Objective questions on environment for UPSC.

Take a short quize of 12 questions on Environement Current Affairs. 

 

Q1) Consider the following statements about National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA)

 

1) It is a statutory body.

2) It prepares Tiger Conservation plan for different states.

3) No alteration in the boundaries of Tiger reserve can be made except with the permission of (NTCA) and wildlife conservation authority of India.

 

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a) 1 and 3 b) 2 and 3 c) 3 only d) all of the above.

 

Q2) Which of the following sources is responsible for the highest human-induced production of Methane?

a) Wetlands

b) Fossil fuel production

c) Livestock farming 

d) Landfills and waste.

Q3) Which of the following are the examples of ‘negative climate forcing’?

 

1) Carbon-di-oxide

2) Exhaust from high sulfur coal

3) Aerosols from volcanic eruptions.

 

Code:

a) 1 only b) 2 and 3

c) 3 only d) all of the above.

 

Q4) Which of the following is/are the effect/effects of the prevalence of black carbon in the atmosphere?

 

1) It warms the atmosphere

2) It causes melting of the ice caps.

3) It reduces albedo.

 

Code

a) 1 only b) 2 only

c) 2 and 3 d) all of the above.

 

Q5) which of the following pair is/are not correctly matched.

 

Pollutant                 -              Source

a) Hydro fluorocarbon-      Refrigerants

b) Per fluorocarbon -           Aluminum production

c) Sulfur Hexafluoride -       Magnesium processing.

 

Code:

a) 1 and 2 b) 1 only

c) 3 only d) none of the above.

 

 

Q 6) Consider the following effects of acidification.

 

1) A decrease in the fungal diseases.

2) Discoloration and loss of foliar mass

3) Premature senescence

 

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2 b) 2 only

c) 2 and 3 d) none of the above.

 

Q7) Which of the following pair is not correctly matched?

 

Pollutant Metal       -      Effect

a) Aluminum -          Dialysis dementia

b) Cadmium -            Renal Tabular damage

c) Lead -                     Behavioral problem

d) Manganese -         Stomatitis

 

Q8) Which of the following reasons can be attributed to predominant depletion of ozone on the Antarctic?

 

1) Dissolution of the polar vortex.

2) Extreme Cold temperature

3) Formation of the polar  stratospheric cloud.

 

Code:

a) 1 and 2 b) 3 only

c) 2 and 3 d) all of the above

Q9) Consider the following effects of ozone layer depletion

 

1) Development of nonmelanoma skin cancer

2) Supports early developmental stage in the fish

3) A decrease in immunity amongst animals.

 

Which of the above effects is/are correct?

a) 1 and3 b) 1 only

c) 3 only d) all of the above.

 

Q10) Consider the following impacts of climate change

 

1) On long-term, Crop yield will increase in the tropical region.

2) Availability of potable water will increase in coastal areas

3) Diarrheal diseases will increase.

 

Which of the above effects is/are correct?

a) 1 only b) 1 and 3

c) 2 and 3 d) 3 only

 

 

 

Q11) which of the following method can be implied to for carbon sequestration

 

1) Increasing the speed of decomposition of organic matter.

2) Hydrodynamic trapping

3) Mineral carbonation

 

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a) 2 only b) 1 only c) 2 and 3 d) 1 and 3

 

Q12) Consider the following statements about Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

 

1) It was established by the United Nations Environment Program and World Meteorological Department

2) It is the primary institute which conducts research on climate change.

3) IPCC has established National Green House Gas Inventory Program (NGGIP).

 

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2 b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3 only d) all of the above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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