2nd Year English Lesson 9 Hunger and Population Explosion Notes MCQs Solution

english 12th Notes Chapter No 9

1. A general massacre of the Americans is expected. Here the word massacre  means

 
 
 
 

2. Widespread disasters were averted by the previous storage of food. Here the word averted  means

 
 
 
 

3. Muscles are destroyed and bones deformed. Here the word deformed means

 
 
 
 

4. The ports of India could not cope with all the ships. Here the word cope with means

 
 
 
 

5. We have the power to abolish war if have the will. Here the word abolish means

 
 
 
 

6. The early hunters suffered from starvation in winter. Here the word starvation  means

 
 
 
 

7. The problems that have plagued Asian countries for thousands of years. Here the word plagued  means

 
 
 
 

8. A tremendous population explosion is taking place. Here the word tremendous means

 
 
 
 

9. Nine and a half million people were perished in a single famine. Here the word perished  means

 
 
 
 

10. Joseph averted the widespread disaster by compulsory storage of food. Here the word averted means

 
 
 
 

11. Malaria was rampant in England. Here the word rampant  means

 
 
 
 

12. A tremendous population explosion is taking place. Here the word tremendous  means

 
 
 
 

13. We can get some idea of these famines from our folklore. Here the word folklore means

 
 
 
 

14. It indicates the greatest paradox of our times. Here the word paradox  means

 
 
 
 

15. The sufferer of yaws becomes depressed and falls ill. Here the word depressed  means

 
 
 
 

16. Famine has been a problem since the beginning of time. Here the word Famine means

 
 
 
 

17. To educate the people was a gigantic task. Here the word gigantic  means

 
 
 
 

18. We have the power to abolish war if we have the will. Here the word abolish  means

 
 
 
 

19. We have the power to abolish the war. Here the word abolish means

 
 
 
 

20. Corn is scarce and the food is lacking. Here the word scarce  means

 
 
 
 

21. We have the power to abolish the war if we have the will. Here the word will means

 
 
 
 

22. An appalling number of women died of the disease. Here the word appalling  means

 
 
 
 

23. Famine has been a problem since the very beginning of time. Here the word Famine  means

 
 
 
 

Short Questions

1. Account for the high birth-rate in under-developed countries?
2. Briefly describe the Indian famine of 1964-65 
3. Describe some great famines of the past?
4. Give a brief account of the poor economic conditions prevailing in under-developed countries?
5. How do famines occur?
6. How do we come to know about the first record of famine and what does the record tell?
7. How does Anna Mckenzie define hunger?
8. How has death-rate been reduced rapidly in Asia and the Far East?
9. How is that the study of the population growth indicates one of the greatest paradoxes of our time?
10. How is the number of people in the world increasing?
11. How long has famine been a problem?
12. How rapidly did the population of the world increase after the birth of Christ?
13. How was the death rate controlled in Ceylon?
14. How was the disaster during the famine in the time of Joseph prevented?
15. How was yaws controlled?
16. What are the causes of famines?
17. What did Arthur Hopcraft of the Guardian say about the hungry children in Kenya?
18. What do the stories of Robin Hood tell us?
19. What do we learn about famines from our folk-lore?
20. What do we read about famine in the Bible?
21. What does hunger mean on a large scale as viewed by the author?
22. What does hunger mean?
23. What does the writer suggest as the only long-term solution for the poor countries?
24. What have public-health measures to do with the increase in population?
25. What is a real hunger?
26. What is history of famines in China?
27. What is meant by birth-rate and death-rate and how do they affect the population of a country?
28. What is the main reason for population increase today?
29. What is the main reason of population increase?
30. What is the most important and most difficult thing to achieve about controlling population?
31. What is the most important and most difficult thing to achieve in order to check population growth?
32. What is the record of famine after the birth of Christ?
33. What is yaws and how can it be cured?
34. What should be the growth rate to keep the population at the same /present level?
35. What was the population of the world half a million years ago, and how much has it increased over the years?
36. What were the three elements which reduced population in the past?
37. What will happen if one group of countries continues to get poorer while the other continues to get richer?
38. What would happen in two or three centuries if the e In population at present rate is not checked?
39. What would happen in two or three centuries if the increase in population at present rate is not checked?
40. Where was the first record of famine carved?
41. Which countries are considered as under-developed?
42. Who was Robin Hood?
43. Who was Robin Hood?
44. Why could the aid provided to India not overcome the famine?
45. Why is birth-rate not so high in the more advanced countries?
46. Why is the world of today faced with greater threats of famine?

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