MCQs on Environmental Issues- 11

1. Which one of the following statement is not correct about the Sargasso Sea?

(a) There is no mixing of the water of the Sargasso Sea with the remaining water of the North Atlantic Ocean.
(b) The Sargasso Sea records the lowest salinity of North Atlantic Ocean.
(c) The Sargasso Sea plays a major role in the migration of the European eel and the American eel.
(d) This Sea is covered with rootless sea weeds.


2. Consider the following dams:

1. Jawahar Sagar Dam
2. Rana Pratap Sagar Dam
3. Indira Sagar Dam
4. Gandhi Sagar Dam

Which of the dams given above are included in the Chambal Valley Project?

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


3. Consider the following statements regarding the Desert Development Programme of India:

1. It is the only associated with only the hot desert areas of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Haryana.
2. It is conceived as a long term measure for restoration of ecological balance.
3. It addresses the conservation, development and harassing of the land, water, livestock and human resources.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3


4. Consider the following statements about major objectives of the social forestry:

1. Social forestry term was introduced in India by National Commission on Agriculture
2. Social forestry doesn’t include the component of Afforestation
3. This scheme recognises rights of village people over forest resources

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


5. In which of the following states the Red Panda are found naturally?

1. Jammu and Kashmir
2. Himachal Pradesh
3. Assam
4. Sikkim

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

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




6. The self purifying capacity of water is unable to purify the water, the reason is:

(a) When concentration of suspended particles organic and inorganic substances increases it becomes polluted.
(b) When concentration of dissolved substances gets increased it becomes polluted.
(c) When the organic matter increased it becomes polluted.
(d) When the inorganic matter increases it becomes polluted and unfit for use.


7. Ocean-Grabbing and Ocean-Encroachment are associated with

(a) Big fishing concern
(b) Oil spilling
(c) Hijacking of ships by pirates
(d) Oil drilling on the shores


8. The Clean Development Mechanism allows developing countries to do their bit to reduce carbon emissions. In this regard consider the following statements:

1) The mechanism allows projects that reduce green-house emissions in poor countries to earn a carbon credit for each ton of Carbon dioxide avoided.
2) The credits cannot be sold to firm in rich countries which are obliged Kyoto protocol to cut their emissions.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2


9. Consider the following statements about Basel convention?

1. It is an international treaty that was designed to reduce the movement of hazardous waste between nations.
2. It specifically focuses on to prevent transfer of hazardous waste from developed to less developed countries.
3. It also addresses the movement of radioactive waste between different nations.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) All of these


10. The important consequences of Temperature Inversion are

1. Occurrence of Fog
2. Accidents
3. Damage to crops
4. Unseasonal rains

Choose the TRUE statements.

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



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