Biology: Branches & Terminologies – Old Year Questions

1. Study of Zoology deals with :

(a) Living animals only
(b) Living plants only
(c) Both living and dead animals
(d) Both living and dead plants

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1995]


2. Match the following List-I to List-II and by using the given codes in the below list. Choose the correct answer.

List -I List- II
A. Birds 1. Palaeobiology
B. Inheritance 2. Ecology
C. Environment 3. Ornithology
D. Fossi 4. Genetics

Code :
(a) 1 3 4 2
(b) 3 4 2 1
(c) 4 2 1 3
(d) 2 4 1 3

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 1998]


3. The study of the flower is known as :

(a) Phrenology
(b) Anthology
(c) Agrostology
(d) Palynology

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2003]


4. The scientific study of insects is known as :

(a) Ichthyology
(b) Entomology
(c) Parasitology
(d) Malacology

[Uttarakhand U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2003]


5. Which of the following subjects of data set is associated with the study of concerning population and humanity?

(a) Ecology
(b) Genetics
(c) Demography
(d) Virology

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1994]


6. The comparative study of the different cultures and the scientific explanation is known as–

(a) Ethnology
(b) Ethnography
(c) Ethology
(d) Ethics

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1994]


7. The study of properties and method of biological systems found in nature and use of this knowledge in mechanical world is known as-

(a) Bionics
(b) Bionomics
(c) Bionomy
(d) Biometry

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1994]


8. Under Palaeobotany, one studies –

(a) Fossil of animals
(b) Algae
(c) Fungi
(d) None of these

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2005]


9. Rearing silk worms is known as –

(a) Apiculture
(b) Horticulture
(c) Sericulture
(d) Floriculture

[Uttarakhand U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2003]


10. Honey bees are used in :

(a) Sericulture
(b) Tissue culture
(c) Apiculture
(d) Pisciculture

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Mains) 2002]


11. Which one of the following is not correctly matched?
Cultivation Nomenclature of Cultivation

(a) Flower Cultivation – Floriculture
(b) Crop Cultivation – Agronomy
(c) Vegetable Cultivation – Horticulture
(d) Fruit’s Cultivation – Pomology

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2015]


12. Which of the following is not correctly matched?

(a) Apiculture – Honey bee
(b) Sericulture – Silkworm
(c) Pisciculture – Insect of lakh
(d) Horticulture – Flower

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2004]


13. Which of the following pairs is correctly matched?
(word and meaning)

(a) Lexicography – Compilation of dictionary
(b) Philology – Collection of postal stamps
(c) Entomology – Study of human body
(d) Iconography – Study of insects

[Chhattisgarh P.C.S. (Pre) 2008]


14. Lexicography is related to :

(a) Structure of human body
(b) Compilation of dictionary
(c) Secret of handwriting
(d) Teaching of pictures & models.

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2003]


15. The study related to the plants being used as a vegetable
is called –

(a) Floriculture
(b) Pomology
(c) Horticulture
(d) Olericulture

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2010]


16. Which one of the following is produced through
viticulture :

(a) Silk
(b) Earthworm
(c) Honey
(d) Grapes

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2003]


17. What is Vermiculture?

(a) The science of raising worms
(b) The science of studying animals
(c) The science of studying fishes
(d) The science of killing worms

[56th to 59th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2015]


18. In Vermiculture, the worm used is-

(a) Tapeworm
(b) Silkworm
(c) Threadworm
(d) Earthworm

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2005]


19. Genetics deals with-

(a) Mendel’s laws
(b) Organic evolution
(c) DNA structure
(d) Heredity and variations

[53rd to 55th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2011]


20. The study of Gerontology, is related to which of the

(a) Child infant
(b) Female
(c) Disease of skin
(d) Old age

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1993]


21. The branch of study dealing with old age and ageing is called

(a) Oncology
(b) Gerontology
(c) Teratology
(d) Ornithology

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2008]


22. The study of ageing is known as –

(a) Gerontology
(b) Ethnology
(c) Anthropology
(d) Thanatology

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2014]


23. Pedology is the science related to the study of :

(a) Atmosphere
(b) Soil
(c) Pollutants
(d) Seeds

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1999]


24. Study of bones, are under which branch of science?

(a) Osteology
(b) Orology
(c) Serology
(d) Geology

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1990]


25. The study of bones is done under the branch of science called

(a) Geology
(b) Serology
(c) Orology
(d) Osteology
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[65th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2019]


26. The study of snakes is known as :

(a) Serpentology
(b) Ornithology
(c) Herpetology
(d) Ichthyology

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Mains) 2002]


27. Find out the odd one out from the following :

(a) Physiology
(b) Psychology
(c) Pathology
(d) Bacteriology

[Uttarakhand U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2007]


28. What is hydroponics?

(a) Growing plant without soil
(b) Grafting plant
(c) Study of vegetables
(d) Soil conservation

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2009]