Friday, 25 August 2017

Environment Quiz 51

Environment Quiz 51





1. Where is the world’s largest fuel cell park, Gyeonggi Green Energy Fuel cell park, located?
Japan
China
United States of America
South Korea

2. Name the Nobel Prize winner who conceived the idea of World Food Prize
Martti Ahtisaari
Elie Wiesel
Norman Borlaug
Linus Pauling

3. With which one of the following will you associate William S. Gaud, a former administrator of the Agency for International Development?
White Revolution
Green Revolution
Red Revolution
Pink Revolution

4. The vaccines created by reducing the virulence of a pathogen, but still keeping it live are called
Inactivated vaccine
Activated vaccine
Virulent vaccine
Attenuated vaccine

5. Which country was ranked on top in the 2016 Environmental Performance Index that was released at the World Economic Forum in January 2016?
Iceland
Finland
Sweden
Denmark

6. Akinwumi Adesina, winner of World Food Prize 2017, was the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of an African country and has served as the President of African Development Bank. Name the country
Morocco
Kenya
Nigeria
Ethiopia

7. Which one of the following environmental non-governmental organization focused on the planting of trees, environmental conservation, and women's rights was founded by Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai?
Green Belt Movement
Anti-nuclear Movement
ECOPEACE
Earthlife Africa

8. Litmus, the water-soluble mixture of different dyes used to produce the litmus paper, is extracted from
Lichens
Bacteria
Fungus
Yeast

9. When is International Day for Disaster Reduction celebrated?
13 November
13 September
13 December
13 October

10. Name the King of England who banned the burning of sea-coal by proclamation in London in 1307, after its smoke became a problem.
Henry III
Edward I
Edward II
Richard II

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Environment Quiz 50

Environment Quiz 50

Questions and answers on environment for preparation to environment quiz contests like Green Olympiad, Wild Wisdom Quiz and the like.



1. Who is known as "Father of Oceanography"?
Robert Mallet
Mathew Maury
Chrstopher Columbus
Martin Behaim

2. The Erdapfel is the oldest known surviving terrestrial globe in the world. Who produced the globe?
Martin Behaim
Martin Waldseemueller
Taqi al-Din
Richard Morris Hunt

3. Helaid the foundation of instrumental seismology and carried out seismological experiments using explosives. He is also responsible for coining the word "seismology" and sometimes referred to as "Father of Seismology". Who is he?
John Bevis
Emil Wiechert
Richard Dixon Oldham
Robert Mallet

4. The Fujita scale (F-Scale), or Fujita–Pearson scale is used to measure
Earthquakes
Tornadoes
Volcanic eruption
Flood

5. The world's first rapid transit system was opened in 1863. Where was it?
Honkong
New York
London
Paris

6. The volcanic feature formed by the collapse of a volcano into itself, making it a large, special form of volcanic crater, is called
Caldera
Achnelith
Clinder
Diatreme

7. The world's largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera is the Ngorongoro Crater. Where is it located?
Kenya
Tanzania
Uganda
Eritrea

8. The originator of the Big Bang theory was a Belgian Catholic Priest, astronomer and professor of physics at the Catholic University of Leuven. Who is he?
George Gamow
Edwin Hubble
Georges Lemaitre
Vesto Slipher

9. Who is the holder of the record for the longest single stay in space in human history?
Alan Shepard
John W. Young
Sergei Avdeyev
Valeri Polyakov

10. He is known as the "Father of the Green Revolution" and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970. Who is he?
Norman Borlaug
William Gaud
Nazareno Strampelli
James Watson

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Science Quiz 27

Science Quiz 27



1. One of the Presidents of United States was also an inventor who invented many small practical devices including a revolving book-stand, a swivel chair and a wheel cypher. Who is he?
Abraham Lincoln
George Washington
Thomas Jefferson
John Adams

2. Micturition is the medical term for
Malnutrition
Urination
Microbial infection
Indigestion

3. Do you know what a female elephant is called?
Mare
Cow
Ewe
Sow

4. What was the code name of the nuclear weapons test conducted by US in 1945, prior to the bombing of Japan?
Trinity
Manhattan Project
Castle Bravo
Little Man

5. Sir C V Raman is the first scientist to be awarded the highest civilian award Bharat Ratna. Do you know the second scientist to be honoured with Bharat Ratna?
APJ Abdul Kalam
C N R Rao
Vikram Sarbhai
Homi J Bhabha

6. "The Book of Healing" is a scientific and philosophical encyclopedia and the major work of an ancient Persian philosopher. Who is he?
Avicenna ibn Sina
Abu Rayhan al-Biruni
Al-Kindi
Al-Farabi

