MCQ on Ethnobotany | Plant Science MCQ

 1. The term ‘ethnobotany’ was introduced by

A) Powers 

B) Harshberger

C) Gilmour 

D) Martin

Multiple Choice Questions on Ethnobotany | Plant Science MCQ

2. Ethnobotanical records are stored in --------database




3. The total botanical knowledge held by any non-industrial community and which incorporates all utilitarian, ecological and cognitive aspects of both plant use and vegetation management is called

A) ITK , Indigenous Technical Knowledge

B) IAK, Indigenous Agricultural Knowledge

C) TBK, Traditional Botanical Knowledge

D) TEK, Traditional Ecological Knowledge


4. “Jeevani” made by using ethnobotanical lead from the tribe

A) Kani 

B) Kurumar

C) Vellan 

D) Naikkan


5. Generally the tribal people are non-vegetarians except

A) Todas 

B) Kora

C) Paniyan 

D) Kurichiyar

6. Which among the following tribal community receives the benefit of the use of Trichopus zeylanicus as per the benefit-sharing system?

A) Kuruchiyar 

B) Kaatunaikan

C) Kani 

D) Mullukurumba

7. Major component of ‘Jeevani’ is

Jeevani - Trichopus zeylanicus

A) Ocimum basilicum 

B) Acorus calamus

C) Trichopus zeylanicus 

D) Bacopa monnieri


8. The TBGRI model of benefit-sharing has been associated with which of the following?

I. Kani Tribes II.Trichopus zeylanicus III. Forest Development IV. Ethnomedicine

A) I and II

B) I and III

C) II, III and IV

 D) I, II and IV


9. The endemic plant that has been rediscovered after a period of 135 years from a sacred grove of Kerala

A) Madhuca diplostemon

B) Madhuca latifolia

C) Madhuca longifolia

D) Madhuca bourdillonii


10. Find the Minor Forest Products (NWFP) from the list

I. Acacia torta II. Adenanthera pavonina III. Caesalpinia bonduc IV. Aegle marmelos

A) I and III

B) I, II and III

C) I and IV

D) I, II, III and IV

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1. B) Harshberger


3. C) TBK, Traditional Botanical Knowledge

4. A) Kani 

5. A) Todas 

6. C) Kani 

7. C) Trichopus zeylanicus 

8.  D) I, II and IV

9.  A) Madhuca diplostemon

10.  D) I, II, III and IV


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