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71 Which one of the following has the largest water consumption ?
A Europe
B Asia
C South America
D North America

Answer: Option [B]

The correct answer is Asia. The main sources of water in Central Asia are the Amu Darya and Syr Darya rivers, mostly fed by snow and glacier melt from the Pamir, Hindu Kush and Tien Shan mountain ranges.

72 Which one of the following National Park is located in Madhya Pradesh ?
A Kanha National Park
B Corbett National Park
C Hazaribagh National Park
D Desert National Park

Answer: Option [A]

The correct answer is Kanha National Park. Kanha National Park, also known as Kanha Tiger Reserve, is a vast expanse of grassland and forest in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Tigers, jackals and wild pigs can be spotted in Kanha Meadows.

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73 When was convention of Biological Diversity with the main objective of conservation of biodiversity signed by 150 countries ?
A In 1995
B At CITES in 1975
C At Stockholm conference in 1972
D At Earth Summit II of 1992

Answer: Option [D]

The correct answer is at Earth Summit II of 1992. Signed by 150 government leaders at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, the Convention on Biological Diversity is dedicated to promoting sustainable development.

74 Which one of the following is one of the secondary carnivores ?
A Green Algae
B Diaforms
C Water strides
D Frogs

Answer: Option [C]

The correct answer is Water strides. Water striders are small insects that are adapted for life on top of still water, using surface tension to their advantage so they can “walk on water.”

75 The organisms that live on organic compounds that occur in soluble form derived from dead plants and animals are known as :
A Holozoics
B Parasites
C Saprophytes
D None of the above

Answer: Option [C]

The organisms that live on organic compounds that occur in soluble form derived from dead plants and animals are known as Saprophytes. Saprophytes are the living organisms that live and feed on dead and decaying organisms. They are considered extremely important in soil biology. They break down the complex organic matter into simpler substances that are taken up by the plants for various metabolic activities.

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