7. Which country tops the list of countries by total green house gas (GHG) emissions?
India
USA
Russia
China

8. Which one of the following deals with the production, storage, processing and marketing of vegetables?
Horticulture
Agriculture
Olericulture
Floriculture

9. Google recently launched the latest version of Android 8.0. What is the latest version called?
Marshmallow
Nougat
Lollipop
Oreo

10. Cassini–Huygens is an unmanned spacecraft by NASA which has entered the Grand Finale phase of its mission. To which planet was it sent?
Mars
Venus
Saturn
Jupiter

Environment Quiz 49

Environment Quiz 49

The latest set of questions for Green Olympiad, Wild Wisdom Quiz and similar environmental quiz contests


1. The One-horned Rhinocerous, the Asiatic Elephant and the Bengal Tiger are three WWF priority species. On which banknote, do all three appear?
10
50
100
1000

2. Global Tiger Day, often called International Tiger Day is celebrated on
May 29
July 29
July 9
April 21

3. The Crocodile Hunter is a wildlife documentary television series presented on Animal Planet, becoming the network's highest-rated series at the time. It was hosted by an Australian zookeeper and conservationist nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter". Who is he?
Steve Irwin
Jeff Corwin
William Holden
Leo Carrillo

4. The Great Famine or the Great Hunger was a period of mass starvation, disease, and emigration in Ireland between 1845 and 1852. It known widely in the name of a crop mostly outside Ireland. Name the crop
Tomato
Potato
Wheat
Maize

5. Which one of the following gases form 95% of the atmosphere the planet Mars?
Carbon dioxide
Nitrogen
Argon
Oxygen

6. Which planet has the strongest magnetic field?
Mars
Earth
Saturn
Jupiter

7. A inexpensive therapy developed by a team led by an American professor of Indian origin Pinaki Panigrahi has been found to reduce the risk of an infectious disease in newborn children by 40 per cent. Name the disease
Sepsis
Pneumonia
Hepatitis
Smallpox

8. Who was selected for the prestigious Global Agriculture Leadership Award 2017 by the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA)?
K Chandrasekhar Rao
M S Swaminathan
Ratan Tata
Akhilesh Yadav

9. Scientists recently named a 100-million-year-old damselfly after the veteran broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough. Where was the damselfly found?
India
Great Britain
Myanmar
Sri Lanka

10. Israel has successfully launched its first spatial environmental research vehicle designed for orbital monitoring of Earth's vegetation. What is the name of the satellite?
Venus
Amos 6
RISAT-2
Ofek-9

Monday, 21 August 2017

Quiz on Indian Traditional Medicine Part 6

Quiz on Indian Traditional Medicine Part 6



1. As per the Unani Tabb, the human body is considered to be made up of how many components?
Five
Four
Seven
Six

2. Unani medicine proposed three kinds of Quwa (Faculties) in the human body. Which one of the following is the power of metabolism and reproduction?
Quwa Tabiyah (Natural power)
Quwa Nafsaniyah (Psychic power)
Quwa Haywaniyah (Vital power)
None of these

3. In Unani system the human body is made of four elements. Which one the elements has got the hot and moist temperament?
Air
Earth
Fire
Water

4. According to Sidha system of medicine the human body are composed of how many basic elements?
Four
Five
Three
Six

5. Name the Tibetan system of medicine which is based upon Indian Buddhist literature and Ayurveda
Sowa-Rigpa
Wu Wei Zi
Orgone
Acupuncture

6. The Tibetan medicine, Sowa-Rigpa is commonly called as
Orgon
Amchi
Mesmerism
Naturopathy

7. Name the book by Adolf Just that influenced Mahatma Gandhi to become a firm believer of Naturopathy
Unto his Last
Naturopathy
Return to Nature
Natural Healing

8. Which one of the following is NOT true about Naturopathy?
Food is only the Medicine in Naturopathy, no external medications are used
Naturopathy treats all the aspects like physical, mental, social and spiritual at the same time
Naturopathy treats the body as a whole
Prayer is not an important part of treatment

9. Where is the National Institute of Naturopathy situated?
Pune
Mumbai
New Delhi
Kolkata

10. Waste matter from skin, blood and from other parts of the body is excreted through the normal process of sweating in Unani medicine. This technique is called
Idrar-e- baul
Hamam
Amal-e-Kae
Tareeq

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Quiz on Indian Traditional Medicine Part 5

