Thursday, 13 October 2016

Environment Quiz - Green Olympiad Practice Questions 4

A quiz on environment which will be useful for preparing for competitions like Green Olympiad.
Green Olympiad sample questions, previous year green Olympiad questions

1.Which device, in general, tracks the movement of the sun?
Thermostat
Heliostat
Siderostat
Homeostat

2.What are Cyanobacteria popularly known as?
Photoautotrophs
Akinetes
Anaerobic bacteria
Blue-green algae

3.Which crop belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae is widely used for producing bio-diesel?
Jatropha
Candlenut tree
Copper leaf
Sarpagandha

4.The famous documentary An Inconvenient Truth is about a former US Vice-President's campaign to educate people about global warming . The movie won the 2007 Academy Award for best documentary. Who directed the movie?
James Cameron
David Guggenheim
Steven Spielberg
Baz Luhrman

5.Charles Darwin began developing his theory of evolution while voyaging in a ship. Name the ship.
Enterprise
HMS Beagle
Santa Maria
Endeavour

6.According to Washington-based World Watch Institute, Lake Karachay is the most polluted spot on earth, as it was the dumping site for nuclear waste. Where is this lake located?
Pakistan
Russia
Israel
Iraq

7.What is the baseline year against which these reductions of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are measured as per The Kyoto Protocol?
1980
1990
2000
2010

8.What are geothermal reservoirs?
Hot underground pools of water
Hot magma under the earth
Absorbed energy of the earth
None of the above

9.Which is the first hotel in India to earn carbon credits as a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)?
lTC Sonar, Kolkata
ITC Grand Central, Mumbai
Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Mumbai
ITC Maurya, New Delhi

10.The Bhopal gas tragedy in 1984 was caused when a chemical plant accidentally released which one of the following?
Carbonyl chloride
Carbon monoxide
Methyl cyanide
Methyl isocyanate

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