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Environment Quiz Questions and Answers



Environment Quiz Questions and Answers


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Environment Quiz Questions Part 1

Environment Quiz 1 – 15

1) Which are the main factors that decide the conditions of environment?

Answer: Temperature, pressure, wind velocity and humidity of atmosphere.

2) What once covered 14% of the earth’s land area, but by 1991 over half had been destroyed?

Answer: Rain forest.

3) Which environmental pressure group was founded in the UK in 1971?

Answer: Friends of the earth.

4) Which is called the farmers friends?

Answer: Earthworm.

5) Which is the world’s largest type of earth worm?

Answer: The South African Giant Earthworm.

6) Rain or other forms of precipitation containing acid formed by industrial pollutants is called _?

Answer: Acid Rain.

7) What is BOD?

Answer: Biochemical Oxygen Demand.

8) This layer absorbs 99% of sun’s ultraviolet radiations which are very harmful for animals and plants. So this layer is called a shield to the earth. Name this layer.

Answer: Ozone layer.

9) Which is the worst disaster from a nuclear power plant?

Answer: Chernobyl, Russia (April 1986)

10) What is the effect of acid rain on the soil?

Answer: The soil becomes acidic which reduces the growth of crops.

11) What is dispensed from the green pump, and must be used if a car has a catalytic converter?

Answer: Unleaded petrol.

12) Which country produces the world’s largest quantity of municipal waste per person per year at over five-sixths of a ton?

Answer: USA.

13) What was the original of the British Green Party when it was formed in 1973?

Answer: The Ecology Party.

14) What contributes to the greenhouse effect at lower atmospheric levels?

Answer: Ozone.

15) Which color is used as the sign of conservation and environment?

Answer: Green.


Environment Quiz Questions Part 2

Environment Quiz 15 -30

16) What kind of satellite makes the global studies of the environment?

Answer: Meteorological Satellites.

17) Which is the city most affected by the air pollution in the world?

Answer: Tokyo, Japan.

18) What is the main factor responsible for ozone layer depletion?

Answer: The use of chlorofluorocarbon by man.

19) Which is the world famous monument of India is affected by air pollution from a nearby factory?

Answer: Taj Mahal, Agra.

20) This is a combination of smoke and industrial fog. Name this.

Answer: Smog.

21) What is the name for land in the Britain officially designated ‘not to be built on but to be preserved as open space’?

Answer: Green belt.

22) What describes all the species protected by the CITES agreement?

Answer: Endangered species.

23) What is caused by the release of sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere?

Answer: Acid rain.

24) Which capital city has less green space than any other European capital and severe air pollution that is destroying the classical buildings?

Answer: Athens, Greece.

25) Which highly polluted Italian river discharges 234 tons of arsenic into the sea a year?

Answer: River po.

26) How can we reduce the pollution by smoke from factories?

Answer: By using electrostatic filters in the chimneys of factories.

27) Name the general term used to mean all the plants and fish thatcher live in water.

Answer: Aquatic living beings.

28) When the environment is unhealthy and unsafe to living and non-living things, what’s the condition usually known as?

Answer: Pollution.

29) Those animals which are active during day are called?

Answer: Diurnal animals.

30) Those animals which sleep in the day and actively move round during the night are called?

Animals: Nocturnal animals.


Environment Quiz Questions Part 3

Environment Quiz 31 – 45

31) What are the two most widely used chemical fertilizers?

Answer: Ammonium sulfate and Urea.

32) What is the use of sewage treatment plants?

Answer: The polluted water from factories can be treated in sewage treatment plants to control water pollution.

33) Which European country uses its subterranean thermal water to heat 85% of its homes?

Answer: Iceland.

34) Which is formed in bogs by the incomplete decomposition of sphagnum moss, and only grows 1 mm a year?

Answer: Peat.

35) Which landlocked Asian country is described as the world’s highest ‘rubbish dump’ because of all the refuse left behind by expeditions?

Answer: Nepal.

36) On which group of British Islands is Burgar Hill, where the world’s most productive wind powered generator is situated?

Answer: The Orkney Islands.

37) When was the first appearance of alligator weed?

Answer: In 1965.

38) India has one of the rarest monkeys in the world in the western ghats. What is the name of this primate?

Answer: The lion-tailed Macaque.

39) Although there are several species of monkeys on the earth, only one species build shelters for themselves on trees. Name this unusual species:

Answer: Aye-aye.

40) What is the safe level of noise intensity to humans?

Answer: Up to 80 decibels are safe.

41) In 1962 Rachel Carson wrote a book which is now very popular in Environmental Literature. What’s the title of this well-known book?

Answer: Silent Spring.

42) The main theme of the ‘Silent Spring’ is the harmful effects of a particular insecticide. Identify this insecticide:

Answer: DDT.

43) There are a number of mammals inhabiting the earth. Which is the slowest moving mammal among all of them?

Answer: Sloth (can be seen in South American jungles)

44) There is a reptile in New Zealand which has a third eye on its forehead. Name this unique creature:

Answer: Tuatara.

45) Who was the director of the environmental pressure group Friends of the Earth 1984-90?

Answer: Jonathon Porritt.


Environment Quiz Questions Part 4

Environment Quiz 46 – 60

46) Research-Scientists used one particular species of monkey for developing the polio vaccine by separating the ‘Rh’ factor in the blood. Identify this species:

Answer: Rhesus macaque.

47) ‘Keibul Lamjao National Park’ is a unique wild life sanctuary. It is floating on the surface of a lake, in which state of India is it situated?

Answer: Manipur.

48) What is NEERl?

Answer: National Environmental Engineering Research Institute.

49) What are the three main greenhouse gases?

Answer: Carbon dioxide, Methane and Chlorofluorocarbon.

50) What is the name of Britain’s nuclear-fuel reprocessing plant?

Answer: Sellafield.

51) What was the viral disease controversially introduced into Britain during the 1950s to reduce the rabbit population?

Answer: Myxomatosis.

52) Which sea is so highly polluted that the Barcelona convention was set up in 1976 to try and clean it up?

Answer: Mediterranean Sea.

53) What was on patrol in the Pacific, protesting against nuclear testing when it was sunk by French agents in 1985?

Answer: Rainbow Warrior.

54) Which European country is committed to decommissioning all of its nuclear reactors?

Answer: Sweden.

55) Both whale and whale shark are gigantic creatures living in the oceans. What is the biological difference between the two?

Answer: The whale shark is a fish whereas the whale is a mammal.

56) The period from the time of conceiving a baby till the time of delivering it is known as “Gestation Period”. For instance the gestation period in human beings lasts about 9 months, what is the gestation period of an elephant?

Answer: 18 to 20 months.

57) Name the world’s largest species of Ox. Where are they found:

Answer: Musk Ox, found in Canada and Denmark.

58) In one of the States of India all the tourist spots have been named after various birds. Identify the state:

Answer: Haryana.

59) Which is the environment wing of UNO?

Answer: United Nations Environment Programme.

60) Name the mammal which has become notorious as being a ‘blood sucker’:

Answer: Vampire bats (they drink the blood of cattle and horses)


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