Topicwise Questions - Insects

1. In which one of the following kinds of organisms is the phenomenon found wherein the female kills the male after copulation?

  1. Dragonfly
  2. Honeybee
  3. Spider
  4. Pit viper

2. Which of the following animals has a clitellum (a swollen, glandular, saddlelike region that forms a cocoon for their eggs)?

  1. Millipede
  2. Centipede
  3. Earthworm
  4. Ringworm

3. How do most insects respire?

  1. through skin
  2. through gills
  3. with the help of lungs
  4. through a tracheal system

4. Which acid is present in bee sting?

  1. Citric Acid
  2. Acetic Acid
  3. Sulphuric Acid
  4. Formic Acid

5. Which of the following breathe through spiracles?

  1. Fishes
  2. Mammals
  3. Insects
  4. Birds

6. Which of the following breathes through its skin?

  1. Grasshopper
  2. Earthworm
  3. Sparrow
  4. Cockroach

7. The poison of honey bee or ant is ______ in nature.

  1. Acidic
  2. Alkaline
  3. Salty
  4. Inert

8. Silk is made by the silk moth in which stage of its life cycle?

  1. Egg
  2. Caterpillar
  3. Pupa
  4. Fully grown moth

9. Musca domestica is the scientific name of –

  1. Butterfly
  2. Mosquito
  3. Housefly
  4. Cockroach

10. What type of creature is a tarantula?

  1. Spider
  2. Octopus
  3. Butterfly
  4. Cockroach

11. Which one of the following belongs to mollusca?

  1. Haliotis
  2. Hare
  3. Hydra
  4. Hyla

12. Which one of the following is the smallest flying insect?

  1. Tinkerbella
  2. Kikiki Huna
  3. Little Blue Dragonlet
  4. Roseate Skimmer

13. The study of insects is known as –

  1. Etymology
  2. Entomology
  3. Ornithology
  4. Osteology

14. How many pairs of legs do insects have?

  1. Two
  2. Three
  3. Four
  4. Two or three


15. The legs of insects are joined to its -

  1. Head
  2. Abdomen
  3. Thorax
  4. Both abdomen and thorax

16. Which of the following are a different species of grasshoppers?

  1. Locusts
  2. Wasps
  3. Butterflies
  4. Cicada

17. Which of these have historically caused extensive damage to crops?

  1. Butterflies
  2. Cockroaches
  3. Beetles
  4. Locusts

18. Rearing of which of these insects is known as apiculture?

  1. Butterflies
  2. Bees
  3. Beetles
  4. Silkworms

19. Queen Alexandra’s birdwing is a well known species of -

  1. Butterfly
  2. Cockroach
  3. Beetle
  4. Honey Bee