Question Paper: Environmental Studies : Question Paper Jan 2014 - First Year Engineering (C Cycle) (Semester 1) | Visveswaraya Technological University (VTU)
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Environmental Studies - Jan 2014

First Year Engineering (C Cycle) (Semester 1)

TOTAL MARKS: 100
TOTAL TIME: 3 HOURS
(1) Question 1 is compulsory.
(2) Attempt any four from the remaining questions.
(3) Assume data wherever required.
(4) Figures to the right indicate full marks.
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.
(1 marks)
10 Karnataka State pollution control board was established in the year
a) 1986
b) 1974
c) 1982
d) 1977
(1 marks)
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.
(1 marks)
12 The volume of nitrogen present in the troposphere is
a) 85%
b) 78%
c) 21%
d) 5%
(1 marks)
13 Cholera. Typhoid. Hepatitis - A and E are the diseases caused due to
a) Solar radiation
b) Contaminated water
c) Radioactivity
d) Electromagnetic radiation
(1 marks)
14 Hydraulic cycle is related to
a) Water and electricity
b) Water cycle and balance
c) Water characterization
d) Hydropower
(1 marks)
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%
(1 marks)
16 Liquefied petroleum gas is a mixture of
a) Methane and ethane
b) Propane and butane
c) Methane and butane
d) Methane and propane.
(1 marks)
17 Best environmental clean alternative fuel is
a) CNG
b)Diesel
c) Coal
d) Petrol
(1 marks)
18 Nuclear power plant in Karnataka is located at
a) Bhadravathi
b) Sandur
c) Kaiga
d) Mandya
(1 marks)
19 Air pollution from automobiles can be controlled by fitting
a) Electrostatic precipitator
b) Wet scrubber
c) Catalytic converter
d) All of these
(1 marks)
2 World Environmental Day is celebrated every year on
a) 5th June

b) 5th July
c) 18th July
d) April 22nd
(1 marks)
20 Which of the following is a natural source of environmental pollution?
a) Sewage
b) Industries
c) Automobiles
d) Earthquake
(1 marks)
21 Important sources of land pollution are
a) Industrial wastes
b) Agricultural wastes
c) Both (a) and (b)
d) None of these
(1 marks)
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
(1 marks)
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
(1 marks)
24 Acid rain are more prominent ina) Temperate regions
b) Tropical regions
c) Arid regions
d) None of these
(1 marks)
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
(1 marks)
26 An ecosystem consist of
a) Biotic component
b) Abiotic components
c) Both a) and b)
d) None of these.
(1 marks)
27 Percentage of Nitrogen in Earth's atmosphere is
a) 98%
b) 21 %
c) 78 %
d) 12%
(1 marks)
28 Eutrophication means
a) Waste water treatment process
b) Water purification
c) Enrichment of plant -nutrients in water bodies
d) Neutralization of waste water.
(1 marks)
29 Largest reservoir of Nitrogen exists in
a) Hydrosphere
b) Stratosphere
c) Lithosphere
d) Atmosphere
(1 marks)
3 Which part of plant contains nitrogen fixing bacteria
a) Stems
b) Leaves
c) Roots
d) All ofthese.
(1 marks)
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.
(1 marks)
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 %
(1 marks)
32 EIA means
a) Environmental impact -assessment
b) Eco - impact assessment
c) Eco - industrial act
d) Environmental-industrial impact.
(1 marks)
33 The adverse effect of modern agriculture is
a) Soil pollution
b) Water pollution
c) Wastes logging
d) All of these
(1 marks)
34 Which of the following energy source is less Eco - friendly
a) Wind
b) Water
c) Solar
d) Thermal
(1 marks)
35 Which of the following is NGO?
a) Public works department
b) Pollution control board
c) Narmada Bachao Andolan
d) None of these
(1 marks)
36 Environment education is targeted to
a) General public
b) Technicians
c) Professionals social groups
d) All of these
(1 marks)
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
(1 marks)
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.
(1 marks)
39 Dental cavities in children may be caused due to water supplies deficient in
a) Calcium
b) Fluorides
c) Iron
d) None of these
(1 marks)
4 Anthropoginal activities means
a) Natural activities
b) Bacteriological activities
c) Wildaniimals activities
d) Human activities.
(1 marks)
40 Loss of water content through the plants into the atmosphere is called
a) Evaporation
b) Vaporization
c) Transpiration
d) Hydraulic cycle
(1 marks)
41 Which is considered as energy source of future?
a) Wind
b) Ocean
c) Hydrogen
d) None of these
(1 marks)
42 Bhopal gas tragedy happened in the year
a) Dec 1984
b) Dec 1933
c) Dec 1994
d) Dec 1986
(1 marks)
43 Renewable energy isa) Primary source
b) Secondary source
c) Tertiary source
d) None ofthcse
(1 marks)
44 About 30% of the country's coal deposits are found in
a) Karnataka
b) Tamil nadu
c) Kashmir
d) Bihar and Orissa
(1 marks)
45 Cow dung can be used
a) As a manure
b) For production of biogas
c) Both (a) and (b)
d) None of these
(1 marks)
46 Liquid waste generated from bathrooms and kitchens are called
a) Domestic sewage
b) Run off
c) Sallages
d) All the these
(1 marks)
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
(1 marks)
48 Demography is the study of
a) Animal behaviour
b) Geography
c) Rivers
d) Population growth
(1 marks)
49 Global warming means
a) Increase in Earth's temperature
b) Increase in solar radiation
c) Acid rain
d) All of these
(1 marks)
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
(1 marks)
50 The protocol that reduces green house gas emission is
a) Kyoto protocol
b) Montreal protocol
c) Cartagena protocol
d) Vienna protocol
(1 marks)
6 The environmental (protection) act of India was enacted in the year
a) 1956
b) 1966
c) 1986
d) 1996
(1 marks)
7 Environmental protection is the responsibility of
a) Government of India
b) NGO's
c) Individuals
d) All of these.
(1 marks)
8 The country which has the largest number of child laborers in the world is
a) India
b) Bangladesh
c) China
d) Pakistan
(1 marks)
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
(1 marks)

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