Environmental Conservation - SS2 Geography Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1

What is the primary goal of environmental conservation?

A

To maximize resource extraction

 

B

To preserve and protect the environment

 

C

To exploit natural resources for economic gain

 

D

To increase pollution for industrial growth

 

CORRECT OPTION: b
2

Afforestation involves:

 

A

Cutting down existing trees

 

B

Planting trees on deforested lands

 

C

Pruning and trimming trees

 

D

Harvesting timber from old forests

 

CORRECT OPTION: b
3

Re-afforestation is the process of:

 

A

Clearing forests for urban development

 

B

Replanting trees in deforested or degraded areas

 

C

Creating artificial forests in urban areas

 

D

Harvesting trees for commercial purposes

 

CORRECT OPTION: b
4

Cover cropping in agriculture is primarily used for:

 

A

Maximizing crop yield

 

B

Minimizing soil erosion

 

C

Reducing water consumption

 

D

Controlling pest populations

 

CORRECT OPTION: b

 

 

5

Which farming technique involves planting specific crops to cover and protect the soil during non-growing seasons?

 

A

Crop rotation

 

B

Precision agriculture

 

C

Cover cropping

 

D

Organic farming

 

CORRECT OPTION: c
6

What is the main benefit of leguminous cover crops in agriculture?

 

A

Pest control

 

B

Improved taste of crops

 

C

Nitrogen fixation in the soil

 

D

Enhanced soil erosion

 

CORRECT OPTION: c
7

Which of the following is NOT an improved farming technique?

 

A

Crop rotation

 

B

Reduced tillage

 

C

Increased pesticide use

 

D

Integrated pest management

 

CORRECT OPTION: c
8

Precision agriculture uses technology for:

 

A

Maximizing resource use

 

B

Reducing waste and pollution

 

C

Exploiting natural resources

 

D

Promoting deforestation

 

CORRECT OPTION: b
9

What is the main purpose of integrated pest management in farming?

 

A

Maximizing pesticide use

 

B

Eliminating all pests

 

C

Reducing the use of synthetic pesticides

 

D

Promoting pest population growth

 

CORRECT OPTION: c
10

What role do trees play in environmental conservation?

A

Increase pollution levels

 

B

Soil degradation

C

Carbon sequestration

 

D

Water contamination

 

CORRECT OPTION: c
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