Chordate Diversity Past Papers & MCQs


Subject: Zoology-II (Chordate Diversity)

Time Allowed: 15 Minutes

Max Marks: 10

NOTE: Attempt this Paper on this Question Sheet only. Please encircle the correct option. Division of marks is given in front of each question. This Paper will be collected back after expiry of time limit mentioned above.


Part-I  Answer the following Questions, cutting and overwriting are not allowed. (10)

Lung fishes belong to the class

A. Chondrichthyes

B. Cephalaspidomor

C. Osteichthyes

d. Myxini

Terrestrial animals may face temperature extremes from

a. -65°C to 40°C

B. -65°C to 60°C

c. -65°C to 50°C

d. -65°C to 70°C

The most important cue for birds during migration is

A. Temperature

B. Rainfall

c. weather

d. photoperiod

4. Caecilians belong to order

A. Caudata

B. Gymnophiona

c. Anura

d. Squamata

Emperor penguins are mostly found in

A. Antartica

B. Arctic

c. Australia

d. Austria

Sinoris was discovered from

A. America

B. Iraq

c. Pakistan

d. China

The number of species in order Anura is

A. 1500

B. 3500

c. 2500

d. 4500

8. All birds are

A. viviparous

B. oviparous

c. ovoviviparous

d. parthenogenetic

Total species of Monotremes in Australia are

A. 4

B. 5

c. 6


The most important sense in Amphibians is

A. hearing

B. vision

c. smell

d. touch



Subject: Zoology-II (Chordate Diversity)

Time Allowed: 2 Hours 45 Minutes

Max Marks: 50



Part-II  Give Short Answers, Each question carries equal marks. (20)

Q#1: What are the general features of Hemichordata?

Q#2: What are Altricial chicks?

Q#3: What is Archaeopteryx?

Q#4: What is Aestivation?

Q#5: Any three characteristics of Echinoderms?

Q#6: What is cloaca?

Q#7: What is route based navigation?

Q#8: What is parietal eye?

Q#9: What regions of the amphibians brain integrate sensory information and initiate motor responses?

Q#10: What is buccopharyngeal respiration?


Part-III  Give Long Answers, Each question carries equal marks. (30)

Q#1: Write a detailed note on class Echinodermata?

Q#2: Write a detailed note on chondrichthyes?

Q#3: Write a detailed note on feathers in birds?