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Chapter 6 Population MCQ Questions with Solutions for Class 9 Geography

MCQ Questions of Chapter Population Class 9 Geography with answers will let you learn about the different types of questions that can be formed from a particular concept. Class 9 MCQ Questions will help you knowing how to tackle questions that some would find quite difficult to handle. You can work on problematic topics and come with innovative study and concept clearing ideas.

Chapter 6 Population MCQ Questions with Solutions for Class 9 Geography

Chapter 6 Population MCQ


1. Which of the following factors are responsible for sparse population?

(a) Flat plains and abundant rainfall

(b) Rugged terrain and unfavourable climate

(c) Fertile soil and abundant rain fall

(d) Rugged terrain and favourable climate

► (b) Rugged terrain and unfavourable climate



2. What year is considered a great demographic divide in India?

(a) 1911

(b) 1921

(c) 1931

(d) 1751

► (b) 1921


3. Occupational Structure refers to distribution of workforce

(i) in primary sector activities.
(ii) in secondary sector activities.
(iii) in tertiary sector activities.
(iv) between a male and a female.

(a) (i) and (ii)

(b) (i), (ii) and (iii)

(c) (i) and (iv)

(d) All (i),(ii), (iii) and (iv)

► (b) (i), (ii) and (iii)


4. Which of the following states is the most populous state of India?

(a) Haryana

(b) Andhra Pradesh

(c) Uttar Pradesh

(d) Arunachal

► (c) Uttar Pradesh


5. When was the first complete census taken in India?

(a) 1872

(b) 1881

(c) 1891

(d)1901

► (b) 1881


6. Which one is the most important attribute of population composition?

(a) Sex composition

(b) Age structure

(c) Education

(d) Health

► (a) Sex composition


7. Which of the following age group is that of the working-age group?

(a) 15-30 years

(b) 15-40 years

(c) 15-64 years

(d) 15-59 years

► (c) 15-64 years


8. What is the full form of NPP ?

(a) National Population Policy

(b) National Provident Policy

(c) National Poverty Protection

(d) All the above

► (a) National Population Policy


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

(a) Andaman and Nicobar

(b) Lakshadweep

(c) Chandigarh

(d) Pondicherry

► (b) Lakshadweep


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

(a) High birth rate

(b) High death rate

(c) High life expectancies

(d) More married couples

► (a) High birth rate



11. Which movement of the people across regions and territories does not change the size of the population?

(a) Internal

(b) External

(c) Death rate

(d) Birth rate

► (a) Internal


12. The magnitude of population growth refers to :

(a) The number of persons added each year

(b) The total population of an area

(c) The rate at which the population increases

(d) The number of females per thousand males

► (a) The number of persons added each year



13. What is the average sex ratio of India as per 2001 census ?

(a) 900

(b) 933

(c) 923

(d) None of these

► (b) 933


14. Which among the following is included in the policy framework of NPP 2000?

(a) Imparting free and compulsory school education above 14 years age

(b) Reducing infant mortality rate

(c) Achieving universal immunization of children against all vaccine preventable diseases

(d) All of these

(d) All of these


15. Which of the following is an important social indicator to measure the extent of equality between males and females in a society at a given time?

(a) Age Composition

(b) Literacy Rate

(c) Sex Ratio

(d) Death Rate

► (c) Sex Ratio



16. Name the state having the highest percentage of literacy level :

(a) Kerala

(b) Maharashtra

(c) Punjab

(d) West Bengal

► (a) Kerala


17. Which is the pivotal element of demography?

(a) Literacy

(b) Population

(c) Healthcare

(d) None of these

► (b) Population


18. The year 1921 is called the year of great divide because

(a) before 1921, due to better health facilities, the death rate started decreasing, but the birth rate remained equal

(b) death rate increased

(c) birth rate decreased

(d) After 1921, due to improved health facilities, the death rate started decreasing, but the birth rate remained high

► (d) After 1921, due to improved health facilities, the death rate started decreasing, but the birth rate remained high



19. The pace of population increase is measured in

(a) Percentage

(b) range

(c) mean

(d) None of these

► (a) Percentage



20. The other name for population structure is

(a) Population density

(b) Life expectancy

(c) Population composition

(d) Growth rate

► (c) Population composition


21. The most significant feature of the Indian population is the size of its

(a) Children

(b) Infant

(c) Adolescent

(d) Old

► (c) Adolescent



22. When did the National Population Policy come into effect?

(a) 2001

(b) 1947

(c) 1952

(d) 2000

► (d) 2000


23. What is sex ratio?

(a) Number of females per thousand males

(b) Number of females per hundred males

(c) The study of population growth

(d) Difference between birth rate and death rate

► (a) Number of females per thousand males


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

(a) Sex ratio

(b) Age composition

(c) Adolescent population

(d) Occupational structure

► (b) Age composition


25. The main cause for the high growth of our population is ?

(a) Rise in death rate

(b) Decrease in birth rate

(c) Decline of death rate

(d) None of these

► (c) Decline of death rate


26. The total area of India accounts for how much percent of the world’s area?

(a) 2.4 percent

(b) 16.7 percent

(c) 3.28 percent

(d) 1.02 percent

► (a) 2.4 percent


27. In how many years is the official enumeration of population carried out for census?

(a) 1 year

(b) 5 years

(c) 10 years

(d) 2 years

► (c) 10 years


28. A common disease among the Indian girls is

(a) Polio

(b) anaemia

(c) RBC

(d) None of these

► (b) anaemia


29. Which of the following statement is not correct in respect of the population of India?

(a) India has a very large population

(b) When a low annual rate is applied to a very large population, it yields a large absolute increase

(c) India’s annual increase in population is not enough to neutralise efforts to conserve the resource endowment and environment

(d) None of the above

► (c) India’s annual increase in population is not enough to neutralise efforts to conserve the resource endowment and environment


30. Which among the following is not included in the policy framework of NPP 2000?

(a) imparting free and compulsory education above 14 years of age

(b) reducing the infant mortality rate

(c) achieving universal immunisation of children against all vaccines preventable diseases

(d) making family welfare a people-centred programme

► (a) imparting free and compulsory education above 14 years of age

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