MCQs on Environmental Issues- 1

1. Which among the following is not required for the formation of Photochemical smog?

(a) Oxygen
(b) Oxide of Nitrogen
(c) Carbon Monoxide
(d) Sun light



2. Consider the following regarding Seaweeds:

1. They have no differentiation of true tissues such as roots, stems and leaves.
2. They grow in deep sea waters.
3. They grow in shallow and intertidal zones of the sea.

Choose the TRUE statements?

(a) All are true
(b) None are true
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1 and 2 only


3. Consider the statements:

1. The Wild Life Protection Act of 1972 provides for the declaration of National Parks by State governments.
2. The difference in conservation value of a National Park from that of a sanctuary is not specified in WPA 1972.
3. Sanctuary enjoys greater protection than National Park.
4. Wild life sanctuary can be created for a particular species where as national park is not focused on particular species.

Choose the TRUE statements.

(a) All are true
(b) 1, 2 and 4 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3 only
(d) 1 and 4 only


4. Consider the statements regarding International Year of Biodiversity (IYB)

1. The UN declared 2010 as IYB.
2. The main objective was to encourage individuals and organizations to take immediate steps to halt Biodiversity loss.
3. The year 2010 was selected as it was critical because it is time to reflect about what needs to be done if we are to change this trend.

Choose the correct option?

(a) All are true
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 2 and 3 only


5. Consider the following statements regarding ‘Project Tiger’:

1. It is a centrally sponsored scheme.
2. Its objective was to ensure available population of tigers in India for scientific, economic, aesthetic, cultural and ecological value.
3. It was launched in 1973.
4. Now there are 42 tiger reserves in India.

Choose the correct option.

(a) 1, 2 and 3 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) All are true
(d) 3 and 4 only



6. Consider the following:

1. ‘Haathi mere Saathi’ is a campaign launched by MoEF in partnership with Wild Life Trust of India.
2. The campaign was aimed to improve conservation and welfare prospects of the elephant.
3. Elephant is India’s National Heritage Animal.
4. It was launched at ‘Elephant-8’ Ministerial meeting.

Choose the TRUE statement?

(a) All are true
(b) 2, 3 and 4 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3 only
(d) 1 and 2 only



7. The Nairobi Convention is for protection, management and development of which of the following?

(a) Marine environment
(b) Desert Biomes
(c) Coastal and Inland wetlands
(d) Arctic and Antarctic



8. Consider the following regarding Black Carbon (BC):

(a) It is a solid particle or aerosol.
(b) It is commonly known as soot.
(c) 25% to 35% of BC in the global atmosphere comes from India and China.
(d) All of the above


9. An expert committee report “Drowning a valley: Destroying a civilization” is related to which dam project?

(a) Sardar Sarovar Dam
(b) Hirakud Dam
(c) Nagarjuna Sagar Dam
(d) Alamatti


10. Which bird has been voted as United Kingdom’s first national bird?

(a) Bald eagle
(b) Robin flies
(c) Barn owl
(d) Blackbird

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