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SOLID WASTE

Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What is one advantage of incinerating wastes? [UGC NET Examination-2006] [AYUSH NET Examination-2006]
A
They take up less landfill space
B
Heavy metals are released into the air
C
The material is less toxic once it's incinerated
D
Toxic chemicals are NOT released into the atmosphere
Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The most common method of disposing of municipal solid wastes in the United States is [UGC NET Examination-2012] [Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test (TNSET)-2013]
A
Incineration
B
Ocean dumping
C
Sanitary landfills
D
Recycling
Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The following methods are adopted for discarding wastes: [UGC NET Examination-2020] [Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test (TNSET)-2018]
A
Landfill
B
Incineration
C
Composting
D
All the above
Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Garbage produced by households, businesses, and schools [UGC NET Examination-2004] [Jharkhand State Level Eligibility Test (Jharkhand SLET)-2005]
A
hazardous waste
B
school lunch
C
municipal solid waste
D
city water
Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following are non-biodegradable? [UGC NET Examination-1989] [Punjab State Eligibility Test (Punjab SET)-1991]
A
paper
B
apples
C
polyester clothes
D
wood pencil
Question 6 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Wastes that has substantial or potential threats to public health or the environment. [UGC NET Examination-2022] [Himachal Pradesh State Eligibility Test (HP SET)-2004]
A
Urban waste
B
Industrial waste
C
Hazardous waste
D
None of the above
Question 7 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The components of e-waste include [UGC NET Examination-1986] [Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test (APSET)-1991]
A
paper, plastics, and electroniccontainers.
B
cell phones, plastics, and yard waste.
C
televisions, tablets, and cell phones.
D
food scraps, metals, and remotes.
Question 8 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Most of the municipal solid waste in the United States is [UGC NET Examination-2003] [Telangana State Eligibility Test (TSSET)-1980]
A
stored in landfills
B
recycled
C
incinerated
D
none of the above
Question 9 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Waste is any material that is not needed by the [UGC NET Examination-2019] [Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test (TNSET)-1984]
A
owner
B
producer
C
processor
D
all of the above
Question 10 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the below is not an idea behind solid waste management? [UGC NET Examination-2022] [UGC NET EXAMINATION-1984]
A
Control of waste generation
B
Storage and collection
C
Disposal
D
Stop waste generation
Question 11 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What type of waste is generated when valuable minerals and metals, typically known as ore, are extracted? [UGC NET Examination-1993] [Haryana State Eligibility Test (Haryana SET)-1996]
A
Mining
B
Agricultural
C
Industrial
D
Municipal Solid Waste
Question 12 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
All of the following are considered to be benefits of recycling EXCEPT [UGC NET Examination-1992] [Kerala State Eligibility Test (Kerala SET)-2012]
A
reduction of the emission of greenhouse gasses
B
reduction of energy used in obtaining and processing raw materials
C
protection of biodiversity
D
being the cheapest way to dispose of solid waste
Question 13 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
NIMBY describes [UGC NET Examination-2017] [Assam State Level Eligibility Test (Assam SLET)/North East State Level Eligibility Test (NESLET)-2007]
A
the fact that materials cannot be easily incinerated
B
the costs associated with the use of incineration
C
an attitude about placement of landfills
D
attempts to develop better landfills
Question 14 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Water from rainfall drips through a landfill. The water collects poisons, bacteria, and dirt as it falls through the landfill. New landfills have an thick plastic liner and complex bottom layers to trap water containing runoff contaminants from the landfill. This water is called ..... [UGC NET Examination-2003] [Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test (APSET)-2017]
A
Leachate
B
Brown water
C
Black water
D
leachment
Question 15 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What is the biggest part of municipal solid waste? [UGC NET Examination-2008] [AYUSH NET Examination-1985]
A
paper, food waste, plastics, yard trimmings
B
paper and plastic
C
food, plastics and metals
D
paper, metal, glass and plastic
Question 16 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Hazardous materials are discarded liquids and solids that are ..... [UGC NET Examination-1989] [Chhattisgarh State Eligibility Test (CG SET)-1994]
A
can impact human health
B
toxic, carcinogenic, mutagenic, or teratogenic
C
explosive
D
any of these qualities
Question 17 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What is the primary waste disposal method in the US? [UGC NET Examination-1981] [Punjab State Eligibility Test (Punjab SET)-1999]
A
incineration
B
landfilling
C
composting
D
recycling
Question 18 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The two main types of waste are ..... and ..... [UGC NET Examination-2003] [Chhattisgarh State Eligibility Test (CG SET)-1983]
A
paper and metals.
B
biodegradable and paper
C
non-biodegradable and metals
D
biodegradable and non-biodegradable
Question 19 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which explains the rise of MSW generated by individuals in developing countries? [UGC NET Examination-1993] [Jharkhand State Level Eligibility Test (Jharkhand SLET)-1980]
A
Growing populations and the increase in disposable income of individuals
B
Growing populations of young people and urbanization
C
Growing populations and increased numbers of individuals in the work force
D
Growing populations and the mass production of consumer goods for developed countries
Question 20 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Disadvantages of incineration: [UGC NET Examination-2005] [Assam State Level Eligibility Test (Assam SLET)/North East State Level Eligibility Test (NESLET)-1982]
A
Releases air pollutants
B
Cannot produce energy
C
Concentrates hazardous substances into ash
D
Inexpensive to build
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