Biology Multiple Choice Questions and Answers for Different Competitive Exams

Multiple Choice Questions on Biostatistics

1. The word ‘statistik’ in German means
a) calculation
b) government
c) maths
d) classification
2. The application of statistical methods in biology is called
a) Statistics in biology
b) statistic in vivo
c) biostatistics
d) all of these
3. Biostatistics is also called as
a) Statistics in biology
b) bionemerology
c) biometry
d) both a and b
4. Who is regarded as the father of biostatistics
a) Fischer
b) Karl Pearson
c) Francis Galton
d) Francis Bacon
5. The term ‘biometry’ was coined by
a) Fischer
b) Karl Pearson
c) Francis Galton
d) Walter Weldon
6. The branch of biostatistics that deals with methods of collection, organization and presentation of data is called as
a) Infererntial biostatistics
b) Descriptive biostatistics
c) both a and b
d) comparative biostatistics
7. The branch of biostatistics that deals with testing of hypothesis, making predictions using data collected is called as
a) Infererntial biostatistics
b) Descriptive biostatistics
c) both a and b
d) comparative biostatistics
8. In biostatics, group of individuals taken for study is called as
a) block
b) population
c) group
d) flock
9. The characteristics or quantity that may vary from one individual to another is called
a) static group
b) variable
c) dynmic group
d) dynamism
10. Variables whose values can be expressed numerically are called
a) quantitative variables
b) qualitative variables
c) absolute variables
d) continuous variables
11. Flower colour is a
a) quantitative variables
b) qualitative variables
c) absolute variables
d) continuous variables
12. Variables whose values cannot be expressed numerically are called
a) quantitative variables
b) qualitative variables
c) absolute variables
d) continuous variables
13. Quantitative variables that has only fixed or finite values are called
a) quantitative variables
b) Discrete variable
c) absolute variables
d) continuous variables
14. Height of students in a class is a
a) quantitative variables
b) Discrete variable
c) absolute variables
d) continuous variables
15. Quantitative variables that can have any numerical values are called
a) quantitative variables
b) Discrete variable
c) absolute variables
d) continuous variables
16. Number of fruits in a tree is a
a) quantitative variables
b) Discrete variable
c) absolute variables
d) continuous variables
Answers 
1. b) government
2. c) biostatistics
3. c) biometry
4.c) Francis Galton
5. d) Walter Weldon
6. b) Descriptive biostatistics
7. a) Infererntial biostatistics
8. b) population
9. b) variable
10. a) quantitative variables
11. b) qualitative variables
12. b) qualitative variables
13. b) Discrete variable
14. d) continuous variables
15. d) continuous variables
16.b) Discrete variable
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