Zoology - Biodiversity and its Conservation Book Back Questions

12th Standard EM

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Biology

Time : 00:45:00 Hrs
Total Marks : 30
    5 x 1 = 5
  1. Which of the following region has maximum biodiversity

    (a)

    Taiga

    (b)

    Tropical forest

    (c)

    Temperate rain forest

    (d)

    Mangroves

  2. The organization which published the red list of species is

    (a)

    WWF

    (b)

    IUCN

    (c)

    ZSI

    (d)

    UNEP

  3. Who introduced the term biodiversity?

    (a)

    Edward Wilson

    (b)

    Walter Rosen

    (c)

    Norman Myers

    (d)

    Alice Norman

  4. Which of the following forests is known as the lungs of the planet earth?

    (a)

    Tundra forest

    (b)

    Rain forest of north east India

    (c)

    Taiga forest

    (d)

    Amazon rain forest

  5. Which one of the following are at high risk extinction due to habitat destruction

    (a)

    Mammals

    (b)

    Birds

    (c)

    Amphibians

    (d)

    Echinoderms

  6. 3 x 2 = 6
  7. What are the three levels of biodiversity?

  8. Name the active chemical found in the medicinal plant Rauwolfia vomitoria. What type of diversity it belongs to?

  9. “Amazon forest is considered to be the lungs of the planet”- Justify this statement.

  10. 3 x 3 = 9
  11. What are the factors that drive habitat loss?

  12. Where are biodiversity hotspots normally located? Why?

  13. Why is biodiversity so important and worthy of protection?

  14. 2 x 5 = 10
  15. Alien species invasion is a threat to endemic species – substantiate this statement.

  16. Mention the major threats to biodiversity caused by human activities. Explain.

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