Animal Kingdom MCQs Multiple Choice Questions with Answers

1. The name Animalia is derived from Latin, anima, what does it mean?
a) Life
b) Backbone
c) Breath or soul
d) Milk giving
Answer: c) Breath or soul

2. Kingdom Animalia consists of all animals which are…?
a) Unicellular
b) Multicellular
c) Colonial
d) Multicellular or unicellular
Answer: b) Multicellular

3. Which group or phylum of animals is the simplest and least complex?
a) Eumetazoa
b) Radiata
c) Cnidaria
d) Porifera
Answer: d) Porifera

4. The animals which do not have a body cavity are grouped under…?
a) Pseudocoelomata
b) Acoelomata
c) Coelomata
d) None of these
Answer: b) Acoelomata

5. Which of the following are true coelomates?
a) Annelids
b) Aschelminthes
c) Platyhelminthes
d) Coelenterates
Answer: a) Annelids

6. Which one of the following is bilaterally symmetrical and triploblastic?
a) Sponges
b) Aschelminthes (roundworms)
c) Coelenterates (cnidarians)
d) Ctenophores
Answer: b) Aschelminthes (roundworms)

7. The members of the Radiata have how many layers of cells in their bodies?
a) Three
b) Two
c) One
d) Four
Answer: b) Two

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8. Read the below characteristics and guess the phylum name?
• They are triploblastic, acoelomate, and bilaterally symmetrical
• They may be free-living or parasites
• The body has a soft covering with or without cilia
a) Annelida
b) Platyhelminthes
c) Cnidaria
d) Porifera
Answer: b) Platyhelminthes

9. How many phyla are in the kingdom Animalia?
a) 51
b) 31
c) 10
d) 20
Answer: b) 31

10. The phylum Cnidaria generally includes the animals which are…?
a) Radially symmetrical and diploblastic
b) Radially symmetrical and triploblastic
c) Bilaterally symmetrical and triploblastic
d) Biradially symmetrical and diploblastic
Answer: a) Radially symmetrical and diploblastic

11. Roundworms also called nematodes; belong to which phylum?
a) Cnidaria
b) Platyhelminthes
c) Nemathelminthes
d) Annelida
Answer: c) Nemathelminthes

12. Which of the following phylum is the biggest and contains more species than other phyla?
a) Nematoda
b) Cnidaria
c) Annelida
d) Arthropoda
Answer: d) Arthropoda

13. The largest living vertebrate is…?
a) Whales
b) Sharks
c) Dolphins
d) Camels
Answer: a) Whales

14. Which of the following class has the largest number of animals?
a) Insecta
b) Mammalia
c) Pisces
d) Reptilia
Answer: a) Insecta

15. Salamanders belong to which of the following class?
a) Aves
b) Amphibian
c) Pisces
d) Reptilia
Answer: b) Amphibian

16. Which of the following is the incorrect association between given pairs?
a) Nematoda ↔ roundworms, pseudocoelomate
b) Calcarea ↔ gastrovascular cavity, coelom present
c) Echinodermata ↔ coelom present, bilateral symmetry
d) Platyhelminthes ↔ gastrovascular cavity, flatworms, acoelomate
Answer: b) Calcarea ↔ gastrovascular cavity, coelom present

17. Flame cells also called solenocytes are the main excretory structures of…?
a) Cnidaria
b) Platyhelminthes
c) Nemathelminthes
d) Annelida
Answer: b) Platyhelminthes

18. Classification of phylum Porifera is based upon which of the following?
a) Branching
b) Symmetry
c) Spicules
d) Reproduction
Answer: c) Spicules

19. Which of the following group does not contain polyp?
a) Anthozoa
b) Hydrozoa
c) Calcarea
d) Scyphozoa
Answer: c) Calcarea

20. Notochord occurs all through the length of the body and throughout life in…?
a) Hemichordata
b) Urochordata
c) Vertebrata
d) Cephalochordata
Answer: d) Cephalochordata

21. Which of the following group of animals belong to the same phylum?
a) Malarial parasite, Amoeba, Mosquito
b) Earthworm, Pinworm, Tapeworm
c) Sponge, sea anemone, Starfish
d) Prawn, Scorpion, Locusta
Answer: d) Prawn, Scorpion, Locusta

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