Question 1. Every year, a month long ecologically important campaign / festival is held during which certain communities/tribes plant saplings of fruit-bearing trees. Which of the following are such communities/tribes?
(A) Bhutia and Lepcha
(B) Gond and Korku
(C) Irula and Toda
(D) Sahariya and Agariya
Question 2. Which of the following institutions is not related to the environment?
(A) Centre for Science and Environment
(B) Botanical Survey of India
(C) Indian Wildlife Institute
(D) Survey of India
Question 3. Which animal is the symbol of the World Wildlife Fund?
(B) Giant Panda
(D) White Bear
Question 4. India’s largest fish is?
(A) Stone fish
(B) Whale shark
Question 5. ‘Chipko movement’ was basically against?
(A) Water pollution
(B) Noise pollution
(D) Cultural pollution
Question 6. Gavialis crocodilia are found plenty in?
Question 7. Who is protagonist of Chipko Movement?
(A) Medha Patkar
(B) M.S. Swaminathan
(C) Sunderlal Bahuguna
(D) Chandi Prasad Bhatt
Question 8. Who among the following is considered as the leader of the Chipko Movement?
(A) Medha Patkar
(B) Baba Amte
(C) Sunderlal Bahuguna
(D) Kiran Bedi
Question 9. In a particular region in India, the local people train the roots of living trees into robust bridges across the streams. As the time passes, these bridges become stronger. These unique living root bridges are found in?
(B) Himachal Pradesh
(D) Tamil Nadu
Question 10. Under whose leadership the movement against deforestation was launched in the Raini village of Chamoli?
(A) Sunderlal Bahuguna
(B) Chandi Prasad Bhatt
(C) Gaura Devi
(D) Kalyan Rawat
Question 11. The main causes for the forest loss is?
(A) Road Development
(B) River Valley Projects
(C) Industrial Development
(D) Agricultural Development
Question 12. The pugmark technique is used?
(A) For bird watching in forest
(B) For breeding rare wildlife in captivit
(C) For estimation of population of various wild animals
(D) For tattooing wildlife to distinguish one species from the other
Question 13. National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources is situated at?
(A) New Delhi
Question 14. Rajiv Gandhi Wildlife Conservation Award is given to?
(A) Educational and Research Institutions
(B) Forest and wildlife officers
(C) Wildlife conservationists
(D) All of the above
Question 15. In India, in which one of the following types of forests is teak a dominant tree species?
(A) Tropical moist deciduous forest
(B) Tropical rain forest
(C) Tropical thorn scrub forest
(D) Temperate forest with grasslands
Question 16. The greatest diversity of plants and animals is characteristic of?
(A) Temperate deciduous forests
(B) Tropical moist forests
(D) Temperate grasslands
Question 17. Which of the following city of India is specialised in the plantation?
Question 18. Which country has the highest percentage of its geographical area under forest?
Question 19. In which of the following continents, the tropical deciduous forests are most extensive?
(D) South America
Question 20. Which of the following forests is known as the ‘lungs of the planet earth’?
(A) Rainforests of North-East India
(B) Taiga forest
(C) Tundra forest
(D) Amazon rain forest
Question 21. Which one of the following ecoregions of India is not correctly matched?
(A) South-Western Ghats – Moist forests
(B) Tarai Duar – Broadleaf forests
(C) Rann of Kutch – Grasslands
(D) Eastern Deccan Plateau – Moist forests
Question 22. Which of the following countries has passed a resolution to maintain forest on 70% land of its geographical area?
Question 23. The 2004 Tsunami made people realize that mangroves can serve as a reliable safety hedge against coastal calamities. How do mangroves function as a safety hedge?
(A) The mangrove swamps separate the human settlements from the sea by a wide zone in which people neither live nor venture out
(B) The mangroves provide both food and medicines which people are in need of after any natural disaster
(C) The mangrove trees are tall with dense canopies and serve as an excellent shelter during a cyclone or Tsunami
(D) The mangrove trees do not get uprooted by storms and tides because of their extensive roots
Question 24. “Monoculture of commercially viable trees in destroying the unique natural profile of — Thoughtless exploitation of timber, deforesting vast tracts for palm, cultivation, destruction of mangroves, illegal logging by tribals and poaching only compound the problem. Fresh water pockets are fast drying up due to deforestation and destruction of mangroves”. The place referred to this quotation is?
(B) Kerala coast
(C) Odisha coast
(D) Andaman and Nicobar Island
Question 25. Amrita Devi Smriti Award is given for?
(A) Best afforestation efforts
(B) Protection of forests and wildlife
(C) Best literature on forest protection
(D) Beautification of Parks
Question 26. Which country has the largest percentage of its total under forests?
Question 27. As a part of wildlife conservation efforts in Nepal and India, a new association by name ‘SAVE’ was launched recently. The objective of SAVE is to conserve.
Question 28. The World Tiger Summit, 2010 was held at?
(C) New Delhi
Question 29. With reference to ‘Red Sanders’ sometimes seen in the news, consider the following statements.
- It is a tree species found in a part of South India.
- It is one of the most important trees in the tropical rainforest areas of South India
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(A) Only 1
(B) Only 2
(C) Both 1and 2
(D) Neither 1 nor 2
Question 30. Consider the following programs.
- Afforestation and development of wastelands
- Reforestation and replantation in existing forests
- Encouraging the wood substitutes and supplying other types of fuel.
- Promotion of the wide use of insecticides and pesticides to restrict the loss of forest area from degradation caused by pests and insects.
The National Forest Policy of 1988 includes.
(A) 1, 2, 3 and 4
(B) 2 and 4
(C) 1, 3 and 4
(D) 1, 2 and 3