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Saturday, May 26, 2012

General Awareness | People and Environment (Environment Quiz - 1)

1. Pollution is-
[A]Release of undesirable waste/toxic substance in the environment
[B]Removal of top soil
[C]Conservation of energy
[D]All of these


2. Spoiling of biotic and a biotic environment by physical/ chemical factors is termed as
[A]Contamination
[B]Adultration
[C]Pollution
[D]Noosphere


3. Who was the first to recognise the problem of water pollution?
[A]Aristotle
[B]Theophrastus
[C]Hippocrates
[D]Thales


4. Pollution can bring about a change in
[A]Biogeochemical cycling
[B]Abiotic environment
[C]Biotic environment
[D]None of the above


5. Loss of relative biological equilibrium is due to-
[A]Low temperature
[B]High temperatutre
[C]Radiation
[D]Pollution


6. A normal component of environment becomes pollutant when its concentration crosses a threshold value is called
[A]Quantitative pollutant
[B]Qualitative pollutant
[C]Degradable pollutant
[D]Physical pollutant


7. Pollution is rising these days due to
[A]Research
[B]Population explosion
[C]Industries and transportation
[D]Rains


8. Qualitative pollutant are
[A]Added by man
[B]Naturally occurring
[C]Present in high concentration
[D]None of these


9. The country which hosted first Earth Summit (June 1992) on conservation of environment
[A]India
[B]Brazil
[C]Peru
[D]Spain


10. When was the air prevention and control of pollution act enacted in India?
[A]1980
[B]1981
[C]1982
[D]1983


11. When did water (prevention and control of pollution ) act come into operation in India?
[A]1976
[B]1978
[C]1974
[D]1969


12. Ganga Action Plan to restore the quality of river Ganga was launched in
[A]1988
[B]1985
[C]1990
[D]1983


13. When was NEPA (National Environment Policy Act) enforced in India?
[A]1968
[B]1978
[C]1969
[D]1959


14. The news paper contains one of the following toxic waste
[A]Cd
[B]Pb
[C]Mg
[D]Hg


15. The first indoor pollutant from furniture of which masses became aware?
[A]CO2
[B]Formaldeyde
[C]Radon
[D]Ozone


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