Chapter 13 Photosynthesis in Higher Plants MCQs for Class 11 Biology

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Chapter 13 Photosynthesis in Higher Plants MCQs for Class 11 Biology

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Q 1.: Oxygen is not produced during photosynthesis by

(A) Nostoc

(B) Cycas

(C) Green sulphur bacteria

(D) Chara

Option – (c)

Q 2.: Photosystem II occurs in

(A) Cytochrome

(B) Grana

(C) Stroma

(D) Mitochondrial surface

Option – (b)

Q 3.: For the synthesis of one glucose molecule, the Calvin cycle operates

(A) 8 times

(B) 6 times

(C) 4 times

(D) 2 times

Option – (b)

Q 4.: Which one of the following is essential for the photolysis of water?

(A) Boron

(B) Zinc

(C) Manganese

(D) Copper

Option – (c)

Q 5.: Chlorophyll occurs in

(A) All plants except fungi

(B) All oxygen liberating autotrophs

(C) In all higher plants

(D) All photosynthetic autotrophs

Option – (b)

Q 6.: chemiosmotic theory of ATP synthesis in the chloroplasts and mitochondria is based on

(A) Protein gradient

(B) Accumulation of potassium ions

(C) Accumulation of sodium ions

(D) Membrane potential

Option – (a)

Q 7.: Which of the following is not product of the light reaction of photosynthesis?

(A) Oxygen




Option – (b)

Q 8.: A process that makes an important different between C3 and C4 plant is 

(A) Photorespiration

(B) Photosynthesis

(C) Transpiration

(D) Glycolysis

Option – (a)

Q 9.: Which element is located at the centre of the porphyrin ring in chlorophyll?

(A) Magnesium

(B) Manganese

(C) Potassium

(D) Calcium

Option – (a)

Q 10.: In Hatch and slack pathway, the primary carbon dioxide acceptor is

(A) Phosphoenolpyruvate

(B) Phosphoglyceric acid

(C) Oxaloacetic acid

(D) Rubisco

Option – (c)

Q 11.: Where are thylakoids and grana located?

(A) Lysosomes

(B) Mitochondria

(C) Chloroplasts

(D)Golgi apparatus

Option – (c)

Q 12.: Who enunciated the law of limiting factor for photosynthesis?

(A) Robert Emerson

(B) Ruben

(C) Blackman

(D) Calvin

Option – (c)

Q 13.: Which of the following statement is true for ATP?

(A) ATP is prosthetic part of an enzyme

(B) ATP is an enzyme

(C) ATP is organic ions of enzyme

(D) ATP is a Co-enzyme

Option – (d)

Q 14.: Kranz anatomy is a feature of

(A) C3 plants

(B) CAM plants

(C) C4 plants

(D) All of these

Option – (c)

Q 15.: Which of the following is a 4-carbon compound?

(A) Oxaloacetic acid

(B) Phosphoglyceric acid

(C) Ribulose biphosphate

(D) Phosphoenolpyruvate

Option – (a)

Q 16.: Which of the following process (C4 cycle) occurs in bundle sheath cells?

(A) Regeneration

(B) Fixation

(C) Carboxylation

(D) Decarboxylation

Option – (d)

Q 17.: Light reactions of photosynthesis occurs in

(A) Stroma

(B) Thylakoid

(C) Grana

(D) Cytoplasm of cell

Option – (c)

Q 18.: Water stress causes

(A) Opening of stomata

(B) Increase in metabolic rate

(C) Wilting of leaves

(D) Lesser availability of carbon dioxide

Option – (c)

Q 19.: Translocation of sugar in flowering plants occurs in the form of

(A) Glucose

(B) Sucrose

(C) Starch

(D) Maltose

Option – (b)

Q 20.: Discovery of Emerson effect has already shown the

(A) Two distinct photochemical reactions

(B) Light and dark reactions of photosynthesis

(C) Photophosphorylation

(D) Photorespiration

Option – (a)

Q 21.: Respiration and photosynthesis both require

(A) Green cell

(B) Sun lights

(C) Cytochromes

(D) Organic fuel

Option – (c)

Q 22.: Photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) represents which of the following range of wavelength?

(A) 340-450 nm

(B) 400-700 nm

(C) 450-950 nm

(D) 500-600 nm

Option – (b)

Q 23.: Which range of wavelength (in nm) is called photosynthetically active radiation (PAR)?

(A) 400-700

(B) 760-10,000

(C) 100-390

(D) 390-430

Option – (a)

Q 24.: Which of the following process, the light energy is converted into chemical energy

(A) Digestive action

(B) Respiration

(C) Photosynthesis

(D) Fermentation

Option – (c)

Q 25.: chlorophyll ‘a’ molecule at its carbon atom 3 of the pyrrole ring II has one of the following:

          (A) Methyl group

(B) Aldehyde group

(C) Carboxyl group

(D) Magnesium

Option – (a)

Q 26.: During the process of photosynthesis is the raw materials used are:-

(A) Glucose

(B) Chlorophyll

(C) Starch

(D) CO2 and H2O

Option – (d)

Q 27.: ADP + iP = ATP in grana is called:-

(A) Phosphorylation

(B) Oxidative phosphorylation

(C) Photophosphorylation

(D) Photolysis

Option – (c)

Q 28.: Which one occurs both during cyclic and non-cyclic modes of photophosphorylation?

(A) Involvement of both PS I and PS II

(B) Formation of ATP

(C) Release of O2

(D) Formation of NADPH

Option – (b)

Q 29.: The specific characteristic of C4 plants is:

(A) Bulliform cells

(B) Isobilateral leaf

(C) Kranz anatomy

(D) Parallel veins configuration

Option – (c)

Q 30.: Photosynthesis is most active in

(A) Sun light

(B) Yellow light

(C) Red light

(D) Green light

Option – (c)

Q 31.: In photosystem-I the first electron acceptor is 

(A) An iron-sulphur protein

(B) Cytochrome

(C) Plastocyanin

(D) Ferredoxin

Option – (a)

Q 32.: Which one of the following pigment does not occur in the chloroplast?

(A) Anthocyanin

(B) Xanthophyll

(C) Carotene

(D) Chlorophyll ‘b’

Option – (a)

Q 33.: The substrate for photorespiration is

         (A) Ribulose bis-phosphate

(B) Glycolate

(C) Serine

(D) Glycine

Option – (b)

Q 34.: Greatest producers of organic matter are

(A) Crop plants

(B) Forests

(C) Plants of the land area

(D) Phytoplankton of oceans

Option – (d)

Q 35.: Ferredoxin is a constituent of 

(A) PS-I


(C) Hill reaction

(D) P680

Option – (a)

Q 36.: During monsoon, the rice crop of Eastern states of India shows lesser yield due to limiting factor of

(A) CO2

(B) Light

(C) Temperature

(D) Water

Option – (b)

Q 37.: It is only the green part of the plant, which takes part in

(A) Respiration

(B) Transpiration

(C) Photosynthesis

(D) Osmosis

Option – (c)

Q 38.: The concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere is approximately 

(A) 0.003 %

(B) 0.03 %

(C) 0.30 %

(D) 3.00 %

Option – (b)

Q 39.: Non-symbiotic nitrogen fixing prokaryote is

(A) Frankia

(B) Acetobacter

(C) Rhizobium

(D) Azotobacter

Option – (d)

Q 40.: Which among the following is NOT the source of nitrogen?

(A) Automobile exhaust

(B) Xylem

(C) Industrial combustion

(D) Forest fire

Option – (b)


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