Biology MCQs

Zoology MCQs with Answers

What is the scientific study of animals called?
a) Zoology
b) Botany
c) Mycology
d) Ecology
Answer: a) Zoology

Which of the following is NOT a type of vertebrate animal?
a) Fish
b) Bird
c) Insect
d) Mammal
Answer: c) Insect

What is the term used to describe animals that have a backbone?
a) Invertebrates
b) Vertebrates
c) Arthropods
d) Mollusks
Answer: b) Vertebrates

Which of the following is the largest group of invertebrate animals?
a) Mollusks
b) Arthropods
c) Cnidarians
d) Echinoderms
Answer: b) Arthropods

Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of mammals?
a) Laying eggs
b) Producing milk
c) Having hair or fur
d) Being warm-blooded
Answer: a) Laying eggs

What is the study of animal behavior called?
a) Ethology
b) Ecology
c) Genetics
d) Anatomy
Answer: a) Ethology

What is the largest animal on Earth?
a) Blue whale
b) African elephant
c) Giraffe
d) Polar bear
Answer: a) Blue whale

Which of the following is a type of invertebrate animal with a soft body and often a hard shell?
a) Mollusk
b) Arachnid
c) Annelid
d) Cnidarian
Answer: a) Mollusk

What is the process of shedding an old exoskeleton and growing a new one called?
a) Molting
b) Metamorphosis
c) Reproduction
d) Hibernation
Answer: a) Molting

Which of the following is a type of vertebrate animal with feathers?
a) Fish
b) Bird
c) Reptile
d) Amphibian
Answer: b) Bird

What is the study of the evolutionary history of species called?
a) Ecology
b) Genetics
c) Phylogenetics
d) Taxonomy
Answer: c) Phylogenetics

Which of the following is NOT a type of symmetry found in animals?
a) Radial symmetry
b) Bilateral symmetry
c) Asymmetry
d) Spiral symmetry
Answer: d) Spiral symmetry

What is the term used to describe animals that have a segmented body and jointed appendages?
a) Mollusks
b) Arthropods
c) Cnidarians
d) Echinoderms
Answer: b) Arthropods

What is the process of transformation from a larval form to an adult form called?
a) Molting
b) Metamorphosis
c) Reproduction
d) Hibernation
Answer: b) Metamorphosis

Which of the following is a type of invertebrate animal with stinging tentacles?
a) Mollusk
b) Arachnid
c) Annelid
d) Cnidarian
Answer: d) Cnidarian

What is the term used to describe the study of animal classification?
a) Ecology
b) Genetics
c) Phylogenetics
d) Taxonomy
Answer: d) Taxonomy

Which of the following is a type of vertebrate animal with scales?
a) Fish
b) Bird
c) Reptile
d) Amphibian
Answer: c) Reptile

What is the study of animal populations and their interactions with the environment called?
a) Ethology
b) Ecology
c) Genetics
d) Anatomy
Answer: b) Ecology

What is the process by which animals produce offspring called?
a) Molting
b) Metamorphosis
c) Reproduction
d) Hibernation
Answer: c) Reproduction

Which of the following is a type of invertebrate animal with a segmented body and a hard exoskeleton?
a) Mollusk
b) Arachnid
c) Annelid
d) Echinoderm
Answer: c) Annelid

What is the term used to describe animals that are active during the night?
a) Diurnal
b) Nocturnal
c) Crepuscular
d) Hibernating
Answer: b) Nocturnal

Which of the following is a type of vertebrate animal that can live both in water and on land?
a) Fish
b) Bird
c) Reptile
d) Amphibian
Answer: d) Amphibian

What is the term used to describe animals that feed on both plants and other animals?
a) Herbivores
b) Carnivores
c) Omnivores
d) Detritivores
Answer: c) Omnivores

What is the process of reducing body activity to conserve energy during periods of inactivity called?
a) Molting
b) Metamorphosis
c) Reproduction
d) Hibernation
Answer: d) Hibernation

