MCQs on Anthropology -50


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

    Reason (R).

Assertion (A): Community now represents a type of political solidarity.

Reason (R): It is no longer defined in terms of locality.

In the context of the above statements, which one of the following is correct?

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

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

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

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

Answer: (A)


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

     Reason (R).

Assertion (A): In a patrilineal society, the son does not have special relationships with his maternal uncle.

Reason (R): The alliance view is that he is his mother’s brother.

In the context of the above statements, which of the following is correct?

(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)


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

    Reason (R).

Assertion (A): Trobriand Islanders exchange valued shell ornaments.

Reason (R): The custom of ceremonial Kula ring is practised among the Trobriand Islanders.

In the context of the above statements, which of the following is correct?

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

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

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

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

Answer: (C)


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

    Reason (R).

Assertion (A): There is much in common between race and ethnicity.

Reason (R): Both are culturally constructed.

In the context of the above statements, which of the following is correct?

(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: (C)


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

    Reason (R).

Assertion (A): Anthropologists today are not in favour of the term ‘Race’.

Reason (R): It has created misconception and misgivings in the minds of the people.

In the context of the above statements, which of the following is correct?

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

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

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

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

Answer: (C)


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

    Reason (R).

Assertion (A): Malnutrition causes obesity among human populations.

Reason (R): The prevalence of obesity is more common among males.

Codes:

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

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

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

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

Answer: (A)


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

    Reason (R).

Assertion (A): Mutations are the fundamental source of variation.

Reason (R): Mutations are rare in human population.

Codes:

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

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

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

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

Answer: (A)


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

     Reason (R).

Assertion (A): Short term physiological adaptation occurring over a period of several days or hours is called acclimation.

Reason (R): The level of haemoglobin is not affected when we stay at a high altitude for one month or so.

Codes:

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

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

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

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

Answer: (D)


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

Assertion (A): Rock-Art is the evidence of the earliest human cognition expressed in aesthetic and abstract form.

Reason (R): The upper Palaeolithic art found on the walls and ceilings of caves in Europe were the basis to conceive the idea of early expression of human art.

Codes:

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

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

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

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

Answer: (D)


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

      as Reason (R).

Assertion (A): Geomorphology is crucial in estimating relative dating of a cultural layer.

Reason (R): The study of stratigraphic sequence of layers is integral in understanding geochronology.

Codes:

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

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

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

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

Answer: (D)

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