Management Of Natural Resources

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  • 1. 

    The Bishnoi community of Rajasthan is associated with conservation of which of the following:

    • A.

      Coal and petroleum

    • B.

      Forests and wildlife

    • C.

      Water resources

    • D.

      Abiotic environment

    Correct Answer
    B. Forests and wildlife
    Explanation
    The Bishnoi community of Rajasthan is known for their strong commitment to the conservation of forests and wildlife. They have a deep respect for nature and believe in the protection and preservation of all living beings. The Bishnois follow strict principles that forbid them from harming animals or cutting down trees. They have played a significant role in safeguarding the environment by actively participating in afforestation and wildlife conservation efforts. Their actions reflect their dedication towards maintaining the balance and harmony of the ecosystem.

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  • 2. 

    What level of pH indicates the river water to be polluted?

    • A.

      Zero

    • B.

      Above 7

    • C.

      Below 7

    • D.

      Exactly 7

    Correct Answer
    C. Below 7
    Explanation
    A pH level below 7 indicates that the river water is polluted. pH is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution, with 7 being neutral. A pH below 7 indicates that the water is acidic, which can be a sign of pollution. Pollutants such as industrial waste, agricultural runoff, or sewage can lower the pH of the water, making it more acidic. Therefore, a pH below 7 suggests that the river water is contaminated and not in its natural state.

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  • 3. 

    The major programme started to replenish the damaged forests is called:

    • A.

      Horticulture

    • B.

      Tissue culture

    • C.

      Agriculture

    • D.

      Silviculture

    Correct Answer
    D. Silviculture
    Explanation
    Silviculture is the correct answer because it refers to the practice of growing and managing forests. It involves the cultivation of trees for various purposes, such as timber production, conservation, and restoration of damaged forests. Silviculture includes activities like planting, pruning, thinning, and harvesting trees to ensure their sustainable growth and development. This major program focuses on replenishing damaged forests by implementing effective silvicultural practices to restore and maintain healthy forest ecosystems.

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  • 4. 

    The poisonous gas which reduces the oxygen-carrying capacity of blood to a large extent is:

    • A.

      SO2

    • B.

      NO

    • C.

      CO

    • D.

      CO2

    Correct Answer
    C. CO
    Explanation
    CO, or carbon monoxide, is a poisonous gas that reduces the oxygen-carrying capacity of blood to a large extent. When inhaled, it binds to hemoglobin in red blood cells, preventing them from carrying oxygen effectively. This can lead to oxygen deprivation in the body's tissues and organs, causing symptoms such as headache, dizziness, and even death in severe cases. CO is produced by the incomplete combustion of carbon-based fuels, such as those found in car exhaust fumes and faulty heating systems. It is important to be aware of the dangers of CO poisoning and take necessary precautions to prevent exposure.

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  • 5. 

    Large number of snakes are killed because:

    • A.

      They are very poisonous

    • B.

      They kill rats

    • C.

      Their skin is expensive

    • D.

      They damage the crops

    Correct Answer
    C. Their skin is expensive
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Their skin is expensive." This suggests that large numbers of snakes are killed because their skin holds a high value in the market. This could be due to the demand for snake skin products, such as purses, shoes, or belts, which drives the hunting and killing of snakes. The high value of snake skin makes it profitable for individuals to engage in the activity, leading to the large-scale killing of snakes.

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  • 6. 

    The three R's which can help us to conserve natural resources for long term use are:

    • A.

      Recycle, regenerate, reuse

    • B.

      Reduce, regenerate, reuse

    • C.

      Reduce, reuse, redistribute

    • D.

      Reduce, recycle, reuse

    Correct Answer
    D. Reduce, recycle, reuse
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Reduce, recycle, reuse". This combination of actions helps in conserving natural resources for long term use. By reducing our consumption and waste generation, we can minimize the strain on natural resources. Recycling allows us to convert waste materials into new products, reducing the need for extracting and processing raw materials. Reusing items instead of constantly buying new ones also reduces resource depletion. Together, these three actions promote sustainability and help preserve our natural resources.

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  • 7. 

    The pH of a sample of water collected from a river is found to be in the range of 3.5 to 4.5. The most likely reason for this is the waste being discharged into the river from a:

    • A.

      Soap and detergent manufacturing factory

    • B.

      Car battery manufacturing factory

    • C.

      Alcohol manufacturing factory

    • D.

      Plastic cups moulding factory

    Correct Answer
    B. Car battery manufacturing factory
    Explanation
    The most likely reason for the pH of the water in the river to be in the range of 3.5 to 4.5 is the waste being discharged from a car battery manufacturing factory. Car batteries contain sulfuric acid, which is highly acidic and can lower the pH of water. Discharging this waste into the river can lead to the acidity levels in the water increasing, resulting in a lower pH value.

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  • 8. 

    Arabari forest of Bengal is dominated by:

    • A.

      Teak

    • B.

      Sal

    • C.

      Bamboo

    • D.

      Mangrove

    Correct Answer
    B. Sal
    Explanation
    The Arabari forest of Bengal is dominated by Sal. Sal trees are commonly found in the tropical forests of India, including the Arabari forest. Sal is a large deciduous tree that is highly valued for its timber, which is used in construction, furniture making, and other industries. Sal trees also play a crucial role in the ecosystem, providing habitat for a variety of wildlife species. The dominance of Sal in the Arabari forest indicates the suitability of the environment for its growth and highlights its importance in the region.

