MCQs on Population Studies - 1

1. AYUSH is an acronym for the systems of medicines which include

(A) Ayurveda and Unani
(B) Homeopathy and Siddha
(C) Yoga and Siddha
(D) All of the above

2. What is the correct definition of Unmet Need of Contraception?

(A) Proportion of fecund married women who either do not want any more children or wish to postpone the birth of their next child for at least two more years but not using any modern method of contraception.
(B) Proportion of married women not using any modern contraceptive and do not want a child any more.
(C) Proportion of married women want to use modern method of contraception but not able to get it.
(D) Proportion of married women who are not satisfied with the contraceptives used by them.

3. Arrange the following healthcare providing centres in ascending order of service provisioning:

I. District Hospital
II. Sub Centre
III. Community Health Centre
IV. Primary Health Centre



4. Which one is the best Census measure of fertility?

(A) Ratio of children 0 – 4 years to women ages 15 – 44.
(B) Ratio of children 5 – 9 years to women ages 15 – 49.
(C) Children ever born to women in age group 15 – 49.
(D) Number of female children born to women in age group 15 – 49.

5. The fifth stage of population transition is

(A) When slow rate of population growth can turn into negative growth.
(B) When after low birth and death rate, population again starts growing fast due to pronatalist policy of the government.
(C) When low crude birth rate continues for a protracted period and death rate starts increasing due to life style of people.
(D) When birth rate starts increasing due to incentives by Governments and death rate increases due to life style related diseases.

6. Identify the negative consequences of urban growth

(A) Increase in vehicular pollution
(B) Increase in industrial emission
(C) Increase in solid and liquid waste generation
(D) All the above

7. Identify the consequences of urbanisation

(A) Physical expansion of the city
(B) Increase in housing stock
(C) Up scaling of basic infrastructure
(D) All the above

8. Which one of the following is not the part of the definition of ‘urban’ in the Indian context?

(A) Population size 5000 persons and above.
(B) 75 percent of male workers in non-agricultural activities.
(C) Density of population 400 per sq. kms.
(D) None of the above

9. Identify the indicator which is usually not used for measuring women’s empowerment:

(A) Land ownership
(B) Education
(C) Working status
(D) Housing policy

10. Which one of the following is not properly matched?

(A) World Environment Day– 5th June
(B) World Health Day – 7th April
(C) World Population Day– 15th July
(D) World AIDS Day – 1st December

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