MCQs on Animal Kingdom

1. Which of the following animals is specialised as a very large animal with a single nostril?
a) Tortoise
b) Python
c) Shark
d) Whale

2. The milk is squirted down to the throat of the baby by muscular contraction of the mother in which of the following?
a) Rhinoceros

b) Camel
c) Whale
d) Bear

3. Retractile claws are present in which of the following?
a) Hyaena
b) Dog
c) Cat
d) Fox

4. Walruses have tusks (also known as morse) that develop from which of the following two modified teeth?
a) Lower canines
b) Upper incisors
c) Lower incisors
d) Upper canines

5. In which of the following reptiles, teeth are absent?
a) Snakes
b) Crocodiles
c) Chameleon
d) Lizards

6. Which of the following is known as “bastard wing” (Ala spuria)?
a) Tuft of small feathers on first digit

b) Tuft of small feathers on last digit
c) Wing in which barbules get connected
d) Injured wing

7. In stingray fish, sting is the modification of which part of the body?
a) Ventral fin
b) Caudal fin
c) Dorsal fin
d) Anal fin

8. What type of teeth are fangs of poisonous snakes?
a) Canines
b) Teeth of lower jaw
c) Modified teeth of lower jaw (mandible)
d) Modified teeth of upper jaw (maxilla)

9. Lizards are characterised by limbs. Which of the following lizards is a limbless lizard or legless lizard with fixed jaws?
a) Chameleon
b) Arboreal lizard
c) Glass snake lizard
d) Horned toad

10. Which of the following snakes has remnants of hind legs?
a) Python

b) Cobra
c) Blind snake
d) Krait

11. In spiny ant eater, claws are present in both fore and hind limbs. The second claw of the hind limbs is comparatively larger and curved which is used to clean spines and fur. What is the name of the claw?
a) Hallux
b) Pollex
c) Spur
d) Toilet claw

12. Echeneis (Remora) is commonly known as sucker fish. The sucker is the modification of which part of the body?
a) Ventral fin
b) Dorsal fin
c) Mouth
d) Operculum

13. Pashmina wool is believed to be better quality wool obtained from the body hair of an animal. Which is that animal found in Ladakh and Tibet?
a) Yak
b) Bison
c) Mountain goat
d) Red deer

14. Musk is obtained from the musk gland of musk deer which is present beneath the skin of the abdomen near the navel. In which of the following is musk gland present?
a) Males

b) Females
c) Both males and females
d) Only in young

15. Whales normally lack pelvic girdles and hind limbs except a type of whale which possesses vestiges of pelvic girdles and bones of hind limbs inside the body. Which is that whale?
a) Greenland whale

b) Blue whale
c) Sperm whale
d) Baleen whale

16. Which of the following mammals bear a pair of very long downwardly directed upper canines called tusks?
a) Elephants
b) Walruses
c) Seals
d) Alsatian dogs

17. Forelimbs of whales help in swimming. What is the specific name of these forelimbs?
a) Wings
b) Limbs
c) Flippers
d) Blubber

18. Mammals are basically characterized by hair, external ears (pinnae), and mammary glands. Whales being aquatic mammals lack hair on the body except at specific regions of the body. What exactly is the region where only hair is present?
a) Tail
b) Lips
c) Dorsal fin
d) Ventral region

19. Some fish bear whisker-like structures on the head called barbels. The barbels are characteristics of which category of fish?
a) Dogfish
b) Catfish
c) Ratfish
d) Frogfish

20. Platypus and Echidna (spiny anteater), commonly known as egg-laying mammals, exhibit sexual dimorphism. The males are distinguished from the females by bearing a poisonous spine-like structure on each hind limb. What is the name of that poisonous spine?
a) Nail
b) Spine
c) Claw
d) Spur



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