MCQs on Anthropology -25




1. Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as 

  Reason (R).

Assertion (A): Heritability studies constitute an important part of quantitative genetics.

Reason (R): Twin studies are not used in heritable study.

Codes:

(A) (A) is incorrect, but (R) is correct.

(B) (R) is incorrect, but (A) is correct.

(C) Both (A) and (R) are correct.

(D) Both (A) and (R) are incorrect.

Answer: (B)


2. Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as 

  Reason (R).

Assertion (A): All Indian populations possess brachycephalic head.

Reason (R): Mongoloids do not possess brachycephalic head.

Codes:

(A) (A) is true, but (R) is false.

(B) (R) is true, but (A) is false.

(C) Both (A) and (R) are false.

(D) Both (A) and (R) are true.

Answer: (C)


3. Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as 

  Reason (R).

Assertion (A): The Indian Megalithic culture is characterised by several burial types.

Reason (R): The plurality of burial types was due to the biophysical characters of people, their languages and case segregations.

On the basis of the above, choose the correct answer:

Codes:

(A) Both (A) and (R) are correct.

(B) (A) is correct, but (R) is wrong.

(C) (A) is wrong, but (R) is correct.

(D) Both (A) and (R) are wrong.

Answer: (B)


4. Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as 

    Reason (R).

Assertion (A): The Australopithecines of Africa were the practitioners of ‘Osteo-Dento Keratic’ culture.

Reason (R): The on-set of the Pleistocene climatic conditions brought in depletion of woodland forests to Savannahs, where the ‘prey predator’ relations provided an opportunity to practice ‘Osteo- Dento-Keratic’ culture. 

On the basis of the above, choose the correct answer:

Codes:

(A) Both (A) and (R) are correct.

(B) (A) is correct, (R) is wrong.

(C) (A) is wrong, (R) is correct.

(D) Both (A) and (R) are wrong.

Answer: (A)


5. Given below are two statements. One is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as 

   Reason (R).

Assertion (A): The Indian tribal cultures are of great help in drawing analogies and parallels for ethno archaeological understandings.

Reason (R): The pre-agricultural technologies are still prevalent among the tribal economies occupying the hill tract and forested environments.

On the basis of the above, choose the correct answer:

Codes:

(A) Both (A) and (R) are correct.

(B) (A) is correct, (R) is wrong.

(C) (A) is wrong, (R) is correct.

(D) Both (A) and (R) are wrong.

Answer: (A)


6. Who among the following could be regarded as a pioneer in the field of village studies in

     India?

(A) L.P. Vidyarthi

(B) N.K. Bose

(C) D.N. Majumdar

(D) S.C. Dube

Answer: (D)


7. Give the correct sequence of the following stages about illness:

I. The symptoms experience stage.

II. The medical care contact stage.

III. The dependent-patient role stage.

IV. The rehabilitation state.

Codes:

(A) I, III, IV, II

(B) II, I, III, IV

(C) II, III, I, IV

(D) I, II, III, IV

Answer: (D)


8. Identify the correct sequence of Purusharthas in Hindu tradition.

(A) Dharma – Artha – Kama – Moksha.

(B) Dharma – Artha – Moksha – Kama.

(C) Moksha – Kama – Artha – Dharma.

(D) Artha – Kama – Moksha – Dharma.

Answer: (A)


9. Arrange the following concepts in order in which they appeared, use the codes given below:

I. Apollonian: Dionysian cultures by Ruth Benedict.

II. Common kinship: Common territory by Lewis H. Morgan.

III. Tradition: Modernity by Max Weber.

IV. Mechanical solidarity: Organic solidarity by Emile Durkheim.

Codes:

(A) I, II, IV, III

(B) II, I, III, IV

(C) II, IV, I, III

(D) II, III, IV, I

Answer: (D)



10. Arrange the following tribes in an ascending order on the basis of their size and range of 

      distribution:

I. The Jarania

II. The Santal

III. The Birhor

IV. The Ao Naga

Codes:

(A) III, I, IV, II

(B) I, IV, II, III

(C) I, III, II, IV

(D) I, III, IV, II

Answer: (No option is correct)


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