ENVIRONMENT FOR UPSC PRELIMS 2020 , TEST-9

Q 1 . Consider the following statements:[UPSC 2014]
1 . Animal Welfare Board of India is established under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.
2 . National Tiger Conservation Authority is a statutory body.
3 . National Ganga River Basin Authority is chaired by the Prime Minister.
Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q 2 . Consider the following organisms:  [UPSC 2013]
1 . Agaricus
2 . Nostoc
3 . Spirogyra
Which of the above is / are used as biofertilizer / biofertilizers
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 only
(e) 2 and 3
(d) 3 only

Q 3 . Mycorrhizal biotechnology has been used in rehabilitating degraded sites because mycorrhiza enables the plants to  [UPSC 2013]
1 . resist drought and increase absorptive area
2 . tolerate extremes of pH
3 . resist disease infestation
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q 4 . Consider the following animals:  [UPSC 2013]
1 . Sea cow
2 . Sea horse
3 . Sea lion
Which of the above is/are mammal/mammals?
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q 5 . Consider the following  [UPSC 2013]
1 . Star tortoise
2 . Monitor lizard
3 . Pygmy hog
4 . Spider monkey
Which of the above found in India?
(a) 1, 2 and 3 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q 6 . Consider the following fauna of India: [UPSC 2013]
1 . Gharial
2 . Leatherback turtle
3 . Swamp deer
Which of the above is/are endangered?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 3 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) None

Q7  . Which of the following is/are unique  characteristic / characteristics of equatorial forests?
1 . Presence of tall, closely set trees with crowns forming a continuous canopy            [UPSC 2013]
2 . Coexistence of a large number of species
3 . Presence of numerous varieties of epiphytes
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 8 . In which of the following States is lion-tailed macaque found in its natural habitat?[UPSC 2013]
1 . Tamil Nadu
2 . Kerala
3 . Karnataka
4 . Andhra Pradesh
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
(a) 1, 2 and 3 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1, 3 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q 9 . Consider the following pairs about parks and rivers passing through them:[UPSC 2013]
1 . Corbett National Park: Ganga
2 . Kaziranga National Park: Manas
3 . Silent Valley National Park: Kaveri
Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 3 only
(c) 1 and 3
(d) None

Q 10. Consider the following pairs:[UPSC 2013]
1 . Nokrek Bio-sphere Reserve: Garo Hills
2 . Logtak (Loktak) Lake : Barail Range
3 . Namdapha National Park : Dafla Hills
Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) None