MCQ Questions for Class 9 Economics: Ch 4 Food Security in India

MCQ Questions for Class 9 Economics: Ch 4 Food Security in India

1. Annapurna Scheme (APS) has been launched in April:
(a) 2000
(b) 2005
(c) 1999
(d) 2003
► (a) 2000

2. Which of the following statements is not correct about the Public Distribution System?
(a) The PDS dealers divert the grain to open market to get a better margin
(b) They sell poor quality grains at ration shops
(c) They open shops irregularly
(d) They sell good quality grain at ration shops at a slightly higher price
► (d) They sell good quality grain at ration shops at a slightly higher price

3. Under the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) foodgrains given per family per month is :
(a) 40 kg
(b) 35 kg
(c) 20 kg
(d) 25 kg
► (b) 35 kg

4. To whom the yellow card is issued?
(a) To shop keeper
(b) To land lord's
(c) To government employee
(d) People below the poverty line
► (d) People below the poverty line

5. Who released a special stamp entitled ‘Wheat Revolution’ in July 1968? 
(a) Mahatma Gandhi
(b) Indira Gandhi
(c) Jawaharlal Nehru
(d) Motilal Nehru
► (b) Indira Gandhi

6. The most devastating famine occurred in Bengal in:
(a) 1942
(b) 1943
(c) 1947
(d) 2009
► (b) 1943

7. What is the alternative name for ration shops?
(a) Fair Price Shops
(b) Grain Shops
(c) Distribution Shops
(d) None of the above
► (a) Fair Price Shops

8. Which of the following places of Jharkhand witnessed starvation death recently? 
(a) Dhanbad
(b) Ranchi
(c) Palamau
(d) Puri
► (c) Palamau

9. When was the Antyodaya Anna Yojana scheme launched?  
(a) In Jan 1999
(b) In May 2000
(c) In Dec 2000
(d) In October 2005
► (c) In Dec 2000

10. In which state 94% ration shops are run by cooperatives
(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Tamil Nadu
(c) Orissa
(d) Bihar
► (b) Tamil Nadu

11. In which decades was the Rationing System introduced in India?
(a) 1940s
(b) 1950s
(c) 1960s
(d) 1970s
► (a) 1940s

12. At what price, the government purchases the food grain for making buffer stock?
(a) Minimum Support Price (MSP)
(b) Controlled price
(c) High price
(d) All of the above
► (a) Minimum Support Price (MSP)

13. Name the NGO which facilitated setting up of grain banks in different regions.
(a) Academy of Development Science, Maharashtra
(b) Anand Milk Union Limited
(c) Mother Dairy
(d) None of these
► (a) Academy of Development Science, Maharashtra

14. Which of the following arguments do not support the idea that high level of buffer stocks of food grains is very undesirable?
(a) High carrying costs.
(b) Waste of food grains.
(c) Deterioration in grain quality.
(d) Proper and best maintenance of food grains.
► (d) Proper and best maintenance of food grains.

15. In which of the following years was the food grain stock with the FCI the maximum? 
(a) 2001
(b) 2009
(c) 2002
(d) 2000
► (c) 2002

16. The most devastating famine occurred in India in 1943 in: 
(a) Assam
(b) Bengal
(c) Bihar
(d) Orissa
► (b) Bengal

17. In which of the following year did our country cross the 200 million tonnes per year mark in food grain production?
(a) 2013-14
(b) 2014-15
(c) 2015-16
(d) 2016-17
► (c) 2015-16

18. Which among the following schemes was initiated for the poor in all areas?
(a) TPDS
(b) RPDS
(c) AAY
(d) All of the above
► (a) TPDS

19. Chronic hunger refers to:
(a) Low income
(b) Inadequate quantity of food
(c) Inadequate quality of food
(d) All of the above
► (d) All of the above

20. In which part of the country, grain banks have been set up by NGO's? 
(a) Gujarat
(b) Haryana
(c) Punjab
(d) Maharashtra
► (d) Maharashtra

21. The price that is announced before the sowing season is called: 
(a) Issue price
(b) Fair price
(c) Market price
(d) Minimum support price
► (d) Minimum support price

22. Minimum Support Price is announced fay the government to provide:
(a) incentives to farmers
(b) incentives to middlemen
(c) incentives to government officials
(d) none of the above
► (a) incentives to farmers

23. When was National Food Security Act passed?
(a) 2010
(b) 2011
(c) 2012
(d) 2013
► (d) 2013

24. The main purpose of a buffer stock scheme is:
(a) to solve the problem of shortage of food
(b) to support the farmers
(c) to create the stock for a profit
(d) none of the above
► (a) to solve the problem of shortage of food

25. The society which facilitated setting up of grain banks in different regions is :
(a) Amul (Gujarat)
(b) Academy of Development Science (Maharashtra)
(c) Mother Dairy (Delhi)
(d) None of the above
► (b) Academy of Development Science (Maharashtra)

26. Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) and Annapurna Scheme (APS) are linked with :
(a) public distribution system
(b) mid-day meal
(c) special nutrition programme
(d) none of the above
► (a) public distribution system

27. Name the cooperative that provides milk and vegetables controlled rate decided by the Government of Delhi:
(a) Amul
(b) Kendriya Bhandar
(c) Mother Dairy
(d) None of these
► (c) Mother Dairy

28. Which of the following is not a dimension of food security?
(a) Availability
(b) Accessibility
(c) Affordability
(d) Costly
► (d) Costly
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