WBCS MAIN PAPER III : GEOGRAPHY - NATURAL VEGETATION - NATIONAL PARK - FOREST OF INDIA

1.Kanha National park is located under which of the following bio-geographical regions?

(A) Tropical humid forest

(B) Tropical dry forest

(C) Tropical monsoon forest

(D) Tropical sub-humid forest

2. Which State of India has the maximum number of tiger reserves?

(D) Assam (B) Madhya Pradesh (C) Maharashtra (D) West Bengal 

3. Match the following:

List I (Vegetation Zone)                                           List II (Rainfall)

I. Sub-Tropical Broad Leaved hill forests          1. 150 cm- 300 cm

II. Himalayan Moist Temperate forests            2. 75 cm-125 cm

Ill. Subtropical Dry Evergreen forests               3. 150 cm- 250 cm

IV. Montane Wet Temperate                              4. 50 cm- 100 cm

          I    II    III   IV 

(A)   3     4      1   2

(B)  2     3    4   1

(C)   4     1    2      3

(D)   1     2      3   4

5. The natural vegetation of the desert region in India is called

(A) Lithophytes

(B) Heliophytes

(C) Halophytes

(D) Xerophytes

6. Match the following:

                List I                            List II

(Wildlife Sanctuary)            (Location)

I. Gir                           1. Assam

II. Dachigam            2. Uttar Pradesh

III. Kaziranga          3. Gujarat

IV. Bandipur           4. Karnataka 

      I II III IV

(A) 2 1 3 4

(B) 3 2 1 4

(C) 4 3 2 1

(D) 1 3 4 2

 

1.Tiger is conserved in

(A)Corbett National Park

(B)Kanha National Park

(C)Tadoba National Park

(D)Bandipur National Park

2.The highest area under forest in India lies in

(A)Arunachal Pradesh

(B) Jammu and Kashmir

(C) Mizoram

(D) The Andaman and Nicobar Islands

3.Name the state where the only Ass Sanctuary in India is located.

(A) Bihar

(B) Gujarat

(C) Madhya Pradesh

(D) Rajasthan

1.Introduction of Joint Forest Management was an important objective of

(A) National Forest Policy, 1988

(B) Man and Biosphere Program

(C) Wild Life Protection Act. 1972

(D) None of the above

2.With reference to Indian forests, consider the following pairs :

  1. Tropical Moist Deciduous Forest : Sandalwood (Santalum album)
  2. Tropical Dry Deciduous Forests : (Shorea robusta)
  3. Tropical Thorn Forests : Shisham (Dalbeigia sissoo)

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched ?

(A) 1 only      (B) 1 and 2         (C) 2 and 3      (D) 1, 2 and 3

3.Tadoba National Park known for Sheltering tiger, panther and bear is located in

(A) Assam      

(B) Maharashtra        

(C) Karnataka             

(D) Tamil Nadu

4.The minimum forest cover necessary to maintain ecological balance is

(A) 50% of the total land area.

(B) 40% of the total land area.

(C) 33% of the total land area.

(D) 25% of the total land area.

5.Wild asses are found in

(A) Parkal, Warangal (Andhra Pradesh)

(B) Rann of Kutch (Gujarat),

(C) Manas. Barpeta (Assam)

(D) Chandraprabha. Varanasi

1.Wet temperate forest is found in —— region of India.

(A) Nilgiri        (B) Eastern Ghats        (C) Kashmir Himalayas           (D) Kachch Peninsula

2.The —— is first National Park established in India in the year 1936.

(A) Bandhavgarh         (B) Gir              (C) Indira Gandhi       (D) Jim Corbett

3.National Park is located in the state of Jharkhand.

(A) Bhitarkanika        (B) Betla         (C) Bandipur       (D) Bandhavgarh

4.is declared as National Park inIntroduction of Joint Forest Management was an important objective of ——

(A)National Forest Policy, 1988

(B)Man and Biosphere Program

(C)Wild Life Protection Act, 1972

(D)None of the above

5.the year 2014 and became the newest National Park in India.

(A) Dachigam              (B) Gorumara        (C) Jaldhapara      (D) Inderkilla

6.The Indian Wild Life Protection Act was passed in the year

(A) 1962       (B) 1972              (C) 1975          (D) 1965

7.Barren Island Wild Life Sanctuary is located in

(A) Dadra and Nagar Haveli           (B) Pondicherry       (C) Andaman and Nicobar Island       (D) Lakshwadeep

1.Bandhavgarh National Park is located in which State ?

(A) Maharashtra        (B) Madhya Pradesh   (C) Gujarat       (D) Jharkhand

2.Biosphere Reserve of India, Nanda Devi (UNESCO) is located in the state of

(A) Uttarakhand          (B) Sikkim        (C) Meghalaya             (D) Himachal Pradesh

3.Which of the following cities in India is considered as greenest ?

(A) Bengaluru              (B) Delhi        (C) Chandigarh             (D) Thiruvananthapuram

4.Which is the best known bird sanctuary in Haryana ?

(A) Sultanpur              (B) Bharatpur               (C) Rajaji         (D) Sariska

5.National Botanical Garden is located at

(A) Shimla       (B) Howrah        (C) Lucknow             (D) Bengaluru

6.Which one of the following is a wildlife sanctuary ?

(A) Jaldapara               (B) Garumara              (C) Corbett Park        (D) Chapramari

7.Where was the first Bio-reserve established in India ?

