[CSP-2020] Diagnostic Test 6

Instructions:

1. This test contains 25 items (questions). Each item comprises four responses (answers). You will select the response which you want to mark as your answer. In case you feel there is more than one correct response, mark the response you consider the best.

2. All items carry equal marks.

3. Penalty for wrong answers: THERE WILL BE PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS MARKED BY A CANDIDATE IN THE OBJECTIVE TYPE QUESTION PAPERS.

(i) There are four alternatives for the answer to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-third of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.

(ii) If a candidate given more than one answer, it will treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happens to be correct and there will be same penalty as above to that question.

(iii) If a question is left blank, i.e., no answer is give by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

#1. Consider the following statements:

1. Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) is an environmental treaty under the aegis of UNEP.

2. Migratory species that would significantly benefit from international co-operation are listed in Appendix I of the Convention.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

#2. Consider the following statements:

1. Eurasian Otter is one of the rarest mammals found in India.

2. IUCN lists it as critically endangered.

3. Its habitat in India is restricted to Western Ghats.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

#3. Which of the following national parks has been named after an eponymous river flowing through it?

(a) Kaziranga

(b) Jim Corbett

(c) Namdapha

(d) Dudwa

#4. Consider the following:

1. Oxides of Nitrogen

2. Oxides of Sulphur

3. Carbon Monoxide

4. Mercury

Which of the above are the emissions from the coal based thermal power plants?

(a) 1, 2 and 4 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 3 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

#5. Setting up of which of the following is not among the ex-situ conservation method of protecting biodiversity?

(a) Wildlife Safari Parks

(b) Botanical Gardens

(c) Sacred Groves

(d) Zoological Gardens

#6. Ground level ozone is a resultant of the reaction between

(a) nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons in the presence of sunlight

(b) carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides at low temperature

(c) sulphur oxides and volatile organic compounds in the presence of sunlight

(d) carbon oxides and sulphur oxides at high temperature

#7. Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched?

1. Doyang Lake : Nagaland

2. Nokrek Peak : Mizoram

3. Karnaphuli River : Meghalaya

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 1 only

(c) 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

#8. Consider the following statements:

1. The National Clean Development Mechanism Authority (NCDMA) has been constituted in line with the terms of the Kyoto Protocol.

2. NCDMA is headed by the Prime Minister.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

#9. Consider the following statements in the context of wildlife conservation in India:

1. The Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 has been enacted for protection of wild animals, birds and plants against hunting and commercial exploitation.

2. Wildlife Crime Control Bureau has been set up for control of poaching and illegal trade in wildlife and its products.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

#10. Which one of the following terms describes the transition area between two biomes?

(a) Niche

(b) Ecozone

(c) Ecotone

(d) Sere

#11. Consider the following statements:

1. National Green Tribunal is a statutory body.

2. National Biodiversity Authority is headed by the Prime Minister.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

#12. Which of the following is authorized to notify an area of biodiversity importance as Biodiversity Heritage Sites under the provisions of the Biodiversity Act, 2002?

(a) Biodiversity Management Committee

(b) State Government

(c) National Biodiversity Authority

(d) Union Government

#13. Consider the following animals:

1. Dugong

2. Porpoise

3. Pygmy Hog

Which of the above is/are mammal(s)?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

#14. Which of the following aadd phosphorus to the soil?

1. Death of vegetation

2. Excretion by animals

3. Weathering of rocks

Choose the correct alternative using the codes given below.

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

#15. Consider the following statements about the Kyoto Thermal Treaty (popularly known as Kyoto Protocol):

1. It is an international agreement created during the Earth Summit,1992.

2. The nations that have ratified the protocol make the ‘Conference of the Parties (CoP)’.

3. The protocol came into force in the year 2005.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 3 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 1 only 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

#16. Which of the following is are the characteristics of Savanna biome?

1. Dominance by grasses

2. Absence of tree species

3. Limited animal diversity

4. Very low temperatures in cold season

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 1 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 3 and 4 only

#17. Which of the following is mainly concerned with safe transfer, handling and mobility of living modifies organisms?

(a) Montreal Protocol

(b) Bonn Convention

(c) Cartegena Protocol

(d) Stockholm Convention

#18. Consider the following statements:

1. Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) are an initiative under UNFCCC.

2. INDCs are legally binding.

3. India has undertaken to cut down emission intensity of its GDP by half by 2030 as part of its INDCs.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

#19. Which one among the following has highest mean primary productivity?

(a) Upwelling zones

(b) Open Ocean

(c) Continental shelf

(d) Reefs and estuaries

#20. Consider the following statements:

1. Nilgiri Tahr is naturally found along the entire length of Western Ghats from Maharashtra to Kerala-Tamil Nadu.

2. It is listed in Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act,1972.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

#21. Sundari is a dominant tree species in which of the following forests types in India?

(a) Tropical evergreen forests

(b) Topical moist deciduous forests

(c) Mangrove forests

(d) Topical dry deciduous forests

#22. Bacterial fixation is an important method through which the atmospheric nitrogen enters the soil. Which of the following are the bacteria types that enable nitrogen fixation?

1. Nostoc

2. Azolla

3. Azatobacter

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 1 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

#23. Which of the following is/are correctly matched?

1. Coringa : Andhra Pradesh

2. Simlipal : Odisha

3. Pichavaram : Kerala

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 3 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

#24. The government recently released new categorization of industries based on their Pollution Index (PI). In this context, consider the following statements:

1. PI is a number ranging from 0 to 10.

2. Increasing value of PI shall denote increasing degree of pollution load.

3. Depending upon PI value the industries shall be classified under green, white, brown and red category.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

#25. Which of the following pairs is correctly matched?

(a) Asiatic Lion : Eastern Ghats

(b) Lion-tailed Macaque : North-Western India

(c) Cheetah : Central India

(d) Hoolock Gibbon : North-Eastern India

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