Saturday, 27 May 2017

Environment Quiz 35







1. Which one of the following are the world's largest monkeys?
Mandrill
Baboon
Macaque
Talapoin

2. Being one of the 21 breeding sites existing in India, this village in Karnataka is named after the painted stork in Kannada language. It is known for the long established bonding between the spot-billed pelicans and the villagers. Do you know the village?
Jatinga
Khichan
Pothanikkad
Kokrebellur

3. Jatinga is famous for the phenomenon of birds "committing suicide". Do you know in which state Jatinga is located?
Mizoram
Bihar
Assam
Jharkhand

4. In 1997 a US company was granted patent on basmati rice lines and grains which resulted an international outrage over allegations of bio-piracy. Do you know the company that won the patent?
Monsanto
RIceTec
Dupont
None of these

5. This town in Tamil Nadu remains uninhabited since it was destroyed during a cyclone in 1964 that first hit Sri Lanka and then Tamil Nadu. Can you name this town?
Rameswaram
Mandapam
Dhanushkodi
Thoothukudi

6. Gorillas live in groups called troops. The troops have multiple adult females and their offspring and is led by an adult male. What is the adult male gorilla called?
Blackback
Troopback
Silverback
Tusker

7. Which of the following countries has become the first country in the world to ban deforestation?
Argentina
Brazil
Norway
Italy

8. Who is the author of "The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable"?
Arundhati Roy
Amitav Ghosh
Vandana Shiva
Khushwant Singh

9. Name the Indian environmentalist who is the director general of the Centre for Science and Environment and the editor of the fortnightly magazine, Down to Earth
Vandana Shiva
Sunita Narain
Medha Patkar
Sunderlal Bahuguan

10. The World Zoonoses Day is observed on
6 June
6 July
6 May
6 April

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