1. Which natural disaster causes more deaths than any other?
    a) Volcano
    b) Fire
    c) Flooding
    d) Earthquakes
  2. The natural process of the earths atmosphere heating through the traping of re-radiated
    infra-red radiation is known as
    a) Global warming
    b) Green house effect
    c) Solar heating
    d) Thermal inversion
  3. Temperate forests are likely to have which of the following species of trees?
    a) Maple
    b) Spruce
    c) Pine
    d) All
  4. About what percentage of Earth people live in areas where water shortage are common.
    a) 40 percent
    b) 30 percent
    c) 45 percent
    d) 25 percent
  5. Which of the following is not associated with industrial food production?
    a) The use of fossil fuels
    b) Chemical fertilizers
    c) Large amount of labour
    d) Machinery
  6. With what bio-region is the team ‘steppe’ associated?
    a) Coniferous forest
    b) Tropical forests
    c) Savanna
    d) Grass land
  7. In which of the following areas do international environmental treaties exist?
    a) Fisheries
    b) Whaling
    c) Ocean pollution
    d) All
  8. What percentage of earths water is fresh water
    a) 75 percent
    b) 3 percent
    c) 27 percent
    d) 10 percent
  1. Which country ratified the Kyoto protocol in late 2004 and thus caused it to become
    international law?
    a) Russia
    b) USA
    c) China
    d) India
  2. The world’s growing appetite for what food product is a leading cause of tropical
    a) Lamb
    b) Sugar
    c) Beef
    d) Pork
  3. Between 1950 and 1980, an area of the size of Denmark has been decertified in which
    a) China
    b) India
    c) Bangladesh
    d) Iran
  4. If current rates of deforestation continues in south-east Asia, then how many years would
    it take for the region to become completely stripped of its forest?
    a) 30
    b) 40
    c) 50
    d) 60
  5. In what type of bio-region is desertification most likely to occur?
    a) Temperate forest
    b) Savanna
    c) Tropical forests
    d) Grass lands
  6. Why is cattle ranching not sustainable in areas that were formerly tropical forests?
    a) Cattle reaching quickly exhausts the nutrient-poor soil of tropical rainforests.
    b) Cattle waste is toxic to rainforest soils.
    c) Both (a) and (b)
    d) None
  7. According tom United National estimate, about how much of the world’s range-lands
    are threatened by desertification?
    a) 60 percent
    b) 70 percent
    c) 50 percent
    d) 30 percent
  8. Tropo pause is the boundary line between troposphere and ———
    a) Mesosphere
    b) Stratosphere
    c) ionosphere
    d) Exosphere
  1. Shrubs, thickest and stunted trees like kikar, jal and others are found in
    a) evergreen forests
    b) deciduous forests
    c) dry forests
    d) hill forests
  2. The study of day-to-day variations in weather is called
    a) Climatology
    b) Meteorology
    c) Cyclogensis
    d) None
  3. The ionosphere includes
    a) Mesosphere
    b) Thermosphere
    c) Exosphere
    d) Both (b) and (c)
  4. According to your text, what can “be thought of as the genetic library that keeps life going
    on earth”?
    a) Bio-diversity
    b) Human genes
    c) The human genome project
    d) None


  1. b, 2. b, 3. d
  2. a, 5. c, 6. d
  3. d, 8. b, 9. a
  4. c, 11. a, 12. c
  5. d, 14. a ,15. a
  6. b, 17. d, 18. b
  7. d, 20. a