VTU First Year Engineering (C Cycle) (Semester 1)
Environmental Studies
December 2013
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(1) Assume appropriate data and state your reasons
(2) Marks are given to the right of every question
(3) Draw neat diagrams wherever necessary

1 The major objective of the family welfare programs in India is
a) Disease control
b) Population growth rate control
c) Employment generation
d) None of these.
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2 World Environmental Day is celebrated every year on
a) 5th June

b) 5th July
c) 18th July
d) April 22nd
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3 Which part of plant contains nitrogen fixing bacteria
a) Stems
b) Leaves
c) Roots
d) All ofthese.
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4 Anthropoginal activities means
a) Natural activities
b) Bacteriological activities
c) Wildaniimals activities
d) Human activities.
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5 Which of the following is major environmental issue in mining activities?
a) Air pollution and dust
b) Water pollution
c) Soil Degradation
d) All of these
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6 The environmental (protection) act of India was enacted in the year
a) 1956
b) 1966
c) 1986
d) 1996
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7 Environmental protection is the responsibility of
a) Government of India
b) NGO's
c) Individuals
d) All of these.
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8 The country which has the largest number of child laborers in the world is
a) India
b) Bangladesh
c) China
d) Pakistan
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9 Which among the following diseases is not a cause of large scale children's mortality?
a) Diarrhoea
b) Malnutrition
c) Chicken gunya
d) Measles
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10 Karnataka State pollution control board was established in the year
a) 1986
b) 1974
c) 1982
d) 1977
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11 What is the Max. allowable concentration of lron content in drinking water as per BIS?
a) 0.5 mg/l
b) 1.0 mg/l
c) 1.5 mg/l
d) 2.0 mg/l.
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12 The volume of nitrogen present in the troposphere is
a) 85%
b) 78%
c) 21%
d) 5%
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13 Cholera. Typhoid. Hepatitis - A and E are the diseases caused due to
a) Solar radiation
b) Contaminated water
c) Radioactivity
d) Electromagnetic radiation
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14 Hydraulic cycle is related to
a) Water and electricity
b) Water cycle and balance
c) Water characterization
d) Hydropower
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15 What is the percentage of fresh water available in lakes and streams<
a) 0.0001%
b) 0.001%
c) 0.01%
d) 0.1%
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16 Liquefied petroleum gas is a mixture of
a) Methane and ethane
b) Propane and butane
c) Methane and butane
d) Methane and propane.
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17 Best environmental clean alternative fuel is
a) CNG
c) Coal
d) Petrol
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18 Nuclear power plant in Karnataka is located at
a) Bhadravathi
b) Sandur
c) Kaiga
d) Mandya
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19 Air pollution from automobiles can be controlled by fitting
a) Electrostatic precipitator
b) Wet scrubber
c) Catalytic converter
d) All of these
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20 Which of the following is a natural source of environmental pollution?
a) Sewage
b) Industries
c) Automobiles
d) Earthquake
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21 Important sources of land pollution are
a) Industrial wastes
b) Agricultural wastes
c) Both (a) and (b)
d) None of these
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22 The main impact of urbanization on plant and animal life is
a) Increase in species
b) Mutation in species
c) Both (a) and (b)
d) Loss of species
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23 What is the masimunt allowable concentration of fluoridcs in drinking watera) 3.0 mg/l
b) 2.5 mg/l
e) 2.0 mg/l
d) 1.5 mg/l
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24 Acid rain are more prominent ina) Temperate regions
b) Tropical regions
c) Arid regions
d) None of these
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25 In which year Hon'ble Supreme Court of India made environmental education compulsorysubject at all the level of education.a) 2000
b) 2003
c) 2001
d) 2002
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26 An ecosystem consist of
a) Biotic component
b) Abiotic components
c) Both a) and b)
d) None of these.
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27 Percentage of Nitrogen in Earth's atmosphere is
a) 98%
b) 21 %
c) 78 %
d) 12%
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28 Eutrophication means
a) Waste water treatment process
b) Water purification
c) Enrichment of plant -nutrients in water bodies
d) Neutralization of waste water.
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29 Largest reservoir of Nitrogen exists in
a) Hydrosphere
b) Stratosphere
c) Lithosphere
d) Atmosphere
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30 Housing has become inaccessible to the poor due to
a) Increased population
b) High cost
c) Non - availability of land
d) None of these.
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31 During the last 30 years the percentage of decrease in agricultural land due to Urbanization is about
a) 40 %
b) 60 %
c) 0 %
d) 30 %
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32 EIA means
a) Environmental impact -assessment
b) Eco - impact assessment
c) Eco - industrial act
d) Environmental-industrial impact.
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33 The adverse effect of modern agriculture is
a) Soil pollution
b) Water pollution
c) Wastes logging
d) All of these
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34 Which of the following energy source is less Eco - friendly
a) Wind
b) Water
c) Solar
d) Thermal
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35 Which of the following is NGO?
a) Public works department
b) Pollution control board
c) Narmada Bachao Andolan
d) None of these
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36 Environment education is targeted to
a) General public
b) Technicians
c) Professionals social groups
d) All of these
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37 The ozone depletion in the stratosphere is chiefly caused by the release of
a) Chlorofluoro carbons
b) Methane
c) Carbon dioxide
d) None of these
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38 The pH of acid rain isa) Less than 5.7
b) Less than 3.7
c) Less than 1.7
d) Less than 2.7.
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39 Dental cavities in children may be caused due to water supplies deficient in
a) Calcium
b) Fluorides
c) Iron
d) None of these
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40 Loss of water content through the plants into the atmosphere is called
a) Evaporation
b) Vaporization
c) Transpiration
d) Hydraulic cycle
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41 Which is considered as energy source of future?
a) Wind
b) Ocean
c) Hydrogen
d) None of these
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42 Bhopal gas tragedy happened in the year
a) Dec 1984
b) Dec 1933
c) Dec 1994
d) Dec 1986
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43 Renewable energy isa) Primary source
b) Secondary source
c) Tertiary source
d) None ofthcse
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44 About 30% of the country's coal deposits are found in
a) Karnataka
b) Tamil nadu
c) Kashmir
d) Bihar and Orissa
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45 Cow dung can be used
a) As a manure
b) For production of biogas
c) Both (a) and (b)
d) None of these
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46 Liquid waste generated from bathrooms and kitchens are called
a) Domestic sewage
b) Run off
c) Sallages
d) All the these
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47 The max average permissible noise levels during day time hours as per environment protectionact in India is
a) 30dB
b) 45dB
c) 50dB
d) 55dB
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48 Demography is the study of
a) Animal behaviour
b) Geography
c) Rivers
d) Population growth
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49 Global warming means
a) Increase in Earth's temperature
b) Increase in solar radiation
c) Acid rain
d) All of these
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50 The protocol that reduces green house gas emission is
a) Kyoto protocol
b) Montreal protocol
c) Cartagena protocol
d) Vienna protocol
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