Natural Vegetation In India – Old Year Questions

1. The birch tree is found in –

(a) Aravallis
(b) Himalayas
(b) Nilgiris
(d) Vindhyas

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2006]


2. Which of the following woods is used for manufacturing Katha?

(a) Saal
(b) Khair
(c) Babool
(d) Saaja

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1990]


3. In India, which type of forest among the following occupies the largest area?

(a) Montane Wet Temperate Forest
(b) Sub-tropical Dry Evergreen Forest
(c) Tropical Moist Deciduous Forest
(d) Tropical Wet Evergreen Forest

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2010]


4. Teak and Sal are the products of –

(a) Tropical Dry Deciduous Forests
(b) Tropical Evergreen Forests
(c) Tropical Thorn Forests
(d) Alpine Forests

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2007]


5. Which one of the following trees is abundant in the temperate zone of the Western Himalayas?

(a) Pine
(b) Deodar
(c) Silver fur
(d) Blue pine

[Uttarakhand U.D.A./L.D.A (Pre) 2003]


6. In which one of the following states Cinchona trees do not grow?

(a) Assam
(b) Kerala
(c) Chhattisgarh
(d) West Bengal

[U.P.P.S.C. (GIC) 2010]


7. Which one of the following is called ‘flame of the forest’?

(a) Bauhinia variegata
(b) Jacaranda mimosa folia
(c) Butea monosperma
(d) Tectona grandis

[R.A.S./R.T.S.(Pre) 2010]


8. Teak forest is found in which of the following states of India?

(a) Madhya Pradesh
(b) Uttar Pradesh
(c) Jharkhand
(d) Karnataka

[U.P.P.C.S.(Pre) 2012]


9. Which of the following plants have no flowers?

(a) Jackfruit
(b) Fig
(c) Orchid
(d) Fern

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1991]


10. The alpine vegetation in the western Himalayas is found only up to a height of 3000 meters while in the Eastern Himalayas, it is found up to a height of 4000 meters. The reason for this variation in the same mountain range is that :

(a) Eastern Himalayas are higher than the western Himalayas
(b) Eastern Himalayas are nearer to the equator and sea coast than the western Himalayas
(c) Eastern Himalayas get more monsoon rainfall than the western Himalayas
(d) Eastern Himalayan rocks are more fertile than the Western Himalayan rocks

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1995]


11. What is the difference between the antelope’s Oryx and Chiru?

(a) Oryx is adapted to live in hot and arid areas whereas Chiru is adapted to live in Steppes and semi-desert areas of cold high mountains
(b) Oryx is poached for its antlers whereas Chiru is poached for its musk
(c) Oryx exists in western India only whereas Chiru exists in North-East India only
(d) None of the statements (a), (b) and (c) given above is correct

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2012]


12. Match the following –
(A) Teak 1. Himalayan Terai Region
(B) Deodar 2. Central India
(C) Sundari 3. Sunderban
(D) Cinchona 4. High Altitude regions of Himalayas
Code :

(a) 2 4 3 1
(b) 3 2 1 4
(c) 4 1 3 2
(d) 2 3 4 1

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1992]


13. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?

(a) Teak: Jammu and Kashmir
(b) Deodar: Madhya Pradesh
(c) Sandalwood: Kerala
(d) Sundari: West Bengal

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1997]


14. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below:
                 List I                                               List II
            (Forest)                                          (Region)
A. Tropical moist deciduous          1.Arunachal Pradesh
B. Tropical dry deciduous              2.Sahyadris
C. Alpine                                                3.Middle Ganga Plain
D. Tropical evergreen                      4.Tarai
Code :

(a) 4 3 1 2
(b) 4 2 1 3
(c) 1 3 2 4
(d) 3 1 4 2

[U.P.P.C.S.(Pre) 2001]


15. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below:
           List-I                              List-II
A. Tropical forest            1. Sunderbans
B. Conifer forest              2. Himachal Pradesh
C. Mangroves                   3. Rajasthan
D. Deciduous forest       4. Silent Valley
Code :

(a) 1 2 4 3
(b) 2 1 4 3
(c) 1 4 2 3
(d) 4 2 1 3

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2017]


16. In India, the State with the largest area under dense deciduous forest cover is :

(a) Odisha
(b) Maharashtra
(c) Madhya Pradesh
(d) Chhattisgarh

[65th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2019]


17. Which one of the following States has the highest percentage of area under forests?

(a) Himachal Pradesh
(b) Assam
(c) Andhra Pradesh
(d) Arunachal Pradesh
(e) None of the above / More than one of the above

[63rd B.P.C.S. (Pre) 2017]


18. Open stunted forests with bushes and small trees having long roots and sharp thorns repeated spines are commonly found in:

(a) Eastern Odisha
(b) North-Eastern Tamil Nadu
(c) Siwaliks and Terai region
(d) Western Andhra Pradesh

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2002]


19. Which among the following trees is found at the highest elevation from the sea level?

(a) Deodar
(b) Pine
(c) Sal
(d) Teak

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2002]


20. Which of the following state’s forests are classified as “Subtropical” forests?

(a) Kerala
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Tamil Nadu
(d) Karnataka

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 2003]


21. Which one of the following is not essentially a species of the Himalayan vegetation?

(a) Juniper
(b) Mahogany
(c) Silver fir
(d) Spruce

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2008]


22. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below :
List-I List-II
(Grassland/Hill Station) (Location/ State)
A. Banni Grassland 1. Uttarakhand
B. Bugyal Grassland 2. Jammu & Kashmir
C. Khajjiar 3. Gujarat
D. Pahalgam 4. Himachal Pradesh
Codes :

(a) 1 3 2 4
(b) 3 1 4 2
(c) 3 1 2 4
(d) 4 2 1 3

[U.P. P.C.S. (Mains) 2017]


23. An example of a multipurpose tree used in social forestry is –

(a) Sheesham
(b) Dhak
(c) Eucalyptus
(d) Khejri

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2002]


24. Lisa is obtained from the tree of :

(a) Pine
(b) Devdar
(c) Burans
(d) Sheesham

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Mains) 2002]


25. Match List-I (Mangrove) with List-II (State) and select the correct answer from the codes given below the lists:
List-I (Mangroves)            List-II (State)
A. Achra Ratnagiri          1. Karnataka
B. Kondapur                      2. Kerala
C. Pichavaram                   3. Andhra Pradesh
D. Vembanad                     4. Maharashtra
                                                5. Tamil Nadu
Code :

(a) 2 1 5 4
(b) 4 5 3 2
(c) 2 5 3 4
(d) 4 1 5 2

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2002]


26. Which of the following is not correctly matched?

(a) Sundarbans – West Bengal
(b) Bhitarkanika – Odisha
(c) Pichavaram – Tamil Nadu
(d) Vembanad – Karnataka

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. U.D.A. (Pre) 2003, U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2002]