Sunday, 23 April 2017

Environment Quiz 29 (Green Olympiad Practice Questions)

Practice questions for the Green Olympiad and Wild Wisdom Quiz


1. Which one of the following is added to the soil to increase pH of acidic soil?
Ammonia
Sulfur
Agricultural lime
Calcium silicate

2. What is the practice of eating earth or soil-like substrates such as clay or chalk that occurs in non-human animals?
Anthrophagy
Xerophagy
Oligophagy
Geophagy

3. What do you call an animal that is adapted specifically to run?
Arboreal
Fossorial
Cursorial
Marsupial

4. The tapering structure hanging like an icicle from the roof of a cave, formed of calcium salts deposited by dripping water, is called
Stalagmite
Stalactite
Rusticle
Karst

5. The scientific study or exploration of caves is called
Speleology
Phenology
Cetology
Craiology

6. Uluru also known as Ayers Rock is a large sandstone rock formation which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Where is it found?
India
USA
Australia
Africa

7. The Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 is an Act of the Parliament of India enacted for protection of plants and animal species. In which schedule of the Act the plants prohibited from cultivation and planting are listed?
Schedule VI
Schedule V
Schedule III
Schedule I

8. What do you call a plant that grows harmlessly upon another plant and derives its moisture and nutrients from the air, rain or debris?
Parasite
Epiphyte
Xerophyte
Bryophyte

9. An organism that lives on the surface of another living organism is called
Epiphyte
Epibiont
Epilith
Basibiont

10. Hans Christian Gram developed a technique called Gram staining which is used to differentiate
Fungi
Bacteria
Virus
None of these

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