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Population Studies Objective Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Population Studies MCQs Set 15

1 What is the name given to rapid population increase that has taken place since the Industrial Revolution ?
1 Population growth
2 Population bomb
3 Population explosion
4 Population bang

Answer: Population explosion
2 In Rank-Size-Rule which one of the following relationship between city population and the city rank is correct ?
1 Linear
2 Hyperbola
3 Concave
4 Logistic

Answer: Hyperbola
3 Pollutants that are introduced into the environment by human activity are correctly called by which of the following :
1 Biological pollution
2 Radiation pollution
3 Chemical pollution
4 Anthropogenic pollution

Answer: Anthropogenic pollution
4 Which among the following has been the rank of India’s Human Development Index according to UNDP report for the year 2015 ?
1 125th
2 130th
3 136th
4 138th

Answer: 130th
5 A population pyramid with a wider base indicates which of the following ?
1 Decline of population
2 Rapid growth in population
3 Slow growth in population
4 Stability in population

Answer: Rapid growth in population
6 Which of the following measure is used for calculating disease burden ?
1 Fertility measures
2 Nuptiality table
3 Migration measures
4 Disability-adjusted life years

Answer: Disability-adjusted life years
7 According to NFHS-IV, which of the following States had highest percentage of institutional delivery ?
1 Tamil Nadu
2 Karnataka
3 Goa
4 Andhra Pradesh

Answer: Tamil Nadu
8 Why is polluted ground water difficult to clean ? Select right answer from the following :
1 Water cycle stops when water is polluted
2 Groundwater table is difficult to reach
3 Groundwater is shallow near the ground
4 Water cycle happens very slowly

Answer: Water cycle happens very slowly
9 Which of the following combination is characteristic of a sustainable society ?

(i) Relies heavily on fossil fuels

(ii) Protects biological species from extinction

(iii) Practices resource conservation

(iv) Uses renewable resources wherever possible

Codes :
1 i ii iii
2 i ii iv
3 ii iii iv
4 iv iii i

Answer: ii iii iv
10 Which one of the following set of factors explain the meaning of endogenous causes of mortality ?
1 Biological and environmental factors
2 Genetical factors
3 Biological and genetical factors
4 Environmental factors

Answer: Biological and genetical factors
11 According to NFHS-IV data, which of the following States had highest percentage of children age 12 – 23 months receiving full vaccination coverage ?
1 West Bengal
2 Goa
3 Sikkim
4 Tamil Nadu

Answer: Goa
12 The natural growth rate of India falls in which among the following categories as per the SRS Bulletin July 2016
1 6 – 8 %
2 9 – 11 %
3 12 – 14 %
4 15 – 17 %

Answer: 12 – 14 %
13 According to NFHS-4, arrange the following States in ascending order (low to high) of their current status of child mortality rate in rural area :

(a) Andhra Pradesh

(b) Karnataka

(c) Tamil Nadu

(d) Telangana

Codes :
1 (a) (b) (c) (d)
2 (b) (c) (d) (a)
3 (c) (d) (b) (a)
4 (d) (c) (a) (b)

Answer: (c) (d) (b) (a)
14 What is the relationship between Gross National Product (GNP) and energy consumption ?
1 As GNP increases, energy consumption increses
2 There is no relationship between the two indicators
3 Each increases in relation to the other
4 As energy consumption decreases GNP increases

Answer: Each increases in relation to the other

Assertion (A) : It will be very difficult for the Governments of developing countries to provide its people decent quality of life.

Reason (R) : It is due to the prospect of population increase and depleting resources in the developing countries.

Codes :
1 Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
2 Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
3 (A) is true, but (R) is false
4 (A) is false, but (R) is true

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)

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