Which of the following is a type of invertebrate animal with a spiny exoskeleton?
a) Mollusk
b) Arachnid
c) Annelid
d) Echinoderm
Answer: d) Echinoderm

What is the term used to describe the branch of zoology that studies insects?
a) Entomology
b) Ornithology
c) Herpetology
d) Ichthyology
Answer: a) Entomology

Which of the following is a type of vertebrate animal that lays eggs?
a) Fish
b) Bird
c) Reptile
d) Amphibian
Answer: c) Reptile

What is the term used to describe animals that feed on other animals?
a) Herbivores
b) Carnivores
c) Omnivores
d) Detritivores
Answer: b) Carnivores

What is the term used to describe the study of bird species?
a) Entomology
b) Ornithology
c) Herpetology
d) Ichthyology
Answer: b) Ornithology

Which of the following is a type of invertebrate animal with a hard exoskeleton and eight legs?
a) Mollusk
b) Arachnid
c) Annelid
d) Cnidarian
Answer: b) Arachnid

What is the term used to describe the branch of zoology that studies reptiles and amphibians?
a) Entomology
b) Ornithology
c) Herpetology
d) Ichthyology
Answer: c) Herpetology

Which of the following is a type of vertebrate animal that gives birth to live young?
a) Fish
b) Bird
c) Reptile
d) Mammal
Answer: d) Mammal

What is the term used to describe animals that feed on dead organic matter?
a) Herbivores
b) Carnivores
c) Omnivores
d) Detritivores
Answer: d) Detritivores

What is the term used to describe the branch of zoology that studies fish?
a) Entomology
b) Ornithology
c) Herpetology
d) Ichthyology
Answer: d) Ichthyology

Which of the following is a type of invertebrate animal with a soft body and a shell divided into two halves?
a) Mollusk
b) Arachnid
c) Annelid
d) Echinoderm
Answer: a) Mollusk

What is the term used to describe the branch of zoology that studies mammals?
a) Entomology
b) Ornithology
c) Herpetology
d) Mammalogy
Answer: d) Mammalogy

Which of the following is a type of vertebrate animal that can fly?
a) Fish
b) Bird
c) Reptile
d) Mammal
Answer: b) Bird

What is the term used to describe the study of animal anatomy?
a) Ethology
b) Ecology
c) Genetics
d) Comparative anatomy
Answer: d) Comparative anatomy

What is the term used to describe animals that are active during the day?
a) Diurnal
b) Nocturnal
c) Crepuscular
d) Hibernating
Answer: a) Diurnal

Which of the following is a type of invertebrate animal with a soft body and a segmented shell?
a) Mollusk
b) Arachnid
c) Annelid
d) Echinoderm
Answer: c) Annelid

What is the term used to describe the branch of zoology that studies the behavior of animals in their natural habitats?
a) Ethology
b) Ecology
c) Genetics
d) Behaviorism
Answer: b) Ecology

Which of the following is a type of vertebrate animal with gills and fins?
a) Fish
b) Bird
c) Reptile
d) Amphibian
Answer: a) Fish

What is the term used to describe animals that eat only plants?
a) Herbivores
b) Carnivores
c) Omnivores
d) Detritivores
Answer: a) Herbivores

What is the term used to describe the branch of zoology that studies the structure and function of animal bodies?
a) Ethology
b) Ecology
c) Genetics
d) Anatomy
Answer: d) Anatomy

Which of the following is a type of invertebrate animal with a radial body plan?
a) Mollusk
b) Arachnid
c) Annelid
d) Cnidarian
Answer: d) Cnidarian

What is the term used to describe the branch of zoology that studies the genetics of animals?
a) Ethology
b) Ecology
c) Genetics
d) Comparative anatomy
Answer: c) Genetics

Which of the following is a type of vertebrate animal with a streamlined body and fins?
a) Fish
b) Bird
c) Reptile
d) Amphibian
Answer: a) Fish

What is the term used to describe animals that can regulate their body temperature internally?
a) Ectotherms
b) Endotherms
c) Poikilotherms
d) Homeotherms
Answer: b) Endotherms

