World Environment Day 2013

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World Environment Day 2013

World Environment Day is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. At the British Deputy High Commission, we celebrate the day with a quiz and an attractive prize for the most environmentally aware colleague.   A luscious prize awaits the winner ! Rules: You need to answer 20 questions in 10 minutes. The person who answers the maximum number of questions correctly is the winner. You can refer to any relevant source while answering the questions. In case of a tie, the prize will be shared among the winners No copying!  


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The theme for this year's  World Environment Day celebrations is:
    • A. 

      Earn.Love.Marry

    • B. 

      Eat.Pray.Love

    • C. 

      Think.Eat.Save

    • D. 

      Green Economy: Does it include you?

  • 2. 
    Which country will host this year’s World Environment Day celebration on 5 June?
    • A. 

      Japan

    • B. 

      Mongolia

    • C. 

      Niger

    • D. 

      Sudan

  • 3. 
    Two-thirds of the earth's surface is covered by water. What percentage of this Earth's water supply is freshwater?
    • A. 

      0.1%

    • B. 

      3%

    • C. 

      8%

    • D. 

      15%

  • 4. 
    It takes more energy to melt an ice cube at 0°C into water at 0°C than  to raise the temperature of the same amount of water by 10 °C 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization suggested humans to eat insects in a recent report.

    • B. 

      The World Trade Organisation released a report in 2012 about governments which needs to be toppled for free trade to flourish.

    • C. 

      The International Energy Agency recently prepared a list of private organisations who do not use energy-efficient air conditioners.

    • D. 

      The World Intellectual Property Organisation keeps track of property registrations world-wide.

  • 6. 
    Nemo was a baby clown-fish who got kidnapped from the Coral sea by humans in ships to Sydney (800 km away). How did Nemo's father Marlin reach Sydney quickly before the evil human kid Darla could kill Nemo?
    • A. 

      By hitching a ride in another ship

    • B. 

      By swimming the hundreds of miles in a few days

    • C. 

      By getting into a warm ocean current that swept Marlin to Sydney

    • D. 

      There is no way a clown fish can travel so far in a matter of days. Hence Nemo died...

  • 7. 
    If you were to stand on the terrace of a house in Bangalore at noon on 5th June and if you were facing east...
    • A. 

      You won't be able to see the sun anywhere in the sky even if the skies are clear.

    • B. 

      The sun will be over your head, but slightly towards your left.

    • C. 

      The sun will be over your head, but slightly towards your right.

    • D. 

      Whatever the day, wherever you are standing on the earth, the sun will always be exactly over your head at noon time.

  • 8. 
    In small amounts, this mineral prevents tooth decay. In higher concentration, it is a health hazard causing soft bones and leading to deformities in people of  Kolar, Chitradurga, Gadag and Bellary districts. This naturally occurring mineral is
    • A. 

      Calcium

    • B. 

      Flouride

    • C. 

      Sulphur

    • D. 

      Iron

  • 9. 
    If you were to conduct a  Carbon life-cycle analysis on a typical grocery store such as Sainsbury's , you will be surprised to know that the maximum amount of carbon emissions occur due to:
    • A. 

      Excessive air conditioner usage for heating

    • B. 

      Unnecessary lighting

    • C. 

      Lack of energy efficiency measures

    • D. 

      Their supply chain

  • 10. 
    The date for the onset of monsoons in India is officially declared by:
    • A. 

      Bureau of Indian Standards

    • B. 

      Indian Statistical Institute

    • C. 

      Indian Metrology Department

    • D. 

      India Meteorological Department

  • 11. 
    With over 1.2 million people displaced, 13 cities flooded, submersion of archeological and cultural sites, and location on top of geologic fault lines, what is widely thought to be the most environmentally destructive dam project of all time?
    • A. 

      Three Gorges Dam

    • B. 

      Garlogie Dam

    • C. 

      Bhakra-Nangal Dam

    • D. 

      Tungabhadra Dam

  • 12. 
    Carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere recently crossed the historic threshold of:
  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Oslo Accords

    • B. 

      Kyoto Protocol

    • C. 

      Copenhagen Summit

    • D. 

      Durban Agreement

  • 14. 
    What are the three "R's" to remember about waste management?
    • A. 

      Remove, Return, and Relocate

    • B. 

      Remix, Reinvent, and Redistribute

    • C. 

      Refuse, Refrain, and Redeem

    • D. 

      Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

  • 15. 
    Which of the following rivers are perennial rivers?
    • A. 

      Ganga

    • B. 

      Arkavathy

    • C. 

      Amazon

    • D. 

      Tsangpo

  • 16. 
    In the recently drafted Indian 'Offshore Wind Energy Policy',  which of the following states are identified to have good potential for offshore (sea-based) wind energy?
    • A. 

      Karnataka

    • B. 

      Gujarat

    • C. 

      Tamil Nadu

    • D. 

      Madhya Pradesh

  • 17. 
    The outbreak of Bubomic plague (due to Yersinia pestisbacterium) across the world, between 1348 - 1350 killed around 30% of Europe's population, including over 1,500,000 deaths in England and Scotland. This devastating pandemic was infamously known as
    • A. 

      Malaria

    • B. 

      Black Death

    • C. 

      Blue poison ivy

    • D. 

      Red Chicken pox