ENVIRONMENT FOR UPSC PRELIMS 2020 , TEST-8

Q 1 . Consider the following States: [UPSC 2015]
1 . Arunachal Pradesh
2 . Himachal Pradesh
3 . Mizoram
In which of the following states do “Tropical Wet Evergreen Forests” occur?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q 2 . In India, in which one of the following types of forests is teak a dominant tree species? [UPSC 2015]
(a) Tropical moist deciduous forest
(b) Tropical rain forest
(c) Tropical thorn scrub forest
(d) Temperate forest with grasslands

Q 3 . The most important strategy for the conservation of biodiversity together with traditional human life is the establishment of [UPSC 2014]
(a) biosphere reserves
(b) botanical gardens
(c) national parks
(d) wildlife sanctuaries

Q 4 . Consider the following pairs  [UPSC 2014]
1 . Dampa Tiger Reserve : Mizoram
2 . Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary : Sikkim
3 . Saramati Peak : Nagaland
Which of the above pairs is /are correctly matched?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q 5 . Consider the following:[UPSC 2014]
1 . Bats
2 . Bears
3 . Rodents
The phenomenon of hibernation can be observed in which of the above kinds of animals?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) Hibernation cannot be observed in any of the above

Q 6 . Among the following organisms, which one does not belong to the class of other three?[UPSC 2014]
(a) Crab
(b) Mite
(c) Scorpion
(d) Spider

Q 7 . If you travel through the Himalayas, you are likely to see which of the following plants naturally growing there?[UPSC 2014]
1 . Oak
2 . Rhododendron
3 . Sandalwood
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

Q 8 . If you walk through countryside, you are likely to see some birds stalking alongside the cattle to seize the insects, disturbed by their movement through grasses, Which of the following is/are such bird/birds?[UPSC 2014]
1 . Painted Stork
2 . Common Myna
3 . Black-necked Crane
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 only
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 3 only

Q 9 . Other than poaching, what are the possible reasons for the decline in the population of Ganges River Dolphins?[UPSC 2014]
1 . Construction of dams and barrages on rivers
2 . Increase in the population of crocodiles in rivers
3 . Getting trapped in fishing nets accidentally
4 . Use of synthetic fertilizers and other agricultural chemicals in crop-fields in the vicinity of rivers
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1, 3 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q 10 . In India, cluster bean (Guar) is traditionally used as a vegetable or animal feed, but recently the cultivation of this has assumed significance. Which one of the following statements is correct in this context?[UPSC 2014]
(a) The oil extracted from seeds is used in the manufacture of biodegradable plastics
(b) The gum made from its seeds is used in the extraction of shale gas
(c) The leaf extract of this plant has the properties of anti-histamines
(d) It is a source of high quality biodiesel