by

A. Fossil records

B. Miller's experiments

C. Pasteur experiment

D. Spallanzeni experiment

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Cancer cells are more easily damaged by radiation than normal cells because they are

A. different in structure

B. non-dividing

C. starved of nutrition

D. undergoing rapid division

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Pacemaker is the

A. Sinu-auricular node

B. Auriculo-ventricular node

C. Bundle of His

D. Purkinje fibres

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The plant hormone which promotes ripening of fruits is

A. auxin

B. ethylene

C. gibberellin

D. cytokinin

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Loss of blood is

A. clotting

B. receding

C. healing

D. drying up

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For which of the following is insulin treatment given?

A. Cancer

B. Diabetes

C. Asthma

D. Typhoid

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Vessels leaving the heart are

A. veins

B. arteries

C. capillaries

D. lymph ducts

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When the earth was formed it had an atmosphere with

A. Hydrogen, Oxygen and Nitrogen

B. Water Vapour, Hydrogen and Oxygen

C. Oxygen, Carbondioxide and Nitrogen

D. Water Vapour, Ammonia and Methane

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The genetic code DNA is carried from the nucleus to Ribosome by

A. t-RNA

B. r-RNA

C. S-DNA

D. ATP

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Deciduous forests are those with trees

A. that are evergreen

B. that shed leaves periodically

C. that have needle like leaves

D. that have no leaves at all

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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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Blood plasma from which fibrinogen is removed is known as

A. serum

B. blood concentrate

C. lymph

D. antibody component

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Organisms that depend only on raw plant products are said to be

A. herbivorous

B. vegetarian

C. carnivorous

D. omnivorous

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The part of the brain which is responsible for intelligence is

A. cerebrum

B. opthalmic

C. cochlea

D. semicircular canals

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Which one of the following is viral disease?

A. Syphilis

B. Influenza

C. Lock Jaw

D. Typhoid

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What is 'atavism'?

A. The genes which show numerous phenolypic effects

B. Reappearance of traits after several generations

C. Effects of mutation

D. Intermediate inheritance of genes

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Injection of insulin causes

A. increase in glucose in blood

B. decrease in glucose in blood

C. increase in blood pressure

D. decrease in blood pressure

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The function of a cell wall is

A. to give definite shape to the cell

B. to provide mechanical strength and protection to the cell

C. to prevent the cell from desiccation

D. All the above

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Biocatalysts are

A. hormones

B. vitamins

C. enzymes

D. pheromones

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Which one of the following seeds can benefit a patient of diabetes mellitus by normalising his blood sugar level?

A. Coriander seeds

B. Fenugreek seeds

C. Cumin seeds

D. Mustard seeds