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  • 1. 

    The largest numbers of tiger reserves are located in:

    • A.

      Karnataka

    • B.

      Andhra Pradesh

    • C.

      Madhya Pradesh

    • D.

      West Bengal

    Correct Answer
    C. Madhya Pradesh
    Explanation
    Madhya Pradesh is the correct answer because it has the largest number of tiger reserves in India. Madhya Pradesh is known for its rich biodiversity and is home to several national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, making it an ideal habitat for tigers. The state government has also taken significant steps in conservation efforts, leading to the establishment of multiple tiger reserves. These reserves provide a safe haven for the endangered species and contribute to the overall tiger population in the country.

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  • 2. 

    What structural modification of oxygen is an air pollutant in the lower atmosphere but beneficial in the upper atmosphere? 

    Correct Answer
    ozone,Ozone
    Explanation
    Ozone is a structural modification of oxygen that is considered an air pollutant in the lower atmosphere because it contributes to the formation of smog and can be harmful to human health. However, in the upper atmosphere, ozone is beneficial as it forms a protective layer, known as the ozone layer, which absorbs the majority of the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation, preventing it from reaching the Earth's surface. This protective function of ozone is crucial for maintaining the overall balance of life on Earth.

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  • 3. 

    Identify the non-Green-House Gas (GHG) from the following:

    • A.

      Methane

    • B.

      Nitrous Oxide

    • C.

      Sulphur Hexafluoride

    • D.

      Carbon Monoxide

    Correct Answer
    D. Carbon Monoxide
    Explanation
    Carbon Monoxide is the non-Green-House Gas (GHG) among the given options. While Methane, Nitrous Oxide, and Sulphur Hexafluoride are all greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming and climate change, Carbon Monoxide is not classified as a greenhouse gas. It is a colorless and odorless gas that is produced from the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels and is primarily known for its harmful effects on human health and the environment.

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  • 4. 

    Where and when was the Environment day anthem was launched?

    • A.

      Nepal, 1995

    • B.

      US, 2000

    • C.

      India, 2013

    • D.

      UK, 2006

    Correct Answer
    C. India, 2013
    Explanation
    The Environment Day anthem was launched in India in 2013.

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  • 5. 

    What was the theme of the world environment day 2017?

    • A.

      "Connecting people to nature"

    • B.

      "Zero tolerance for the illegal trade in wildlife"

    • C.

      "One World, One Environment"

    • D.

      "Think.Eat.Save"

    Correct Answer
    A. "Connecting people to nature"
    Explanation
    The theme of World Environment Day 2017 was "Connecting people to nature". This theme aimed to encourage individuals to appreciate the beauty and importance of nature and to take action to protect and preserve it. It emphasized the need for people to reconnect with nature and recognize the benefits it provides to our well-being. This theme also highlighted the urgency of conserving natural resources and biodiversity for future generations.

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  • 6. 

    Red Data Book provides a list of:

    • A.

      Advanced plants

    • B.

      Rare, endangered or endemic species

    • C.

      Diseases resistant animals

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Rare, endangered or endemic species
    Explanation
    The Red Data Book is a compilation of rare, endangered, or endemic species. It serves as a comprehensive list that identifies and categorizes species that are at risk of extinction or are already extinct. The book provides crucial information about these species, including their conservation status and the threats they face. By highlighting these species, the Red Data Book aims to raise awareness and promote conservation efforts to protect and preserve them for future generations.

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  • 7. 

    The Bronx zoo once had a picture frame covered by cloth. It was labelled as "The most dangerous species in the world."  If you removed  the cover you saw:

    • A.

      A great White Shark

    • B.

      A mirror

    • C.

      A virus

    • D.

      A mountain lion

    Correct Answer
    B. A mirror
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a mirror. The question mentions that the picture frame was labeled as "The most dangerous species in the world." This implies that the answer should not be an actual dangerous species like a great white shark or a mountain lion. Instead, it is likely to be something that reflects back at the viewer, like a mirror.

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  • 8. 

    What environmental problem is the result of chemical reactions in the atmosphere that involve sulfur? 

