General Science – Biology MCQs

11. Penicillin’ which is used as an antibiotic is obtained from :

(A) Bacteria
(B) Fungi
(C) algae
(D) Lichens

Correct Answer: (B) Fungi

12. The instrument that measures arterial blood pressure is known as :

(A) Pyknometer
(B) Hypsometer
(C) Sphygmoscope
(D) Sphygmomanometer

Correct Answer: (D) Sphygmomanometer

13. Meg-1 is an imprinted gene which finds expression only from maternal chromosomes which regulates the transfer of nutrients from the plant to the seed. This gene has been discovered in :

(A) Maize
(B) cotton
(C) jute
(D) Sugarcane

Correct Answer: (A) Maize

14. Which of the following statements is NOT true regarding the Vitamin C?

(A) Only Vitamin C is to be taken externally, all others are produced in the human body.
(B) Vitamin C is the only vitamin which is also a hormone.
(C) Scurvy is caused by the deficiency of Vitamin C
(D) Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin.

Correct Answer: (B) Vitamin C is the only vitamin which is also a hormone.

15. Which of the following tests is used for the diagnosis of ‘Colour-Blindness’ in people ?

(A) Ishihara Test
(B) Widal Test
(C) ELISA test
(D) Rorschach test

Correct Answer: (A) Ishihara Test

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