NCERT Class VIII Science Solutions: Chapter 7-Conservation of Plants and Animals Part 1

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MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS

Question 1:

Wild buffalo is an endangered species because

  1. Its population is diminishing

  2. It has become extinct

  3. It is found exclusively in a particular area

  4. Its poaching is strictly prohibited

Answer: A

Question 2:

Which one of the following changes may occur due to desertification?

  1. Decrease in atmospheric temperature.

  2. Increase in water holding capacity of soil.

  3. Increased chances of floods.

  4. Conversion of fertile land into a desert.

Answer: D

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Question 3:

Which one of the following statements is true about a Biosphere Reserve?

  1. It is a protected area where only endemic species live.

  2. It is meant only for the conservation of plants and animals.

  3. It is meant to conserve both, the biodiversity and the culture of that area.

  4. There are no other protected areas within its limits.

Answer: C

Question 4:

The places meant for conservation of biodiversity in their natural habitat are

  1. Zoological garden

  2. Wildlife sanctuary

  3. Botanical garden

  4. National park

  5. i & ii;

  6. ii & iii;

  7. iii & iv;

  8. i & iv

Answer: C

Question 5:

Which one of the following statements is true about endemic species?

  1. They are found exclusively in a specific habitat.

  2. Endemic species can never become endangered.

  3. They are found only in zoos and botanical gardens.

  4. They are not affected by the destruction of their habitat.

Answer: A

Question 6:

Which of the following feature is correct for a wildlife sanctuary?

  1. It is an artificially created protected area for animals.

  2. It is a protected area for threatened and endangered wild animals.

  3. It is meant for conservation of only plant species.

  4. Capturing and poaching of animals is strictly prohibited here.

Answer: A

Question 7:

Which statement is incorrect about endangered species?

  1. Their number has decreased drastically.

  2. They might become extinct in the near future.

  3. They pose a danger to other animals.

  4. Their natural habitat needs to be protected.

Answer: C