    • A.

      Deforestation

    • B.

      Acid rain

    • C.

      Holes in the Ozone layer

    • D.

      Smog

    Correct Answer
    B. Acid rain
    Explanation
    Chemical reactions in the atmosphere involving sulfur result in the environmental problem of acid rain. Acid rain is formed when sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides react with water, oxygen, and other chemicals in the atmosphere, forming sulfuric acid and nitric acid. These acids then fall to the ground in rain, snow, fog, or dry particles, causing harm to the environment by damaging forests, lakes, and buildings, and also posing risks to human health.

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  • 9. 

    The most biologically diverse ecosystem on the land is:

    • A.

      Forests

    • B.

      Wet lands

    • C.

      Great plains

    • D.

      Deserts

    Correct Answer
    A. Forests
    Explanation
    Forests are the most biologically diverse ecosystem on land because they provide a wide range of habitats and niches for a variety of plant and animal species. The dense vegetation in forests supports a high number of species, including trees, shrubs, understory plants, insects, birds, mammals, and reptiles. Forests also have complex food webs and provide shelter, food, and breeding grounds for many organisms. The diverse array of species in forests contributes to the overall health and stability of the ecosystem, making them the most biologically diverse ecosystem on land.

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  • 10. 

    Two-thirds of the earth's surface is covered by water. What percentage of this Earth's water-supply is fresh water?

    • A.

      8%

    • B.

      0.1%

    • C.

      3%

    • D.

      15%

    Correct Answer
    C. 3%
    Explanation
    Approximately 97% of the Earth's water is saltwater, leaving only 3% as freshwater. This small percentage includes water in rivers, lakes, groundwater, and frozen in glaciers and ice caps. Therefore, the correct answer is 3%.

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  • 11. 

    What are the three R's to remember about the waste management?

    • A.

      Refuse, Refrain, and Redeem

    • B.

      Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

    • C.

      Remove, Return, and Relocate

    • D.

      Remix, Reinvent, and Redistribute

    Correct Answer
    B. Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
    Explanation
    The three R's to remember about waste management are reduce, reuse, and recycle. This means that we should aim to reduce the amount of waste we produce, find ways to reuse items instead of throwing them away, and recycle materials whenever possible. By following these principles, we can minimize the negative impact of waste on the environment and promote sustainability.

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  • 12. 

    Which of these is not an impact of global warming?

    • A.

      A rise in sea level

    • B.

      Desert area will increase

    • C.

      The Earth will become colder

    • D.

      Melting of ice caps

    Correct Answer
    C. The Earth will become colder
  • 13. 

    What percentage of the land area should remain covered by forests to maintain ecological balance?

    • A.

      10%

    • B.

      5%

    • C.

      33%

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    C. 33%
    Explanation
    Maintaining a balance in the ecosystem requires a significant portion of land to be covered by forests. Forests play a crucial role in preserving biodiversity, regulating climate, and providing habitats for various species. A percentage as high as 33% ensures the preservation of essential ecological processes and supports the sustainability of ecosystems. This allows for the conservation of wildlife, prevention of soil erosion, and regulation of water cycles, among other benefits. A lower percentage would likely result in a loss of biodiversity and disruption of ecosystem services, while a higher percentage may not be feasible or necessary for maintaining ecological balance.

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  • 14. 

    Taj Mahal is threatened due to?

    • A.

      Sulphur dioxide

    • B.

      Carbondioxide

    • C.

      Carbon monoxide

    • D.

      Water vapour

    Correct Answer
    A. Sulphur dioxide
    Explanation
    Sulphur dioxide is a major threat to the Taj Mahal. It is primarily emitted from industries, vehicles, and burning of fossil fuels. When sulphur dioxide combines with moisture in the air, it forms sulphuric acid, which can cause corrosion and damage to the marble structure of the Taj Mahal. This acid rain also leads to the yellowing and blackening of the monument's pristine white surface. Therefore, the presence of sulphur dioxide poses a significant risk to the preservation and longevity of the Taj Mahal.

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