Chapter 16 Management of Natural Resources MCQs for Class 10 Science

Chapter 16 Management of Natural Resources MCQs for Class 10 Science

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Q 1.: Deforestation causes

(A) Loss of wildlife

(B) Soil erosion and degradation

(C) Environmental pollution

(D) All of these

Option – (d)

Q 2.: Conversation is

(A) Proper use of natural resources

(B) Protection of natural resources

(C) Management of natural resources

(D) All of these

Option – (d)

Q 3.: The most appropriate definition of any natural resource is that it is a substance that is  

(A) Present only on land

(B) Available only in forest

(C) A man-made substance placed in nature

(D) A gift of nature which is very useful to mankind

Option – (d)

Q 4.: Ecological imbalance in the biosphere is created by

(A) Cutting of forest

(B) Conservation of forest

(C) Production of more paper

(D) Both (a) and (b)

Option – (d)

Q 5.: Which of the following is an inexhaustible natural resource?

(A) Forest

(B) Minerals

(C) Coal

(D) Water

Option – (d)

Q 6.: The role of forest is

(A) Productive 

(B) Protective

(C) Regulative

(D) All of these

Option – (d)

Q 7.: Which of the following is an exhaustible natural resource?

(A) Solar radiation

(B) Air

(C) Water

(D) Minerals

Option – (d)

Q 8.: The quality of environment can be improved by

(A) Deforestation

(B) Overuse of natural resource

(C) Erosion

(D) Conversation

Option – (d)

Q 9.: Maximum petroleum is used in

(A) Agriculture

(B) Shipping

(C) Industries

(D) Transportation

Option – (d)

Q 10.: Arabari project was started in 1972 in 

(A) Bihar

(B) Maharashtra

(C) MP

(D) West Bengal

Option – (d)

Q 11.: Which is not a natural resource?

(A) Soil

(B) Water

(C) Air

(D) Electricity

Option – (d)

Q 12.: Deforestation causes

(A) Soil erosion

(B) Acid rains

(C) Ozone depletion

(D) Pollution

Option – (a)

Q 13.: Ganga Action Plan was started in

(A) 1975

(B) 1986

(C) 1995

(D) 2005

Option – (b)

Q 14.: Who was the mastermind of Arabari project? 

(A) Sunder Lal Bahuguna

(B) Jyoti Basu

(C) A.K. Banerjee

(D) M.S. Swaminath

Option – (c)

Q 15.: Chipko Andolan was started in 1972 in

(A) Tehri Garhwal

(B) Bhopal

(C) Himachal Pradesh

(D) Jammu and Kashmir

Option – (a)

Q 16.: The three R’s that will help us to conserve natural resources for long term use are

(A) Reduce,Recycle,Reuse

(B) Reduce,Regenerate,Reuse

(C) Reduce,Reuse,Redistribute

(D) Recycle,Regenerate,Reuse

Option – (a)

Q 17.: Khadin system of water harvesting is found in

(A) Rajasthan

(B) Himachal Pradesh

(C) Haryana

(D) Gujarat

Option – (a)

Q 18.: Petroleum is

(A) Inexhaustible resource

(B) Exhaustible resource

(C) Nonrenewable resource

(D) Both (b) and (c)

Option – (d)

Q 19.: Sardar Sarovar Dam was built on the river

(A) Ganga 

(B) Narmada

(C) Godavari

(D) Satluj

Option – (b)

Q 20.: Major oil deposits are found in

(A) Persian Gulf


(C) India

(D) Nepal

Option – (a)

Q 21.: Which layer lies closest to the Earth’s surface?

(A) Stratosphere

(B) Mesosphere

(C) Troposphere

(D) Thermosphere

Option – (c)

Q 22.: Tehri Dam is related to river

(A) Ganga

(B) Jamuna

(C) Narmada

(D) Brahmaputra

Option – (a)

Q 23.: Which technique of water harvesting is popular in Kerala?

(A) Kulhs 

(B) Bandharas

(C) Katlas

(D) Surangams

Option – (d)

Q 24.: Which one of the following is not the cause of water scarcity? 

(A) Increasing urbanisation

(B) Rising living standard

(C) Precipitation

(D) Rising demands for cash crops

Option – (c)

Q 25.: Expand the abbreviation GAP.

(A) Government Agency for Pollution Control

(B) Gross Assimilation by Photosynthesis

(C) Ganga Action Plan

(D) Government Agency for Animal protection

Option – (c)

Q 26.: It is important to make small check dams across the flooded gullies because they 

(A) Hold water for irrigation

(B) Hold water and prevent soil erosion 

(C) Recharge groundwater

(D) Hold water permanently

Option – (b)

Q 27.: Select the wrong statement.

(A) Forests provide variety of products.

(B) Forests have greater diversity of plants.

(C) Forests do not conserve soil.

(D) Forests conserve water.

Option – (c)

Q 28.: The eco-friendly activity among the following is

(A) Using car for transportation

(B) Using polybags for shopping

(C) Using dyes for colouring clothes

(D) None of these

Option – (d)

Q 29.: Which one of the following is not a natural resource?

(A) Mango tree

(B) Snake

(C) Wind

(D) Wooden house

Option – (d)

Q 30.: In our country, vast tracts of forests are cleared and a single species of plants is cultivated. This practice promotes 

(A) Biodiversity in the area

(B) Monoculture in the area

(C) Growth of natural forest

(D) Preserves the natural ecosystem in the area

Option – (b)

Q 31.:  The most rapidly dwindling natural resource in the world is:

(A) Water

(B) Forest

(C) Wind

(D) Sunlight

Option – (b)

Q 32.: Which of these practices will help to conserve the forest?

(A) Practice of deforestation

(B)  Putting a ban on deforestation

(C) An increase in use of firewood by local people

(D)  An increase in use of forest product by industries

Option – (b)

Q 33.:  Which option explains the disadvantage of using fossil fuel as energy sources?

(A)  It releases harmful gases into the atmosphere when they burn

(B) It is extracted from deep inside the Earth

(C)  It uses oxygen in the process of burning

(D) It is hard to transport

Option – (a)

Q 34.:  The pH range most conductive for life of fresh water plants and animals is :

(A) 6.5 to 7.5

(B) 2.0 to 3.5

(C)  3.5 to 5.0

(D) 9.0 to 10.5

Option – (a)

Q 35.: Tropical rainforests grow well in areas receiving rainfall

(A)  200cm

(B)  150cm

(C) 100cm

(D)  70cm

Option – (a)

Q 36.: Wild life are in danger due to the following reasons

(A)global warming

(B) Urbanization

(C) Trees cutting

(D) All of the above

Option – (d)

Q 37.:  ___ are the places where plants are preserved by giving them artificial treatment to prevent getting extinct.

(A)  Zoological garden

(B) Cryopreservation

(C) Botanical garden

(D)  Sanctuary

Option – (c)

Q 38.: How many buffer zones does the biosphere reserve has?

(A) 1

(B) 3

(C) 4

(D) 2

Option – (d)

Q 39.:  State the steps for formation of coal.

(A)  Mining and decomposing

(B) Condensing

(C)  Cloning

(D)  All of the above

Option – (d)

Q 40.: Petroleum is mainly made up of

(A)  Hydrogen and carbon

(B) Nitrogen

(C)  Oxygen

(D) Helium

Option – (a)


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