(A) Nokrek       (B) Kanha        (C) Nilgiris      (D) Periyar

8.The common tree species in Nilgiri hills is

(A) Sal             (B) Pine         (C) Eucalyptus              (D) Teak

9.Which wildlife sanctuary has the project to conserve the rhinos in India ?

(A) Bandipur   (B) Pariyar        (C) Kaziranga            (D) Gir

10.Namdhapa National Park is in

(A) Mizoram                 (B) Manipur    (C) Tripura        (D) Arunachal Pradesh

11.When was the first National Forest Policy issued by the Government of India ?

(A) 1952          (B) 1940          (C) 1942          (D) 1999

12.The Gir Forest is noted for its

(A) Lion sanctuary    (B) Deer Park              (C) Tiger sanctuary    (D) Crocodile Park

13.World's maximum newsprint paper comes from

(A) Deciduous forest             (B) Monsoon forest     (C) Mangrove forest                (D) Rain forest

14.The Sundarban is found in

(A) Kutch         (B) West Ghats            (C) Konkan Coast         (D) Deltaic W.B.

15.Where is the Forest Research Institute located ?

(A) Dehradun              (B) Bhopal       (C) Lucknow                (D) Delhi

16.Where is the Bandipur National Park ?

(A) Rajasthan              (B) Andhra Pradesh        (C) Karnataka          (D) Assam

17.Which one of the following areas is noted for mangrove vegetation ?

(A) Lava forest of Kalimpong

(B) Sajnekhali forest of South 24-Parganas

(C) Dandakaranya forest of Orissa

(D) Corbet National Park of U.P.

18.What should be the proportion of forest cover for India to maintain ecological balance ?

(A) 11.1%        (B) 22.2%        (C) 33.3%        (D) 44.4%

1.Tropical wet evergreen forests are found in

(A) the Andaman-Nicobar islands

(B) the Assam valley

(C) the Chotanagpur plateau

(D) the Lesser Himalayan region

2.Which one of the following is not a wood from the Himalayan forests ?

(A) Deodar      

(B) Chir       

(C) Teak             

(D) Cypress

3.The headquarters of the Forest Survey of India is located in

(A) Dehradun             

(B) New Delhi             

(C) Bhopal      

(D) Coimbatore

4.Which one of the following Biosphere Reserves in India is not correctly matched ?

(A) Nandadevi — Uttarakhand

(B) Namdhapa — Assam

(C) Gulf of Mannar — Tamil Nadu

(D) Nokrek — Meghalaya

5.Which one of the following states has the maximum forest cover compared to its total area ?

(A) Jharkhand             

(B) Chattishgarh       

(C) Sikkim       

(D) Arunachal Pradesh

6.Mangrove vegetation in India is the most extensive in

(A) The Rann of kutch

(B) The Malabar Coast

(C) The Andaman and Nicober Islands

(D) The Sundarban

1.Moist Tropical Evergreen forests are found in

(A) the Deccan Plateau      

(B) the Shillong Plateau         

(C) Southern States             

(D) the Siwaliks

2.The mangroove forests are found in -

(A) Western Ghat

(B) Eastern Ghat

(C) Deltaic region of Krishna and Godavari

(D) North-East Himalaya

3.The mangroove forests are found in -

(A) Western Ghat

(B) Eastern Ghat

(C) Deltaic region of Krishna and Godavari

(D) North-East Himalaya

4.The largest reserve of Sal forests is found in -

(A) Eastern Peninsula          

(B) Nilgiri hills             

(C) Dehradun valley              

(D) Aravali

5.Where is the forest research institute located ?

(A) Delhi         

(B) Bhopal        

(C) Dehradun           

(D) Lucknow

1.The typical area of 'Sal forests in the Indian Peninsula occurs.

(A) On the Western Ghats      

(B) Between the Taptl and the Narmada

(C) To the North-East of Godavari  

(D) On the Malwa Plateau

2.Which Sanctuary in Kerala is known for elephants ?

(A) Parakal       

(B) Periyar                

(C) Chandraprabha    

(D) Kanha

3.Which one of the following does not belong to biosphere reserves set-up so far ?

(A) Great Nicobar       

(B) Sunderbans          

(C) Nanda Devi      

(D) Gulf of Kachch

4.Reserved Forest is a forest -

(A) Totally under Government control            

(B) Meant mainly for tribal people

(C) Earmarked for commercial exploition with restricted grazing     

(D) With wild life protection

1.Kudremukh National park is located in

(A) Kerala       

(B) Tamil Nadu       

(C) Karnataka       

(D) Andhra Pradesh

2.Which one is not a component/part of Social Forestry ?

(A) Urban forestry       

(B) Agro forestry       

(C) Commercial farm forestry          

(D) None of the above

3.Which one is not an objective of the social forestry ?

(A) Securing revenue

(B) Improving aesthetic values

(C) Reduction of environmental pollution

(D) To reduce pressure on the traditional forest areas

4.In which year the first Forest Policy of independent India was declared ?

(A) 1950         

(B) 1951      

(C) 1952             

(D) 1956

5.In India, which type of forest among the following occupies the largest area ?

(A) Tropical Moist Deciduous

(B) Montane Wet Temperate

(C) Tropical Dry Deciduous

(D) Tropical Wet Evergreen

6.Wildlife Protection Act was passed in

(A) 1970      

(B) 1972      

(C) 1980   

(D) 1986

7.East Kolkata Wetlands were designated a "Wetlands of international importance" under the Ramsar Convention in the year

(A) 1972         

(B) 1986      

(C) 1995      

(D) 2002

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