Q 1 . Recently, our scientists have discovered a new and distinct species of banana plant which attains a height of about 11 metres and has orange-coloured fruit pulp. In which part of India has it been discovered? [UPSC 2016]
(a) Andaman Islands
(b) Anaimalai Forests
(c) Maikala Hills
(d) Tropical rain forests of northeast

Q 2 . With reference to ‘Red Sanders’, sometimes seen in the news, consider the following statements:[UPSC 2016]
1. It is a tree species found in a part of South India.
2. It is one of the most important trees in the tropical rain forest areas of South India.
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 3 . Recently, for the first time in our country, which of the following States has declared a particular butterfly as ‘State Butterfly’? [UPSC 2016]
(a) Arunachal Pradesh
(b) Himachal Pradesh
(c) Karnataka
(d) Maharashtra

Q 4 . In which of the following regions of India are you most likely to come across the `Great Indian Hornbill’ in its natural habitat? [UPSC 2016]
(a) Sand deserts of northwest India
(b) Higher Himalayas of Jammu and Kashmir
(c) Salt marshes of western Gujarat
(d) Western Ghats

Q 5 . Which of the following National Parks is unique in being a swamp with floating vegetation that supports a rich biodiversity? [UPSC 2015]
(a) Bhitarkanika National Park
(b) Keibul Lamjao National Park
(c) Keoladeo Ghana National park
(d) Sultanpur National park

Q 6 . With reference to ‘dugong’, a mammal found in India, which of the following statements is/are correct?  [UPSC 2015]
1 . It is a herbivorous marine animal.
2 . It is found along the entire coast of India
3 . It is given legal protection under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 3 only

Q 7 . Which one of the following is the national aquatic animal of India? [UPSC 2015]
(a) Saltwater crocodile
(b) Olive ridley turtle
(c) Gangetic dolphin
(d) Gharial

Q 8 . Which one of the following regions of India has a combination of mangrove forest, evergreen forest and deciduous forest?  [UPSC 2015]
(a) North Coastal Andhra Pradesh
(b) South-West Bengal
(c) Southern Saurashtra
(d) Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Q 9 . Which one of the following National Parks has a climate that varies from tropical to subtropical, temperate and arctic? [UPSC 2015]
(a) Khangchendzonga National park
(b) Nandadevi National Park
(c) Neora Valley National Park
(d) Namdapha National park

Q 10 . In a particular region in India, the local people train the roots of living tree into robust bridges across the streams. As the time passes these bridges become stronger. These unique ‘Living Root Bridges’ are found in  [UPSC 2015]
(a) Meghalaya
(b) Himachal Pradesh
(c) Jharkhand
(d) Tamil Nadu