ENVIRONMENT FOR UPSC PRELIMS 2020 , TEST-5

Q 1. Recently, there was a growing awareness in our country about the importance of Himalayan nettle
(Girardinia diversifolia) because it is found to be a sustainable source of   [UPSC 2019]
(a) anti-malarial drug
(b) biodiesel
(c) pulp for paper industry
(d) textile fibre

Q 2. Consider the following States:  [UPSC 2019]
1. Chhattisgarh
2. Madhya Pradesh
3. Maharashtra
4. Odisha
With reference to the States mentioned above, in terms of percentage of forest cover to the total area of State, which one of the following is the correct
ascending order?
(a) 2-3-1-4
(b) 2-3-4-1
(c) 3-2-4-1
(d) 3-2-1-4

Q 3. Which one of the following National Parks lies completely in the temperate alpine zone?[UPSC 2019]
(a) Manas National Park
(b) Namdapha National Park
(c) Neora Valley National Park
(d) Valley of Flowers National Park

Q 4. Consider the following pairs: [UPSC 2019]
Wildlife – Naturally found in
1. Blue finned Mahseer – Cauvery River
2. Irrawaddy Dolphin – Chambal River
3. Rusty-spotted Cat – Eastern Ghats
Which of the pairs given above are correctly matched?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q 5. Which of the following are in Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve? [UPSC 2019]
(a) Neyyar, Peppara and Shendurney Wildlife
Sanctuaries; and Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve
(b) Mudumalai, Sathyamangalam and Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuaries; and Silent Valley National Park
(c) Kaundinya, Gundia Brahmeswaram and Papikonda Wildlife Sanctuaries; and Mukurthi
National Park
(d) Kawal and Sri Venkateswara Wildlife Sancturaies; and Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam Tiger
Reserve.

Q 6 . Consider the following statements : [UPSC 2019]
1. Some species of turtles are herbivores.
2. Some species of fish are herbivores.
3. Some species of marine mammals are herbivores.
4.Some species of snakes are viviparous.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 2, 3 and 4 only
(c) 2 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q 7 . Consider the following statements : [UPSC 2019]
1. Asiatic lion is naturally found in India only.
2. Double-humped camel is naturally found in India only.
3. One-horned rhinoceros is naturally found in India only.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q 8. Consider the following statements . [UPSC 2019]
1. As per recent amendment to the Indian Forest Act, 1927, forest dwellers have the right to fell the bamboos grown on forest areas.
2. As per the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act,
2006, bamboo is a minor forest produce.
3. The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 allows ownership of minor forest produce to forest dwellers.
Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q 9. Consider the following statements : [UPSC 2019]
1. As per law, the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority exists at both National and State levels.
2. People’s participation is mandatory in the compensatory afforestation programmes carried
out under the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act, 2016.
Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q 10 . Why is a plant called Prosopis juliflora often mentioned in news ? [UPSC 2018]
(a) Its extract is widely used in cosmetics.
(b) It tends to reduce the biodiversity in the area in which it grows.
(c) Its extract is used in the synthesis of pesticides.
(d) None of the above