MCQ Questions for Class 9 Economics: Ch 3 Poverty as a Challenge

MCQ Questions for Class 9 Economics: Ch 3 Poverty as a Challenge

1. Which social group is most vulnerable to poverty in India?
(a) Schedule castes    
(b) Schedule tribes
(c) Casual labourers
(d) All of the above
► (d) All of the above

2. What is accepted average calories required in India in urban areas?
(a) 2100
(b) 2400
(c) 2800
(d) 2500
► (a) 2100

3. Every____ person in India is poor. 
(a) Third
(b) Fourth
(c) Fifth
(d) Tenth
► (b) Fourth

4. Who is an Urban poor as per the year 2011-12?
(a) Income Rs 450 per month per person
(b) Income Rs 500 per month per person
(c) Income Rs 1,000 per month per person
(d) Income Rs 454 per month per person
► (c) Income Rs 1,000 per month per person

5. In which state is the public distribution system responsible for the reduction in poverty?
(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Tamil Nadu
(c) Both (a) and (b)
(d) None of the above
► (c) Both (a) and (b)

6. How many people in India live below the poverty line?
(a) 50 million
(b) 88 million
(c) 60 million
(d) 76 million
► (b) 88 million

7. Which two states of India continue to be the poorest states?
(a) Orissa, Bihar    
(b) Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand
(c) Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra    
(d) None of the above
► (a) Orissa, Bihar    

8. Poverty ratio in India as compared to Pakistan is
(a) same
(b) half
(c) two times
(d) two and a half times
► (c) two times

9. For making comparisons between developing countries, which uniform standard (per person per day) for the poverty line is used in terms of minimum availability?
(a) $1
(b) $2
(c) $3
(d) $5
► (a) $1

10. In which state have the land reform measures helped to reduce poverty?
(a) Tamil Nadu
(b) Punjab
(c) West Bengal
(d) Kerala
► (c) West Bengal

11. Prime Minister’s Rozgar Yojana was started in:
(a) 1990                  
(b) 1991           
(c) 1992                  
(d) 1993
► (d) 1993

12. In which state has the high agricultural growth helped to reduce poverty?
(a) Jammu & Kashmir
(b) West Bengal
(c) Punjab
(d) Gujarat
► (c) Punjab

13. Which one is not the major cause of income inequality in India?
(a) Unequal distribution of land
(b) Lack of fertile land
(c) Gap between the rich and the poor
(d) Increase in population
► (b) Lack of fertile land

14. Which organisation carries out a survey for determining the poverty line?
(a) NSSO    
(b) PMRY    
(c) PMGY    
(d) None of the above
► (a) NSSO    

15. How many people were poor in India between 2011-12?
(a) 25 crore    
(b) 27 crore
(c) 29 crore    
(d) 31 crore
► (b) 27 crore

16. Which industry suffered the most during colonial period? 
(a) Cotton
(b) Textile
(c) Food
(d) Both (a) and (b)
► (d) Both (a) and (b)

17. The country which has the largest single concentration of the poor people in the world is :
(a) China
(b) Pakistan
(c) India
(d) Nepal
► (c) India

18. Social exclusion denies certain individuals the
(a) facilities
(b) benefits
(c) opportunities
(d) all the above
► (d) all the above

19. Which organisation carries out survey for determining the poverty line?
(a) NSSO
(b) CSO
(c) Planning Commission
(d) None of the above
► (a) NSSO

20. Antyodaya Anna Yojana was launched in :
(a) 2003
(b) 1999
(c) 2000
(d) 2005
► (c) 2000

21. Which of the following social radiators is not looked at by social scientists for poverty?
(a) Literacy level
(b) Lack of access to health care
(c) Lack of access to see movies and to go to restaurants
(d) Lack of access to safe drinking water
► (c) Lack of access to see movies and to go to restaurants

22. Among the economic groups, which of the following groups are the most vulnerable groups in India?
(a) Rural agricultural labour households and urban casual labour households
(b) Farmers with 1-hectare land
(c) Urban small shopkeepers
(d) Urban daily wages
► (a) Rural agricultural labour households and urban casual labour households

23. Vulnerability to poverty is determined by the options for finding an alternative living in terms of:
(a) assets    
(b) education    
(c) health    
(d) all of the above
► (d) all of the above

24. Which two states of India continue to be the poorest states?
(a) Madhya Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir
(b) Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand
(c) Orissa, Bihar
(d) None of the above
► (c) Orissa, Bihar
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