Environment Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) Set – 3

Environment multiple choice questions (MCQs) set 3 from These 20 MCQs are based on environment related institutions, bodies, conventions, conferences, acts and programmes. So, you will find questions related to pollution, global warming, wildlife protection, biodiversity etc., but from the point of view of measures taken at national and international levels to protect, conserve and promote environment and biodiversity. Some of these objective type questions are from the papers of previous civil services examinations. So, if you are preparing for civil services exams like UPSC CSE or APSC CCE, you might find them useful. You will also find some unique MCQs that were created by team!

Environment related MCQs

1. World Wildlife Fund (WWF) was founded in the year

  • a) 1941
  • b) 1951
  • c) 1961
  • d) 1971

2. TCLP designed by United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is used in

  • a) Determination of toxicity of leachates.
  • b) Determination of leaching characteristics of wastes.
  • c) Calculation of loss of toxicity through leaching.
  • d) Calculation of toxicity in wastes.

3. Upon expiry of it’s first commitment period in 2012, Kyoto Protocol was extended till the year

  • a) 2020
  • b) 2018
  • c) 2050
  • d) 2028

4. The Living Planet Report is published by which of the following organizations?

  • a) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • b) World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
  • c) International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • d) United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

5. Which of the following outlines the key aim of Basel convention?

  • a) protect the ozone layer by phasing out the ozone depleting substances.
  • b) preservation and enhancement of the human environment
  • c) protect human health and the environment against hazardous waste.
  • d) safe handling, transport and use of living modified organisms

6. Project Elephant was launched in India in the year

  • a) 1972
  • b) 1982
  • c) 1992
  • d) 2002

7. BioCarbon Fund Initiative for Sustain-able Forest Landscapes‘ is managed by the

  • a) Asian Development Bank
  • b) International Monetary Fund
  • c) United Nations Environment Programme
  • d) World Bank

8. The ‘Arabari Model’ of West Bengal is related to

  • a) Rural Livelihood Programme
  • b) Joint Forest Management
  • c) Soil Conservation
  • d) Rainwater Harvesting

9. Biological Diversity Act was passed in Indian parliament on

  • a) November 11, 2002
  • b) December 11, 2002
  • c) November 11, 2012
  • d) December 11, 2012

10. In India, Environmental clearances for mining projects remains valid up to a period of

  • a) 10 years
  • b) 20 years
  • c) 30 years
  • d) 50 years

11. The headquarters of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are located in

  • a) New York
  • b) Paris
  • c) Prague
  • d) Geneva

12. Ramsar Convention on Wetlands was signed in the year

  • a) 1961
  • b) 1971
  • c) 2001
  • d) 2011

13. Stockholm Convention is related to

  • a) Greenhouse gases
  • b) Ozone depleting substances
  • c) Persistent Organic Pollutants
  • d) Hazardous waste materials

14. Agenda 21 of Rio Summit, 1992 is related to

  • a) Sustainable development
  • b) Pollution Control
  • c) Climate Change
  • d) Global warming

15. The concept of carbon credit originated from which one of the following?

  • a) Earth Summit
  • b) Kyoto Protocol
  • c) Montreal Protocol
  • d) Vienna Convention

16. The declaration of 16th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in December 2010 is known as

  • a) Kyoto Protocol
  • b) Cancun Agreement
  • c) Rio Declaration
  • d) Climate change declaration

17. In Kyoto Protocol, the term “Annex I countries” denotes

  • a) Developed and industrial countries
  • b) Developing countries
  • c) Observer countries
  • d) Least-developed countries

18. Which one of the following is not a part of UNFCCC Umbrella Group?

  • a) United Kingdom
  • b) USA
  • c) Israel
  • d) Japan

19. National Action Plan on Climate Change was released in the year

  • a) 2002
  • b) 2006
  • c) 2008
  • d) 2014

20. In the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), India pledged to reduce 33-35% of carbon emission by the year

  • a) 2020
  • b) 2030
  • c) 2040
  • d) 2050

Answers to Environment MCQs Set 3

Find below the answers to the above mentioned environment related objective questions. Hope you will find our answers useful and educative. And don’t forget to check our previously published environment MCQ set 1 and environment MCQ set 2.

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