Poverty as a Challenge MCQ Questions for Class 9 Social Science Chapter 3 with Answers

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Q1. Which organisation carries out survey for determining the poverty line?

(i) NSSO
(ii) CSO
(iii) Planning Commission
(iv) None of the above

(i) NSSO

Q2. Prime Minister Rozgar Yozana was started in:

(i) 1973
(ii) 1983
(iii) 1993
(iv) 2003

(iii) 1993

Q3. How many people in India live below the poverty line?

(i) 30 crores
(ii) 26 crores
(iii) 28 crores
(iv) 24 crores

(ii) 26 crores

Q4. Which one is not the major cause of income inequality in India?

(i) Unequal distribution of land
(ii) Lack of fertile land
(iii) Gap between the rich and the poor
(iv) Increase in population

(ii) Lack of fertile land

Q5. Which among the following is the method to estimate the poverty?

(i) Income Method
(ii) Investment Method
(iii) Capital Method
(iv) Human Method

(i) Income Method

Q6. Which two states of India continue to be the poorest states?

(i) Orissa, Bihar
(ii) Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand
(iii) Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra
(iv) None of the above

(i) Orissa, Bihar

Q7. In Latin America the ratio of poverty:

(i) declined
(ii) increased
(iii) remained the same
(iv) none of the above

(iii) remained the same

Q8. Poverty line in rural areas is (As per 1999 – 2000 prices)

(i) Rs 328
(ii) Rs. 370
(iii) Rs 454
(iv) Rs. 460

(i) Rs 328

Q9. In rural areas, which of the following are not poor?

(i) Landless agricultural workers
(ii) Backward classes
(iii) Rural artisans
(iv) Medium farmers

(iv) Medium farmers

Q10. What is accepted average calories required in India in urban areas?

(i) 2400
(ii) 2100
(iii) 2800
(iv) 2500

(i) 2400

Q11. Which social group is most vulnerable to poverty in India?

(i) Schedule castes
(ii) Schedule tribes
(iii) Casual labourers
(iv) All of the above

(iv) All of the above

Q12. A person is considered poor if his or her income level falls below a given:

(i) ‘maximum level’ necessary to fulfill basic needs
(ii) ‘minimum level’ necessary to fulfill basic needs
(iii) could be (i) and (ii) both
(iv) none of the above

(ii) ‘minimum level’ necessary to fulfill basic needs

Q13. In which state have the land reform measures helped to reduce poverty?

(i) Tamil Nadu
(ii) Punjab
(iii) West Bengal
(iv) Kerala

(iii) West Bengal

Q14. Who advocated that India would be truly independent only when the poorest of its people become free of human suffering ?

(i) Mahatma Gandhi
(ii) Indira Gandhi
(iii) Jawahar lal Nehru
(iv) Subhash Chandra Bose

(i) Mahatma Gandhi

Q15. Which of the following is a social indicator of poverty laid by social scientists?

(i) Illiteracy level
(ii) Increase in population
(iii) Caste
(iv) Health club membership

(i) Illiteracy level

Q16. Antyodaya Anna Yojana was launched in :

(i) 2003
(ii) 1999
(iii) 2000
(iv) 2005

(iii) 2000

Q17. Social groups which are most vulnerable to poverty are:

(i) scheduled castes only
(ii) scheduled tribes only
(iii) both scheduled castes and scheduled tribes
(iv) none of the above

(iii) both scheduled castes and scheduled tribes

Q18. Nutritional level of food energy is expressed in the form of

(i) calories per day
(ii) wheat consumption
(iii) rice consumption per day
(iv) none of the above

(i) calories per day

Q19. Which of the following programmes was launched in the year 2000?

(i) National Rural Employment Guarantee Act
(ii) Prime Minister Rojgar Yojana
(iii) Swarna Jayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojna
(iv) Pradhan Mantri Gramodaya Yojana

(iv) Pradhan Mantri Gramodaya Yojana

Q20. Which region has high percentage of people living below poverty line

(i) Rural
(ii) Hilly
(iii) Urban
(iv) All the above

(i) Rural

Q21. Which industry suffered the most during colonial period?

(i) Cotton
(ii) Textile
(iii) Food
(iv) Both (i) and (ii)

(iv) Both (i) and (ii)

Q22. Women, children (girl child) and old people are:

(i) much richer than others
(ii) poorest of the poor
(iii) dependent on these
(iv) none of the above

(ii) poorest of the poor

Q23. Which one from the following is considered as poor?

(i) A rich landlord
(ii) A businessman
(iii) A landless labourer
(iv) A teacher

(iii) A landless labourer

Q24. Which one is not the major causes of income inequality in India?

(i) Unequal distribution of land
(ii) Lack of fertile land
(iii) Gap between rich and the poor
(iv) Increase in population

(ii) Lack of fertile land

Q25. What is the accepted average calorie requirement in Urban areas in India

(i) 2100 cal
(ii) 2700 cal
(iii) 1500 cal
(iv) 2400 cal

(i) 2100 cal

Q26. In which state has the high agricultural growth helped to reduce poverty?

(i) Jammu & Kashmir
(ii) West Bengal
(iii) Punjab
(iv) Gujarat

(iii) Punjab

Q27. Who do not come under the category of urban poor?

(i) The casual workers
(ii) The unemployed
(iii) The shopkeepe
(iv) Rickshawpullers

(iii) The shopkeepe

Q28. Which of the following is an indicator of poverty in India?

(i) Income level
(ii) Illiteracy level
(iii) Employment level
(iv) All of the above

(iv) All of the above

Q29. Swarna Jayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana was launched in

(i) 1999
(ii) 1998
(iii) 1997
(iv) 1996

(i) 1999

Q30. The calorie requirement is higher in the rural areas because:

(i) they do not enjoy as much as people in the urban areas.
(ii) food items are expensive.
(iii) they are engaged in mental work.
(iv) people are engaged in physical labour.

(iv) people are engaged in physical labour.

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