NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English Main Course Book (MCB) Unit 14

Unit-4 Treading The Green Path- Towards Preservation Class 10

Unit 14 Unit-4 Treading The Green Path- Towards Preservation Exercise Answers & Summary

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Unit-4 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 121

Q1 :  

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.

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Q2 :  

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

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Q3 :  

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


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Q4 :  

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


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Q5 :  

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


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Q6 :  

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


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Q7 :  

According to Whitaker the most serious threat facing the humanity is

(a) Forest clearance

(b) Drying of rivers

(c) Water shortage

(d) Climate change


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Q8 :  

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


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Q9 :  

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.


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