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Population Studies Objective Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Population Studies MCQs Set 32

1 ‘Ecosystem services’ are defined by which of the following ?
1 Extraction of mineral resources
2 Extraction of energy resources
3 Producing food using ecosystem
4 Extraction of energy, materials and information

Answer: Producing food using ecosystem
2 Which of the following correctly explains gender equality ?
1 equal access to opportunities for both sexes
2 women and men have ability to make family decisions together
3 equal treatment to all individuals, regardless of sex
4 All of the above

Answer: women and men have ability to make family decisions together


3 Which one of the following is not correctly matched ?
1 Cost benefit analysis : Family planning
2 Logistic curve : Projections
3 Gini coefficient : Concentration
4 Rank size rule : Digit preference

Answer: Cost benefit analysis : Family planning
4 The settlement pattern developed along the highway, will generate mostly :
1 Dispersed pattern
2 Nuclear pattern
3 Scattered pattern
4 Linear pattern

Answer: Scattered pattern
5 First three rounds of ‘District Level Household Surveys (DLHS)’ were conducted in which of the following years ?
1 1997-98, 2002-03, 2006-08
2 1996-97, 2001-2002, 2004-06
3 1998-99, 2002-04, 2007-08
4 1999-2000, 2004-06, 2008-09

Answer: 1999-2000, 2004-06, 2008-09
6 The simplest explanation based on Lewis’s model for rural-urban migration is :
1 that people migrate when urban wages exceed rural wages
2 for a higher expected income in urban areas
3 for better infrastructure in urban areas
4 for availability of labour intensive jobs in urban areas

Answer: for better infrastructure in urban areas
7 Which of the following explains the family planning 2020 strategy in India ?
1 Population stabilization through family planning
2 Gender sensitive family planning programme
3 Human right approach in family planning programme
4 Expand access of family planning services to additional 48 million women

Answer: Human right approach in family planning programme
8 Which one among the following indicator cannot be computed from ‘service statistics’ ?
1 Couple protection rate
2 Contraceptive prevalence rate
3 Number of births averted
4 Target achievements

Answer: Couple protection rate
9 The following indirect methods are given below to estimate the net migration :

(a) The natural growth-rate method

(b) The vital statistics method

(c) The sample survey method

(d) The survival-rate method

Choose correct combination of code given below. Codes :

1 (a), (b) and (c)
2 (a), (c) and U(d)
3 (a), (b) and U (d)
4 (b), (c) and (d)

Answer: (a), (c) and U(d)
10 Arrange the following states, (high to low) by their level of exponential population growth rate 2001-11.

(a) Bihar

(b) Chattisgarh

(c) Jharkhand

(d) Uttar Pradesh

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

Answer: (d), (a), (c), (b)
11 If rate of growth per annum (r50.75%) then approximate how many years a population would takes to double in size ?
1 50 years
2 56 years
3 70 years
4 93 years

Answer: 93 years
12 If country -’X’ has a higher life expectancy and also a higher crude death rate than country ‘Y’, it is likely that :
1 Country ‘X’ ’s population is younger than that of country ‘Y’
2 Country ‘X’ ’s population is older than that of country ‘Y’
3 Country ‘X’ ’s population has a higher infant mortality rate
4 None of the above is likely

Answer: Country ‘X’ ’s population has a higher infant mortality rate
13 Which of the following combination of indicators are used while observing India’s goal of population stabilization :
1 Net Reproduction Rate (NRR)51, Total Fertility Rate (TFR)52.1
2 Total Fertility Rate (TFR)52.1, Couple Protection Rate (CPR)565%
3 Crude Birth Rate (CBR)521, Net Reproduction Rate (NRR)51
4 Couple Protection Rate (CPR)565%, Crude Death Rate (CBR)521

Answer: Couple Protection Rate (CPR)565%, Crude Death Rate (CBR)521
14 Mortality level in two geographical areas are to be compared. It is proposed to use standardized mortality indicator. Which of the following method is correct for standardisation ?
1 Take a standard population and use age specific death rates to standardize them
2 Take average population of two areas as standard and standardize the mortality indicator
3 Take population of one area as standard and standardize the mortality indicator
4 All methods are correct

Answer: All methods are correct
15 Lexis diagram is a way for measuring which one of the following ?
1 Fertility
2 Mortality
3 Nuptiality
4 Migration

Answer: Mortality

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