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GK Quiz on World Geography Set I

03-MAY-2016 13:07

    Dear Students, the team of jagran josh is presenting you a set of 10 questions based on World geography (especially related to international conventions). In this quiz we have selected only those questions which are very much essential for all the competitive exams.

    1. The first Adaptation Gap Report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released on:

    (a) Dec. 2013

    (b) Jan 2010

    (C) Dec 2014

    (d) July 2015

    2. “UNEP” stands for:

    (a) United Nation’s Economic Polices

    (b) United Nations Environment Programmes

    (c) United Nations Economic Programmes

    (d) United Nation’s Evaluation Programme

    3. Which of the following statements are correct?

    I. Thirty rich countries have pledges to contribute more than $ 9 bn towards green climate fund in a conference held in Berlin in 2014.

    II. USA is the leading contributor in the total amount.

    III. The money will be spent equally on climate change adaptation and mitigation.

    Codes

    (a) 1 and 2 only

    (b) 2 and 3 only

    (c) 1 and 3 only

    (d) All of these

    4. Which of the following statements are correct?

    I. The year 2015-16 will be observed as water conservation year in India.

    II. To mark this conservation year, a public movement will be launched by the Ministry of Environment & Forests.

    Codes:

    (a) I only                  (b) II only

    (c) Both I and II        (d) Neither I Nor II

    5. Which of the following statements are correct?

    I. Pico do Fogo, a volcano which erupted in November 2014, is located in Cape Verde, an island nation.

    II. It is the highest mountain peak in Africa and erupted for the first time in present century.

    Codes :

    (a) I only                (b) II only

    (c) Both I and II      (d) Neither I Nor II

    6. Which of the following statements are correct?

    I. The world’s first and tallest hybrid wind generator turbine has been installed in Rajasthan.

    II. The tallest hybrid wind generator turbine has been installed by Suzlon Energy.

    III. The installed turbine can generate 12-15 percent more energy.

    Codes :

    (a) I and II only          (b) III only

    (c) II and III only        (d) All of these

    7. Which of the following law is reviewed by the Subramanian committee on Environmental Laws?

    I. Environment Protection Act (EPA) of 1986

    II. Indian Forest Act (IFA) of 1927

    III. Wildlife Protection Act (WPA) of 1972

    IV. The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act of 1974

    V. The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act of 1981

    Options

    a) Only I, II & III

    b) Only I, II & IV

    c) Only III. IV, V

    d) All of the above

    8. Which of the following statements are correct?

    I. Guru Ghasidas National Park is located in Madhya Pradesh.

    II. It has been given in-principle approval as tiger reserve.

    III. It lies between Bandhavgarh and Palamau tiger reserves.

    Codes:

    (a) I and II only          (b) II and III only

    (c) I and III only         (d) All of these

    9. Which of the following statements are correct about Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS)?

    I. The Bombay Natural History Society is a governmental organizations involved in conservation and biodiversity research.

    II. In its recent survey, it has put ten bird sanctuary “in seriously danger” category.

    Codes:

    (a) 1 only                     (b) II only

    (c) Both I and II           (d) Neither I Nor II

    10. Ramsar convention is related to conservation of:

    a) Tiger

    b) Elephants

    c) Crop genetic diversity

    d) Wetlands

    Question No.

    Answer

    1

    c

    2

    b

    3

    d

    4

    a

    5

    a

    6

    c

    7

    d

    8

    b

    9

    b

    10

    d

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