(The Gist of Science Reporter) MCQ on Poisonous Plants  [FEBRUARY-2020]

(The Gist of Science Reporter) MCQ on Poisonous Plants


MCQ on Poisonous Plants

1. Resembles a potato plant, the mature dark purple or black poisonous berries are called

a. Nightshade
b. Poison Sumac
c. Stinging Nettle
d. Starfish Poison berry

2. Eating these berries can be fatal; they look like wild grapes.

a. Water hemlock
b. Grape monsters
c. Poison oak
d. Canada moonseed

3. Don’t ever touch this one because all the plant parts are extremely poisonous, the plant is called:

a. Water hemlock
b. Poison oak
c. Stinging nettle
d. Chia pet

4. Three-parted, variable leaves look like Aegle marmelos (bel patra); it is commonly called

a. Water hemlock
b. Poison ivy
c. Poison maple
d. Poison oak

5. Small whitish-green flowers and berries are commonly called:

a. Canada moonseed
b. Stinging clover
c. Poison sumac
d. Poison oak

6. Cosmopolitan in distribution in the world particularly in moist and hilly areas, open woods, old fields and roadsides, grows as a tall plant sometimes in large colonies and is commonly called

a. Itchy Michelson
b. Poison Ivy
c. Poison Oak
d. Stinging Nettle

7. 10 paired leaflets with smooth edges in swampy areas, commonly called

a. Nightshade
b. Poison Ivy
c. Stinging Nettle
d. Poison Sumac

8. Which poisonous plant has a name like a part of an animal?

a. Dogweed
b. Horsetails
c. Foxgloves
d. All of the above

9. Which poisonous plant sounds like food but ponies won’t eat it?

a. Grasscook
b. Chickweed
c. Buttercup
d. All of the above

10. Which tree is common in gardens and cultivated grounds, with yellow dangly flowers?

a. Oak
b. Laburnum
c. Cherry
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

11. When is Foxglove most palatable?

a. Competition stage
b. Ceremony stage
c. Rosette stage
d. All of the above

12. Which seed can be addictive to ponies?

a. Acorn
b. Horse chestnut
c. Conker
d. All of the above

13. What kind of party would help rid your paddock of this poisonous plant?

a. House
b. Ragwort
c. Pool
d. All of the above

14. The hairs lining the seed pods contain serotonin and the protein mucuna causes severe itching when the pods are touched.

a. Mucuna
b. Abrus
c. Striga
d. All of the above

15. Commonly known as jequirity bean, rosary pea, or crab-eye seed; it is a herbaceous flowering plant.

a. Bombax ceiba
b. Abrus precatorius
c. Abrus pulchellus
d. All of the above

16. Nux is a widely distributed poisonous plant. Commonly called…

a. Strychnos nux vomica (Family: Loganiaceae)
b. Strychnos vomica (Family: Leguminosae)
c. Nux vomica strychnos (Family: Verbenaceae)
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

1. (a) 2. (d) 3. (a) 4. (b) 5. (d) 6. (d) 7. (d) 8. (b)
9. (c) 10. (b) 11. (c) 12. (a) 13. (b) 14. (a) 15. (b) 16. (a)

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