Quiz on Ethanobotany and Economic Botany

Economic botany is broadly defined as the study of the relationship between plants and humans. This interdisciplinary study encompasses the fields of anthropology and botany as it explores the countless ways humans employ plants for food, medicine, textiles, shelter and more. Ethanobotany is the study of how people of a particular culture and region make use of indigenous plants.
1. The term ‘ethnobotany’ was introduced by
Powers
Harshberger
Gilmour
Martin
2. 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
ITK (Indigenous Technical Knowledge)
TEK(Traditional Ecological Knowledge)
IAK (Indigenous Agricultural Knowledge)
TBK (Traditional Botanical Knowledge)
3. Major component of 'Jeevani' is
Bacopa monnieri
Trichopus zeylanicus
Ocimum basilicum
Acorus calamus
4. The botanical name for ‘All spice’ is
Brassica campestris
Pimenta dioica
Amaranthus cruentus
Aloe vera
5. What is the botanical name of ‘Jute’?
Corchorus capsularis
Dalbergia sissoo
Lagerstroemia speciosa
Cedrus deodara
6. The rubber obtained from Manihot glaziovii is called
India rubber
Panama rubber
Ceara rubber
Para rubber
7. Primary centre of origin of rice is
Asia minor centre
Central Asia centre
Hindustan centre
Mediterranean centre
8. The common bread wheat is called:
Triticum aestivum
Triticum turgidum
Triticum monococcum
None of these
9. The major alkaloid in Hemlock, which was used for the execution of Socrates, is
Sinigrin
Strychnin
Coniine
Quinine
10. Ethnobotanical records are stored in --------database
SEPASAL
PLANIMAL
EMBL
NAPRALERT
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