Important Questions for Class 11 Chapter 7 - Structural Organisation in Animals

Important questions based on NCERT syllabus for Chapter 7 - Structural Organisation in Animals:

Question-1: What are the cellular components of blood?

Solution: Blood is a fluid connective tissue. It is composed of plasma (fluid) and blood cells (corpuscles). Cellular components of blood (blood corpuscles) constitute about 45% of blood volume.
Three types of blood cells are:
(i) Erythrocytes or red blood cells: They are most abundant blood cells. Normal RBC count is 5-5.5 million/mm3 in males and 4.5-5 million/mm3 in females) RBCs help in transport of gases and maintain blood pH.
(ii) Leucocytes or white blood cells: The normal WBC count is 5000-6000/mm3 of blood. They are involved in immune response of body and act as soldiers and scavangers.
(iii) Thrombocytes or blood platelets: There are about 2,50,000 platelets/mm3 of blood. They are involved in blood clotting.

Question-2: Mention briefly about the circulatory system of earthworm.

Solution: Earthworm possesses a closed type of blood vascular system, as the blood flows through closed blood vessels. Blood is red in colour due to respiratory pigment haemoglobin. Prominent blood vessels in earthworm includes dorsal, ventral, sub- neural, lateral oesophageal and supra- oesophageal blood vessels. There are four pairs of tubular hearts, provided with valves. The anterior two pairs of hearts, known as lateral hearts lie in the 7th and 9th segments and connect the dorsal blood vessel with the ventral blood vessel. They receive blood from the dorsal blood vessel and convey it to the ventral blood vessel. The posterior two pairs of hearts are called latero-oesophageal hearts and are situated in the 12th and 13th segments. The latero-oesophageal hearts apart from connecting the dorsal and ventral blood vessels are also joined with the supra oesophageal blood vessel. Latero-oesophageal hearts carry blood from the dorsal vessel and the supra oesophageal vessel to the ventral blood vessel.Contractions keep blood circulating in one direction. Blood glands are present in the 4th, 5th and 6lh segments which produce blood cells and haemoglobin which is dissolved in blood plasma. Blood cells are phagocytic in nature.

Question-3: Answer in one word or one line.
(i) Give the common name of Periplaneta americana.
(ii) How many spermathecae are found in earthworm?
(iii) What is the position of ovaries in cockroach?
(iv) How many segments are present in the abdomen of cockroach?
(v) Where do you find Malpighian tubules?

Solution: (i) Cockroach.
(ii) Four pairs.
(iii) In cockroach two large ovaries, lie laterally in the 2nd – 6th abdominal segments’.
(iv) Abdomen of cockroach consists of 10 segments.
(v) Malpighian tubules are present at the junction of midgut and hindgut in cockroach.