What is the term used to describe the branch of zoology that studies the behavior and communication of animals?
a) Ethology
b) Ecology
c) Genetics
d) Behaviorism
Answer: a) Ethology

Which of the following is a type of invertebrate animal with a soft body and a muscular foot?
a) Mollusk
b) Arachnid
c) Annelid
d) Echinoderm
Answer: a) Mollusk

What is the term used to describe the branch of zoology that studies the behavior and ecology of animals in their natural habitats?
a) Ethology
b) Ecology
c) Genetics
d) Behaviorism
Answer: b) Ecology

Which of the following is a type of vertebrate animal with smooth, moist skin?
a) Fish
b) Bird
c) Reptile
d) Amphibian
Answer: d) Amphibian

What is the term used to describe animals that eat only meat?
a) Herbivores
b) Carnivores
c) Omnivores
d) Detritivores
Answer: b) Carnivores

What is the term used to describe the branch of zoology that studies the classification and naming of animals?
a) Ethology
b) Ecology
c) Genetics
d) Taxonomy
Answer: d) Taxonomy

Which of the following is a type of invertebrate animal with a hard exoskeleton and jointed appendages?
a) Mollusk
b) Arachnid
c) Annelid
d) Echinoderm
Answer: b) Arachnid

What is the term used to describe the branch of zoology that studies the behavior and social organization of animals?
a) Ethology
b) Ecology
c) Genetics
d) Sociobiology
Answer: d) Sociobiology

Which of the following is a type of vertebrate animal with feathers and the ability to fly?
a) Fish
b) Bird
c) Reptile
d) Mammal
Answer: b) Bird

What is the term used to describe animals that have the ability to live in both water and on land?
a) Ectotherms
b) Endotherms
c) Poikilotherms
d) Amphibians
Answer: d) Amphibians

What is the term used to describe the branch of zoology that studies the physiology of animals?
a) Ethology
b) Ecology
c) Genetics
d) Physiology
Answer: d) Physiology

Which of the following is a type of invertebrate animal with a soft body and a hard outer shell?
a) Mollusk
b) Arachnid
c) Annelid
d) Echinoderm
Answer: a) Mollusk

What is the term used to describe animals that regulate their body temperature based on the temperature of their environment?
a) Ectotherms
b) Endotherms
c) Poikilotherms
d) Homeotherms
Answer: a) Ectotherms

Which of the following is a type of vertebrate animal with a four-chambered heart?
a) Fish
b) Bird
c) Reptile
d) Mammal
Answer: d) Mammal

What is the term used to describe the branch of zoology that studies the structure and function of animal tissues?
a) Histology
b) Ecology
c) Genetics
d) Anatomy
Answer: a) Histology

Which of the following is a type of invertebrate animal with a hard exoskeleton and a segmented body?
a) Mollusk
b) Arachnid
c) Annelid
d) Cnidarian
Answer: b) Arachnid

What is the term used to describe animals that have a constant body temperature regardless of their environment?
a) Ectotherms
b) Endotherms
c) Poikilotherms
d) Homeotherms
Answer: b) Endotherms

Which of the following is a type of vertebrate animal with a beak and feathers?
a) Fish
b) Bird
c) Reptile
d) Mammal
Answer: b) Bird

What is the term used to describe animals that are inactive during the winter to conserve energy?
a) Ectotherms
b) Endotherms
c) Poikilotherms
d) Hibernating
Answer: d) Hibernating

Which of the following is a type of invertebrate animal with a soft body and a mantle?
a) Mollusk
b) Arachnid
c) Annelid
d) Cnidarian
Answer: a) Mollusk

What is the term used to describe the branch of zoology that studies the reproductive behavior of animals?
a) Ethology
b) Ecology
c) Genetics
d) Reproductive biology
Answer: d) Reproductive biology

Which of the following is a type of vertebrate animal with a backbone and spinal cord?
a) Fish
b) Bird
c) Reptile
d) Mammal
Answer: d) Mammal

 

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