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(Prelims) Prakriti - The Wildlife and Environment Quiz by Inquizitive - Maharaja Agrasen College, University of Delhi
• It’s a pen and paper round with 20 questions.
• There are star-marked questions which will used as tie-
• Use of phone is strictly prohibited.
• Quizmaster’s decision would be final.
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).’
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
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?
__________ 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?
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
"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?
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)
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………..
Ans: 16 trees to be given “Natural Heritage” tag by
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.
Ans: Darwaza Gas Crater/Door to Hell/Gateway to hell
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?
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.