Anthropology Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Anthropology Quiz Set 2

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1 In a society divided into several clans, if clan ‘A’ gives women in marriage to clan ‘B’, and clan ‘A’ does not take women from clan ‘B’ is known as :
1 Bilateral descent
2 Ambilineal descent
3 Symmetrical alliance
4 Asymmetrical alliance

Answer:Asymmetrical alliance
2 Which of the following Indus Valley sites yielded the earliest signboard of the world ?
1 Ropar
2 Kalibangan
3 Dholavira
4 Lothal

Answer:Dholavira
3 Which of the following is characteristic feature of domesticated cereals ?
1 Shattering grain
2 Non-shattering grain
3 Split grain
4 Wind blown grain

Answer:Non-shattering grain
4 Which of the following is not an iron age site ?
1 Noh
2 Attranjikhera
3 Ahichchatra
4 Utnur

Answer:Utnur
5 Which of the following is not an attribute of Neolithic culture ?
1 Grinding-polishing technique
2 Pottery
3 Food production
4 Smeltin g

Answer:Smeltin g
6 Arrange the sequence in ascending order, as per the years of village studies done by anthropologists :
1 Village Ghaghra → Village Senapur → Village Bisipara → Village Rampur
2 Village Senapur → Village Bisipara → Village Rampur → Village Ghaghra
3 Village Bisipara → Village Rampur → Village Senapur → Village Ghaghra
4 Village Rampur → Village Bisipara → Village Ghaghra → Village Senapur

Answer: Village Senapur → Village Bisipara → Village Rampur → Village Ghaghra
7 Arrange the sequence of the books of L.P. Vidyarthi in ascending order, as per the year of publication :
1 Sacred complex in Hindu Gaya → Maler : A study in Nature - Man - Spirit complex → Cultural Configuration of Ranchi District → Rise of Anthropology in India
2 Rise of Anthropology in India → Cultural Configuration of Ranchi District → Maler : A study in Nature - Man - Spirit complex → Sacred complex in Hindu Gaya
3 Sacred complex in Hindu Gaya → Cultural Configuration of Ranchi District → Rise of Anthropology in India → Maler : A study in Nature - Man - Spirit complex
4 Maler : A study in Nature - Man - Spirit complex → Rise of Anthropology in India → Cultural Configuration of Ranchi District → Sacred complex in Hindu Gaya

Answer: Sacred complex in Hindu Gaya → Maler : A study in Nature - Man - Spirit complex → Cultural Configuration of Ranchi District → Rise of Anthropology in India
8 Arrange the sequence in ascending order the advent of the following religions in India :
1 Sikhism → Islam → Buddhism → Christianity
2 Islam → Sikhism→ Christianity → Buddhism
3 Buddhism → Christianity → Islam → Sikhism
4 Christianity → Islam → Buddhism → Sikhism

Answer:Buddhism → Christianity → Islam → Sikhism
9 Arrange the sequence of the following concepts /theories in descending order as per their emergence in anthropology :
1 Cultural relativism → Cultural ecology → Culture pattern → Cultural materialism
2 Cultural materialism → Cultural ecology → Culture pattern → Cultural relativism
3 Cultural ecology → Cultural materialism → Culture pattern → Cultural relativism
4 Cultural materialism → Culture pattern → Cultural ecology → Cultural relativism

Answer: Cultural materialism → Cultural ecology → Culture pattern → Cultural relativism
10 Arrange in ascending order the sequence of the following social groups :
1 Tribe → Clan → Family → Lineage
2 Clan → Tribe → Lineage → Family
3 Lineage → Family → Clan → Tribe
4 Family → Lineage → Clan → Tribe

Answer:Family → Lineage → Clan → Tribe
11 Identify the correct sequence of the development of following anthropological concepts/theories in ascending order :
1 Culture area approach → Modal personality → Neo-evolutionism → Cultural materialism
2 Culture area approach → Neo-evolutionism → Modal personality → Cultural materialism
3 Cultural materialism → Modal personality → Neo-evolutionism → Culture area approach
4 Modal personality → Cultural materialism → Neo-evolutionism → Culture area approach

Answer:Culture area approach → Neo-evolutionism → Modal personality → Cultural materialism
12 What is Cargo Cult ?
1 a rebellion movement
2 a revitalization movement
3 a violent movement
4 a non-violent movement

Answer:a revitalization movement
13 What did Melanesians mean by Cargo ?
1 a cargo ship
2 the European goods produced in factories
3 a cargo plane
4 the guns and gun-powder of the Europeans

Answer:a cargo plane
14 Where did Cargo Cult take place ?
1 in Melanesia
2 in Malaysia
3 in Indonesia
4 in Indo-china

Answer:in Melanesia
15 Whether Cargo Cult is also :
1 a war of independence by Melanesians against the Europeans
2 a result of culture contact and manifestation of culture conflict
3 a freedom movement by the Europeans
4 a treaty between the Melanesians and Europeans

Answer:a result of culture contact and manifestation of culture conflict

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