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Welcome to another world environment day quiz. The environment is made of both living and nonliving things that work for the benefit of each other. Every fifth of June, for over forty years, people celebrate different aspects of people's actions to conserve their environment and their impacts so far. By taking this quiz, you will see just how much you know about the day is celebrated and the changes affecting the environment. Check it out!


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?

    Correct Answer
    C. Think.Eat.Save
    Explanation
    The theme for this year’s World Environment Day celebrations is Think.Eat.Save.
    Think.Eat.Save is an anti-food waste and food loss campaign that encourages you to reduce your foodprint. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), every year 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted. This is equivalent to the same amount produced in the whole of sub-Saharan Africa. At the same time, 1 in every 7 people in the world go to bed hungry and more than 20,000 children under the age of 5 die daily from hunger.

    So think before you eat and help save our environment!

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  • 2. 

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

    • A.

      Japan

    • B.

      Mongolia

    • C.

      Niger

    • D.

      Sudan

    Correct Answer
    B. Mongolia
    Explanation
    Mongolia was chosen by the UN Environment Programme for its efforts to shift towards a green economy in its major economic sectors such as mining and for promoting environmental awareness among youth.

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  • 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%

    Correct Answer
    B. 3%
    Explanation
    Only 3 percent of the world's water supply is freshwater, and 77 percent of that is frozen. According to National Geographic, of the 23 percent that is not frozen, only a half a percent is available to supply every plant, animal and person on Earth with all the water they need to survive.

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  • 4. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It takes 334 joules of energy to melt 1 gram of ice at 0°C. While it takes only about 42 joules to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 10°C.

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  • 5. 

    Which one of the following statements is TRUE?

    • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization suggested humans to eat insects in a recent report.
    Explanation
    The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) released a report entitled, “Edible Insects: Future Prospects for Food and Feed Security” wherein they suggest that eating insects would feed the hungry populations across the globe. The report asserts: “Insects are healthy, nutritious alternatives to mainstream staples such as chicken, pork, beef, and even fish.” Eating insects is environmentally-friendly because agricultural land is not necessary. Fewer greenhouse gases would be emitted and the flatulence cows produce would not contribute to the deteriorating atmosphere. The report surmises that: “Western attitudes of disgust towards eating insects have arguably also influenced the preference of people in tropical countries.

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  • 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...

    Correct Answer
    C. By getting into a warm ocean current that swept Marlin to Sydney
    Explanation
    The East Australian Current (EAC) is an ocean current that moves warm water in a counterclockwise fashion down the east coast of Australia. It is the largest ocean current close to the shores of Australia. Its source is the tropical Coral Sea off the north-east coast of Australia. It can reach speeds of up to 12 km/hr in some of the shallower waters along the Australian continental shelf. The EAC also acts to transport tropical marine fauna to habitats in sub-tropical regions along the southeast Australian coast.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. The sun will be over your head, but slightly towards your left.
    Explanation
    The position of the sun in the sky is dependent on a location's latitude and changes with seasons. For a tropical location in the Northern hemisphere such as Bangalore, the sun's position varies from the south in Winter to slightly north in peak summer.

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  • 8. 

    In small amounts, this mineral prevents tooth decay. In higher concentrations, 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Flouride
    Explanation
    Fluoride is the correct answer because in small amounts, it helps prevent tooth decay. However, in higher concentrations, it can be harmful to health and cause soft bones and deformities in people living in certain districts. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Their supply chain
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Their supply chain." Conducting a carbon life-cycle analysis on a typical grocery store like Sainsbury's would reveal that the maximum amount of carbon emissions occurs due to the store's supply chain. This includes transportation of goods, packaging materials, and the energy used in the production and distribution processes. Supply chains often involve long distances and multiple intermediaries, leading to significant carbon emissions. Therefore, addressing and improving the sustainability of the supply chain can have a substantial impact on reducing carbon emissions in the grocery store's operations.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. India Meteorological Department
    Explanation
    The India Meteorological Department (IMD) is responsible for officially declaring the date for the onset of monsoons in India. The IMD is the national meteorological service of India and is responsible for providing weather forecasts, warnings, and meteorological information to various sectors of the country. As the monsoon season is crucial for agriculture and the overall economy of India, the IMD plays a vital role in monitoring and predicting the onset of monsoons, which helps in planning and preparedness for the agricultural sector and other related activities.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Three Gorges Dam
    Explanation
    The Three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric dam that spans the Yangtze River in China. It is the world's largest power station in terms of installed capacity (22,500 MW). Its environmental impact is highly criticized world-wide.

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  • 12. 

    Carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere recently crossed the historic threshold of:

    Correct Answer
    400 ppm
    400 parts per million
    400ppm
    400 p.p.m
    400 parts-per-million
    Explanation
    The ratio of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere has surpassed 400 parts per million in an average daily reading at Hawaii’s Mauna Loa Observatory on May 9, the highest concentration of the heat-trapping greenhouse gas in millions of years.

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  • 13. 

    What 1997 global agreement to reduce greenhouse gases was signed by virtually every country in the world except for the United States?

    • A.

      Oslo Accords

    • B.

      Kyoto Protocol

    • C.

      Copenhagen Summit

    • D.

      Durban Agreement

    Correct Answer
    B. Kyoto Protocol
    Explanation
    The Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an international treaty that sets binding obligations on industrialized countries to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. The UNFCCC is an environmental treaty with the goal of preventing "dangerous" anthropogenic (i.e., human-induced) interference of the climate system. There are 192 parties to the convention, including 191 states (all UN members, except Andorra, Canada, South Sudan, and the United States) and the European Union. The United States signed but did not ratify the Protocol and Canada withdrew from it in 2011. The Protocol was adopted by Parties to the UNFCCC in 1997 and entered into force in 2005.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
    Explanation
    The three "R's" to remember about waste management are reduce, reuse, and recycle. This means minimizing the amount of waste produced, finding ways to use items again instead of throwing them away, and properly sorting and processing materials to create new products.

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  • 15. 

    Which of the following rivers are perennial rivers?

    • A.

      Ganga

    • B.

      Arkavathy

    • C.

      Amazon

    • D.

      Tsangpo

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Ganga
    C. Amazon
    D. Tsangpo
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Ganga, Amazon, and Tsangpo. Perennial rivers are those that flow throughout the year, regardless of the season. The Ganga river in India is one of the most important perennial rivers in the country. The Amazon river in South America is the largest river in the world and is also perennial. The Tsangpo river, also known as the Brahmaputra, flows through Tibet, India, and Bangladesh and is another example of a perennial river.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Karnataka
    B. Gujarat
    C. Tamil Nadu
    Explanation
    Preliminary assessments indicate prospects along the coastline of Gujarat, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa and Tamil Nadu. The preliminary assessment suggests that in Tamil Nadu alone, the potential exists to establish around 1 GW capacity of wind farms each along the coastline of Rameshwaram and Kanyakumari.

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  • 17. 

    The outbreak of Bubonic plague (due to Yersinia pestis bacterium) 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Black Death
    Explanation
    The Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, peaking in Europe between 1348 and 1350, and killing between 75 million and 200 million people. Although there were several competing theories as to the etiology of the Black Death, a recent analysis of DNA from victims in northern and southern Europe indicates that the pathogen responsible was the Yersinia pestis bacterium probably causing several forms of plague.

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