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  • 1. 

    What are male zebras called?

    • A.

      Colt

    • B.

      Stallions

    • C.

      Buck

    • D.

      Ram

    Correct Answer
    B. Stallions
    Explanation
    Male zebras are called stallions. This term is commonly used to refer to adult male horses as well. Stallions are known for their strength and dominance within the zebra herd. They play an important role in mating and protecting the group from potential threats. The term "colt" typically refers to a young male horse, while "buck" is used to describe male deer, and "ram" is the term for male sheep.

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  • 2. 

    Sailor, Dead Leaf, Paper Kite, Blue Striped Crow, Julia and Great Egg Fly are all names of what?

    • A.

      Honeybees

    • B.

      Parrots

    • C.

      Butterflies

    • D.

      Sparrows

    Correct Answer
    C. Butterflies
    Explanation
    The names Sailor, Dead Leaf, Paper Kite, Blue Striped Crow, Julia, and Great Egg Fly are all commonly used names for different species of butterflies. Butterflies are known for their vibrant colors and delicate wings, and these names reflect the variety and diversity of butterfly species.

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  • 3. 

    Of major insect groups, which are the only ones with just one pair of wings?

    • A.

      Houseflies

    • B.

      Mosquitoes

    • C.

      Cockroaches

    • D.

      Dragonflies

    Correct Answer
    A. Houseflies
    Explanation
    Houseflies are the only major insect group with just one pair of wings. This is because their hind wings have evolved into tiny structures called halteres, which help them maintain balance during flight. Mosquitoes, cockroaches, and dragonflies, on the other hand, have two pairs of wings. Mosquitoes and cockroaches have a pair of forewings and hindwings, while dragonflies have two pairs of large wings that they use for flying.

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  • 4. 

    The great Indian Bustard is found which Indian state?

    • A.

      Madhya Pradesh

    • B.

      Assam

    • C.

      Karnataka

    • D.

      Rajasthan

    Correct Answer
    D. Rajasthan
    Explanation
    The great Indian Bustard is found in the state of Rajasthan.

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  • 5. 

    Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History is situated at:

    • A.

      Coimbatore

    • B.

      Cochin

    • C.

      Bombay

    • D.

      Ootacomand

    Correct Answer
    A. Coimbatore
    Explanation
    The Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History is located in Coimbatore.

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  • 6. 

    How many eyes does an earthworm have?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      0

    • C.

      12

    • D.

      6

    Correct Answer
    B. 0
    Explanation
    Earthworms do not have eyes. They are blind and rely on other sensory organs to navigate their environment.

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  • 7. 

    The phenomenon of summer sleep by animals is called?

    • A.

      Hibernation

    • B.

      Incubation

    • C.

      Estivation

    • D.

      Gestation

    Correct Answer
    C. Estivation
    Explanation
    Estivation is the correct answer because it refers to the phenomenon of summer sleep by animals. During estivation, animals enter a state of dormancy to conserve energy and avoid harsh environmental conditions such as extreme heat and drought. This allows them to survive in arid regions or during hot summer months when food and water may be scarce. Hibernation, on the other hand, is a state of dormancy that occurs during winter to conserve energy and survive cold temperatures. Incubation refers to the process of keeping eggs warm for hatching, and gestation is the period of development of an embryo or fetus in the womb of a female animal.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following is not obtained from the bark of a tree?

    • A.

      Quinine

    • B.

      Tannin

    • C.

      Cinnamon

    • D.

      Bhang

    Correct Answer
    D. Bhang
    Explanation
    Bhang is not obtained from the bark of a tree. Bhang is a preparation of cannabis, which is derived from the leaves and flowers of the cannabis plant, not from the bark of a tree. Quinine, Tannin, and Cinnamon, on the other hand, can be obtained from the bark of certain trees. Quinine is extracted from the bark of the cinchona tree, Tannin is found in the bark of various tree species, and Cinnamon is obtained from the inner bark of the Cinnamomum tree.

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  • 9. 

    The first species of an agricultural crop produced scientifically by humans was:

    • A.

      Triticale

    • B.

      Bt cotton

    • C.

      Sorghum

    • D.

      Chickkpea

    Correct Answer
    A. Triticale
    Explanation
    Triticale is the correct answer because it is the first species of an agricultural crop that was produced through scientific methods by humans. Triticale is a hybrid grain that was created by crossbreeding wheat and rye. It was developed in the late 19th century and has since become an important crop due to its high yield and nutritional value.

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  • 10. 

    Which is the only bird sanctuary in Uttarakhand?

    • A.

      Nanda devi Sanctuary

    • B.

      Ascot sanctuary

    • C.

      Assan Barrage Sanctuary

    • D.

      Rajaji national park

    Correct Answer
    C. Assan Barrage Sanctuary
    Explanation
    Assan Barrage Sanctuary is the only bird sanctuary in Uttarakhand. This sanctuary is located near Dehradun and is a popular destination for birdwatchers. It is home to a wide variety of bird species, including both resident and migratory birds. The sanctuary provides a suitable habitat for birds due to the presence of a large water body created by the Assan Barrage. This attracts a diverse range of avian species, making it an important conservation area for birds in Uttarakhand.

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  • 11. 

    Which of the following is not a Biosphere Reserve?

    • A.

      Agasthyamala

    • B.

      Panchamarhi

    • C.

      Nallamala

    • D.

