MCQs on Environmental Issues- 5

1. The term of Kyoto Protocol has been extended beyond December 2012 by

(A) 5 years
(B) 7 years
(C) 8 years
(D) 3 years

2. Match List – I with List – II and choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

    List – I                                 List – II
(Air Pollutants)               (Sources / Activities)

a. Carbon monoxide       1. Coal burning
b. Nitrogen oxide            2. Cigarette Smoking
c. Sulphur dioxide           3. Chemical reaction with VOCs
d. Ozone                         4. Power and Industrial Plant

            a          b          c          d
(A)       2          4          1          3
(B)       1          2          3          4
(C)       3          1          4          2         
(D)       4          3          2          1

3. Which of the following parameters is not a good indicator of contamination in ground water?

(B) Nitrates
(C) Silica
(D) Chlorides

4. Assertion (A): Groundwater may get seriously contaminated in coastal areas.

Reason (R): Groundwater overdrafts near coastal areas can contaminate groundwater supplies by allowing salt water to intrude into freshwater aquifers.


(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(C) (A) is true and (R) is false.
(D) (A) is false and (R) is true.

5. Prolonged exposure to high levels of noise causes

(i) Hearing loss
(ii) Constriction of blood vessels
(iii) Gastric ulcers
(iv) Toxicity

Identify the correct answer:

(A) (i), (ii) and (iv) only
(B) (i), (iii) and (iv) only
(C) (i), (ii) and (iii) only
(D) (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv)

6. In EIA the baseline data describes

(A) The environmental consequences by mapping
(B) Existing environmental status of the identified study area
(C) Assessment of risk on the basis of proposal
(D) Demographic and socioeconomic data

7. Which one of the following does not belong to EIA methods used for assessing the impacts of developmental activities on the environment?

(A) Checklist
(B) Adhoc
(C) Network
(D) Flexible

8. The EIA report of a hydropower project would be valid upto how many years after the environmental clearance of the project?

(A) 5 years
(B) 6 years
(C) 30 years
(D) 10 years

9. If in the screening stage of EIA, the impact level of a developmental project is not discernible, then what step should be adopted?

(A) Scoping stage is to be followed.
(B) A rapid EIA study is to be conducted.
(C) Detail EIA study is to be conducted.
(D) The project should be given Environmental Clearance.

10. The Committee which reviews the Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Management plan reports of a developmental project in Ministry of Environment and Forest is called

(A) Project Assessment Committee
(B) Project Appraisal Committee
(C) Project Evaluation Committee
(D) Project Estimate Committee



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