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Updated on 16 November 2022

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56 The important tree of coniferous softwood is
A Oak
B Cedar
C Teak
D Paranapine

Answer: Option [D]

The correct answer is Paranapine. Coniferous forests are also called Taiga. They have tall, softwood evergreen trees. Chir, pine, cedar are important variety of trees in these forests.

57 Which area has the largest area under forests ?
A Asia
B Africa
C Latin America
D North America

Answer: Option [C]

The correct answer is Latin America.

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58 Forest cover …….. of the earth’s land surface
A Less than 15%
B 15-20%
C More than 25%
D 25-35%

Answer: Option [C]

The correct answer is More than 25%. Forests are considered one of the world’s largest banks for all of the carbon emitted into the atmosphere through natural processes and human activities. They cover about 30 percent of Earth’s land surface, while accounting for 50 percent of plant productivity. As much as 45 percent of the carbon stored on land is tied up in forests.

59 Largest production of merino wool comes from
A Australia
B New Zealand
C Turkey
D Russia

Answer: Option [A]

Largest production of merino wool comes from Australia. Australia is the largest exporter of greasy wool, producing 39% of world exports. The Australian flock consists of 67 million sheep, including 31 million Merino-breeding ewes and a similar number of lambs.

60 Which country produces the largest amount of beef in the world ?
A Russia
B USA
C UK
D China

Answer: Option [B]

The correct answer is USA. The world's largest beef and buffalo meat producer is the United States, producing 12-13 million tonnes. Other major producers are the European Union, Brazil and China, followed by India, Argentina, Australia and Mexico.

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