Poverty UPSC Questions

Poverty MCQ Questions

1.
Who addressed the statement β€œThis achievement (Independence) is but a step, an opening of opportunity, to the great triumphs and achievements that await us… the ending of poverty and ignorance and disease and inequality of opportunity”?
A.
Indira Gandhi
B.
Mahatma Gandhi
C.
Jawaharlal Nehru
D.
None of the above
ANSWER :
C. Jawaharlal Nehru
2.
Find the odd one out.
A.
Push-cart vendors
B.
Rag pickers
C.
Street cobblers
D.
Lawyer
ANSWER :
D. Lawyer
3.
Because of moneylenders, who charge high _____ that lead the poor into chronic indebtedness
A.
Income
B.
Rates of interest
C.
Revenue
D.
Funds
ANSWER :
B. Rates of interest
4.

Identify the WRONG statements from the following about poverty.
a) A large section of poor people do not even have access to safe drinking water
b) Most poor households have no access to electricity
c) Their primary cooking fuel is firewood and cow dung cake
d) Their children are more likely to survive or be born healthy

A.

Only d

B.

Both a and b

C.

Only c

D.

None of the above

ANSWER :

A. Only d

5.
_____ is powerlessness, lack of representation and freedom
A.
Confidence
B.
Education
C.
Poverty
D.
Employment
ANSWER :
C. Poverty
6.
In pre-independent India, who was the first to discuss the concept of a Poverty Line?
A.
Indira Gandhi
B.
Dadabhai Naoroji
C.
Jawaharlal Nehru
D.
Mahatma Gandhi
ANSWER :
B. Dadabhai Naoroji