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Population Studies Objective Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Population Studies MCQs Set 21

1 Which one of the following has not been included in the intermediate variable framework by Davis and Blake.
1 Intercourse variables
2 Conception variables
3 Contraception variables
4 Gestation and Parturition variables

Answer: Contraception variables
2 Census of India in its Migration table does not provide information on
1 Immigration
2 Emigration
3 In migration
4 Inter State migration

Answer: Emigration


3 According to Rostow, which among the following propensities affect the pace of development.

(i) Propensity to develop Fundamental Sciences.

(ii) Propensity to apply Science to economic ends.

(iii) Propensity to accept innovations.

(iv) Propensity to seek material advancement.

Codes :
1 (i) and (ii) are correct
2 (ii) and (iii) are correct
3 (iii) and (iv) are correct
4 (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) are correct

Answer: (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) are correct
4 For which of the following level(s), the Expert Committee on Population Projections projects the population.
1 National level only
2 National and state level only
3 National, State and district levels only
4 State level only

Answer: National and state level only
5 The Government of India appointed the Health Survey and Development Committee (Popularly known as Bhore Committee) in which among the following years ?
1 1944
2 1946
3 1948
4 1950

Answer: 1946
6 Which among the following is not correct according to Lee’s laws of migration ?
1 Volumes of migration
2 Current and Counter Current migration
3 Migration by stages
4 Characteristics of migrants

Answer: Migration by stages
7 Which of the following is not stated as a goal of health and family welfare sector for the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17) in India.
1 Reduction in IMR, MMR and TFR
2 Increase in contraceptive use
3 Reduction in anaemia among women 15-49 years
4 Raising Child Sex Ratio in ages 0-6 years

Answer: Increase in contraceptive use
8 Which one of the following index is used to measure the extent of preference for age ending with digit 0 and 5 ?
1 Bogue’s Index
2 Myer’s Index
3 UN Age-Sex Accuracy Index
4 Whipple’s Index

Answer: Whipple’s Index
9 Which amongst the following is true about percent institutional deliveries in India (as per NFHS-3 report) ?
1 Less than 25%
2 25 to upto 35 %
3 35 to upto 45%
4 More than 45%

Answer: 35 to upto 45%
10 Arrange the following bigger states in descending order (high to low) in terms of infant morality rates according to the SRS Bulletin of September-2014.

(i) Odisha

(ii) Madhya Pradesh

(iii) Bihar

(iv) Haryana

Codes :
1 (ii), (i), (iii), (iv)
2 (iii), (iv), (i), (ii)
3 (i), (iii), (ii), (iv)
4 (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)

Answer: (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)
11 Who among the following proposed ‘The Big Push Approach’ in the area of Population and Development ?
1 Arthur Levis
2 Harrod-Domar
3 Leibenstein
4 Ricardo

Answer: Leibenstein

Assertion (A) : The Component method is a better method of population projections.

Reason (R) : It projects components of fertility, mortality and migration separately and then uses them to project population.

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

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are true, (R) is correct explanation of (A)
13 The place which attracts people from surrounding areas because of service availability is called
1 Central Place
2 Common Place
3 Fringe Place
4 Outer Place

Answer: Central Place
14 Who among the following coined the term “expectation of life”.
1 Edmund Halley
2 George King
3 Thomas R. Malthus
4 Sir William Petty

Answer: Edmund Halley

Assertion (A) : Violence against women is a result of their subjugation.

Reason (R) : Uneducated women are subjugated and thus experience more violence.

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

Answer: (A) is true, (R) is true and (R) is correct explanation of (A)

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