Monday, 23 April 2018

Environment Quiz 65

Environment Quiz 65



1. Which one of the following is a process of extracting a substance from a solid material that is dissolved in a liquid?
Vanning
Electrolysis
Calcination
Leaching

2. Shahtoosh is a kind of shawl from Kashmir which is now banned in most countries as it is made from an endangered species under CITES. Name the animal
Changthangi
Chiru
Lama
Ankora goat

3. What do you call a hot wind, often dusty or rainy, blowing from North Africa across the Mediterranean to southern Europe?
Levanter
Mistral
Sirocco
Fohn

4. Where is "Kannimara Thekku" Teak Tree, which is said to be World's largest teak tree, located?
Nilambur Teak Plantation
Periyar National Park
Silent Valley National Park
Parambikulam Tiger Reserve

5. Euphrates is one of the most historically important rivers of Asia. Where does it originate?
Syria
Iraq
Iran
Turkey

6. In which country is the river Darling?
Australia
Germany
Russia
France

7. What do you call the violent winds characterized by masses of air rapidly rotating about a low-pressure center, named from the Greek word for “moving in a circle”?
Hurricane
Tornado
Cyclone
Typhoon

8. Which one of the following fibres is produced from Ankora goat?
Mohair
Qiviut
Chiengora
Lopi

9. The Gobi Desert is a large desert region in which continent?
Africa
Asia
Europe
North America

10. This is a type of intense dust storm carried on an atmospheric gravity current, also known as a weather front. They occur regularly in arid regions throughout the world.
Haboob
Fohn
Aurora
Sirocco

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