Biology Questions for SSC CGL Exam

Q1. Which one of the following parts of human brain is the regulating centre for swallowing and vomiting? 
(a) Cerebellum 
(b) Cerebrum 
(c) Medulla oblongata 
(d) Cortex

Q2. Cloves, used as a spice are derived from which of the following plant parts? 

(a) Seeds 
(b) Fruits 
(c) Flower buds 
(d) Leaves

Q3. Which of the following is the cellular respiratory centre? 
(a) Nucleus 
(b) Mitochondria 
(c) Ribosome 
(d) Golgi body

Q4. Bamboo is classified as 
(a) Tree 
(b) Grass 
(c) Shrub 
(d) Herb

Q5. Consider the following statements: 
1. Lichens show symbiotic association between algae and fungi. 
2. Lichens are sensitive to SO2 and indicators of pollution. 
Which of the statements given above is/are correct about lichens? 
(a) 1 only 
(b) 2 only 
(c) Both 1 and 2 
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q6. The water and mineral salts are transported to the various organs by which of the following? 
(a) Xylem 
(b) Phloem 
(c) Cortex
(d) Cambium

Q7. Production of which one of the following is associated with the function of the liver? 
(a) Lipase 
(b) Urea 
(c) Mucus 
(d) Hydrochloric acid

Q8. Acupuncture is a medical system of treatment in which— 
(a) herbs are used to relieve pain 
(b) needles are inserted into particular parts of the body to relieve pain 
(c) surgery is done to relieve pain 
(d) none of these

Q9. The age of trees is estimated by which of the following?
(a) their heights 
(b) their weights 
(c) counting the number of annual rings
(d) their elongation of roots

Q10. Which of the following is the site of RBC formation in human body?
(a) heart 
(b) spleen 
(c) liver 
(d) bone marrow

Q11. Which organ of the human body stores the carbohydrates in the form of glycogen?
(a) intestine 
(b) stomach 
(c) pancreas 
(d) liver

Q12. The study related to the fishes is called—
(a) Cryptology 
(b) Sicrotology 
(c) Ichthyology 
(d) Lepidopterology

Q13. Kuttu flour is obtained from which of the following?
(a) Tapioca 
(b) Eleusine
(c) Plantago 
(d) Fagopyrum

Q14. The study of bones is done under the branch of science called—
(a) Orology 
(b) Osteology 
(c) Seromology 
(d) Geology

Q15. Which of the following is a good source of protein? 
(a) Pea 
(b) Soyabean
(c) Black Gram 
(d) Pigeon Pea

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