The Environment Quiz

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 The Environment Quiz
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  • 1. 
    The state’s and citizens’ responsibilities for environmental protection is enshrined in the Constitution of India in the following two articles:
    • A. 

      38G and 58A

    • B. 

      55B and 51D

    • C. 

      48A and 51G

    • D. 

      59B and 12D


  • 2. 
    On this day in 1972, the Stockholm Conference on Human Environment was held in Sweden. Since then the World Environment Day is celebrated on this day. State the date
    • A. 

      March 8

    • B. 

      June 5

    • C. 

      May 22

    • D. 

      October 8


  • 3. 
    Which is the first state to implement the path-breaking proposal that environment should be included as a separate subject in schools?
    • A. 

      Delhi

    • B. 

      Maharashtra

    • C. 

      Kerala

    • D. 

      Tamil Nadu


  • 4. 
    Name the metal contained in broken fluorescent bulbs, tube lights and dead batteries which gets transported with common municipal solid waste and can be easily swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through the skin and can cause damage to the kidneys and nervous system.
    • A. 

      Copper

    • B. 

      Cadmium

    • C. 

      Mercury

    • D. 

      Arsenic


  • 5. 
    The Geysers, a large steam reservoir north of San Francisco, USA, is the world's largest source of
    • A. 

      Coal

    • B. 

      Geothermal power

    • C. 

      Hydropower

    • D. 

      Natural gas


  • 6. 
    The Wildlife Week is celebrated from
    • A. 

      2-8 October 1-7 June

    • B. 

      2-8 October

    • C. 

      16-22 April

    • D. 

      14-20 January


  • 7. 
    Cataract blinds at least 120 million people globally every year. What is its main cause?
    • A. 

      Ultraviolet radiation

    • B. 

      Unbalanced diet

    • C. 

      Gasoline fumes

    • D. 

      Heredity


  • 8. 
    What is the primary source of food for marine life?
    • A. 

      Phytoplankton

    • B. 

      Zooplankton

    • C. 

      Sea weed

    • D. 

      Grass


  • 9. 
    Name the Jammu &Kashmirborn environmental activist and advocate who was awarded the renowned ‘Goldman Environmental Prize’ in 1996 and the ‘Magsaysay Award’ for Public Service in 1997. He/She has played a substantial role in the cleanup of the Taj Mahal &theGanges and in promoting unleaded fuel in the 4 metros?
    • A. 

      Mahesh Chandra Mehta

    • B. 

      Medha Patkar

    • C. 

      Chandiprasad Bhatt

    • D. 

      Maneka Gandhi


  • 10. 
    The Narmada Valley Project (NVP) which has been the subject of much debate, proposes to build 30 major dams, 135 medium sized dams and 3000 smaller dams on the Narmada river and its tributaries. What are the major concerns regarding this project?
    • A. 

      The project will submerge over 4000 sq. km. of forest, cultivated land and grazing land

    • B. 

      Between 1 & 1.5 million people will be displaced

    • C. 

      At least 40% of the land to be irrigated is prone to water-logging and salination

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 11. 
    Give reasons why you feel unwilling to save the environment

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