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  • 9. 

    The main reason for the abundant coliform bacteria in the water of river Ganga is:

    • A.

      Immersion of ashes of the dead into the river

    • B.

      Washing of clothes on the banks of river

    • C.

      Discharge of industrial wastes into river water

    • D.

      Disposal of unburnt corpses into river water

    Correct Answer
    D. Disposal of unburnt corpses into river water
    Explanation
    The disposal of unburnt corpses into the river water is the main reason for the abundant coliform bacteria in the water of river Ganga. When unburnt corpses are disposed of in the river, they release various pathogens and bacteria into the water, including coliform bacteria. These bacteria thrive in the water, leading to high levels of contamination. This practice contributes to the pollution of the river and poses a significant health risk to those who use the water for drinking, bathing, or other purposes.

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  • 10. 

    Depletion of ground water could be avoided by the:

    • A.

      Process of afforestation

    • B.

      Process of deforestation

    • C.

      Establishing thermal power plants

    • D.

      Cultivation of high yielding varieties of crops

    Correct Answer
    A. Process of afforestation
    Explanation
    Afforestation refers to the process of planting trees in an area that has previously been devoid of forest cover. Trees play a crucial role in maintaining the water cycle by absorbing water from the ground and releasing it into the atmosphere through transpiration. By increasing the forest cover through afforestation, the rate of groundwater depletion can be reduced. The roots of trees act as natural filters, preventing water from directly seeping into the ground and instead allowing it to be slowly absorbed. This helps in replenishing the groundwater levels and maintaining a sustainable water supply.

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  • 11. 

    Ahars, Kattas, Bhundhis and Khadins are the modes of:

    • A.

      Grain storage

    • B.

      Soil conservation

    • C.

      Water harvesting

    • D.

      Cold storage

    Correct Answer
    C. Water harvesting
    Explanation
    Ahars, Kattas, Bhundhis, and Khadins are all traditional methods of water harvesting. These methods are commonly used in arid and semi-arid regions to capture and store rainwater for agricultural purposes. Ahars are small reservoirs used to store water for irrigation, while Kattas are diversion channels that redirect rainwater into fields. Bhundhis are small earthen embankments that capture rainwater in depressions, and Khadins are check dams that store water in small reservoirs. Therefore, the correct answer is water harvesting.

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  • 12. 

    Which one of the following does not contribute in acid rain?

    • A.

      Sulphur dioxide

    • B.

      Carbon dioxide

    • C.

      Nitrogen oxides

    • D.

      Carbon monoxide

    Correct Answer
    D. Carbon monoxide
    Explanation
    Carbon monoxide does not contribute to acid rain because it is not a precursor to the formation of acidic compounds in the atmosphere. Acid rain is primarily caused by the release of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and carbon dioxide into the air, which react with water vapor to form sulfuric acid, nitric acid, and carbonic acid respectively. Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of incomplete combustion and does not directly participate in the chemical reactions that lead to the formation of acid rain.

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  • 13. 

    Which one of the following is not a direct stakeholder in the management (or conservation) of forests?

    • A.

      The people who have paper mills

    • B.

      The people who run the forest department

    • C.

      The people who campaign for the conservation of forests

    • D.

      The people who live in urban areas

    Correct Answer
    D. The people who live in urban areas
    Explanation
    The people who live in urban areas are not direct stakeholders in the management or conservation of forests. While they may indirectly benefit from the resources and services provided by forests, such as clean air and water, they do not have a direct role in making decisions or implementing conservation practices in forests. Direct stakeholders typically include those who have a direct interest or involvement in forests, such as paper mill owners, forest department officials, and conservation campaigners.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following statement is incorrect?

    • A.

      Economic development is linked to environmental conservation

    • B.

      Sustainable development meets the current basic human needs and also preserves resources for future generations

    • C.

      Sustainable development does not take into consideration the viewpoints of all stakeholders

    • D.

      Sustainable development is a long planned and persistent development

    Correct Answer
    C. Sustainable development does not take into consideration the viewpoints of all stakeholders
    Explanation
    Sustainable development aims to meet the current basic human needs while also preserving resources for future generations. It recognizes the importance of considering the viewpoints of all stakeholders, including different social, economic, and environmental perspectives, to ensure a balanced and inclusive approach to development. By involving all stakeholders, sustainable development can address the diverse needs and interests of various groups, leading to more effective and equitable outcomes.

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  • 15. 

    For what reason are the Khadins being used in Rajasthan?

    • A.

      To hold water for irrigation

    • B.

      To recharge groundwater

    • C.

      To promote soil erosion

    • D.

      To trap wild animals

    Correct Answer
    B. To recharge groundwater
    Explanation
    Khadins are being used in Rajasthan to recharge groundwater. Khadins are traditional water harvesting structures that collect and store rainwater, allowing it to percolate into the ground and replenish the groundwater table. This helps in maintaining a sustainable water supply for irrigation and other purposes, especially in arid regions like Rajasthan.

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