UGC NET Paper-1 Previous Year Questions on People & Environment - December 2010

1. Which of the following is not covered in 8 missions under the Climate Action Plan of Government of India?
(A) Solar power
(B) Waste to energy conversion
(C) Afforestation
(D) Nuclear energy

2. The concentration of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) in drinking water should not exceed
(A) 500 mg/L
(B) 400 mg/L
(C) 300 mg/L
(D) 200 mg/L

3. ‘Chipko’ movement was first started by
(A) Arundhati Roy
(B) Medha Patkar
(C) Ila Bhatt
(D) Sunderlal Bahuguna

4. The constituents of photochemical smog responsible for eye irritation are
(A) SO2 and O3
(B) SO2 and NO2
(C) HCHO and PAN
(D) SO2 and SPM

5. Assertion (A): Some carbonaceous aerosols may be carcinogenic.
Reason (R): They may contain polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).
(A) Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(B) Both (A) and (R) are correct but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(C) (A) is correct, but (R) is false.
(D) (A) is false, but (R) is correct.

6. Volcanic eruptions affect
(A) atmosphere and hydrosphere
(B) hydrosphere and biosphere
(C) lithosphere, biosphere and atmosphere
(D) lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere



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