Test: Population - 4


30 Questions MCQ Test Geography for UPSC (Civil Services) Prelims | Test: Population - 4


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QUESTION: 1

Who among the following are resource creating factors as well as resources themsleves?

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Human beings also known as human resource is one of the most important resources. With their intellect, they convert raw materials to finish products for more uses.

QUESTION: 2

In which of the following instances does a natural event like a flood or Tsunami become a ‘disaster’?

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QUESTION: 3

The numbers, distribution, growth and characteristics of which of the following provide the basic background for understanding and appreciating all aspects of the environment?

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QUESTION: 4

Why is it important to know how many people are there in a country, where do they live, how and why their numbers are increasing and what are their characteristics?

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The correct option is C.
Human beings are the producers and consumers because they only produce food in the earth.

QUESTION: 5

From which of the following do we get information regarding the population of our country?

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QUESTION: 6

Which of the following is a major concern of study about the population of a country?

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QUESTION: 7

India accounts for what percentage of the world population?

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The correct answer is D as According to the provisional reports released on 31 March 2011, the Indian population increased to 1.21 billion with a decadal growth of 17.70 percent.

QUESTION: 8

Which is the most populous state of India?

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QUESTION: 9

Which state has the lowest population ?

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QUESTION: 10

Which of the following union territories of India has a very low population?

Solution: There is nothing to explain. Out of these four union territories, Lakshadeep has least population because of presence of less resources and raw materials.
QUESTION: 11

Almost half of India’s population lives in just five states. Which one of the following is not one of these five populous states?

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QUESTION: 12

What percentage of India’s population resides in the most populated state of India, Uttar Pradesh?

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QUESTION: 13

What percentage of India’s population lives in Rajasthan, the biggest state in terms of area?

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QUESTION: 14

The average number of persons per unit area, such as a square kilometre, is termed as which of the following?

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QUESTION: 15

Which one of the following countries has higher population density than India?

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QUESTION: 16

Which of the following figures shows the population density of India?

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QUESTION: 17

Which one of the following states has very high population density?

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QUESTION: 18

Which of the following states of India has very low population density?

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QUESTION: 19

Which of the following states of India has a moderate population density?

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QUESTION: 20

Which of the following southern states has a high population density?

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As per 2011 census, the density of population in Kerala is 860 persons/sq.km. It is much higher than the all India level of 382. Thiruvananthapuram is the most densely populated district (1508), while Idukki is the least densely populated district.

QUESTION: 21

India has .............. of total world population.               

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India 2020 population is estimated at 1,380,004,385 people at mid year according to UN data. India’s population is equivalent to 17.7% of the total world population. India ranks number 2 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population. The population density in India is 464 per Km2 (1,202 people per mi2). The total land area is 2,973,190 Km2 (1,147,955 sq. miles) 35.0 % of the population is urban (483,098,640 people in 2020)
The median age in India is 28.4 years.

QUESTION: 22

Literacy rate in India according to 2001 census is -               

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QUESTION: 23

Kerala’s literacy rate is -               

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The correct answer is A as the kerala state has high literacy rate as compare to the other state that is 90.2%

QUESTION: 24

The percentage of children below 15 years is-               

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The correct option is B.
The world population continueS to grow, but the number of children in the world has now reached its peak. In 1960 we were 1 billion children below 15 years of age and we were 35% of the world population.

QUESTION: 25

The percentage of senior citizen is -               

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QUESTION: 26

The percentage of working population is -               

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QUESTION: 27

The number of people in different age groups is referred to as:

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Age composition of a population is the number of people in different age groups in a country. It affects the population’s social and economic status because only adults in a given population contribute to the economic development whereas children and aged people do not contribute to the economy. Thus the correct answer is option 'Age composition'.

QUESTION: 28

A large proportion of children in a population is a result of:

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The birth rate is the whole figure of alive childbirth per 1,000 in a state in a year. There are a number of ways to calculate the birth rate in a population, for example, alive childbirth from a comprehensive certification practice for births, mortality, and marriages; the count of the population from a census, and evaluation through techno-scientific demographic methods. Thus, a considerable proportion of children in a culture is a consequence of the high birth rate. 

QUESTION: 29

Which state has the highest literacy level -               

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International Literacy Day 2020: The literacy rate of India is 77.7% while Kerala has emerged as the most literate state in the country, followed by Delhi while Andhra Pradesh has recorded the lowest literacy rate.

QUESTION: 30

Which state has the lowest literacy level -

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