Which of the following is not a forest product?
  1. Gum
  2. Plywood
  3. Sealing wax
  4. Kerosene

Correct answer: (iv) Kerosene

Explanation: Gum, plywood and sealing wax are forest products whereas Kerosene is a fossil fuel. Hence, it's not a forest product.

[Extra information: We get gums and resins from forests. Plants secrete gums and resins in response to injury or environmental stress. Resins protect plants from insects and pathogens. The scents associated with them confuse a variety of potentially harmful herbivores and insects.

We get wood which is used for many purposes like making furniture, paper etc.: The wood of several trees like Sheesham is used to make different types of furniture.

We get sealing wax from forests: Sealing wax is made from beeswax. So, these are also the products of the forest.
Kerosene is formed by the distillation of crude oil (straight-run kerosene) or from the cracking of heavier petroleum streams (cracked kerosene). Hence, it is not a product of forest.]


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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