Environment & Biodiversity

1. Which among the following is the World’s largest Wetland System?

  1. Camargue (France)
  2. Okavango (Botswana)
  3. Everglades (USA)
  4. Pantanal (South America)

Answer: D

2. Which of the following Environmentalists first gave the concept of Biodiversity ‘hotspots’ ?

  1. Gaylord Nelson
  2. Norman Myers
  3. John Muir
  4. Julia “Butterfly” Hill

Answer: B

3. All species of ‘Lemur’ are endemic to which among the following places of the world?

  1. Seychelles Islands
  2. Galapagos Islands
  3. New Caledonia
  4. Madagascar

Answer: D

4. Which among the following terms of utmost significance in the dynamics of resource management was coined in the ‘Brundtland Commission Report’?

  1. Polluter-Pays Principle
  2. Sustainable development
  3. Inclusive Growth
  4. Carrying Capacity

Answer: B

5. With which of the following, the Agenda 21’ of Rio Summit, 1992 is related to?

  1. Sustainable development
  2. Combating the consequences of population explosion.
  3. Mitigation norms of Green House Gases (GHGs) emission.
  4. Technology transfer mechanism to developing countries for ‘clean-energy’ production.


6. Which among the following multilateral convention seeks to protect the human health and environment from Persistant Organic Pollutants (POPs)?

  1. Bonn Convention
  2. Stockholm Convention
  3. Rotterdam Convention
  4. Basel Convention

Answer: B

7. The ‘Montreaux Record’ is a register of:

  1. Invasive Alien Species and their ecological hazards outside their native environment.
  2. Wetland sites under the threat of anthropogenic activities.
  3. Endangered species of tropical and sub-tropical fauna
  4. Coastal cities under direct threat of consequences of global warming.

Answer: B

8. Which among the following chronic lung disease commonly known as ‘black lung’ disease,leads to reduced life expectancy in coal-miners?

  1. Pneumoconiosis
  2. Progressive Massive Fibrosis
  3. Mesothelioma
  4. Collier’s Asthma

Answer: A

9. Which among the following awards institued by the Government of India for individuals or communities from rural areas that have shown extraordinary courage and dedication in protecting Wildlife?

  1. Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar
  2. Medini Puruskar Yojana
  3. Amrita Devi Bishnoi Award
  4. Pitambar Pant National Award

Answer: C

10. Which among the following is key faunal species that is being conserved and monitored in ‘Dachigam National Park’ ?

  1. Musk Deer
  2. Golden Oriole
  3. Yellow-throated Marten
  4. Hangul or Kashmir Stag

Answer: D