1. Risk assessment is different from Environmental Impact Assessment in terms of

(A) Hazard identification
(B) Disaster management
(C) Probability expression
(D) Consideration of human environment

2. Reliable, quantitative and verifiable data used in Environmental Impact Assessment study are called

(A) Hard data
(B) Soft data
(C) Continuous data
(D) Discrete data

3. Which category of projects does not require Environmental Impact Assessment in accordance with the Indian EIA Notification 2006?

(A) Category A
(B) Category B1
(C) Category B2
(D) None of the above

4. Environmental Protection Act was enacted in India during

(A) 1986
(B) 1984
(C) 1994
(D) 1987

5. Basal convention on trans-boundary movement of hazardous waste was implemented in the year

(A) 1969
(B) 1979
(C) 1989
(D) 1999

6. In India, an Environment Impact Assessment report of a proposed mining project after environmental clearance is applicable for a maximal period of how many years?

(A) 5 years
(B) 10 years
(C) 30 years
(D) 2 years

7. An increase of one unit of Richter Scale represents an increase in amplitude by a factor of

(A) 10
(B) 100
(C) 1000
(D) 2

8. Match the contaminant in Column – I with the disease in Column – II:

Column – I                       Column – II
(i) Mercury                      1. Methamoglobinemia
(ii) Nitrate Nitrogen         2. Itai Itai
(iii) Cadmium                  3. Silicosis
(iv) Coal                          4. Minamata

Choose the correct code:

      (i)         (ii)         (iii)       (iv)
(A)  2          3           4          1
(B)  3          4           2          1
(C) 1           2           3          4
(D) 4           1           2          3

9. The Global Warming Potential (GWP) is the least for which of the following greenhouse gases?

(A) CH4
(B) CO2
(C) N2O
(D) SF6

10. The most suitable range of wind speeds for wind power generation is

(A) 1 – 5 m/s
(B) 4 – 12 m/s
(C) 10 – 20 m/s
(D) 20 – 50 m/s

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