1. In which one among the following categories of protected areas in India are local people not allowed to collect and use the biomass?

  1. Wildlife Sanctuaries
  2. Wetlands declared under Ramsar Convention
  3. Biosphere Reserves
  4. National Parks

2. Consider the following kinds of organisms:

  • 1. Bat
  • 2. Bee
  • 3. Bird

Which of the above is/are pollinating agent/agents?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 1, 2 and 3
  4. 1 and 3 only

3. Consider the following kinds of organisms:

  • 1. Bacteria
  • 2. Fungi
  • 3. Flowering plants

Some species of which of the above kinds of organisms are employed as bio-pesticides?

  1. 1 and 3 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1, 2 and 3
  4. 1 only

4. Other than resistance to pests, what are the prospects for which genetically engineered plants have been created?

  • 1. To enable them to withstand drought
  • 2. To increase the nutritive value of the produce
  • 3. To enable them to grow and do photosynthesis in spaceships and space stations
  • 4. To increase their shelf life

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

  1. 3 and 4 only
  2. 1, 2, 3 and 4
  3. 1, 2 and 4 only
  4. 1 and 2 only

5. Consider the following areas:

  • 1. Bandipur
  • 2. Bhitarkanika
  • 3. Manas
  • 4. Sunderbans

Which of the above are Tiger Reserves?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1, 3 and 4 only
  3. 2, 3 and 4 only
  4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

6. How does National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) help in protecting the Indian agriculture?

  • 1. NBA checks the bio-piracy and protects the indigenous and traditional genetic resources.
  • 2. NBA directly monitors and supervises the scientific research on genetic modification of crop plants.
  • 3. Application for Intellectual Property Rights related to genetic/biological resources cannot be made without the approval of NBA.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1, 2 and 3
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1 only

7. Which one of the following groups of animals belongs to the category of endangered species?

  1. Kashmir Stag, Cheetal, Blue Bull and Great Indian Bustard
  2. Snow Leopard, Swamp Deer, Rhesus Monkey and Saras (Crane)
  3. Lion-tailed Macaque, Blue Bull, Hanuman Langur and Cheetal
  4. Great Indian Bustard, Musk Deer, Red Panda and Asiatic Wild Ass

8. Lead, ingested or inhaled, is a health hazard. After the addition of lead to petrol has been banned, what still are the sources of lead poisoning?

  • 1. Smelting units
  • 2. Pens and pencils
  • 3. Paints
  • 4. Hair oils and cosmetics

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

  1. 1, 2 and 3 only
  2. 1, 2, 3 and 4
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 2 and 4 only

9. To meet its rapidly growing energy demand, some opine that India should pursue research and development on thorium as the future fuel of nuclear energy. In this context, what advantage does thorium hold over uranium?

  • 1. Thorium is far more abundant in nature than uranium.
  • 2. On the basis of per unit mass of mined mineral, thorium can generate more energy compared to natural uranium.
  • 3. Thorium produces less harmful waste compared to uranium.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

10. Biomass gasification is considered to be one of the sustainable solutions to the power crisis in India. In this context, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  • 1. Coconut shells, groundnut shells and rice husk can be used in biomass gasification.
  • 2. The combustible gases generated from biomass gasification consist of hydrogen and carbon dioxide only.
  • 3. The combustible gases generated from biomass gasification can be used for direct heat generation but not in internal combustion engines.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

  1. 2 and 3 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 1 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Answers

  1. D
  2. C
  3. C
  4. C
  5. B
  6. A
  7. D
  8. C
  9. D
  10. C