General Awareness Quiz For Upcoming 2016-17 Exams

1. An artificial ecosystem is represented by____
(a) Pisciculture tank
(b) Agriculture land
(c) zoo
(d) None of the above

2. Global warming is expected to result in___
(a) Increase in level of sea
(b) Change in crop pattern
(c) Change in coastline
(d) Each of the above

3. The Sun is a 
(a) Producer of water
(b) Secondary source of energy
(c) Primary producer of energy
(d) Tertiary Producer of energy 

4. Red data book gives information about species which are____
(a) Extinct 
(b) Endangered 
(c) Dangerous
(d) Rare

5. Man can maintain an ecological balance in the biosphere by____
(a) Deforestation
(b) Developing new breeds of cultivated plants and domesticated animals
(c) Using insecticides and pesticides
(d) Understanding the delicate balance in the relative number of organisms

6. In which one among the following categories of protected areas in India are local people not allowed to collect and use the biomass?
(a) Biosphere Reserves
(b) National Parks
(c) Wetlands declared under Ramsar Convention 
(d) Wildlife Sanctuaries 

7. Consider the following:
1) Carbon dioxide
2) Oxides of Nitrogen
3) Oxides of Sulphur 
Which of the above is / are the emission / emissions from coal combustion at thermal power plants?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, and 3

8. The formation of ozone hole in the Antarctic region has been a cause of concern. What could be the reason for the formation of this hole?
(a) Presence of prominent tropospheric 
(b) Presence of prominent polar front and stratospheric : Clouds; and inflow of chlorofluorocarbons
(c) Absence of polar front and stratospheric clouds; and inflow of methane and chlorofluorocarbons 
(d) Increased temperature at polar region due to global warning

9. Regarding “carbon credits”, which one of the following statements is not correct?
(a) The carbon credit system was ratified in conjunction with the Kyoto Protocol
(b) Carbon credits are awarded to countries or groups that have reduced greenhouse gases below their emission quota
(c) The goal of the carbon credit system is to limit the increase of carbon dioxide emission
(d) Carbon credits are traded at a price fixed from time to time by the United Nations Environment Programme

10. Human activities in the recent past have caused the increased concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, but a lot of it dies not remain in the lower atmosphere because of 
1. Its escape into the outer stratosphere.
2. The photosynthesis by phytoplankton in the oceans
3. The trapping of air in the polar ice caps
Which of the statements given above is / are correct?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 3 only