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Sundarbans: Quiz


Question 1: [1] The name Sundarban can be literally translated as "beautiful jungle" or "beautiful forest" in the ________ (Sundar, "beautiful" and ban, "forest" or "jungle").
Gujarati languageSanskritBengali languageUrdu

Question 2:
What type is thing is Sundarbans?
Natural cold springs
Natural History
Science, Natural History

Question 3: Shared between two neighbouring countries, ________ and India, the larger part (62%)is situated in the southwest corner of Bangladesh.
PakistanMalaysiaSri LankaBangladesh

Question 4: The area is known for the eponymous Royal Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris), as well as numerous fauna including species of ________, spotted deer, crocodiles and snakes.
EnantiornithesArchaeopteryxModern birdsBird

Question 5: In 1911, it was described as a tract of waste country which had never been surveyed, nor had the ________ been extended to it.

Question 6: The total land area today is 4,143 km² (including exposed ________: 42 km²) and the remaining water area of 1,874 km² encompasses rivers, small streams and canals.
ShoalRiver deltaWind waveEstuary

Question 7: It was a water-logged jungle, in which ________ and other wild beasts abounded.
Gray WolfLionTigerDhole

Question 8: A Forest Division, which is the basic forest management and administration unit, was created in 1879 with the headquarter in ________.
Barisal DistrictJessore DistrictKhulnaBogra

Question 9: The area was mapped by the Surveyor General as early as 1764 following soon after proprietary rights were obtained from the Mughal Emperor Alamgir II by the ________ in 1757.
Chartered companyFrench East India CompanyDutch East India CompanyEast India Company

Question 10: In many of the Indian mangrove wetlands, freshwater reaching the mangroves was considerably reduced from the late ________ due to diversion of freshwater in the upstream area.
19th centuryRomanticismEugène Delacroix18th century


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