Entomology MCQs Set I


The quiz is designed to assess your understanding about the Agriculture Entomology. These MCQss is prepared by the Professors of Agri Entomology department and very much helpful for CSS, PMS, NTS, PPSC, FPSC, SPSC, lecturer, GRE Subject and all other competitive examinations. Choose the best answer from four given options. The answer keys is given at the end of the test


Entomology MCQs Set I

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  1. Insects are thought to be so very successful because of




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  3. For their size, insects are much stronger than man because




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  5. Insects are considered to be beneficial because they are




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  7. The most important vectors (transmission agents) of human disease would probably be




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  9. The most important reason for the success of insects as a group is probably




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  11. In grasshoppers, the sclerite on the front of the head located between the frons & the labrum is




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  13. The modified hind wings in flies (used for balance) are called:




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  15. Another name for an insect walking leg is:




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  17. A spray that kills insects when they touch it is called




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  19. You find something crawling on your dog that looks like a small flat brown bug; it has eight legs. It is:




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  21. Mosquito males locate females by using:




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  23. The use of X-ray irradiated flies for pest management is an example of:




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  25. What is the mode of action of organophosphate insecticides?




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  27. More than 500 species of insects are currently resistant to one or more pesticides. How are insects able to resist the toxic action of pesticides?




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  29. Ants are:




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  31. The greatest threat to biodiversity in terms of the percentage of species affected is:




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  33. Mutualisms have evolved between:




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  35. The notion that preservation of one species (often a “charismatic” organism that acts as a “flagship species”) may aid in the preservation of many others is often called:




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  37. Current uses of genetically modified organisms include:




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  39. Pathogen derived resistance refers to:




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  41. The highest, or most developed, form of sociality among insects is referred to as:




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  43. Some of the evolutionary advantages of social behavior include:




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  45. Worker honey bees in a colony:




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  47. Honey bee caste determination is:




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  49. Termites differ from honeybees in that they:




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  51. Family of the Droscha magniferae:




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  53. The two most important structural insect pests in urban situations are:




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  55. Family of the Emmalocera deprcsella:




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  57. Family of the Spodoptera litura:




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  59. Family of the Pectinophora gossypiella:




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  61. Family of the Bemisia tabaci:




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  63. An example(s) of a relative method to assess economic threshold levels for an insect pest is:




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  65. Quarantine of an insect pest involves:




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  67. The equilibrium level in an insect population:




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  69. What is the insect auditory sense structure that detects sound (analogous to the human ear) called?




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  71. Insects can create vibrations that are transmitted through a substrate




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  73. Examples of some density-independent mortality factors in insect populations are:




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  75. Which of the following responses occur when predators interact with prey populations?




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  77. An example of a biological control against insects is the use of




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  79. As human consumers become less tolerant of insect damage on fruit, the economic thresholds for fruit pests are likely to:




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  81. Which of these is NOT considered an insect growth regulator?




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  83. Organophosphate and carbamate insecticides work by disrupting an insect's:




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  85. The sterile-male technique would probably not work well for an insect pest whose:




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  87. Which of these is an "unbiased" sampling strategy?




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  89. Breeding nursey stock for higher levels of secondary plant compounds would be an example of:




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  91. Which of these is likely to be regarded as the most "useful" biological control agent




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  93. To which of these groups do insect pathogens belong?




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  95. Pest outbreaks tend to occur when:




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  97. Biological control is likely to be most effective when the predator or parasite has a:




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  99. Which insect orders contain species that are important pests of domestic animals?




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  101. Which control strategy is likely to have the greatest impact on non-target organisms?




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  103. Which insect order is most closely related to Diptera?




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  105. To which class of arthropods do lobsters and shrimp belong?




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  107. The order Hemiptera contains:




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  109. Which order is not holometabolous?




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  111. Which order is exclusively herbivorous?




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  113. Which order is exclusively parasitic?




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  115. Sucking mouthparts are NOT found in:




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  117. All ametabolous insects are:




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  119. Immatures of the Neuroptera would be classified as:




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  121. What do the orders Mantodea, Dermaptera, and Isoptera have in common?




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  123. Which insect order is most closely related to Dermaptera?




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  125. Which arthropods have chelicerae?




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  127. The order Orthoptera contains:




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  129. Which characteristic would not be found in the Onychophora?




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  131. Which order is exclusively hematophagous (blood feeders)?




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  133. Which structure is always associated with the Hymenoptera?




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  135. Chewing mouthparts never occur in:




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  137. All neopterous insects are:




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  139. Which developmental stage is found only in the Ephemeroptera?




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  141. Which orders are most important in the transmission of human disease?




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  143. A naiad is best described as a(n):




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  145. Which order is most closely related to Dermaptera?




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  147. Chelicerate arthropods include:




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  149. Which statement is true for all crustacea?




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  151. Which insect order is never associated with plants?




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  153. Human disease pathogens are transmitted by which order?




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  155. Odonata and Plecoptera are similar because both have:




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  157. Which insect order never lives in aquatic environments?




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  159. Hemiptera and Hymenoptera are similar because both have:




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  161. Which insect order is most commonly found in soil litter?




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  163. In a male insect, which structure would lie below (ventral to) the anus?




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  165. Which compound would be found in the exocuticle but NOT in the endocuticle?




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  167. To which body segment are the elytra attached?




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  169. The shell of an insect's egg is called the:




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  171. Damage symptoms of the emmalocera depressella?




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  173. Which structure is unicellular?




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  175. What is the function of the micropyle in an insect's egg?




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  177. Which mouthparts lie between the labrum and the maxillae?




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  179. A line of weakness between adjacent sclerites that breaks during molting is called a




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  181. Chitin is most abundant in which part of the exoskeleton?




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  183. In a male insect, which structure would lie above (dorsal to) the anus?




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  185. To which body segment are the halters attached?




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  187. Which structure lies between the buccal cavity and the salivarium?




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  189. What type of chemical monomer forms the backbone of a chitin molecule?




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  191. Which structure(s) would be found on an insect's pretarsus?




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  193. Indirect flight muscles cause wing movement by:




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  195. What is the maximum number of ocelli that may be found in an adult insect?




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  197. Which sclerite lies below (ventral to) the frons?




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