Biology Previous Year Questions Of Diversity in Living World for NDA

### Previous Year Questions Of Diversity in Living World for NDA

Q 2754201154

Cell wall of any fungns is different from plants in having
NDA Paper 2 2017
(A)

cellulose.

(B)

chitin

(C)

cholesterol

(D)

glycogen

Solution:

Correct Answer is => (B) chitin
Q 2307123088

In which one of the following animal is skin a respiratory organ?
NDA Paper 2 2008
(A)

Cockroach

(B)

Frog

(C)

Shark

(D)

Whale

Solution:

Frog's skin is soft, smooth and loose. It always moist and slimy as a result of mucus secreted by cutaneous glands. Therefore, frog's skin serves as an important accessory respiratory organ.
Correct Answer is => (B) Frog
Q 2377612586

Which one of the following is not a mammal?
NDA Paper 2 2009
(A)

Dolphin

(B)

Shark

(C)

Seal

(D)

Whale

Solution:

Scoliocion- dogfish (shark) belong to Class -Chondrichthyes, super-class -Pisces, Division - Gnathostomata of phylum - Chordata.
Correct Answer is => (B) Shark
Q 2387212187

To which one of the following types of organism do mushrooms belong?
NDA Paper 2 2010
(A)

Algae

(B)

Ferns

(C)

Fungi

(D)

Lichens

Solution:

The fungi constitute a unique kingdom of heterotrophic organisms. The common mushrooms are fungi, they belong to Class-Basidiomycetes and Ascomycetes.
Correct Answer is => (C) Fungi
Q 2377001886

Sandal wood tree is considered a
NDA Paper 2 2011
(A)

Total root parasite

(B)

Total stem parasite

(C)

Stem parasite

(D)

Partial root parasite

Solution:

Santalum album (Sandal wood tree) is a partial root
parasite that forms connections with the roots of a number of
nearby trees like Dalbergia, Albizzia, etc.
Correct Answer is => (D) Partial root parasite
Q 2367001885

A bee sting leaves an acid which causes pain and irritation. The injected acid is
NDA Paper 2 2011
(A)

Acetic acid

(B)

Sulphuric acid

(C)

Citric acid

(D)

Methanoic acid

Solution:

The strong of honey bee worker is a modified ovipositor. Bee sting contains methanol acid which causes pain and irritation.
Correct Answer is => (D) Methanoic acid
Q 2377801786

The common edible mushroom is a
NDA Paper 2 2011
(A)

Mass of fungal spores

(B)

Type of hypha

(C)

Tightly packed mycelium

(D)

Structure used for producing asexual spores

Solution:

Mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of higher fungi-Ascomycetes
and Basidiomycetes. Basidiocarp (fruiting body) is
divided into stipe, pileus and gill chambers. Basidiospores are
formed in gill chambers.
Correct Answer is => (C) Tightly packed mycelium
Q 2357801784

Which one among the following is the largest monkey?

NDA Paper 2 2011
(A)

Spider monkey

(B)

Baboon

(C)

Gorilla

(D)

Howler monkey

Solution:

Baboon is the largest monkey (about 120 cm) while howler monkey is biggest of all New World monkeys.
Correct Answer is => (B) Baboon
Q 2347801783

Birds like flamingos can stand on one leg. Which among the following statements relating to this is/are correct?
1. By standing on one leg flamingos can conserve body heat and energy because they can reduce great deal of surface area for the loss of heat.
2. By standing on one leg, one flamingos makes a courtship display, which is a part of ritual prior to reproduction.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
NDA Paper 2 2011
(A)

Only 1

(B)

Only 2

(C)

Both 1 and 2

(D)

Neither 1 nor 2

Solution:

The single leg of flamingos bird can receive three times as much blood per heart beat as their major muscles do. By standing on one leg they conserve body heat and energy because it can reduce great deal of surface area for the 'loss of heat.
Correct Answer is => (A) Only 1
Q 2387701687

The following two items consist of two statements, Statement. I and Statement II. You are t:o examh1e t:llese two statements carefully and select: the answers to these items using the codes given below
NDA Paper 2 2012
Solution:

Bats are net blind, but at night their ears are more important than their eyes. As they fly they produce ultrasonic blawas The returning echoes give information about anything that is ahead of them, including the size and shape of an insect and which way it is going. This system of finding their prey by echoes is called echolocation.
Correct Answer is => (A)
Q 2307601588

What are cold-blooded animals'?
NDA Paper 2 2012
(A)

Animals with blood without haemoglobin

(B)

Animals who are not ferocious

(C)

Animals whose body temperature remains constant

(D)

Animals whose body temperature varies according to the temperature of atmosphere

Solution:

Cold-blooded or poikilotherm is on organism whose temperature varies considerably according to the sorrounding temperature. They include, fish, amphibians and reptiles. The maked rnole rat is the only mammal considered to be poikilothermic.
Correct Answer is => (D) Animals whose body temperature varies according to the temperature of atmosphere
Q 2316191970

Which one among the following animals is an mammal'?
NDA Paper 2 2013
(A)

Great Indian Bustard

(B)

Gharial

(C)

Platypus

(D)

Hornbill

Solution:

The Great Indian Bustards are ostrich like in appearance and are heaviest flying birds found in India and adjoining regions of Pakistan. The Gnauial also known as gavial and fish eating crocodile is native to India subcontinent. Horn bills are family of birds found in tropical and sub tropical Africa, Asia and Melanesia.
Correct Answer is => (C) Platypus
Q 2306091878

Which one among the following animals gives birth to the biggest baby?
NDA Paper 2 2013
(A)

Elephant

(B)

Rhinoceros

(C)

Blue whale

(D)

Hippopotamus

Solution:

Blue whale is the biggest known mammal. Therefore, blue whale gives birth to the biggest baby.
Correct Answer is => (C) Blue whale