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Among the following States, which has highest percentage decadal growth rate during the 2001 – 2011?

A. Arunachal Pradesh
B. Bihar
C. Rajasthan
D. Madhya Pradesh
Answer» A. Arunachal Pradesh

As per 2011 Census of India, which is the overall sex ratio of the country’s population?

A. 820
B. 840
C. 920
D. 940
Answer» D. 940

Which among the following rate is referred as probabilistic rate?

A. Migration rate
B. Crude death rate
C. Marriage rate
D. Crude birth rate
Answer» C. Marriage rate

Which among the following is not a non-probability sampling?

A. Accidental Sampling
B. Purposive Sampling
C. Quota Sampling
D. Simple Random Sampling
Answer» A. Accidental Sampling

Which among the North-Eastern States of India has the highest literacy level as per 2011 Census?

A. Tripura
B. Mizoram
C. Meghalaya
D. Manipur
Answer» B. Mizoram

What is the estimated share of disabled persons in India according to 2001 Census?

A. Less than 2%
B. Less than 10%
C. Less than 15%
D. Less than 5%
Answer» A. Less than 2%

Which one among the following term refers to number of children an average woman can bear in her reproductive span?

A. Fertility
B. Fecundity
C. Real birth rate
D. Crude death rate
Answer» B. Fecundity

. If sex ratio of birth is constant at 1.05, then the Gross Reproduction Rate (GRR) can be calculated using Total Fertility Rate (TFR) by the formula

A. GRR = (1.00 TFR) /1.05
B. GRR = 1.00 / (1.05 TFR)
C. GRR = (1.00 TFR) / 2.05
D. GRR = 1.00 / (2.05 TFR)
Answer» C. GRR = (1.00 TFR) / 2.05

If country A has a higher life expectancy than country B, but A has higher crude death rate, it is likely that

A. A’s population is younger than that of B.
B. A’s population is older than that of B.
C. A’s population has a high infant mortality rate.
D. None of the above is probable.
Answer» A. A’s population is younger than that of B.

Which among the following does not explain the law of urbanization?

A. Push and Pull factors
B. Dispersal and Segregation
C. Distance-Decay function
D. Laws of gravity
Answer» B. Dispersal and Segregation

Assertion (A): International Migration leads to rise in productivity in both the sending and receiving countries.
Reason (R): Emigrants are receiving better wages.

A. Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
B. Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation of(A).
C. (A) is true and (R) is false.
D. (A) is false and (R) is true.
Answer» A. Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).

Which of the following countries has the highest out migration of the nursing professionals?

A. The Philippines
B. Pakistan
C. Bhutan
D. India
Answer» A. The Philippines

Which of the following did not give a model of city structure?

A. Homer Hoyt
B. E.W. Burgess
C. Harris and Ullman
D. Michael &Todaro
Answer» D. Michael &Todaro

. Which of the following is known for his contribution towards theorising social composition of population?

A. Goldsteen and Sly
B. Shyrock and Siegal
C. Talcott Parsons
D. D.J. Bogue
Answer» C. Talcott Parsons

In which stage of industrialization given below the fourth stage (4) of Demographic Transition Theory would occur?

A. Advanced Industrialization and Urbanization stage
B. Pre-industrial stage
C. Early Industrial stage
D. Post-industrial stage
Answer» A. Advanced Industrialization and Urbanization stage

Which of the following is not a measure of socio-economic status?

A. Physical Quality of Life Index
B. Human Development Index
C. Gender Empowerment Measure
D. Body Mass Index
Answer» D. Body Mass Index

Which one of the following is not a spacing method of family planning?

A. Hormonal Method
B. Barrier Method
C. Vasectomy
D. Intrauterine Device (IUD)
Answer» C. Vasectomy

In which year, the Government of India launched the Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) Programme?

A. 1994
B. 1995
C. 1996
D. 1993
Answer» B. 1995

Which variable among the following are not demographic characteristics of the population?

A. Age structure
B. Sex structure
C. Marital status
D. Literacy level
Answer» D. Literacy level

When does National Sample Survey (NSS) started collecting data on births and deaths?

A. 1950 – 51
B. 1954 – 55
C. 1956 – 57
D. 1958 – 59
Answer» D. 1958 – 59

The number of live births per 1,000 people in a population in a year is known as _____.

A. Fecundity
B. Fertility
C. Crude birth rate
D. Basic demographic equation
Answer» C. Crude birth rate

An enumeration or counting of a population is referred to as

A. vital statistics
B. Census
C. fertility rate
D. growth rate
Answer» B. Census

Records of births, deaths, marriages, and divorces, gathered through a registration system maintained by governmental units, are referred to as

A. census
B. demography
C. vital statistics
D. none of the above
Answer» C. vital statistics

__________ is the change from high birthrates and death rates to relatively low birthrates and death rates.

A. demographic transition
B. Growth rate
C. demographic rate
D. morbidity
Answer» A. demographic transition

The term ——————————— refers to relatively permanent movement of people from one place to another?

A. immigration
B. emigration
C. migration
D. demographic transition
Answer» C. migration
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