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(Prelims) Prakriti - The Wildlife and Environment Quiz by Inquizitive - Maharaja Agrasen College, University of Delhi

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(Prelims) Prakriti - The Wildlife and Environment Quiz by Inquizitive - Maharaja Agrasen College, University of Delhi

  1. 1. INSTRUCTIONS • It’s a pen and paper round with 20 questions. • There are star-marked questions which will used as tie- breakers. • Use of phone is strictly prohibited. • Quizmaster’s decision would be final.
  2. 2. This word refers to "the material world, matter, physical and psychological character, constitution, temper, disposition“. In the dualistic system of the Samkhya school, "Purusha is the principle of pure consciousness, while X is the principle of matter", where Purusha is the masculine in every living being as consciousness, while X is the feminine and substrate which accepts the Purusha. According to Samkhya and the Bhagavad Gita X is composed of the three gunas which are tendencies or modes of operation, known as rajas(creation), sattva (preservation), and tamas (destruction).’ ID X 1
  3. 3. Ans: Prakriti
  4. 4. X was the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. X played an active part in the struggle for democracy in Kenya, and belonged to the opposition to Daniel arap Moi's regime. In 1977 she started a grass-roots movement aimed at countering the deforestation that was threatening the means of subsistence of the agricultural population. The campaign encouraged women to plant trees in their local environments and to think ecologically. The so-called Green Belt Movement spread to other African countries, and contributed to the planting of over thirty million trees. In the words of the Nobel Committee: "She thinks globally and acts locally." ID X 2
  5. 5. Ans: Wangari Maathai
  6. 6. According to a study by the System of Air Quality And Weather Forecasting And Research (under the Ministry of Earth Sciences) and India Meteorological Department (IMD), the _____ ____ ______ responsible for 40 per cent of the pollution on November 8 in Delhi, when the average air quality index was 478, indicating “severe” levels of pollution. While stubble burning was responsible for 25 per cent of the pollution, “local sources” also played a role. What lesser known blanked out factor played a major role in worsening the air quality? 3
  7. 7. Ans: Gulf Dust Storms
  8. 8. 4 __________ came into existence on 29 April 1961, when a small group of passionate and committed individuals signed a declaration that came to be known as the Morges Manifesto. Aware of the need for a strong, recognizable symbol that would overcome all language barriers, they all finally came up with this idea. Based on these, Sir Peter Scott, one of those founders, drew the first one, and said at the time... "We wanted an animal that is beautiful, is endangered, and one loved by many people in the world for its appealing qualities. We also wanted an animal that had an impact in black and white to save money on printing costs." What he had drawn? What was the name of that particular animal?
  9. 9. Ans: WWF Logo and Chi Chi Panda
  10. 10. 5 Man-Eaters of Kumaon is a 1944 book written by X. It details the experiences that X had in the Kumaon region of India from the 1900s to the 1930s, while hunting man-eating Bengal tigers and Indian leopards. One tiger, for example, was responsible for over 400 human deaths. Man-Eaters of Kumaon is the best known of X's books and contains 10 stories of tracking and shooting man-eaters in the Indian Himalayas during the early years of the twentieth century. The text also contains incidental information on flora, fauna and village life. Seven of the stories were first published privately as Jungle Stories. Id X
  11. 11. Ans: Edward James Corbett
  12. 12. "A world that we collectively felt in 2015 as the hottest year in recorded history. Our production needed to move to the southern tip of this planet just to be able to find snow. Climate change is real, it is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating. We need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters, but who speak for all of humanity, for the indigenous people of the world, for the billions and billions of underprivileged people out there who would be most affected by this. For our children’s children, and for those people out there whose voices have been drowned out by the politics of greed." Who is the speaker? What was the Ocassion? 6
  13. 13. Ans: Leonardo Dicaprio’s Oscar speech
  14. 14. X's seeds may be roasted and ground to form a caffeine-free substitute for coffee When importation of coffee was disrupted by the American Civil War in 1861, the Austin State Gazette said, "An acre of X will produce seed enough to furnish a plantation with coffee in every way equal to that imported from Rio." Identify X.(X is very common in Indian food) 7
  15. 15. Ans: Okra , a variety of ladyfinger
  16. 16. Banyan tree-left as one enters FRRO, Bhikajikama palace Ailanthus-western ruins of Tughlaqabad Mango- North of Bara Gumbad – Lodhi Garden Banyan – Due east of india gate 100m Arjuna- Raj Ghat Memorial Ashok-Raj Ghat memorial Neem- teen murti Bargad- at NSD near mandi house Salvadora- by Qutub Mosque, near the minar Peepal- Burmese Mission, South of Qutub Minar……….. 8
  17. 17. Ans: 16 trees to be given “Natural Heritage” tag by Delhi Government
  18. 18. 9 X is located on top of the natural gas field in Turkmenistan. Soviet geologists found and drilled for natural gas here in 1971 when the ground began to collapse to leave a large crater. To prevent inhalation of poisonous gas, the crater was set on fire, believing the natural gas would quickly be burned off and the fire would go out. However, the fire pit is still burning today with no signs of letting up from the seeping natural gas. There have been many failed attempts to put the fire out. Id X.
