Saturday, 13 May 2017

Environment Quiz 33





1. The nearly flat part of the shell structure of a turtle is called
Shank
Udder
Carapace
Plastron

2. Which environmental news magazine was founded in 1981 by its current editor, the conservationist, Bittu Sahgal to raise awareness among Indians of their disappearing natural heritage?
Current Science
Down to Earth
Sanctuary Asia
Science Reporter

3. Name the highest volcanic mountain in Asia that is part of the Volcanic Seven Summits mountaineering challenge
Mount Damavand
Mount Aso
Mount Etna
Sakuarajima

4. An animal that feeds on leaves is called
Herbivore
Carnivore
Omnivore
Folivore

5. The mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth to live young are called
Marsupials
Monotremes
Arthropods
Amphibians

6. Eugene Rutagarama is an environmentalist from Rwanda who was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2001. He was awarded for his efforts on saving the population of which one of the following species?
Mountain gorillas
African elephant
Wild dog
Chimpanzee

7. The author of a 1983 book "Gorillas in the Mist" which was adapted in to a film of the same name, she was one of the foremost primatologists in the world and was murdered in 1985. Can you name her?
Dian Fossey
Donna Haraway
Rachel Hogan
Anne E Pusey

8. Name first spacecraft to visit Ceres and also the first to visit a dwarf planet
New Horizons
Dawn
Voayger
Juno

9. A rare ecosystem featuring miniature trees, inhabited by small species of fauna such as rodents and lizards.
Temperate forests
Boreal forest
Dwarf forest
Laurel forest

10. Name the branch of study that is concerned with the influence of soils on living things, particularly plants.
Pedology
Soil Science
Edaphology
Agrology

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