Environmental Studies Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Environmental Studies Quiz Set 3

Questions
1 In biogeochemical cycle, a chemical element or molecule moves through
1 Biosphere and lithosphere
2 Biosphere, lithosphere and atmosphere
3 Biosphere,lithosphere, atmosphere and hydrosphere
4 Lithosphere and atmosphere

Answer: Biosphere,lithosphere, atmosphere and hydrosphere
2 Which of the following is not considered as a major type of seashore ?
1 Rocky shore
2 Sandy shore
3 Muddy shore
4 Clayey shore

Answer:Clayey shore
3 Low-high tides are called
1 Spring tide
2 Neap tide
3 Perigean tide
4 Apogean tide

Answer: Neap tide
4 At present, what is the share of renewable energy in the total energy production of India ?
1 ~ 11 – 12%
2 ~ 2 – 3%
3 ~ 20%
4 ~ 25 – 30%

Answer: ~ 11 – 12%
5 If all of the atmosphere were at standard temperature and pressure, then present day CO2 concentration of 392 ppm would correspond to how much carbon in the atmosphere ?
1 ~ 415 Gt
2 ~ 831 Gt
3 ~ 1245 Gt
4 ~ 1620 Gt

Answer: ~ 831 Gt
6 Risk assessment is different from Environmental Impact Assessment in terms of
1 Hazard identification
2 Disaster management
3 Probability expression
4 Considerationof human environment

Answer: Probability expression
7 Reliable, quantitative and verifiable data used in Environmental Impact Assessment study are called
1 Hard data
2 Soft data
3 Continuous data
4 Discrete data

Answer: Hard data
8 Which category of projects do not require Environmental Impact Assessment in accordance with the Indian EIA Notification 2006 ?
1 Category A
2 Category B1
3 Category B2
4 None of the above

Answer: Category B2
9 Environmental Protection Act was enacted in India during
1 1986
2 1984
3 1994
4 1987

Answer: 1986
10 Minimum Stock height of incinerators should be
1 10 m
2 15 m
3 30 m
4 60 m

Answer:30 m
11 Basal convention on transboundary movement of hazardous waste was implemented in the year
1 1969
2 1979
3 1989
4 1999

Answer: 1989
12 The events A and B are mutually exclusive. If P(A) = 0.5 and P(B) = 0.2, then what is P(A & B) ?
1 0.5
2 0.1
3 0.7
4 0.3

Answer:0.1
13 A population, from where samples are drawn, is called
1 Total population
2 Target population
3 Accessible population
4 Universal population

Answer:Accessible population
14 In which part of the atmosphere the momentum, heat flux and moisture content are conserved ?
1 Surface Boundary Layer
2 Mesosphere
3 Troposphere
4 Stratosphere

Answer: Surface Boundary Layer
15 The soil type which is good for agriculture is
1 Podozols
2 Latosols
3 Serpent soil
4 Solonachak

Answer: Latosols

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