  19. 19. Ans: Darwaza Gas Crater/Door to Hell/Gateway to hell
  20. 20. Few years ago Vijendra Shekhawat went to a shrine atop a hill in Jaipur. While he was walking at the foot of the hill, he realized that most of the pilgrims preferred to ride on an elephant's back. He observed a few elephants trampling dry elephant dung underfoot. It occurred to him that this smashed dung looks like raw fibre from which paper might be made. Later on many experiments were done on elephant dung until paper was successfully produced. Which paper brand? 10
  21. 21. Ans: Haathi Chaap
  22. 22. Pitfall Flypaper Snap Bladder Lobster Connect. 11
  23. 23. Ans: Types of traps used by carnivore plants
  24. 24. WWF is a modification of the open standard PDF format for document exchange endorsed by the World Wide Fund for Nature (also abbreviated WWF) Germany. The WWF format is promoted as being more environmentally friendly than other comparable document exchange formats (e.g. PDF or DOC). What is so special about this format. 12
  25. 25. Ans: Can’t be printed
  26. 26. One can learn through the ancient books of the Narad Panch Ratra and the Shiv Purana that this place is being associated with Ramayana. The word XY is a combination of two words: X+Y where X means brother and Y means Fort. So the meaning of XY is brother's fort. The name given to the reserve is due to the presence of this ancient fort XY. It has been believed that Lord Rama gifted this amazing fort to his younger brother Lakshmana. Identify XY. 13
  27. 27. Ans: Bandhavgarh
  28. 28. What? 14
  29. 29. Ans: Global Warming
  30. 30. Observe 30 days' state of ritual impurity after child's birth and keep mother and child away from household activities. Observe 5 days' segregation while a woman is in her menses Don’t use violet blue colour extracted from the indigo plant. Eulogise God, Vishnu , in evening hours (Aarti) Do not cut green trees, save the environment. These are few tenets from a exhaustive list of 29 laid by Guru Jambeshwar. Which famous group would you associate with these tenets? 15
  31. 31. Ans: Bishnoi
  32. 32. Q.7 X is an Indian amphibian biologist, wildlife conservationist and heads the Systematics Lab at the University of Delhi. He has discovered more than 100 frog species India. In 2008, the IUCN recognized his "extreme dedication to discover and conserve the vanishing amphibian fauna" by conferring him the Sabin Award. He was also awarded by sanctuary wildlife award 2011. Due to his interest in amphibians and research on frog , X is also known as frog-man of India. 16
  33. 33. Ans: Dr. S. D. Biju
  34. 34. 17 X in running motion holding the torch. He depicts the body of a human and head of a Y, symbolizing both stillness and energy that characterize Jharkhand’s tribal communities. X means "little boy" in the local language. The mascot of the 34th national games Jharkhand, X in famous dokra-art was presented to all the players and officials by the games committee.
  35. 35. Ans: Chhaua
  36. 36. Identify the place of origin of these historical diamonds. 18
  37. 37. Ans: Kollur Mine
  38. 38. 19 Technically, all unmarked swans in open water belong to the X, The X still technically owns all the sturgeons, whales, and dolphins in the waters around the UK, in a rule that dates back to a statute from 1324, during the reign of King Edward. ID X
  39. 39. Ans: The Monarch
  40. 40. 20 Identify this prestigious award and what is it popularly known as?
  41. 41. Ans: Wildscreen Panda Awards Green Oscar