Question Paper: Environmental Studies : Question Paper Jan 2014 - First Year Engineering (C Cycle) (Semester 2) | Visveswaraya Technological University (VTU)
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Environmental Studies - Jan 2014

First Year Engineering (C Cycle) (Semester 2)

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 isa) 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 yeara) 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 isa) 85%
b) 78%
c) 21%
d) 5%
(1 marks)
13 Cholera. Typhoid. Hepatitis - A and E are the diseases caused due toa) Solar radiation
b) Contaminated water
c) Radioactivity
d) Electromagnetic radiation
(1 marks)
14 Hydraulic cycle is related toa) 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 streamsa) 0.0001%
b) 0.001%
c) 0.01%
d) 0.1%
(1 marks)
16 Liquefied petroleum gas is a mixture ofa) Methane and ethane
b) Propane and butane
c) Methane and butane
d) Methane and propane.
(1 marks)
17 Best environmental clean alternative fuel isa) CNG
b)Diesel
c) Coal
d) Petrol
(1 marks)
18 Nuclear power plant in Karnataka is located ata) Bhadravathi
b) Sandur
c) Kaiga
d) Mandya
(1 marks)
19 Air pollution from automobiles can be controlled by fittinga) 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 area) 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 isa) 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 ofa) Biotic component
b) Abiotic components
c) Both a) and b)
d) None of these.
(1 marks)
27 Percentage of Nitrogen in Earth?s atmosphere isa) 98%
b) 21 %
c) 78 %
d) 12%
(1 marks)
28 Eutrophication meansa) 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 bacteriaa) Stems
b) Leaves
c) Roots
d) All ofthese.
(1 marks)
30 Housing has become inaccessible to the poor due toa) 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 isabouta) 40 %
b) 60 %
c) 0 %
d) 30 %
(1 marks)
32 EIA meansa) 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 - friendlya) 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 ofa) 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 ina) Calcium
b) Fluorides
c) Iron
d) None of these
(1 marks)
4 Anthropoginal activities meansa) 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 calleda) 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 yeara) 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% ofthe country?s coal deposits are found ina) Karnataka
b) Tamil nadu
c) Kashmir
d) Bihar and Orissa
(1 marks)
45 Cow dung can be useda) 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 calleda) 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 isa) 30dB
b) 45dB
c) 50dB
d) 55dB
(1 marks)
48 Demography is the study ofa) Animal behaviour
b) Geography
c) Rivers
d) Population growth
(1 marks)
49 Global warming meansa) 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 isa) Kyoto protocol
b) Montreal protocol
c) Cartagena protocol
d) Vienna protocol
(1 marks)
6 The environmental (protection) act of India vvas enacted in the yeara) 1956
b) 1966
c) 1986
d) 1996
(1 marks)
7 Environmental protection is the responsibility ofa) Government of India
b) NGO's
c) Individuals
d) All of these.
(1 marks)
8 The country which has the largest number ofchild laborers in the world isa) 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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