The Environment Quiz

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The Environment Quiz

  1. 1. Green Minded The Environment Quiz The Answers©Don42Manan
  2. 2. X? 1 In 2006, Melissa Etheridge received the 2006 Academy Award for Best Original Song for "I Need to Wake Up." Upon receiving the award, she noted in her acceptance speech:“Mostly I have to thank X, for inspiring us, forinspiring me, showing that caring about the Earth isnot Republican or Democrat; its not red or blue, itsall green”©Don42Manan
  3. 3. X - Al Gore©Don42Manan
  4. 4. X? 2 The X is an international agreement linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which commits its Parties by setting internationally binding emission reduction targets. The X was adopted in ___, Japan, on 11 December 1997 and entered into force on 16 February 2005. The detailed rules for the implementation of the agreement were adopted at COP 7 in Marrakesh, Morocco, in 2001, and are referred to as the "Marrakesh Accords."©Don42Manan
  5. 5. X- The Kyoto Protocol©Don42Manan
  6. 6. Identify 3• According to African popular belief (mainly in the Zambian/Zimbabwean region), this animal is also known as the sun angel, as it protects villages from the moon devil or the werewolf which is believed to attack stray cattle or lone tribesmen.• Hint: This animal was a part of a recent Hollywood flick©Don42Manan
  7. 7. The Meerkat©Don42Manan
  8. 8. Which Incident? 4 One of the reports regarding this incident said: “During the night of 2–3 December 1984, water entered Tank E610 containing 42 tons of MIC. A runaway reaction started, which was accelerated by contaminants, high temperatures and other factors. The reaction was sped up by the presence of iron from corroding non-stainless steel pipelines. The resulting exothermic reaction increased the temperature inside the tank to over 200 °C (392 °F) and raised the pressure. This forced about 30 metric tons of methyl isocyanate (MIC) to escape from the tank into the atmosphere in 45 to 60 minutes”©Don42Manan
  9. 9. The Bhopal Gas Tragedy.©Don42Manan
  10. 10. Identify this organization. 5 • This organization has been working to promote harmony between human beings and nature for more than four decades.©Don42Manan
  11. 11. WWF- World Wildlife Fund©Don42Manan
  12. 12. State the Date. 6 On this day in 1972, the Stockholm Conference on Human Environment was held in Sweden. Since then the World Environment Day is celebrated on this day.©Don42Manan
  13. 13. The 5th of June©Don42Manan
  14. 14. Name this gas. 7 This gas is released from landfills, decaying organic matter under shallow water in marshes and bogs, flooded paddy fields, by ruminant animals & termites, and by the burning of biomass. A molecule of this gas has 21 times more global warming potential than a molecule of CO2©Don42Manan
  15. 15. Methane©Don42Manan
  16. 16. Name the site of this mishap. 8 In the world’s worst nuclear accident in 1986, 31 people died, 129 others suffered acute radiation and many thousands are expected to die prematurely as a result of exposure to radiation released from the stricken plant.©Don42Manan
  17. 17. Chernobyl©Don42Manan
  18. 18. Name this metal. 9 This metal is contained in broken fluorescent bulbs, tube lights and dead batteries. It gets transported with common municipal solid waste and can be easily swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through the skin and can cause damage to the kidneys and nervous system.©Don42Manan
  19. 19. Mercury©Don42Manan
  20. 20. Name the three states. 10 Realizing the magnitude of the problem with regard to the pollution of the river Ganga, Government of India launched the Ganga Action Plan(GAP) in 1985 to clean this holy river. The GAP plans to intercept and divert municipal sewage falling into the river from 25 large urban conglomerates in three states.©Don42Manan
  21. 21. Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal©Don42Manan
  22. 22. X? 11 X essentially means collecting rainwater on the roofs of building and storing it underground for later use or ensuring that the water flows back into the ground. Not only does this recharging arrest groundwater depletion, it also raises the declining water table and can help augment the water supply©Don42Manan
  23. 23. X-Rainwater Harvesting©Don42Manan
  24. 24. X? 12 • This is the aerial view of X. • X was described by CNN as one of the 7 natural wonders of the world©Don42Manan
  25. 25. X- The Great Barrier Reef©Don42Manan
  26. 26. X? 13 X gave the following slogan for the Chipko movement: ‘„Ecology is permanent economy‟‟©Don42Manan
