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

1. Which type of natural hazards cause maximum damage to property and lives?
(A) Hydrological
(B) Hydro-meteorological
(C) Geological
(D) Geo-chemical



2. Dioxins are produced from
(A) Wastelands
(B) Power plants
(C) Sugar factories
(D) Combustion of plastics



3. The slogan “A tree for each child” was coined for
(A) Social forestry programme
(B) Clean Air programme
(C) Soil conservation programme
(D) Environmental protection programme



4. The main constituents of biogas are
(A) Methane and Carbon di-oxide
(B) Methane and Nitric oxide
(C) Methane, Hydrogen  and Nitric oxide
(D) Methane and Sulphur di-oxide



5. Assertion (A): In the world as a whole, the environment has degraded during past several decades.
Reason (R): The population of the world has been growing significantly.
(A) (A) is correct, (R) is correct and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(B) (A) is correct, (R) is correct and (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. Climate change has implications for
(1) Soil moisture 
(2) Forest fires
(3) Biodiversity 
(4) Ground water

Identify the correct combination according to the code:
Codes :
(A) 1 and 3 
(B) 1, 2 and 3
(C) 1, 3 and 4 
(D) 1, 2, 3 and 4


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