Quiz on Indian Traditional Medicine Part 5



1. The use of plant-derived medications in the treatment and prevention of disease is called
Ayurveda
Aromatheraphy
Phytotherapy
Bibilotherapy

2. This plant is native to Central Asia and has been used both as a food flavoring and as a traditional medicine and is known to cause bad breath (halitosis) and body odor.
Shallots
Leek
Onion
Garlic

3. Aegle marmelos is a species of tree native to India, Nepal, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Myanmar and is also sacred to Hindus. By what name it is commonly known?
Bael
Ashoka
Tulsi
Banyan

4. Which one of the following is the surgical treatment in Unani medicine?
Ilaj-bil-Tadbir
Ilaj-bil-Ghiza
Ilaj-bil-Dawa
Ilaj-bil-Yad

5. The basic theory of Unani system is based upon the four humour theory which was proposed by
Avicenna
Hippocrates
Patanjali
Sushrutha

6. Which one of the following is NOT one of the four humors proposed by Hippocrates?
Blood
Yellow bile
Black bile
White bile

7. To which element that the humor blood associated with?
Air
Earth
Fire
Water

8. Name the season to which the humor yellow bile associated with
Spring
Autumn
Summer
Winter

9. The physical qualities of the humor black bile as per the Four Humor Theory are
Dry and cold
Moist and warm
Cold and moist
Warm and dry

10. The temperament associated with this humor is derived from Greek "melaina khole" from the belief that an excess of is caused depression. Name the humor
Yellow bile
Blood
Phlegm
Black bile

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Indian Traditional Medicine Quiz Part 4

Indian Traditional Medicine Quiz Part 4




1. He founded Niamath Science Academy to popularise, propagate and impart knowledge of the basic fundamental of the Unani system of Medicine. He served as honorary physician to the President of India and Padma Shri awardee. Who is he?
Balendu Prakash
Hakim Syed Khaleefathullah
Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Syed Ahmad Khan

2. Who introduced the Unani system of medicine to India?
Chinese
Japanese
Portuguese
Arabs

3. What the does the Arabic term "Yunani" mean?
Unique
Greek
European
Youth

4. The Unani system of medicine is based on the teachings of
Galileo
Theodotus
Hippocrates
Herophilos

5. Where is the Central Research Institute of Unani Medicine or CRIUM situated?
Bangalore
New Delhi
Kolkata
Hyderabad

6. Out of the three basic doshas in Ayurveda, the pitta dosha is linked to which one of the following five classical elements?
Fire
Air
Space
Earth

7. Who developed Rasa Shastra, a stream of classical Ayurveda which deals with the addition of minerals to herbal medicine?
Vagbhata
Bhaskaracharya
Atreya
Nagarjuna

8. "Rasendra Mangala", the classical textbook on Rasa Shastra was composed by
Panini
Nagarjuna
Acharya Yashodhar Bhatt
Aacharya Somadeva

9. In "Kayachikitsa", a branch of ayurveda, the word "Kaya" means
Body
Black
Agni
Water

10. Which one of the following is NOT one among the Panchakarmas?
Vaman
Nasya
Agada
Virechana

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Indian Traditional Medicine Quiz Part 3

Indian Traditional Medicine Quiz Part 3

Here are ten more questions and answers on Indian traditional medicine.


1. The ayurvedic classification system of physiological components of human beings, vaata, pitha kaba, is also followed in
Naturropathy
Yoga
Unani
Siddha

2. Name the comprehensive treatise on medicinal plants of the Western Ghats published during 1678-1693
Flowering Plants of the Western Ghats
Sushruta Samhita
Hortus Malabaricus
The Roots of Ayurveda

3. Navarakizhi is a form of sweat inducing massage treatment. It is used to improve muscle strength, rejuvenate and re-energize body. Which special rice harvested in 60 days is used in this treatment?
Shashti Rice
Rakthashali Rice
Basmati Rice
Kalamdani Rice

4. In which year Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy, abbreviated as AYUSH, was established as the Department of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy?
1995
1996
2001
2010

5. The National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA) is the apex institute for training and research in Ayurveda in India. Where is it located?
Chennai
Thiruvananthapuram
Kolkatta
Jaipur

6. Central Research Institute for Yoga (CRIY) which was started in 1970 to provide free training to people and to organize research on yoga was renamed after a famous Indian personality in 1988. Who is the person?
Rajiv Gandhi
Morarji Desai
Indira Gandhi
Jawaharlal Nehru

7. Kshara is an extract of the ashes of a plant and used as a remedy for worms, indigestion, kidney stones, skin diseases, and obesity. Name the plant
Indian snakeroot (Rauvolfia serpentina)
Sain Joseph's wort (Ocimum basilicum)
Adhoghanta (Achyranthes aspera)
Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum)

