ENVIRONMENATL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING(185302) QUESTION BANK THIRD SEMESTER


QUESTION BANK FOR ENVIRONMENATL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING


PART A

TWO MARKS

1.        Define environment.
2.        Define environmental science
3.        What are the types of environment?
4.        What are the components of the environment?
5.        What are abiotic components and give its sub divisions?
6.        What is lithosphere?
7.        What is Hydrosphere?
8.        What are biotic components?
9.        Define ecosystem.
10.        Define ecology.
11.    Define environmental pollution.
12.  What are the types of pollutants?
13.    What are the classification of pollution?
14.    Define air pollution.
15.        Define water pollution.
16.        Define soil pollution
17.        Define marine pollution
18.        Define noise pollution
19.        Define thermal pollution
20.        Define nuclear hazards pollution.
21.        What are natural resources and give its types?
22.        What are renewable resources with examples?
23.        What are the types of forest resources?
24.        Give some uses of forests.
25.        Define over exploitation of forest.
26.        Define deforestation.
27.        Define mining.
28.        What are the steps in hydrological cycle?
29.        Define drought.
30.        Define first law of thermodynamics.
31.        Define second law of thermodynamics.
32.        Define food chain.
33.        What is inter generational equity?
34.        What is intra generational equity?
35.        What is urbanization?
36.        What are the methods of water conservation?
37.        What are the advantages of rain water
         harvesting?
38.        Define watershed.
39.        What are the 4 major green house gases?
40.        What is green house effect?
41.        Define population.
42.        Define population density.
43.        What are the causes of population growth?
44.        What are the characteristics of population
         growth?
45.        What is population explosion?
46.        What are the causes of population explosion?
47.        What are the objectives of family planning
         programme?
48.        What are the universal declaration of human
         rights?
49.        What is value education?
50.        What are the types of values in education?

 
PART B

16 MARKS
1. a) Explain any 2 conflicts over water, confining to our nation .
    b) Discuss the impacts of handling the mineral resources for extraction and subsequent
        utilization on the environment.
2. a) Discuss in detail the causes and consequences of over exploitation of forest
        resources.
    b) Give a brief account of renewable energy resources and their significance.
3. a) Write short notes on ecological pyramids and their types.
    b) Substantiate the value of biodiversity with suitable illustrations and statistical
        evidences.
4. a) What is an ecosystem? Explain the structure , characteristics and types of the aquatic
         ecosystem.
    b)How is biodiversity conserved? Explain.
5. a) Explain the causes , effects and control measures of air pollution.
    b) Give a comparative account of urban and industrial wastes in terms of their sources ,
         characteristics ana management and disposal methods .
6.  a)Explain the causes , effects and control measures of marine pollution
     b)Write a short note on disaster management.
7. a) Give a brief account on global warming.
    b) Bring out the details of waste land reclamation practices
8. a) Give a detailed account of ozone layer depletion
    b) How is environmental protected through legistlation ? Explain.
9. a)What is value education explain?
   b) Explain the role of information technology in environment and human health
10. a) Explain any 2 conflicts over water confining to our nation
      b) Discuss the impacts of handling the mineral resources for extraction and
           subsequent utilization on the environment.

11. a) Discuss in detail the causes and consequences of over exploitation of forest
          Resources
      b) Give a brief account of renewable energy resources and their significance
12.  a) Write short note on ecological pyramids and their types
       b) Substantiate the value of biodiversity with suitable illustrations and statistical
            evidences.
13. a) What is an ecosystem? Explain the structure , characteristics and types of the
          aquatic ecosystem.
      b) How is biodiversity concerved? Explain .
14.  a) Explain the causes, effects and control measures of air pollution
       b) Give a comparative account of urban and industrial wastes in terms of their
           sources, characteristics and management and disposal methods.
 15.  a) Explain the causes , effects and control measures of marine pollution
        b) Write a short note on disaster management
 16. a) Give a brief account of global warming
        b) Bring out the various details of wasteland reclamation practices
 17. a) Give a detailed account of ozone layer depletion
       b) How is environment protected through legislation ? Explain
 18. a) Discuss briefly the ill effects of deforestation
       b) Explain the benefits andproblems of constructing dams.
 19. a) Write an explanatory note on any 2 non-conventional energy resources.
       b) Discuss the uses and effects of over utilization of surface and ground water
           sources.
  20. a)  Define ecological pyraimid and write a short notes on their types.
        b) What is biodiversity? Discuss the genetic biodiversity and values of biodiversity.


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