ENVIRONMENT FOR UPSC PRELIMS 2020 , TEST-6

Q 1 . Consider the following statements:[UPSC 2018]
1 . The definition of “Critical Wildlife Habitat” is incorporated in the Forest Rights Act, 2006.
2 . For the first time in India, Baigas have been given Habitat Rights.
3 . Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change officially decides and declares Habitat Rights for Primitive and Vulnerable Tribal Groups in any part of India.
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 2 . In which one of the following States is Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary located?   [UPSC 2018]
(a) Arunachal Pradesh
(b) Manipur
(c) Meghalaya
(d) Nagaland

Q 3 . The term M-STRIPES’ is sometimes seen in the news in the context of  [UPSC 2017]
(a) Captive breeding of Wild Fauna
(b) Maintenance of Tiger Reserves
(c) Indigenous Satellite Navigation System
(d) Security of National Highways

Q 4 . Recently there was a proposal to translocate some of the lions from their natural habitat in Gujarat to which one of the following sites ? [UPSC 2017]
(a) Corbett National Park
(b) Kuno Palpur Wildlife Sanctuary
(c) Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
(d) Sariska National Park

Q 5 . In India, if a species of tortoise is declared protected under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, what does it imply ?[UPSC 2017]
(a) It enjoys the same level of protection as the tiger.
(b) It no longer exists in the wild, a few individuals are under captive protection; and now it is impossible to prevent its extinction.
(c) It is endemic to a particular region of India.
(d) Both (b) and (c) stated above are correct in this context.

Q 6 . According to the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, which of the following animals cannot be hunted by any person except under some provisions provided by law?      [UPSC 2017]
1. Gharial
2. Indian wild ass
3. Wild buffalo
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q 7 . If you want to see gharials in their natural habitat, which one of the following is the best place to visit?    [UPSC 2017]
(a) Bhitarkanika Mangroves
(b) Chambal River
(c) Pulicat Lake
(d) Deepor Beel

Q 8 . From the ecological point of view, which one of the following assumes importance in being a good link between the Eastern Ghats and the Western Ghats?     [UPSC 2017]
(a) Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve
(b) Nallamala Forest
(c) Nagarhole National Park
(d) Seshachalam Biosphere Reserve

Q 9 . Due to some reasons, if there is a huge fall in the population of species of butterflies, what could be its likely consequence/consequences?  [UPSC 2017]
1. Pollination of some plants could be adversely affected.
2. There could be a drastic increase in the fungal infections of some cultivated plants.
3. It could lead to a fall in the population of some species of wasps, spiders and birds.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q 10 . What is/are unique about ‘Kharai camel’, a breed found in India?  [UPSC 2016]
1. It is capable of swimming up to three kilometres in seawater.
2. It survives by grazing on mangroves.
3. It lives in the wild and cannot be domesticated.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3