• 1.  Which one of the following is not an adverse effect of irrigation?

  • Irrigation changes cropping pattern
  • Water intensive crops are grown in dry areas
  • Salinisation of soil
  • Increases crop yield
  • 2.  Which of the following social movements is/ are not a resistance to multi-purpose projects?

  • Narmada Bachao Andolan
  • Tehri Dam Andolan
  • Navdanya
  • Chipko Movement
  • 3.  Which one of the following is not the cause of water scarcity? [CBSE 2011]

  • Rapid growth of population
  • Uneven distribution of water resources
  • Construction of dams and reserves
  • Increase in demand
  • 4.  Which state has made roof top rainwater harvesting structure compulsory to all the houses across the state? [CBSE 2011]

  • Kerala
  • Karnataka
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • 5.  Which one of the following is not the example of Hydraulic structures in Ancient India?

  • Bhopal Lake
  • Lake Hauz Kauz
  • Construction of dams, Lakes
  • Damodar Valley Project
  • 6.  Oceans contain _____________ volume of water.

  • 90 per cent
  • 75 per cent
  • 96.5 per cent
  • 98 per cent
  • 7.  Water is a renewable resource because

  • it is being recycled by human beings.
  • it is renewed and recharged through hydrological cycle.
  • it is being renewed through reduction.
  • it can be reused again.
  • 8.  Water scarcity occurs due to

  • (i) and (ii)
  • (ii) and (iii)
  • (i) and (iv)
  • All of the above
  • 9.  In semi-arid regions of Rajasthan the traditional system of storing drinking water in underground tanks are called

  • Dugwells
  • Johads
  • Tankas
  • None of the above
  • 10.  Nagaijuna Sagar Dam is located in the state of

  • Orissa
  • Karnataka
  • Kerala
  • Andhra Pradesh
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