MCQs on Zoology in Science Multiple Choice Questions and Answers

MCQs on Zoology in Science Multiple Choice Questions and Answers

Zoology in Science – Definition


The word Zoology is derived from two Greek words; Zoo means animal and Logos means to study.

So the study of animals is called Zoology. It is the branch of Science in which we study the life of different animals,their origin,forms and structure their habitat and various complex processes occurring within them. So Zoology is one of the broadest field in all of the sciences which gives us information about animals in all aspects from simple towards complex forms and structure.

All of these Zoology MCQs are preferably for test / interview preparation for BSc, MSc, BS (Hons), NTS, FPSC, PPSC, PTS, CSS and all other competitive examination for foreign study including overseas students.

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Zoology in Science MCQs (Short Questions and Answers)


Q1. In zoology the word zoo mean______________.

  1. Plant
  2. animal
  3. none
  4. both a  and b

Answer: b

Q2. The study of fishes is called__________.

  1. genetics
  2. histology
  3. parasitology
  4. ichthyology

Answer: d

Q3. Cichlids is one of the large group of _________

  1. Plant
  2. animal
  3. fishes
  4. both a  and b

Answer: c

Q4. Feeding habits of Eretmodus is:

  1. insect pickers
  2. algae scrapers
  3. scale eaters
  4. none

Answer: b

Q5. Insect pickers is feeding habits of:

  1. Eretmodus
  2. Perissodus
  3. Tranganicodus
  4. none

Answer: c

Q6. Scale eaters cichlids are called Perrissodus.                 True/false

Answer: True

Q7. Many cichlids brood their young in their_________.

  1. throat
  2. mouth

Answer: b

Q8. The study of internal structure of organisms and their parts is:

  1. Ecology
  2. Anatomy

Answer: b

Q9. The study of the structure and function of cells is:

  1. Systematics
  2. Cytology
  3. Physiology
  4. Genetics

Answer: b

Q10. Ecology is the study of the interaction of organisms with their______.

  1. environment
  2. habitat
  3. community
  4. all are incorrect

Answer: a


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Q11. The conversion of fertilized egg to birth or hatching is called Embryology.           True/False

Answer: True

Q12. The transmission of traits from parents to offspring is:

  1. Entomology
  2. Histology
  3. Parasitology
  4. Genetics

Answer: d

Q13. Histology is the study of:

  1. Embryo
  2. Brain
  3. Neuron
  4. Tissues
  5. none

Answer: d

Q14. The study of subcellular details of animal structure and function is called Molecular biology.   True/False

Answer: True

Q15. The study of animals which live in or on other organisms is called physiology.      True/False

Answer: False (parasitology)

Q16. The study of the classification and the evolutionary interrelationships among animal groups is:

  1. Physiology
  2. Systematic
  3. Herpetology

Answer: b

Q17. The study of the function of organisms and their parts is called physiology.       True/False

Answer: True

Q18. Entomology includes:

  1. Amphibians
  2. Reptiles
  3. Insects
  4. Mammals
  5. Birds

Answer: c

Q19. The study of amphibians and reptiles is called Ornithology.    True/False

Answer: False (Herpetology)

Q20. The study of mammals is called_________.

  1. Ornithology
  2. Protozoology
  3. Mammalogy
  4. Herpetology

Answer: c


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Q21. The study of birds is called protozoology.    True/False

Answer: False (Ornithology)

Q22. Protozoology is the study of:

  1. Sperm
  2. Gamete
  3. Protozoa
  4. Eukaryotes

Answer: c

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