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Biology General Awareness Questions : 04th February 2020 for Pedology and chromosomes

Q1. Pedology is the science related to the study of:
(a) Atmosphere
(b) Soil
(c) Pollutants
(d) Seeds

Q2. The yellow colour of papaya is due to
(a) Papain
(b) Lycopene
(c) Caricaxznthin
(d) Carotene

Q3. Major component of cotton is-
(a) Protein
(b) Fatty acid
(c) Cellulose
(d) Glycerene

Q4. How many chromosomes are there in humans?
(a) 36
(b) 46
(c) 56
(d) 26

Q5. The strongest muscle in human body is found in
(a) Jaws
(b) Thighs
(c) Neck
(d) Hands

Q6. Which of the following is not a symptom of a heart attack?
(a) Chest pain
(b) Nausea and sweating
(c) Numbness and aching of arms
(d) Pain in legs

Q7. When does heart rest?
(a) Never
(b) While sleeping
(c) Between two beats
(d) While doing yoga

Q8. How many chambers are there in heart?
(a) 2
(b) 4
(c) 6
(d) 8

Q9. Blood is-
(a) Connective tissue
(b) Epithelial tissue
(c) Both of the above
(d) None of the above

Q10. In which category of food is the most amount of calories per unit:-
(a) Vitamins
(b) Fats
(c) Carbohydrates
(d) Proteins


S1. Ans.(b)
Sol. Pedology deals with the study of soil formation, soil morphology, and soil classification.

S2. Ans.(c)
Sol. The botanical name of papaya is ‘Carica papaya’. It is rich in carotene, which is a precursor of vitamin A. The papain enzyme presented in papaya is helpful in digestion. The yellow colour of papaya is due to present of caricaxznthin.

S3. Ans.(c)
Sol. The chemical composition of linseed (cotton) is as follows-
Cellulose – 91.00%
Water – 7.85%

S4. Ans.(b)
Sol. In humans, each cell normally contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, a total of 46.

S5. Ans.(a)
Sol. The strongest muscle based on its weight is the masseter. With all muscles of the jaw working together, it can close the teeth with a force as great as 55 pounds (25 kilograms) on the incisors or 200 pounds (90.7 kilograms) on the molars.

S6. Ans.(d)
Sol. A heart attack-medically was known as a myocardial infarction. The symptoms of heart attack include; pain or discomfort in one or both arms, back, neck, jaws or stomach. Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort other signs such as breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea of lightheadedness. As with men and women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort.

S7. Ans.(c)
Sol. Each ‘heartbeat’ consist of a contraction and relaxing of the heart muscles. When the heart contracts, it pumps blood through the blood vessels. When it relaxes, it draws blood in. It takes rest between relaxation and contraction.

S8. Ans.(b)
Sol. In humans, other mammals and birds, the heart is divided into four chambers: upper left and right atria; and lower left and right ventricles.

S9. Ans.(a)
Sol. Blood is a liquid connecting tissue. It flows inside the blood vessels and is viscous thick fluid.

S10. Ans.(b)
Sol. Fats have highest calorie value per unit because of its higher rate of oxidation due to less oxygen.

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