General Science – Biology MCQs

131. Which among the following plants is known as Indian ginseng?

(A) Withania somnifera
(B) Datura ceratocaula
(C) Iberis amara
(D) Capsella bursa pastoris

Correct Answer: (A) Withania somnifera

Answer Explanation:

Withania somnifera or commonly called as Ashwagandha

132. Which part of the plant Raphanus sativus is edible?

(A) Fruit
(B) Leaves
(C) Roots
(D) All the above

Correct Answer: (D) All the above

Answer Explanation:

Raphanus sativus is Radish. The Edible parts are roots, but Radish leaves and seedpods which are fruits are also edible.

133. Who among the following coined the term Bacterium?

(A) Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
(B) Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg
(C) Louis Pasteur
(D) Robert Koch

Correct Answer: (B) Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg

134. Which among the following is a correct definition of Saprophytes?

(A) A parasitic plant that can complete its life cycle independent of a host
(B) A heterotrophic plant that feeds upon other living plants
(C) A heterotrophic plant that feeds upon dead organic matter
(D) A plant that is unable to synthesize a particular organic compound

Correct Answer: (C) A heterotrophic plant that feeds upon dead organic matter

135. In which profession a qualification FRCS is awarded in many parts of the world?

(A) Doctors
(B) Architectures
(C) Engineers
(D) Chemists

Correct Answer: (A) Doctors

Answer Explanation:

Full form of FRCS is Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

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