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Wednesday Geography and Environment Quiz #9

wednesdayHello Everyone, How is your preparation going for UPSC IAS Prelims 2016? Here are the set of questions on Geography and Environment to assess yourself. Attempt the quiz and write your answers in comment section. Answers with explanation will be released at 5 PM today.

[Questions]

Q.1) Arrange the following in decreasing order of Global warming potential.
1. Perfluoromethane
2. Sulphur Hexafluoride
3. HCFC 22
4. Nitrous Oxide

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1>3>2>4
b) 2>3>1>4
c) 4>3>1>2
d) 2>1>3>4

Q.2) Arrange the following mountains from North to south direction.
1. Maikala Range
2. Balaghat Range
3. Kaimur Range
4. Ajanta Range

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 3, 1, 4, 2
b) 1, 2, 3, 4
c) 3, 1, 2, 4
d) 1, 2, 4, 3

Q.3) Consider the following statements about Savanna grass ecosystem.
1. It is a temperate grassland.
2. Trees are so close to each other that sunlight can not reach to the ground.
3. It is also known as a paradise of hunters.

Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
a) 1 and 3 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 only
d) 3 only

Q.4) Which of the following does not affect salinity of the ocean?
a) Latitude
b) Temperature
c) Ocean currents
d) Tides

Q.5) Consider the following statements.
1. Antarctica has no Biomes.
2. Biomes are characterized on the basis of climatic factors only.

Select the incorrect statement using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None of the above

Q.6) Consider the following statements about Eutrophication.
1. It decreases the Biochemical Oxygen demand of water.
2. It increases the biomass of phytoplanktons.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None of the above

 

Q.7) Consider the following statements about Oil Zapping technique.
1. Hazardous hydrocarbons waste are converted into Carbon dioxide and water.
2. This technique was developed by Centre for Science and Environment.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.8) Consider the following statements about Biodiversity.
1. High beta-diversity implies high similarity between species composition of different ecosystem.
2. Alpha diversity represent diversity of the species within the ecosystem.
3. Gamma diversity represents geographic scale species diversity.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are are incorrect?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) 3 only
d) 2 and 3 only

Q.9) Which of the following countries borders Baltic Sea?
1. Sweden
2. Denmark
3. Belarus
4. Finland
5. Lithuania
6.Spain
7.Russia

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7 only
b) 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7 only
c) 1, 2, 4, 5 and 7 only
d) 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 only

 

Q.10) Consider the following statements related with the Godavari river.
1. Indravati, Sabri and Bhima rivers are important tributaries of the Godavari river.
2. It originates in Dandakaranya Plateau.
3. It is navigable throughout its basin.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?
a) 1 and 3 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 1,2 and 3
d) None of them

 

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