• 1.  Which one from the following is considered as poor?

  • A rich landlord
  • A businessman
  • A landless labourer
  • A teacher
  • 2.  Which state has the largest percentage of poors in India?

  • Bihar
  • Orissa
  • Kerala
  • Punjab
  • 3.  Who advocated that India would be truly independent only when the poorest of its people become free of human suffering ?

  • Mahatma Gandhi
  • Indira Gandhi
  • Jawahar lal Nehru
  • Subhash Chandra Bose
  • 4.  Who do not come under the category of urban poor?

  • The casual workers
  • The unemployed
  • The shopkeepe
  • Rickshawpullers
  • 5.  Which scheme was started in 1993 to create self-employment opportunities for educated unemployed youth in rural areas and small towns?

  • Prime Minister Rojgar Yojana
  • National Rural Employment Guarantee Act
  • Rural Employment Generation Programme
  • Swarnajayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana
  • 6.  Which one of the social groups is vulnerable to poverty?

  • Scheduled caste
  • Urban casual labour
  • Rural agricultural households
  • All the above
  • 7.  Which one are not the major causes of income inequality in India?

  • Unequal distribution of land
  • Lack of fertile land
  • Gap between rich and the poor
  • Increase in population
  • 8.  The calorie requirement is higher in the rural areas because:

  • they do not enjoy as much as people in the urban areas.
  • food items are expensive.
  • they are engaged in mental work.
  • people are engaged in physical labour.
  • 9.  Which of the following is not a valid reason for the poverty alleviation programme in India?

  • Lack of proper implementation
  • Lack of right targeting
  • Corruption at the highest level
  • Overlapping of schemes
  • 10.  Which one from the following states is above the national average of poverty ratio?

  • West Bengal
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Karnataka
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