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 2023-2024. 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 7 class 8 science NCERT.

Class 8 Science Chapter 7 MCQ for 2023-2024

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

MCQ Tests with Answers for Class 8 Science Chapter 7


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

Which one of the following changes may occur due to desertification?

[A]. The decrease in atmospheric temperature.
[B]. Increase in water holding a capacity of the soil.
[C]. Increased chances of floods.
[D]. Conversion of fertile land into a desert.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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.

Which of the following Biosphere Reserve of India is or are located at Madhya Pradesh:

[A]. Kanha Biosphere Reserve
[B]. Kaziranga Biosphere Reserve
[C]. Simlipal Biosphere Reserve
[D]. Both [A] and [C]

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

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

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

[A]. In a Zoo, the wild animals and birds live in artificial setting such as cages and enclosures.
[B]. A Wildlife Sanctuary is mainly for the protection of wild animals of the area in their natural habitat.
[C]. A Biosphere Reserve is for the conservation of the biodiversity of the area as well as the economic development of the area.
[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

Which of the following activities can help in the conservation of forests?

[A]. Recycling of cotton shirts
[B]. Recycling of silks blankets
[C]. Recycling of jute ropes
[D]. Recycling of cardboard cartons

The National Park which is in Rajasthan is:

[A]. Corbett National Park
[B]. Kanha National Park
[C]. Satpura National Park
[D]. Sariska National Park

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Last Edited: January 27, 2022