Class 8 Science Chapter 18 MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) of Pollution of Air and Water updated for academic session 2022-2023. All the answers are taken from latest NCERT Books released for CBSE Session 2022-2023. These MCQ objective questions of chapter 18 class 8 science covers all the topics given in NCERT textbook and these are helpful for the preparation of school exams as well as unit tests.

Class 8 Science Chapter 18 MCQ for 2022-2023

Class: 8Science
Chapter: 18Pollution of Air and Water
Contents: MCQ Online Test with Answers

MCQ Tests with Answers for Class 8 Science Chapter 18


Which of the following statement is or are correct?

[A]. Pollution is unusually high concentration of harmful or poisonous substances in the environment.
[B]. An unwanted and harmful substances that contaminates the environment is called a pollutant
[C]. The mixture of gases containing nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, argon and water vapor gives us pure air which is good for us.
[D]. All the above.

Which of the following is not a source of air pollution?

[A]. Automobile Exhaust
[B]. Burning of firewood
[C]. Windmill
[D]. Power plant

Arun wishes to contribute in reducing air pollution. Which vehicle should he is used for going to school?

[A]. Car
[B]. School bus
[C]. Autorickshaw
[D]. Scooter

Read the following sentences carefully, and choose the correct one:

[A]. Forest fires and volcanic eruption are the two natural sources of air pollution which put smoke and dust into the air.
[B]. Air pollution produces a large number of a bad effects on living and nonliving things.
[C]. Sulphur dioxide is produced by the burning of coal in factories and thermal power plants.
[D]. All the above.

Which of the following is not a way to conserve water?

[A]. Replace
[B]. Reduce
[C]. Reuse
[D]. Recycle

The type of pollution which is likely to affect “Taj Mahal in Agra” to a greater extent is

[A]. Air pollution
[B]. Water pollution
[C]. Soil pollution
[D]. Noise pollution

Incomplete combustion of fuel such as petrol and diesel give:

[A]. Nitrogen Oxide
[B]. Sulphur dioxide
[C]. Carbon mono-oxide
[D]. Carbon dioxide

Read the following sentences carefully, and choose the incorrect one:

[A]. Chlorofluorocarbons are the chemical compounds made of chlorine fluorine and carbon elements.
[B]. Chlorosulphurcarbons are depleting the useful ozone layer of the upper atmosphere.
[C]. Ozone layer prevents the harmful ultraviolet radiation of the sun from reaching the earth.
[D]. None of the above.

Potable water is the water which is:

[A]. Obtained from a river
[B]. Obtained from a lake
[C]. Pure and fit for drinking
[D]. Used only for washing clothes

Which of the following procedures will give you water free from all impurities?

[A]. Adding chlorine tablets
[B]. Distillation
[C]. Boiling
[D]. Filtration

A pond contains clean water. Which of the following activities will produce least pollution of water?

[A]. Washing clothes in the pond
[B]. Bathing animals in the pond
[C]. Washing motor vehicles in the pond
[D]. Swimming in the pond

Trees help in reducing the pollution of our environment. Lakhs of trees are planted by people in the month of July every year. This occasion is called:

[A]. Forest Conservation Day
[B]. Plantation month
[C]. Van Mahotsav
[D]. Wildlife

Shyam appeared in class test but he confused to know the correct statement. Would you help him to know that?

[A]. The minute ash particles formed by the burning of coal and carried into air by the gases produced during burning, is called fly ash.
[B]. Fly ash particles present in air cause irritation to the eyes, skin, nose, throat and respiratory tract.
[C]. The two extremely harmful effects of air pollution on the environment are acid rain and greenhouse effect.
[D]. All the above.

Which of the following air pollutant reduces the oxygen carrying capacity of blood to a large extent?

[A]. Carbon dioxide
[B]. Nitrogen monoxide
[C]. Carbon monoxide
[D]. Sulphur dioxide

Vanya is writing some statements but she confused to know whether the statements are correct or not? If you know the answer to this question, then tell her:

[A]. Acid rain is that rain which contains small amount of acid formed from acidic gases like sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides present in polluted air.
[B]. Acid rain also damages a lot of crop plants every year and cause a big loss to the farmers and aquatic animals.
[C]. Acids present in acid reacts with the carbonates present in marble and limestone of a statue, building or monument and corrode it slowly.
[D]. All the above.

Which of the following will be reduced in air in city forest when a lot of dust and fly ash in emitted by a coal-based factory in the vicinity?

[A]. Nitrogen
[B]. Carbon dioxide
[C]. Oxygen
[D]. Water vapour

Which of the following disease cannot be caused by drinking of river water contaminated with untreated sewage?

[A]. Cholera
[B]. Typhoid
[C]. Tuberculosis
[D]. Diarrhoea

Which of the following statement about ozone is correct?

[A]. It is essential for breathing
[B]. It absorbs ultraviolet rays
[C]. Its proportion in air is about 3%
[D]. It is mainly responsible for global warming

Drinking water can be made absolutely safe by adding some:

[A]. Aspirin Tablets
[B]. Iodine Tablets
[C]. Chlorine Tablets
[D]. Chlorophyll Tablets

The excessive use of one of the following in agriculture can cause the death of fish in a pond by oxygen starvation. This one is:

[A]. Fertilizers
[B]. Manures
[C]. Pesticides
[D]. Herbicides

Arvind is doing his homework which is given by his teacher. Would you help him to choose the correct sentences?

[A]. Chlorination is commonly used chemical method for purifying water.
[B]. Water can be made absolutely safe for drinking by boiling.
[C]. A popular household water filter is a candle type water filter.
[D]. All the above.

Which of the following is usually not a water pollutant?

[A]. Sewage
[B]. Fertilisers
[C]. Fly ash
[D]. Pesticide

Which of the following are used in electric water filters to kill all the harmful microorganisms present in the tap water and make it absolutely safe for drinking?

[A]. Infrared Radiation
[B]. Gamma Radiation
[C]. Visible Radiation
[D]. Ultraviolet Radiation

Consider the following statements and choose the incorrect one:

[A]. Global warming can cause sea levels to rise dramatically.
[B]. Global warming can reduce rainfall in some areas of the earth leading to droughts.
[C]. Global warming is a serious threat to the existence of life on earth.
[D]. None of the above.

One of the following does not contribute in producing acid rain. This one is:

[A]. Nitrogen dioxide
[B]. Nitrogen monoxide
[C]. Carbon monoxide
[D]. Sulphur dioxide

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