1. Match List – I with List – II for the Millennium Development Goals and indicators for monitoring the progress:

List – I
List – II
a. Reduce Child Mortality
1. Proportional 1 year old children immunized against measles.
b. Improve Maternal Health
2. Proportional births attended by skilled health personal
c. Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
3. Contraceptive prevalence rate
d. Ensure Environmental Sustainability
4. Proportion of land area covered by forest


       a b c d
(A) 2 1 4 3
(B) 1 2 3 4
(C) 3 2 4 1
(D) 4 3 2 1

2. Approximately 70 percent of the earth is covered by water. Which approximate percent of water is suitable for human use?

(A) 5 percent
(B) 1 percent
(C) 3 percent
(D) 4 percent

3. What is the concept which emphasizes that an environment can support number of individuals for a prolonged period of time?

(A) Population Density
(B) Maximum growth rate
(C) Biotic potential
(D) Carrying capacity

4. Which of the following best explains a sustainable society?

(A) Meets the needs and aspirations of the present without compromising those of the future.
(B) It is inconsistent with the goals of environmentalism.
(C) It continues as always and assumes that things will work out for the best.
(D) Curtails all further development.

5. Agenda 21 of 1992 Earth Summit focussed on:

(A) Sustainable Mountain Development
(B) Sustainable Agricultural Development
(C) Sustainable Human Development
(D) Sustainable Development of Natural Resources

6. Among the following who is of the opinion that ‘Children are consumer durables’:

(A) Liebenstein
(B) Easterlin
(C) Bectev
(D) Caldwell

7. Which of the following programme does not address the child population?

(A) ICDS (Integrated Child Development Scheme)
(B) MCH (Mother and Child Health) Programme
(C) UIP (Universal Immunisation Programme)
(D) ARSH (Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health Programme)

8. Which of the following is measured by Child-Woman ratio?

(A) Population growth
(B) Fertility
(C) Mortality
(D) Migration

9. Which of the following migration streams favour more female migration than male migration in India?

(A) Rural to Rural
(B) Rural to Urban
(C) Urban to Urban
(D) Urban to Rural

10. What is the reason for low sex ratio in mega cities of India?

(A) Female foeticide
(B) Female migration due to marriage
(C) Sex selective migration
(D) Census under count

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