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Study-Plan UPSC Environment Mini-Mock 1

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Question 1

Which among the following are the biotic components of environment?
i. Animals
ii. Non-green plants
iii. Fire
iv. Soil
v. Parasites

Question 2

In the context of ecosystems “Edge Effect” refers to-
i. It has the conditions intermediate to the adjacent ecosystems
ii. Sometimes the number of species and the population density of some of the species is much greater in the ecotone zone than either community.

Question 3

Consider the following pairs:

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

Question 4

Off grid renewable energy can provide energy to isolated communities and areas. Which of the following can be used as a part of such system?
i. Solar photovoltaic roof-top systems
ii. Biomass gasifiers
iii. Micro hydro projects

Question 5

With reference to ecology, which among the following correctly describes the Allen’s rule?

Question 6

Eutrophication leads to-
i. Algal bloom
ii. Aerobic bacterial growth
iii. Degradation of aquatic ecosystem

Question 7

Consider the statements:
i. Reserve forests are the most restricted forests, and can only be constituted by the union government.
ii. In protected forests most uses by local people are prohibited unless specifically allowed by a forest officer in the course of settlement.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Question 8

Non-point sources of pollution in the rivers are mostly unregulated and of great concern.
Which among following are those sources:
i.Dhobi ghats
ii. Surface drains carrying municipal sewage
iii. Effluents from industries
iv. Run-off from agricultural fields
v. Dumping of un-burnt/half-burnt dead bodies

Question 9

Which of the following are the methods of ex-situ conservation?
i.Biodiversity hotspots
ii. Zoological parks
iii. Tissue culture
iv. Sacred groves
v. Seed bank

Question 10

Which forms of energy are ultimately derived from solar energy?
ii. Wind
iii. Coal
iv. Nuclear energy
v. Biofuels
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