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Population Studies Objective Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Population Studies MCQs Set 36

Questions
1 Which of the following scheme is not run by the Jansankhya Sthirta Kosh ?
1 Prerna Scheme
2 Santushti Scheme
3 National Toll free helpline
4 Sanjeevani Scheme

Answer: Sanjeevani Scheme
2 Who proposed the concept of ‘Intervening Obstacles’ in the filed of migration theories ?
1 Ravenstein
2 Lee
3 Todaro
4 Zipf

Answer: Lee
3 According to 2011 census, the number of (census & statutory) towns is close to which of the following ?
1 5000
2 6000
3 7000
4 8000

Answer: 8000
4 Which of the following factors might push someone to migrate ?

i. Poverty

ii. Political persecution

iii. Natural calamities

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

Answer: i, ii, iii
5

Assertion (A) : Crude Death Rate (CDR) should not be considered for purpose of comparison.

Reason (R) : CDR is affected by the age-composition of the population.

Codes :
1 (A) is incorrect, (R) is correct
2 (A) is incorrect, (R) is incorrect
3 (A) is correct, (R) is correct and (R) is correct explanation of (A)
4 (A) is correct, (R) is in correct and (R) is explanation of (A)

Answer: (A) is correct, (R) is correct and (R) is correct explanation of (A)
6 Arrange natural growth rate of the following states in descending order according to the SRS Bulletin September, 2013.

I. Goa

II. Manipur

III. Meghalaya

IV. Nagaland

Codes :
1 I, II, III, IV
2 II, I, III, IV
3 III, IV, II, I
4 IV, II, I, III

Answer: III, IV, II, I
7 There are nine specific objectives of the policy for the empowerment of women. Which of the following is not one them ?
1 Enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedom
2 Equal access to participation and decision making
3 Enabling environment for disabled
4 Strengthening legal systems aimed at elimination of all forms of discrimination against women

Answer: Enabling environment for disabled
8

Assertion (A) : Gender gap is reducing in India in all spheres of activity.

Reason (R) : More and more girls are attending schools and colleges in India.

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

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are true, (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
9 Death rates are standardized for which of the following purpose ?
1 To eliminate the differential influence of one or more variables
2 To obtain an estimate of the ideal rates
3 To correct for under registration of the phenomenon in question
4 To obtain a correct statement of the actual rates

Answer: To eliminate the differential influence of one or more variables
10 Surat was affected by which of the following diseases in early 1990s.
1 Tuberculosis
2 Plague
3 Malaria
4 Dengue

Answer: Plague
11 Rank the following states in Descending order of sex ratio according 2011 census India.
1 Tamil Nadu, Chattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh
2 Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Chattisgarh
3 Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Chattisgarh
4 Chattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh

Answer: Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Chattisgarh
12

Assertion (A) : HIV awareness is substantially lower for the lower wealth quantities.

Reason (R) : Awareness is lower for women and for rural households.

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 and (R) is false
4 (A) is false and (R) is true

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
13

Assertion (A) : Social Scientists distinguish between sex and gender. Sex refers to biological differences between male and female bodies, while gender concerns the psychological social and cultural differences between men and women.

Reason (R) : Differences between male and female are genetically determined.

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, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
14 Gender inequality refers to
1 Differences in status, power and prestige enjoyed by women and men in various context
2 Differences in salaries in public and private sector for men and women workers
3 Unequal distribution of property among sons and daughters
4 Division of labour based on sex

Answer: Differences in status, power and prestige enjoyed by women and men in various context
15 In intermediate variables framework developed by Davis and Blake which among the following is not a conception variable ?
1 Fecundity or infecundity as affected by involuntary causes
2 Use or non-use of contraception
3 Fecundity or infecundity as affected by voluntary causes
4 Voluntary abstinence

Answer: Voluntary abstinence

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