8. Where is National Institute of Siddha located?
Chennai
New Delhi
Calicut
Hyderabad

9. Which one of the following is NOT among the tridoshas, the cornerstone of Ayurvedic philosophy?
Vata
Pitta
Kapha
Prithvi

10. He was the personal physician to Lord Bhudha B.C and is said to have performed the famous brain surgery on King Bhoja. Who is he?
Vagbhata
Jeevaka
Atreya
Madhavakar

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Environment Quiz 48: Wildlife Quiz

Environment Quiz 48: Wildlife Quiz



1. Freshwater fish are those that spend some or all of their lives in fresh water, such as rivers and lakes, with a salinity of less than 0.05%. Which one of the following is NOT a freshwater fish?
Catla
Tilapia
Hilsa
Mackeral

2. This species of sheep found in the mountainous regions of Central Asia are in the conservation status of "near threatened". They are named after a merchant traveller and adventurer. Can you name him?
Megasthenes
Ibn Battuta
Al Beruni
Marco Polo

3. Animals that are active primarily during twilight (that is, the periods of dawn and dusk) are called
Dirunal
Noctunal
Crepuscular
Matutinal

4. After which one of the following Indian prime ministers the Renewable Energy Day named?
Jawaharlal Nehru
Indira Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi
Narendra Modi

5. Which one of the following is a tree dwelling, gliding mammal found in Southeast Asia?
Colugo
Mannikin
Dugong
Ocelot

6. The name "orangutan" is derived fro the Malay and Indonesian words. What does it mean?
Orange coloured monkey
Organised tribes
Person of the forest
Orange haired

7. The term "Big Five game" was coined by big-game hunters and refers to the five most difficult animals in Africa to hunt on foot. Which of the following animals is NOT among the Big Five?
African Lion
African Elephant
African Bear
Rhinoceros

8. 'Glory of Allapalli' is one of the biodiversity heritage sites in India. In which state is it located?
Maharashtra
Karnataka
Kerala
Tamil Nadu

9. The strikingly coloured bird Quetzal is the national bird and the name of the currency of a country. Name the country?
Mexico
Gautemala
Ecuador
Venezuela

10. The urial or arkars or shapo is a species found in western central Asia from northeastern Iran and western Kazakhstan to Pakistan's Balochistan and Ladakh regions of North India. It is a subspecies of
Monkeys
Wild donkeys
Elephants
Wild sheep

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Indian Traditional Medicine Quiz 2

Indian Traditional Medicine Quiz 2

Another set of questions on the traditional medicines of India.





1. Which one of the following is a popular herbal medicine used for treating insomnia?
Valerian
Green tea
Aloe vera
Tulsi

2. Name the Indian digital knowledge repository of the traditional knowledge about medicinal plants and formulations used setup in 2001 by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Ministry of AYUSH
Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL)
Traditional Medicine Digital Repository (TMDR)
Digital Library of Traditional Medicine (DLTM)
Digital Traditional Medicines India (DTMI)

3. Mahatma Gandhi was reported to have used this as a tranquilliser from which the drug Reserpine is extracted. Which plant we are talking about?
Ashwagandha (Indian ginseng)
Ephedra (Ephedra sinica)
Sarpagandha (Indian snakeroot )
Rhododendron (Rhododendron molle )

4. Which herbal plant got its species name from the Latin word "sleep-inducing"?
Ephedra sinica
Aloe rubescens
Ocimum sanctum
Withania somnifera

5. All parts of the plant Emblica officinalis are used in various Ayurvedic and Unani medicine herbal preparations. What is the common name of this plant?
Amla
Neem
Tulsi
Nut meg

6. "Triphala" which literally means “three fruits”, is a traditional Ayurvedic herbal formulation consisting of three fruits native to the Indian subcontinent. Which one of the following is NOT one among the three?
Amla (Emblica officinalis)
Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)
Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
Bibhitaki (Terminalia belerica)

7. Unani medicine is based on the 11th century book "The Canon of Medicine". Who is the author?
Hippocrates
Galen
Samuel Hahnemann
Ibn Sina

8. Who is the creator of Homeopathy system of alternative medicine?
Theodotus
Hippocrates
Samuel Hahnemann
William Cullen

9. Siddha medicine is a system of traditional medicine originated in which Indian state?
Kashmir
Maharashtra
Assam
Tamil Nadu

10. World Siddha Day is celebrated on
14 April
14 June
4 April
24 March

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