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NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English Chapter 14 - Unit 4 Treading The Green Path Towards Preservation

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Page No 121:

Question 1:

Complete the following statements by choosing answers from the box given below and check your awareness about environment.

1. This animal is hunted for its under wool, shahtoosh, which is used to make shawls and scarves. This is the …………….

2. The key threat to tigers is…..............…..

3. The Sumatran Rhino is possibly the most critically endangered of the Asian Rhinos. The rhinos are hunted primarily because of their horn, which is used in ...................….

4. The tiger has few enemies. The main predator of the tiger is the .............................

5. The largest endangered land mammal is the ………………….

6. The name given to the list of endangered/threatened species is….

7. The major environmental factor thought to cause the loss of habitat for the polar bear is……………...

8. One of the reasons the WWF (World Wildlife Foundation) was created was to ……..

human being, traditional Asian medicine, , The Red List of Threatened

Species, Chiru/ Tibetan Antelope, global warming, loss of habitat, educate

and encourage conservation, , Asian elephant

Answer:

Complete the following statements by choosing answers from the box given below and check your awareness about environment.

1. This animal is hunted for its under wool, shahtoosh, which is used to make shawls and scarves. This is the Chiru/Tibetan antelope.

2. The key threat to tigers is loss of habitat.

3. The Sumatran Rhino is possibly the most critically endangered of the Asian Rhinos. The rhinos are hunted primarily because of their horn, which is used in traditional Asian medicine.

4. The tiger has few enemies. The main predator of the tiger is the human being.

5. The largest endangered land mammal is the Asian Elephant.

6. The name given to the list of endangered/threatened species is The Red list of Threatened Species.

7. The major environmental factor thought to cause the loss of habitat for the polar bear is global warming.

8. One of the reasons the WWF (World Wildlife Foundation) was created was to educate and encourage conservation.



Page No 125:

Question A.2:

The author of the article had made the following sub headings, but they got mixed up. Re-order them in the correct sequence, and write the number(s) of the paragraphs that would come under each sub heading.

1. The network of rainforest research stations

2. Whitaker's achievements

3. People support

4. Whitaker's love for nature, his vision and ambition

5. The Agumbe station

6. Water shortage and the need to save rainforests

7. Becoming a conservationist

Answer:

The correct order of the subheadings and their paragraph number is given below:

1. Whitaker’s love for nature, his vision and ambition − 01, 02

2. Whitaker’s achievements − 02, 03

3. Becoming a conversationalist − 04

4. Water shortage and the need to save rainforests − 05, 06, 07

5. The Agumbe station − 06, 07, 08

6. The network of rainforest research stations − 09, 10

7. People’s support − 11

Page No 125:

Question A.3(1):

Romulus Whitaker was able to pursue his dream because

(a) he was determined

(b) of his fascination with nature

(c) he didn't have a regular job

(d) he was sympathetic

Answer:

(a) he was determined



Page No 126:

Question A.3(2):

Romulus's ambition was to

(a) save reptiles and frogs

(b) establish rainforest research stations

(c) start a water conservation project

(d) create awareness about the king cobra

Answer:

(b) establish rainforest research stations

Page No 126:

Question A.3(3):

Whitaker was able to fulfill his ambition with the help of

(a) his friends and colleagues

(b) Whitley award money

(c) Rolex award money

(d) his personal savings

Answer:

(c) Rolex award money

Page No 126:

Question A.3(4):

Whitaker evolved from a Naturalist to Conservationist because he realized that

(a) Naturalists get obsessed with animals

(b) It was the requirement of Rolex award

(c) Conservationist has more importance than naturalist

(d) Animals cannot be saved without saving their habitat

Answer:

(d) Animals cannot be saved without saving their habitat

Page No 126:

Question A.3(5):

According to Whitaker the most serious threat facing the humanity is

(a) Forest clearance

(b) Drying of rivers

(c) Water shortage

(d) Climate change

Answer:

(c) Water shortage

Page No 126:

Question A.3(6):

The mission of Agumbe research station is to

(a) Educate children

(b) Play host to Researchers, Journalists and Naturalists

(c) Sustainable development of forest products

(d) All the above

Answer:

(c) Sustainable development of forest products



Page No 127:

Question A.4:

The dwindling forest cover not only threatens the habitat of millions of species but also endangers water reserves. On the basis of the above article and the visual input given, write a letter to the editor of a national daily expressing your concern about the threat to the bio reserves.

Answer:

This question is to be answered on the basis of your own understanding, experience and thoughts. It is strongly recommended that you prepare the solution on your own. However, a sample solution has been provided for your reference.

The Editor

Nation India

New Delhi-01

Respected Sir,

Subject: The necessity to take steps to preserve bio-reserves

I would like to draw the kind attention of the concerned authorities towards thedepleting bio-reserves of our country through this column of your esteemed newspaper. The flora and fauna of our country are in a threat due to fast development of technology. Pollution of air, land, water and radioactive waste has led to lesser availability of sources of drinking water.

You are requested to kindly look into the matter and respond to it immediately. Strict actions need to be taken for the same.

Thanking you

Yours truly

____________

(Alpana Choho)



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