Most Important Questions on Inflation
1. The economic situation in which inflation rate is high, slow economic growth and relatively high unemployment is known as _______________.
2. Which of the following statements is correct with respect to measurement of Inflation in India?
(a) Producer Price Index has been recently introduced in India to measure Inflation
(b) Consumer Price Index is measured by Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance
(c) Wholesale Price Index is measured by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industries
(d) WPI data is published on a fortnight basis
3. Which of the following factors was responsible for inflation in India?
(a) Reserve Bank India raising the interest rates very frequently
(b) High population growth
(c) Sudden rise in prices of oil worldwide
(d) None of these
4. Which of the following are the two methods to calculate inflation rate in India?
(a) Market Price Index and Consumer Price Index
(b) Consumer Price Index and Economic Price Index
(c) Wholesale Price Index and Consumer Price Index
(d) Wholesale Price Index and Market Price Index
5. In what respect, core inflation is different from headline inflation?
(a) It excludes fuel inflation
(b) It excludes food inflation
(c) It includes fuel and food inflation
(d) Both A and B
6. Which of the following Ministry compiles the data of inflation in India?
(a) Ministry of Finance
(b) Ministry of Corporate Affairs
(c) Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation
(d) Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
7. Which index is used by RBI as the key measure of inflation for the policy purposes?
(a) Wholesale Price Index (WPI)
(b) Consumer Price Index (CPI) (combined)
(c) Consumer Price Index (CPI) (Rural)
(d) Producer Price Index (PPI)
8. An indefinite rise in Inflation is impossible without an increase in the
(a) aggregate output
(c) rate of interest
(d) money supply
9. 'Galloping Inflation' is also known as _____.
(a) Creeping Inflation
(b) Walking Inflation
(c) Running Inflation
(d) Hyper Inflation
10. Inflation would be affected if:
(a) Pressure on prices reduce
(b) Private sector demands are met
(c) Fiscal deficit is reduced
(d) Private sector wages and demand work in accordance
11. The type of inflation which does not consider the inflation in food and fuel is known as
(a) Headline Inflation
(b) Core Inflation
(c) Consumer Inflation
(d) Real Inflation
12. Which of the following is the highlight of the downward drift of inflation?
(a) Increased industrial growth
(b) Improved accessibility of services
(c) Unfrequented hike in share markets
(d) Constant reduction in food prices
13. In which types of inflation, prices shoot up overnight?
(a) Bottleneck Inflation
(b) Galloping Inflation
(d) Shoot Inflation
14. Which amongst the following is the slowest/mildest inflation rate?
(a) Walking Inflation
(b) Creeping Inflation
(c) Chronic Inflation
(d) Galloping Inflation
15. Which of the following is called the Headline inflation?
(a) WPI inflation
(b) CPI inflation
(c) IPP inflation
(d) DPI inflation
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