Q.1 Consider the following: 1. Adjutant stork 2. Emperor penguin 3. Rattle snake Which of the above is/are in India? A) 1 only B) 2 and 3 only C) 1 and 3 only D) 1, 2 and 3 Ans. A Q.2 Ecosystem provides various services. Which of the following is/are supporting services? 1. nutrient recycling 2. medicinal resources 3. carbon sequestration Select the correct answer using the codes given below. A) 1 only B) 1 and 2 only C) 2 and 3 only D) 1 and 3 only Ans. A Medicinal resources are provisioning service. Carbon sequestration is regulating service. Q.3 Which among these is/are a cryogenic indicator of climate change ? 1. ice sheets and ice chores 2. sea level changes 3. lacustrine deposits Select the correct answer using the codes given below. A) 1 only B) 1 and 2 only C) 2 and 3 only D) 1, 2 and 3 Ans. A Sea level changes – techtonic indicator ; Lacustrine deposits – geological indicator. Ice cores offer comprehensive records of past changes in polar climate and water cycle, aerosol deposition, natural forcings (including solar and volcanic activity), and global atmospheric composition. Q.4 Two places in India, Rushikulya and Gahirmatha have become well known for: A) Mass egg-laying by sea turtles B) Captive breeding of Gharial C) Pre-historic cave paintings D) Uranium deposits Ans. D Q.5 The Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 provides for various categories of protected areas. These include: 1. National park 2. Wildlife sanctuaries 3. Biosphere reserve 4. Tiger reserves Select the correct answer using the codes given below. A) 1 and 2 only B) 1 and 3 only C) 2 and 3 only D) 1, 2 and 4 only Ans. D Q.6 The high altitude tropical forest which has Dwarfed trees is known as A) Apine forest B) Elfin forest C) Montane forest D) Sclerophyll forest Ans. B Elfin forest another name of chaparral forest, which is original woodlands, degraded in to scrub vegetation with scattered, stunted trees with tall bushes. Q.7 Very thick A – horizon is often found in A) Chernozem soil B) Chestnut soil C) Brown forest soil D) Podzolic soil Ans. A Q.8 Diorite is an example of A) Chemcially formed sedimentary rock B) Extrusive igneous rock C) Plutonic igneous rock D) Metamorphic rock Ans. C Q.9 Consider the following 1) In India groundnut is principally grown as rain-fed crop 2) In India, sesamum is grown as kharif crop in northern states but in south it is generally grown during the rabi season. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? A) 1 only B) 2 only C) Both 1 and 2 D) Neither 1 nor 2 Ans. C

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