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Question 1: One of the most popular schemes adopted to attract children to schools is the ________, launched in 1995.
IndiaMid-day Meal SchemeDelhiTamil Nadu

Question 2: [30] Bihar, Nagaland and ________ were the only states in the 1991-2001 period where the absolute number of illiterates rose, although even there the percentage of illiterates fell.

Question 3: ________'s literacy rate rose rapidly after independence: from 31.14% in 1951 to 88.80% in 2001.

Question 4: ________ is the most literate state in India, with 90.86% literacy, followed closely by Mizoram at 88.80%.
KeralaKochi, IndiaThiruvananthapuramMalayali

Question 5: [31] Slightly less than half of all Indian illiterates (48.12%) are in the six Hindi-speaking states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and ________.

Question 6: Speech on ________ by Keshub Chandra Sen delivered at London on 24 May 1870.
Education in MalaysiaEducation in SingaporeEducation in IndiaEducation in Macau

Question 7: [31] Six Indian states account for about 70% of all illiterates in India: Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, ________ and West Bengal.
TelanganaMaharashtraAndhra PradeshHyderabad, India

Question 8: The right to education is a fundamental ________,[43] and UNESCO aims at education for all by 2015.
Reproductive rightsCultureHuman rightsTorture

Question 9: ________ had the biggest percentage decadal (1991-2001) increase in literacy of all Indian states, from about 38% to about 61%, a leapfrog that has been termed "spectacular" by some observers.
Thar DesertRajasthanHaryanaJaipur

Question 10: While working with impoverished low caste families and ________ in Ballia district of Uttar Pradesh, Pandey discovered that few children went to school and those that did remained unemployed.
B. R. AmbedkarDalitIndiaBihar


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