GK Questions and Answers on Demography and Census (Human Geography)

The Demography is the studies the characteristics of human populations whereas Census is the periodic count of the population. The Census in India is carried out by the office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner which is under the Ministry of Home Affairs. Here, we are giving 10 GK Questions and Answers on Demography and Census (Human Geography) for enhancing the general knowledge of the readers.
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The Demography is the studies the characteristics of human populations whereas Census is the periodic count of the population. The Census in India is carried out by the office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner which is under the Ministry of Home Affairs. Here, we are giving 10 GK Questions and Answers on Demography and Census (Human Geography) for enhancing the general knowledge of the readers.

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1. Who among the following is called as the ‘Father of Demographic Studies’?

A. Karl Marx

B. Neil Adger

C. Tim Cresswell

D. Aryabhatt

Ans: A

2. Which of the following earliest treaty used the term 'census' for the first time in India?

A. Akbaranama

B. Arthashastra

C. Rajtarangini

D. Ain-e-Akbari

Ans: B

3. When was first census held in India?

A. 1870

B. 1871

C. 1872

D. 1874

An: C

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4. Who was the Governor-General when first census was held?

A. Lord Dalhousie

B. Lord Ripon

C. Lord Minto

D. Lord Mayo

Ans: D

5. Which year is known as the year of demographic divide?

A. 1921

B. 1920

C. 1919

D. 1918

Ans: A

6. Consider the following statement (s) related to the reasons for low sex ratio.

I. High maternal mortality

II. Sex selective female abortions

III. Change in sex ratio at birth

Code:

A. Only I

B. I & II

C. II & III

D. I, II & III

Ans: D

7. What do you understand by Sex ratio?

A. Number child birth per 1000 child death

B. Number of females per 1000 males

C. Number of males per 1000 females

D. Number of female birth per 1000 male birth

Ans: B

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8. Which state has highest child sex ratio as per 2011 census?

A. Mizoram

B. Manipur

C. Haryana

D. Delhi

Ans: A

9. Which of the following state has largest number of metropolitan cities in India as per census 2011?

A. Maharashtra

B. Madhya Pradesh

C. Uttar Pradesh

D. Gujarat

Ans: C

10. Which of the following state has largest number of towns in India as per census 2011?

A. Maharashtra

B. Madhya Pradesh

C. Uttar Pradesh

D. Gujarat

Ans: A

In the above 10 GK Questions and Answers on Indian Geography will concretise the knowledge of the readers.

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