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Environment Quiz 39





1. Who discovered infrared radiation?
William Herschel
Wilhelm Rontgen
Herschel H. Cudd
Johann Wilhelm Ritter

2. Organisms that thrive in high salt concentrations are called
Stenhaline
Halophile
Euryhaline
Osmocomformers

3. Name the fungus that produces the poisonous carcinogen "aflatoxin"
Aspergillus flavus
Solanum tuberosum
Stachybotrys chartarum
Peniccillium expansum

4. Urushiol is an oily organic allergen found in some plants. It causes an allergic skin rash in humans on contact. The peel and sap of a common fruit contain urushiol and even the leaves and stems have the allergen. Name the fruit
Apple
Grape
Cherry
Mango

5. What is the natural, regulated physiological process of the cell that deals with destruction of cells in the body?
Autophagy
Apoptosis
Xerophagy
Theophagy

6. Which animated character was named as an honorary U.N. ambassador to encourage young people to go “green” and step up action to tackle climate change?
Sid, Ice Age
Scrat, Ice Age
Mumble, Happy Feet
Red, Angry Birds

7. International Tiger Day is observed on
22 June
29 July
29 June
29 April

8. Which one of the following Indian biosphere reserves became part of the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves in 2016?
Nilgiri
Sunderbans
Great Nicobar
Agasthyamala

9. What is the minimum thickness of plastic carry bags as per the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, Government of India?
30 microns
50 microns
40 microns
60 microns

10. Which insectivorous mammal, listed as critically endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species, gets its name from the Malay word meaning "one who rolls up"?
Opossum
Potto
Armadillo
Pangolin

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