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Environment Quiz 19. 04. 2018

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Question 1

When we take into account the global emissions, there are a variety of sources emitting them. Here, arrange those sources of emissions from most responsible to the least responsible:
1) Agriculture
2) Industry
3) Transport
4) Energy supply
5) Forestry
6) Waste and wastewater
7) Residential and commercial buildings

Question 2

Which of the following is/are not true in case of Acid Rain?
1) Its impact on soil is enhanced when the exchange between hydrogen ions and nutrient cations in the soil cause leaching of the nutrients.
2) This is accompanied by a decrease in the respiration of soil organisms.
3) The impact of acid rain on soil in India is even worse.

Question 3

Consider the following w.r.t Impact of climate change on Indian Agriculture and choose the correct statement(s)
1) Agriculture will be adversely affected not only by an increase or decrease in overall amounts of rainfall but also by shifts in the timing of rainfall.
2) There would be a decline in productivity of Kharif crops as compared to Rabi crops.
3) Rising temperature would increase fertilizer requirement.

Question 4

To qualify as a BIODIVERSITY HOTSPOT on Myers 2000 edition of the hotspot-map, a region must meet these criteria:

1). It must contain at least 0.5% or 1,500 species of vascular plants as endemics.

2). It must have conserved at least 70% of its primary vegetation

Select the correct code:

Question 5

Consider the following about Buxa Tiger Reserve
1). It is located in the state of Assam
2). It is severly threatened by ongoing dolomite mining.
3). This has disturbed the natural habitat of many species and blocked the migration route of great Indian Elephant.
Which of the following is correct ?

Question 6

The Red data Book of IUCN is called so as it has Red pages for those species both plants and animals presently experiencing danger throughout the globe.
Apart from red pages which other two colours pages are found in it?
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