Environment, Ecology & Biodiversity MCQs

Environment, Ecology & Biodiversity Multiple choice questions for GK paper in SSC, NDA, CDS, UPSC, UPPSC and State PSC Examinations.

141. The largest number of Tiger Reserves are located in :

[A] Karnataka
[B] Andhra Pradesh
[C] Madhya Pradesh
[D] West Bengal

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142. The Siberian Crane, an endangered migratory bird is a regular visitor of which of the following national park/bird sanctuaries:

[A] Ranganathittu bird sanctuary
[B] Keoladeo national park
[C] Vedanthangal bird sanctuary
[D] Sultanpur bird sanctuary

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143. Identify the non Green-House Gas(GHG) from the following :

[A] Methane
[B] Nitrous oxide
[C] Sulphur Hexafluoride
[D] Carbon Monoxide

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144. The relationship between water fern Azolla and cyanobacterium Anabaena is :

[A] Symbiotic
[B] Mutualistic
[C] Commensalism
[D] Proto-Cooperation

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145. Which one of the following is a useful biological indicator of Sulphur-dioxide pollution ?

[A] Bryophytes
[B] Algal blooms
[C] Pseudomonas
[D] Lichens

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146. In Nitrogen Cycle, soil nitrates are transformed into free nitrogen by:

[A] Nitrifying bacteria
[B] Denitrifying bacteria
[C] Ammonifying bacteria
[D] Both [A] and[C]

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147. The Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) is headed by:

[A] R.K.Pachauri
[B] Vandana Shiva
[C] Madhav Gadgil
[D] Pradip Krishen

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148. Which among the following is the most abundant Green-House-Gas(GHG) in the earth’s atmosphere?

[A] Carbon dioxide
[B] Water Vapour
[C] Sulphur Dioxide
[D] Tropospheric Ozone

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149. Which among the following chronic lung disease commonly known as ‘black lung’ disease,leads to reduced life expectancy in coal-miners?

[A] Pneumoconiosis
[B] Progressive Massive Fibrosis
[C] Mesothelioma
[D] Collier’s Asthma

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150. Which of the following Environmentalists first gave the concept of Biodiversity ‘hotspots’ ?

[A] Gaylord Nelson
[B] Norman Myers
[C] John Muir
[D] Julia “Butterfly” Hill

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