Class 8 Science Chapter 7 MCQ

Class 8 Science Chapter 7 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 2021-2022.

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Class 8 Science Chapter 7 MCQ for 2021-2022

Class: 8Science
Chapter: 7Conservation of Plants and Animals
Contents: MCQ Online Test with Explanation

MCQ Tests with Answers for Class 8 Science Chapter 7


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.

Which of the following are responsible for extinction of a species?

[A]. Clearing of land to plant crops and build road
[B]. Loss of habitat
[C]. Excessive use of chemicals fertilizers and pesticides
[D]. Providing habitat for animals in zoo

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

The place meant for conservation of biodiversity in their natural habitat are:

[A]. Zoological garden and Botanical garden
[B]. Botanical garden and Wildlife sanctuary
[C]. Wildlife sanctuary and National park
[D]. Zoological garden and National park

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


Which of the following feature is correct for a Wildlife Sanctuary?

[A]. It is an artificially created area for animals protection.
[B]. It is a protected area for threatened and endangered wild animals.
[C]. It is meant for conservation of only plant species.
[D]. Capturing and poaching of animals is strictly prohibited here

Read the following sentences carefully, and choose the correct one(s):

[A]. The planting of trees in an area in which forest where destroyed is called reforestation.
[B]. We should plant at least as many trees as have been cut down.
[C]. If we have to retain our “green wealth” for future generation then planting is the only option.
[D]. All the above

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.

What do black buck, elephant, python and golden cat together represent in a forest?

[A]. Fauna
[B]. Flora
[C]. Ecosystem
[D]. Species

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


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.

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

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

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.

In a quiz competition, you are asked a question where you have to choose the statement which is/ are correct?

[A]. Biosphere reserve help to maintain the biodiversity of the area.
[B]. Biosphere reserve help to maintain the lifestyle of the tribal people living in the area.
[C]. Biosphere reserve prevent the commercial exploitation of the area.
[D]. All the above


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

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.

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

Payel is completed her science chapter where she wrote some statements. She wants to know whether the statements are correct or not? Payel wants to take help from you:

[A]. Deforestation will lead to a shortage of wood and other forest products.
[B]. Deforestation leads to the extinction of many wild animals and plants.
[C]. Deforestation affects the water cycle leading to decrease in rainfall.
[D]. Deforestation will cause a decrease in temperature of earth’s atmosphere.

In a science quiz competition, Payel are asked a question where she had to choose the statement which was/were correct?

[A]. Reforestation prevent soil erosion and floods.
[B]. Reforestation increases rainfall in an area.
[C]. Reforestation will lead to a decrease in global warming.
[D]. All the above.


Sanjay Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary is in:

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

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

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

The Siberian crane comes to India every year in winter for a few months:

[A]. To escape the severe summer
[B]. To escape the severe winter
[C]. To escape the heavy rains
[D]. To escape from predators

Which of the following is an endangered species of animals?

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

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