      Nilgiri

    Correct Answer
    C. Nallamala
    Explanation
    The question asks for the option that is not a Biosphere Reserve. Agasthyamala, Panchamarhi, and Nilgiri are all Biosphere Reserves, but Nallamala is not. Therefore, the correct answer is Nallamala.

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  • 12. 

    Transport of food from leaves to other parts of plant is termed as?

    • A.

      Scivation

    • B.

      Translocation

    • C.

      Upsuction

    • D.

      Transpiration

    Correct Answer
    B. Translocation
    Explanation
    Translocation is the correct answer because it refers to the process of transporting food, such as sugars and nutrients, from the leaves to other parts of the plant. This process is essential for the plant's growth and development, as it ensures that all parts of the plant receive the necessary nutrients and energy for their functioning.

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  • 13. 

    Which crop in Maharashtra is known as White Gold?

    • A.

      Oats

    • B.

      Barley

    • C.

      Rice

    • D.

      Cotton

    Correct Answer
    D. Cotton
    Explanation
    Cotton is known as White Gold in Maharashtra because it is a major cash crop in the region and contributes significantly to the state's economy. The term "White Gold" refers to the high value and importance of cotton as it is a valuable commodity and a significant source of income for farmers in Maharashtra. The state has favorable climatic conditions for cotton cultivation, leading to its widespread production and earning it the nickname "White Gold."

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  • 14. 

    The crop which considers frost as its enemy is:

    • A.

      Rubber

    • B.

      Tea

    • C.

      Tobacco

    • D.

      Coffee

    Correct Answer
    C. Tobacco
    Explanation
    Tobacco is the crop that considers frost as its enemy. Frost can damage the leaves and affect the growth and quality of tobacco plants. Tobacco plants are sensitive to cold temperatures, and frost can cause the leaves to wilt, turn brown, and eventually die. Therefore, tobacco farmers need to take precautions to protect their crops from frost by using techniques such as covering the plants or using heaters to raise the temperature in the fields.

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  • 15. 

    The only snake that builds a nest is?

    • A.

      Desert Adder

    • B.

      Rattle Snake

    • C.

      King Cobra

    • D.

      Boa Constictor

    Correct Answer
    C. King Cobra
    Explanation
    The King Cobra is the only snake that builds a nest. While most snakes lay their eggs and leave them unattended, the female King Cobra constructs a nest made of leaves, twigs, and other materials to provide a safe environment for her eggs. She stays with the nest until the eggs hatch, protecting them from potential threats. This behavior is unique to the King Cobra, making it the correct answer.

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  • 16. 

    This half-zebra-half-horse animal species went into extinction in the year 1883. This one of the most famous species of Africa, went into extinction due to excessive hunting. Name it.

    • A.

      Aurochs

    • B.

      Blue Buck

    • C.

      Quagga

    • D.

      Imposter Hutia

    Correct Answer
    C. Quagga
    Explanation
    The Quagga, a half-zebra-half-horse species, went extinct in 1883 due to excessive hunting. It was one of the most famous species in Africa.

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  • 17. 

    A group of owl is called a?

    • A.

      Mob

    • B.

      Parliament

    • C.

      Ministry

    • D.

      Hub

    Correct Answer
    B. Parliament
    Explanation
    A group of owls is called a "parliament" because it is believed that owls are wise and intelligent creatures, similar to the members of a governing body. The term "parliament" also conveys a sense of organization and hierarchy, which is often seen in owl communities where they have specific roles and responsibilities within the group.

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  • 18. 

    One of the oldest sight hound dog breeds, this one is regarded as the dumbest dog breed:

    • A.

      African Hound

    • B.

      Spanish Water dog

    • C.

      American Alsatian

    • D.

      Poodle

    Correct Answer
    A. African Hound
    Explanation
    The African Hound is regarded as the dumbest dog breed because it is one of the oldest sight hound dog breeds. Sight hounds are known for their independent and aloof nature, which can sometimes be interpreted as lack of intelligence. Additionally, the African Hound may not be as easily trainable as other breeds, further contributing to its reputation as being less intelligent.

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  • 19. 

    Which type of squirrel inhabits your garden in India?

    • A.

      The Hoar-bellied squirrel

    • B.

      The Malayan giant squirrel

    • C.

      The five stripped palm squirrel.

    Correct Answer
    C. The five stripped palm squirrel.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the five stripped palm squirrel. This type of squirrel is commonly found in gardens in India. It is known for its distinct five stripes running along its body, and it is often seen scurrying around trees and bushes in residential areas. The Hoar-bellied squirrel and the Malayan giant squirrel are not typically found in gardens in India, making the five stripped palm squirrel the most likely option.

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  • 20. 

    What is the most abundant species of bird in the world?

    • A.

      The house crow

    • B.

      The red-billed Quelea

    • C.

      The house Sparrow

    Correct Answer
    B. The red-billed Quelea
    Explanation
    The red-billed Quelea is considered the most abundant species of bird in the world due to its large population size. These birds are found in sub-Saharan Africa and are known for their ability to form massive flocks, sometimes numbering in the millions. They are highly adaptable and can thrive in various habitats, including grasslands, savannas, and agricultural areas. The Quelea's abundance is also attributed to its reproductive capabilities, as they breed rapidly and can produce multiple broods in a single year. This combination of factors has led to the red-billed Quelea being recognized as the most abundant bird species globally.

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