Environment, Ecology & Biodiversity MCQs

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

21. Natural gas is often described as the cleanest fossil fuel. With this reference consider the following statements:

  1. Natural gas produces less carbon dioxide per joule delivered than either coal or oil
  2. Natural gas makes insignificant percentage of human carbon emissions
  3. Natural Gas is less potent green house gas in comparison to Carbon Dioxide

Which among the above statements is / are correct?

[A] Only 1 is correct
[B] Only 1 & 2 are correct
[C] Only 2 & 3 are correct
[D] 1, 2 & 3 are correct

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22. Which of the following fauna are endemic to Western Ghats of India?

  1. Malabar Large-spotted Civet
  2. Lion-tailed Macaque
  3. Brown Palm Civet
  4. Nilgiri Tahr

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1, 2 & 4
[B] Only 1 & 2
[C] Only 2 & 4
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4

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23. All the current Bt cotton hybrids available in India belong to which among the following species?

[A] Gossypium herbaceum
[B] Gossypium barbadense
[C] Gossypium hirsutum
[D] Gossypium arboreum

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24. Identify the fauna with the help of information given below:

  1. The fauna is endemic to wet evergreen forests in western ghats of India
  2. It is categorised as endangered species of India by IUCN
  3. It is omnivorous in nature, have black coat and have been largely affected by poachers as its meat has medicinal value

 Select the correct answer from options below:

[A] Lion Tailed Macaque
[B] Hoolock Gibbon
[C] Nilgiri langur
[D] Brown Palm Civet

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25. The World Bank Green Bonds:

  1. are credit fixed income product
  2. allow both  public and private sectors to invest
  3. are denominated only in reserve currencies

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3

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26. Indian Long Term Ecological Observatories (I-LTEO) programme:

  1. was launched at the climate conference CoP21 in Paris, France 
  2. will assess the health of eight different biomes
  3. will cover all the major biomass ranging from Western Himalayas to Eastern Himalayas

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3

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27. Grey water footprint is the amount of:

[A] rainwater required (evaporated or used directly) to make a product
[B] freshwater required for mixing and diluting pollutants enough to maintain water quality according to certain standards
[C] surface water and groundwater required (evaporated or used directly) to make a product
[D] sea water (evaporated or used directly) to make a product

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28. Consider the following statements about CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species):
1.CITES is an intergovernmental organisation, restricting international trade of endangered fauna and flora.
2.CITES was drafted of a resolution adopted at general conference of UNESCO.
3.CITES is legally binding on the states ratifying the agreement.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 and 3 Only
[C] 1 and 3 Only
[D] 1, 2 and 3

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29. Mangar Bani forest has been in news frequently due to one or the other environmental concerns. In which Indian state is the forest located?

[A] Jammu & Kashmir
[B] Himachal Pradesh
[C] Punjab
[D] Haryana

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30. Which of the following is / are example(s) of grazing food chain?

  1. Grassland
  2. Pond
  3. Forest

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 1 & 2
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3

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