VTU First Year Engineering (C Cycle) (Semester 1)
Environmental Studies
May 2012
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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 word "Environment" is derived from
a) Greek
b) French
c) Spanish
d) English
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2 The objectives of Environmental education are
a) To raise awareness about environmental conditions
b) To teach environmentally appropriate behaviour
c) To create environment ethics
d) All of the above
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3 Which of the following component of our environment is having the least storage capacity of matter
a) Atmosphere and hydrosphere
b) Atmosphere and lithosphere
c) Hydrosphere and lithosphere
d) Biosphere and lithosphere
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4 In an ecosystem the flow of energy is
a) Bidirectional
b) Cyclic
c) Unidirectional
d) None of these
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5 The sequence of eating and being eaten in an ecosystem is called
a) Food chain
b) Food web
c) Water cycle
d) Anthroposystem
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6 The largest reservoir of nitrogen is our planet is
a) Biosphere
b) Atmosphere
c) Lithosphere
d) Fossil fuels
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7 Which of the following is not the environmental effect of industrialisation
a) Solid Waste
b) Air pollution
c) Water pollution
d) Economic Growth
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8 Mining means
a) to conserve and preserve minerals
b) to check pollution due to mineral resource
c) to extract minerals and ores
d) None
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9 E.I.A stands for
a) Environment and Industrial Act
b) Environment and Impact Activity
c) Environmental impact assessment d) Environmentally important activity
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10 E.I.A is related to
a) Resource conservation
b) Efficient equipment process
c) Waste minimization
d) All of the above
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11 Environmental day is held every year on
a) June 5th
b) July 5th
c) June 10th
d) April 22nd
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12 Soil erosion removes surface soil which contain
a) Organic matter
b) Plant nutrients
c) Both a and b
d) None of the above
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13 Water logging is a phenomenon in which
a) Crop patterns are rotated
b) Erosion of soil
c) Soil root zones becomes saturated due to over irrigation
d) None of the above
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14 Forests prevent soil erosion by binding soil particles in their
a) Stems
b) Roots
c) Leaves
d) Buds
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15 What is the permissible level of pH for drinking water as per Indian standards
a) 6 to 9
b) 6.5 to 7.5
c) 6 to 8.5
d) 6.5 to 8.5
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16 Excess of fluorides in drinking water is likely to cause _____
a) Blue babies
b) Fluorosis
c) Taste and odour
d) Fever
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17 Nitrogen fixing bacteria exisits in _____of plants
a) Leaves
b) Roots
c) Stem
d) Flower
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18 Forest rich area in Karntaka is found in
a) western ghats
b) Bandipur
c) Mangalore
d) None of these
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19 _____ are referred to as Earth's lungs
a) Forest
b) Carbon cycle
c) Water resources
d) Mines
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20 Which of the following is consdiered as an alternative fuel
a) CNG
b) Kerosene
c) Coal
d) Petrol
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21 Biomass power generation uses
a) Crop
b) Animal dung
c) wood
d) All of the above
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22 Which of the following is not a renewable source of energy
a) Fossil fuel
b) Solar energy
c) Wave energy
d) Wind energy
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23 Chernobyl nuclear disaster occurred in the year
a) 1984
b) 1987
c) 1986
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24 Nuclear waste is active for ___ years
a) 5
b) 10
c) 50
d) Centuries
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25 BOD is
a) Biochemical oxygen demand
b) Usually less than COD
c) A measure of the organic matter present in waste water
d) All of the above
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26 The universal declaration of human rights was proclamined by the UN in the year
a) 1946
b) 1947
c) 1948
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27 The major objectives of Family welfare programmes in India is
a) Disease control
b) Population growth rate control
c) Employment generation
d) None of these
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28 Noise is
a) Loud sound
b) Unwanted sound
c) Constant sound
d) Sound of high frequency
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29 Which of the following devices is suiatable for removal of gaseous pollutants
a) Cyclonic separator
b) Fabric filter
c) Electrostatic seperator
d) Wet collector
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30 Demography is the study of
a) Animals behaviour
b) Population growth
c) River
d) None of these
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31 Global warming may bring about the following changes in climate of the Earth
a) Increase in the rainfall
b) Desertification
c) Drought
d) All of the above
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32 The protocol that reduces greenhouse gases emission are
a) Kyoto protocol
b) Cartagena protocol
c) Montreal protocol
d) Vienna protocol
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33 Ozone layer thickness is measured in
a) Millimeter
b) centimeter
c) decibel
d) Dobson unit
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34 Which of the following is not a greenhouse gas
a) Hydrochlorofluorocarbons
b) Methane
c) Carbon dioxide
d) Oxygen
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35 Ozone layer is present in
a) Troposphere
b) Stratosphere
c) Mesosphere
d) Thermosphere
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36 India has the world's largest share of which of the following
a) Manganese
b) Mica
c) Copper
d) Diamonds
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37 Environmental (protection) Act was enacted in the year
a) 1986
b) 1992
c) 1984
d) 1972
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38 The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) was established in the year
a) 1974
b) 1982
c) 1986
d) 1976
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39 Which of the following is NGO
a) Narmada Bachao Andolan
d) None of these
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40 The leader of chipko movement is
a) Sunderlal Bahuguna
b) Medha Patkar
c) Vandana Shiva
d) Suresh Hebilkar
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41 Which state is having highest woman literacy rate in India
a) Karnataka
b) Punjab
c) Rajasthan
d) Kerala
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42 ISO 14000 standards deals with
a) Pollution management
b) Risk management
c) Environment management
d) None of these
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43 Silent valley movement succeeded in
a) Waste management in sea coast
b) Cancelling the state government hydel project and saving the lion tailed monkeys
c) Promoting marine fishery business in Kerala
d) None of the above
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44 World summit on sustainable development was held at
a) Johannesburg in 2002
b) Rio de Janeiro in 1992
c) Kyoto in 1994
d) Stockholm in 2000
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45 Chlorofluoro carbon releases a chemical harmful to ozone is
a) Chlorine
b) Fluorine
c) Nitrogen peroxide
d) Sulphur dioxide
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46 Greenhouse effect is related to
a) green trees on house
b) global warming
c) grass land
d) greenery in country
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47 Taj Mahal at Agra may be damaged by
a) Sulphur dioxide
b) Chlorine
c) Hydrogen
d) Oxygen
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48 Dysentry spreads due to
a) Food adulteration
b) Humid weather
c) Water pollution
d) Air pollution
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49 Sound becomes hazardous noise pollution at ____ decibels
a) above 30
b) above 80
c) above 100
d) above 120
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50 Kaziranga National Park is famous for
a) Tiger
b) Musk deer
c) Elephant
d) Rhinoceros
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