25 MCQ on Situational Analysis of Women in India

25 MCQ on Situational Analysis of Women in India

1. According to the 2021 Global Gender Gap Report, what is India's rank in terms of gender equality among 156 countries? A. 58 B. 101 C. 140 D. 156 Answer: B

2. Which of the following indicators is often used to measure the gender development index in India? A. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) B. Human Development Index (HDI) C. Gender Inequality Index (GII) D. Consumer Price Index (CPI) Answer: B

3. Which state in India has consistently reported the highest rate of crimes against women according to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data? A. Uttar Pradesh B. Maharashtra C. Kerala D. Rajasthan Answer: A

4. What percentage of the total seats in the Lok Sabha (lower house of Parliament) are reserved for women in India? A. 10% B. 24% C. 33% D. 50% Answer: C

5. As of 2021, what is the approximate female literacy rate in India? A. 48% B. 63% C. 72% D. 85% Answer: C

6. What is the main objective of the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (Save the Girl Child, Educate the Girl Child) initiative in India? A. Promote women's employment B. Encourage female entrepreneurship C. Improve the declining child sex ratio D. Advocate for women's education Answer: C

7. Which legislation in India addresses workplace sexual harassment and aims to create a safe work environment for women? A. The Dowry Prohibition Act B. The Maternity Benefit Act C. The Equal Remuneration Act D. The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition, and Redressal) Act Answer: D

8. According to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS), what is the percentage of women in India who have experienced physical or sexual violence by their spouses? A. 9% B. 21% C. 33% D. 45% Answer: B

9. In the context of gender wage gap, women in India, on average, earn approximately what percentage less than men for similar work? A. 10% B. 24% C. 33% D. 45% Answer: B

10. According to the 2011 Census of India, what is the overall sex ratio (number of females per 1,000 males) in the country? A. 930 B. 950 C. 980 D. 1000 Answer: B

11. The Maternity Benefit Act in India provides for how many weeks of paid maternity leave for working women? A. 12 weeks B. 16 weeks C. 20 weeks D. 26 weeks Answer: D

12. The National Commission for Women (NCW) in India is a statutory body established to: A. Promote women entrepreneurs B. Investigate and redress complaints of women related to discrimination and violence C. Monitor women's education initiatives D. Regulate the media portrayal of women Answer: B

13. Which of the following states in India has the highest percentage of women in the workforce? A. Kerala B. Himachal Pradesh C. Maharashtra D. Uttar Pradesh Answer: A

14. According to the Global Hunger Index (GHI), what is India's ranking in terms of hunger and malnutrition among 107 countries in 2021? A. 13 B. 53 C. 77 D. 101 

Answer: B

15. The practice of female infanticide is most prevalent in which regions of India? A. Northern and Western regions B. Eastern and Southern regions C. Central and Northeastern regions D. All regions equally Answer: A

16. Which Act criminalized triple talaq (talaq-e-biddat) in India, providing relief to Muslim women from instant divorce? A. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act B. The Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act C. The Muslim Women (Marriage Dissolution) Act D. The Muslim Family Laws (Amendment) Act Answer: A

17. The Mahila Samakhya Program in India focuses on: A. Women's education and empowerment B. Maternal and child health C. Women's employment in rural areas D. Women's political representation Answer: A

18. As per the UN Women's report, what percentage of women in India have experienced some form of physical or sexual intimate partner violence in their lifetime? A. 12% B. 29% C. 42% D. 56% Answer: B

19. The "SHe-Box" portal in India is related to: A. Women's healthcare and wellness B. Reporting cases of sexual harassment at the workplace C. Women's financial inclusion D. Gender pay parity Answer: B

20. The National Policy for Empowerment of Women was introduced in which year to guide the approach towards women's development and empowerment in India? A. 1997 B. 2001 C. 2006 D. 2013 Answer: A

21. The Matru Vandana Yojana (Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana) in India provides financial assistance to women during which stage of motherhood? A. During pregnancy and for the first live birth B. For every child born up to the first two live births C. During postnatal care only D. During the child's early education Answer: A

22. The One Stop Centre (OSC) scheme in India is aimed at supporting women affected by: A. Dowry harassment B. Domestic violence C. Workplace discrimination D. Cyberbullying Answer: B

23. The "Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao" scheme was launched to address the declining child sex ratio in India. Which year was this scheme launched? A. 2013 B. 2015 C. 2017 D. 2019 Answer: B

24. The United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) was ratified by India in which year? A. 1980 B. 1990 C. 2000 D. 2010 Answer: A

25. Which state in India reported the highest rate of crimes against women in 2019, according to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)? A. Uttar Pradesh B. Maharashtra C. Madhya Pradesh D. Rajasthan Answer: C

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