Monday, 21 November 2016

Environment Quiz 19


1. Earth's atmosphere is divided into layers. The aeroplanes usually fly in the layer
Mesosphere
Troposphere
Stratosphere
Thermosphere

2. A tiny number of gases in the atmosphere are able to trap heat around Earth and they are called Green House Gases. The most common greenhouse gas in the earth is
Water vapour
Carbon dioxide
Methane
Nitrous oxide

3. This is the most powerful greenhouse gas. It can trap around 270 times more heat the same amount of the main gas responsible for global warming. Name this greenhouse gas
Nitrous oxide
Carbon dioxide
Methane
Water vapour

4. Name the unique form of protest adopted by the rural people in the Himalayan region of India in the 1970s and 80s, against the indiscriminate logging and felling of trees that spelt the destruction of their environment
Chipko Movement
The Green Belt Movement
Jungle Bachao Andolan
Navdanya Movement,

5. Name the Indian environmental activist who founded Navdanya in 1982, an organisation promoting biodiversity conservation and organic farming
Arundhati Roy
Medha Patkar
Vandana Shiva
Ashok Khosla

6. What is the study of reptiles known as?
Herpetology
Entomology
Ornithology
Myrmecology

7. Name the major components of Acid Rain
Sulphuric Acid and Nitric Acid
Hydrochloric Acid and Nitric Acid
Hydrochloric Acid and Sulphuric Acid
None of the above

8. Which of the following animals is heavily threatedned by climate change and is also the largest terrestrial predator in the world?
Siberian Tiger
Polar Bear
Giant Panda
African Lion

9. Because of its annual migratory patterns, which tundra animal is themost threatened by climate change?
Caribou
Polar Bear
Seal
All the above

10. Which oceanic phenomenon affecting the weather patterns all over the world actually means 'Little Boy!'?
El Nino
La Nino
El Nina
La Nina

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