Class 8 Science Chapter 5 MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) of Conservation of Plants and Animals updated for new academic session CBSE and State Board students. All the contents and MCQ quiz are based on latest CBSE syllabus and new NCERT Books issued for 2024-25. Practice with these questions to learn the entire chapter for the preparation of school test or terminal exams. All the questions are important for the learning the concepts of the chapter 5 class 8 science NCERT.

Class 8 Science Chapter 5 MCQ

Class: 8Science
Chapter: 5Conservation of Plants and Animals
Contents: MCQ Online Test with Explanation
Academic Session:2024-25

MCQ Tests with Answers for Class 8 Science Chapter 5

Q1

Wild buffalo is an endangered species because

[A]. Its population is diminishing.
[B]. It has become extinct.
[C]. It is found exclusively in a particular area.
[D]. Its poaching is strictly prohibited.
Q2

Zoos are places:

[A]. Where wild animals are protected and preserved.
[B]. Where animals are protected in artificial setting instead of their natural habitat.
[C]. That reserve which are large and diverse enough to protect whole sets of ecosystems.
[D]. None of the above
Q3

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

[A]. It is a protected area where only endemic species live.
[B]. It is meant only for the conservation of plants and animals.
[C]. It is meant to conserve both, the biodiversity and the culture of that area.
[D]. There are no other protected areas within its limits.
Q4

Wildlife sanctuaries are:

[A]. Some areas where wild animals are protected and preserved
[B]. Places where animals are protected in artificial setting instead of their natural habitat
[C]. Reserves which are large and diverse enough to protect whole sets of ecosystems.
[D]. All the above
Q5

Which of the following statement is or are correct about forest?

[A]. Maintain the level of carbon dioxide in atmosphere.
[B]. Bind the top layer of soil that increases its fertility.
[C]. Help in absorbing rainwater and thus, preventing floods.
[D]. All the above
Q6

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

[A]. They are found exclusively in a specific habitat.
[B]. Endemic species can never become endangered.
[C]. They are found only in zoos and botanical gardens.
[D]. They are not affected by the destruction of their habitat.
Q7

Consider the following statements and choose the correct one:

[A]. Bison is an endemic fauna of Pachmarhi biosphere reserve.
[B]. Deforestation leads to an increase in the water holding capacity of the soil.
[C]. Plants of a particular area are collectively termed as fauna.
[D]. All the above
Q8

Which statement is incorrect about endangered species?

[A]. Their number has decreased drastically.
[B]. They might become extinct in the near future.
[C]. They pose a danger to other animals.
[D]. Their natural habitat needs to be protected.
Q9

The part of earth in which living organism exist (or which supports life) is called:

[A]. Lithosphere
[B]. Globe
[C]. Hydrosphere
[D]. Biosphere
Q10

One of the following is not a part of the fauna of Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve. This one is:

[A]. Yak
[B]. Leopard
[C]. Blue bull
[D]. Barking deer
Q11

Those species (of plants and animals) which are found only in a particular area are called:

[A]. Epidemic species
[B]. Pelagic species
[C]. Pandemic species
[D]. Endemic species
Q12

Migratory birds fly to far away areas during a particular time of a year. Which of the following conditions present in their habitat during that time are responsible for this behavior?

[A]. Extreme weather conditions and Over-crowding.
[B]. Unavailability of food and Extreme weather conditions.
[C]. Unavailability of food and Lack of nesting areas.
[D]. Extreme weather conditions and Lack of nesting areas.
Q13

Which of the following statement is or are correct?

[A]. The species which no longer exist anywhere on the earth are called extinct species.
[B]. The species which are facing the risk of extinction are called endangered species.
[C]. Red Data Book is the book which keeps the record for all the intelligent animals, plants and other species.
[D]. All the above
Q14

In our country, large patches of forests are being cleared for cultivation of crops. The environmental impact of such a practice will lead to:

[A]. Soil erosion
[B]. Soil conservation
[C]. Soil pollution
[D]. Soil fertility
Q15

In the last year board examination, Rahul were asked a question where he had to choose the statement which was/were incorrect? Will you be able to answer this question?

[A]. The innermost zone of a biosphere reserve is known as core zone.
[B]. The middle zone of a biosphere reserve is called buffer zone.
[C]. The outermost zone of a biosphere reserve is called transition zone
[D]. All the human activity (economic activity) is allowed in the core zone.
Q16

Which of the following “Wildlife Sanctuaries” of India are located in Rajasthan:

[A]. Satkosia Basipalli Wildlife Sanctuary
[B]. Lockchao Wildlife Sanctuary
[C]. Bharatpur Wildlife Sanctuary
[D]. Sanjay Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary
Q17

To protect the tigers in the country, “Project Tiger” which was launched by the government of India in:

[A]. 1972
[B]. 1982
[C]. 1992
[D]. 1984
Q18

Consider the following statements and choose the correct one:

[A]. A place where animals are protected in their natural habitat is called wildlife sanctuary.
[B]. Species found only in a particular area are known as endemic species.
[C]. Migratory birds fly to far places because of climate changes.
[D]. All the above.
Q19

Not correct about, endemic species:

[A]. Those species (of plants and animals) which are found exclusively in a particular area.
[B]. Endemic species are not found naturally anywhere else or in other areas.
[C]. Destruction of forests are affecting the natural habitat of endemic species.
[D]. None of the above
Q20

Consider the following statements and choose the correct one(s):

[A]. Biosphere is that part of the earth in which living organisms exist.
[B]. Biodiversity refers to the variety of organisms found in particular area or habitat.
[C]. An ecosystem includes all the living organisms of an area and the physical environment in which they live.
[D]. All the above.
Q21

Sanjay Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary is in:

[A]. Rajsthan
[B]. Manipur
[C]. Madhya Pradesh
[D]. Maharashtra
Q22

Which of the following is not a consequence of deforestation?

[A]. Increase in soil erosion
[B]. Increase in earth’s temperature
[C]. Decrease in rainfall
[D]. Decrease in floods
Q23

Snakes are killed in large numbers because:

[A]. They are very poisonous
[B]. They kill rates
[C]. Their skin is expensive
[D]. They damage the crops
Q24

Which of the following is an endangered species of animals?

[A]. Dinosaur
[B]. Asiatic lion
[C]. Irish deer
[D]. Hyena
Q25

Which of the following is not a part of Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve?

[A]. Bori Wildlife Sanctuary
[B]. Satpura National Park
[C]. Bandipur National Park
[D]. Pachmarhi Wildlife Sanctuary

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Last Edited: June 12, 2023