MCQ Questions for Class 8 Geography: Ch 6 Human Resources

MCQ Questions for Class 8 Geography: Ch 6 Human Resources

1. Which one from the following refers to Census?
(a) The process of counting the number of states in a country
(b) The process of taking a count of total number of people in a country
(c) The process of counting the land area in a country
(d) The process of counting the mountains and hilly terrains in a country
► (b) The process of taking a count of total number of people in a country

2. Pick out the apt definition for population distribution .
(a) The way in which people live in the villages
(b) The way in which people live in urban areas
(c) The way in which the skilled human resources are utilized in a country
(d) The way in which people are spread across the earth surface
► (d) The way in which people are spread across the earth surface

3. A few important statements with respect to the Human Resources are given below. Pick out the one that is not True
(a) The numbers and characteristics of human resources do not change.
(b) Human resource is the ultimate resource
(c) Human resources like other resources are not equally distributed
(d) Human resources differ in educational levels, age and sex
► (a) The numbers and characteristics of human resources do not change.

4. A population pyramid
(a) Shows the difference between the birth rate and death rate
(b) Shows the percent of males and females in a country with there are groups
(c) The number of years that an average person can expect to live
(d) Shows the structure of population with respect to their age
► (d) Shows the structure of population with respect to their age

5. When was Human Resource Development Ministry formed in India at central level of Government?
(a) In 1990
(b) In 1985
(c) In 2004
(d) In 2009
► (b) In 1985

6. Which of the following is not the region where very few people live?
(a) High altitudes areas
(b) Plains
(c) High mountains
(d) Equatorial forest area
► (b) Plains

8. Which of the following statements are false with respect to thinly populated areas?
(a) Usually the high altitude areas and extremely cold zones are sparsely populated.
(b) Climate here is inhospitable
(c) Very few people live in the equatorial forests.
(d) These regions enjoy an equable climate where there is adequate rainfall.
► (d) These regions enjoy an equable climate where there is adequate rainfall.

9. The number of deaths per 1,000 people refer to
(a) Migration
(b) Birth Rate
(c) Death rate
(d) Population change
► (c) Death rate

10. Pick out from the following, the apt definition for natural growth rate.
(a) The difference between the birth rate and the death rate of a country
(b) The age- sex composition of a country.
(c) The way in which people are spread across the earth's surface.
(d) The number of people living per square unit of area.
► (a) The difference between the birth rate and the death rate of a country

11. A few factors on which the productivity of a nation's human resources depends are given below. Pick out the one that is not a factor.
(a) Health
(b) Census
(c) Literacy
(d) Possession of technical skills
► (b) Census

12. Cite an example where religious or cultural activities tend to attract more people
(a) Mumbai
(b) Sahara
(c) Osaka
(d) Jerusalem
► (d) Jerusalem

13. Using resources carefully, judicially & giving them time to get renewed is called _________
(a) Resource Development
(b) Sustainable Conservation
(c) Sustainable Development
(d) Resource Conservation
► (d) Resource Conservation

14. In India, in how many years once is Census is taken?
(a) 25
(b) 15
(c) 20
(d) 10
► (d) 10

15. Population density refer to
(a) The number of skilled people in a country
(b) The number of people living per square unit of area.
(c) The number of unskilled people in a country
(d) The way in which people are spread across the earth's surface
► (b) The number of people living per square unit of area.

16. Why Alaska in North America is more populated.
(a) Due to the fertile soils suitable for agriculture
(b) Due to the availability of mineral resources
(c) Due to the availability of Water
(d) Due to the excellent transport facilities
► (b) Due to the availability of mineral resources

17. Osaka in Japan and Mumbai in India are two densely populated areas due to:
(a) These areas are topographically favourable.
(b) These are areas of religious significance
(c) They are industrial belts providing large employment opportunities
(d) These are areas with excellent climatic conditions
► (c) They are industrial belts providing large employment opportunities

18. Land covers only about ____ percent of the total area of the earth’s surface
(a) 20
(b) 25
(c) 30
(d) 35
► (c) 30
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