GK Quiz on Endangered, Critically Endangered species of India

India is also a home to endangered and critically endangered species. Take the following GK Quiz based on these species and their habitats here. This is a very important topic with respect to the competitive exams.
Created On: Sep 9, 2021 18:37 IST
Modified On: Sep 10, 2021 12:59 IST
GK Quiz endangered species
GK Quiz endangered species

Take a look at the following GK Questions and answers listed below based on the species in India which have been put in the category of endangered and critically endangered category. 

  1. When is National Endangered Species Day observed?
  1. April 5
  2. May 21
  3. March 5
  4. May 1

Ans. b

Explanation: May 21 marks the National Endangered Species Day every year.

  1. Which of the following animals is endangered and also the National animal of India?
  1. Gir Asiatic Lions
  2. Bengal Tiger
  3. Peacock
  4. Red Panda

Ans. b

Explanation: India’s national animal is tiger and the Royal Bengal Tiger is one of its rare species which is also endangered. 

  1. Identify the animal from the following hints 

i) An endangered mountain goat species

ii) State animal of Tamil Nadu

  1. Snow Leopard
  2. Nilgiri Tahr
  3. Asiatic Lion
  4. Golden Leopard

Ans. b

Explanation: An endangered mountain goat species, Nilgiri Tahr is the Tamil Nadu state animal.

  1. Which of the following is included in objectives of IUCN?

i) To provide scientific data on the status of species and subspecies

ii) To plan a layout for the conservation of biodiversity

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. c

Explanation: The International Union for Conservation of Nature is to provide scientific data on the status of species and subspecies at a global level and to plan a layout for the conservation of biodiversity.

  1. Which of the following endangered species is found in Kaziranga National Park?
  1. One horned Rhinoceros
  2. Snow Leopard
  3. Spoon-billed Sandpiper
  4. All of the above 

Ans. a

Explanation: One horned rhinoceros is found in Kaziranga National Park. 

  1. Which of the following species is critically endangered?
  1. Hawksbill Turtle
  2. Red Panda
  3. Sei Whale
  4. Asiatic Tortoise

Ans. a

Explanation: Hawksbill Turtle is a critically endangered species while the other three are endangered species. 

  1. Which of the following critically endangered species is not a mammal
  1. Pygmy Hog 
  2. Andaman White-toothed Shrew 
  3. Jenkin’s Andaman Spiny Shrew
  4. Aythya Baeri

Ans. d

Explanation: Aythya Baeri is a critically endangered bird while all the above three are mammals

  1. Which of the following animal matches the description given here

i) Ostrich like appearance with long bare legs

ii) Black cap contrasting with the pale head and neck

  1. Black Buck
  2. Great Indian Bustard
  3. White bellied heron
  4. Spoon billed Sandpiper

Ans. b

Explanation: The great Indian bustard is a large ground bird with a height of about one metre. It is unmistakable with its black cap contrasting with the pale head and neck. 

  1. What does Critically endangered species mean?
  1. Extremely high risk of extinction in the wild
  2. High risk of endangerment in the wild
  3. Likely to become endangered soon
  4. Known only to survive in captivity

Ans. a

Explanation: Critically endangered species means the species that is at an extreme risk of extinction in the wild. 

  1. Which of the following is listed among the critically endangered fishes?
  1. Pondicherry Shark 
  2. Ganges Shark 
  3. Knife-tooth Sawfish 
  4. All of the above 

Ans. d

Explanation: The critically endangered fishes in India include Pondicherry Shark, Ganges Shark and Knife-tooth Sawfish 

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