  27. 27. X- Sunderlal Bahuguna©Don42Manan
  28. 28. *X? 14 X is an international standard for energy efficient consumer products that was created in the early 1990s by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to reduce green house gas emission and energy consumption. These days, X is seen on a lot of daily use appliances©Don42Manan
  29. 29. X- The Energy Star©Don42Manan
  30. 30. Put Funda/Give Reason. 15• This car(REVA) is famous in India for a particular reason. ©Don42Manan
  31. 31. India’s First Electric Powered Car©Don42Manan
  32. 32. Definition of what? 16 A measure of the total amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) emissions of a defined population, system or activity, considering all relevant sources, sinks and storage within the spatial and temporal boundary of the population, system or activity of interest. Calculated as carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) using the relevant 100-year global warming potential (GWP100).©Don42Manan
  33. 33. The Carbon Footprint©Don42Manan
  34. 34. Identify this organization. 17 The motto of this organization is:‘‘Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, oruse for entertainment’’ It is famous for its outrageous(and sometimes scandalous) campaigns against cruelty to animals.©Don42Manan
  35. 35. PETA©Don42Manan
  36. 36. X? 18 Initially discovered by the chemists Frank Rowland and Mario Molina in 1973, this hypothesis regarding X was strongly opposed by the aerosol industries. Rowland, Molina and Crutzen were awarded the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for this work on X©Don42Manan
  37. 37. X- Ozone Layer Depletion©Don42Manan
  38. 38. X? 19 The earliest known form of X was invented in the late 1890s by Peter Cooper Hewitt. The Cooper Hewitt lamps were used for photographic studios and industries. The helical (three-dimensional spiral) form of X was invented in 1976 by Edward Hammer, an engineer with General Electric. Because of their higher efficiency, X uses between one-quarter to one-third of the power of an equivalent incandescent lamp.©Don42Manan
  39. 39. X- The Carbon Fluorescent Lamp(CFL)©Don42Manan
  40. 40. X? 20 X refers to a structure and using process that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle: from sitting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renov ation, and demolition.©Don42Manan
  41. 41. X- Green Building©Don42Manan
  42. 42. Select The Correct Option. 21 This species of bird native to North America was considered to have been one of the most numerous birds on earth. Intensive shooting and the destruction of the birds natural breeding ground brought about a sudden fall in their numbers. The last of this species on earth died in a zoo in Cincinnati in 1914. Name this bird.a) The passenger pigeonb) The Bald Eaglec) The Egretd) The Falcon©Don42Manan
  43. 43. a) The Passenger Pigeon©Don42Manan
  44. 44. Select The Correct Option. 22 Name the Jammu & Kashmir born environmental activist and advocate who was awarded the renowned ‘Goldman Environmental Prize’ in 1996 and the ‘Magsaysay Award’ for Public Service in 1997. He/She has played a substantial role in the cleanup of the Taj Mahal & the Ganges and in promoting unleaded fuel in the 4 metros?a) Mahesh Chandra Mehtab) Medha Patkarc) Chandiprasad Bhattd) Maneka Gandhi©Don42Manan
  45. 45. a) Mahesh Chandra Mehta©Don42Manan
  46. 46. Select The Correct Option. 23 Of the following indications of the health of a water body, which is the most widely accepted means of measuring how polluting an effluent is?a) COD (chemical oxygen demand)b) BOD (biological oxygen demand)c) Chloroform content©Don42Manan
  47. 47. b) BOD(Biological Oxygen Demand)©Don42Manan
  48. 48. Select The Correct Option. 24 Composting is one of the oldest forms of disposal of waste. It is the natural process of decomposition of organic waste that yields manure or compost. One of the following is added to the compost to get better results.a) Antsb) Bugsc) Snakesd) Worms©Don42Manan
  49. 49. d) Worms©Don42Manan
  50. 50. Select The Correct Option. 25 Which landmark global conference was the FIRST major step towards a global agreement on greenhouse gas emissions reduction and the first to recognize the atmosphere as a natural resource?a) The Vienna Convention in 1985b) The Montreal Protocol in 1987c) The Earth Summit in Rio in 1992©Don42Manan
  51. 51. c) The Earth Summit©Don42Manan

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