Anthropology Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Anthropology Quiz Set 21

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

Assertion (A) : Classification in archaeology depends on the problem being studied.

Reason (R) : Tool types represent patterns of separated association of attributes.

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

1 (A) is correct, but (R) is wrong
2 Both (A) and (R) are correct
3 (A) is wrong, but (R) is correct
4 Both (A) and (R) are wrong

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are correct
2 Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R).

Assertion (A) : Taphonomy was important for the study of culture at Olduvai Gorge.

Reason (R) : There were both Oldowan tools and remains of broken bones and teeth from many different animals at Olduvai Gorge.

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

1 (A) is correct, but (R) is wrong
2 Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
3 (A) is wrong, but (R) is correct
4 Both (A) and (R) are wrong

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
3 Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R).

Assertion (A) : Age structure of animal population is important for analysis of farming practices.

Reason (R) : Bones do not offer possibilities for comparison between food supply and animal husbandry.

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

1 (A) is correct, but (R) is wrong
2 Both (A) and (R) are correct
3 (A) is wrong, but (R) is correct
4 Both (A) and (R) are wrong

Answer:(A) is correct, but (R) is wrong
4 Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R).

Assertion (A) : The speed of decay of unstable radioactive isotope is expressed as half life.

Reason (R) : The time taken for half of the total radioactivity to decay takes seconds to millions of years.

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

1 (A) is correct, but (R) is wrong
2 Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
3 (A) is wrong, but (R) is correct
4 Both (A) and (R) are wrong

Answer:Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
5 Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R). Indicate your answers from the alternatives below :

Assertion (A) : Most living non-human primates are under threat of extinction.

Reason (R) : Human interference and activities are destroying and shrinking their natural habitats.

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

1 (A) is correct, but (R) is wrong
2 Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation.
3 (A) is wrong, but (R) is correct
4 Both (A) and (R) are wrong

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation.
6 Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R). Indicate your answers from the alternatives below :

Assertion (A) : X - linked disorders that cause death before reproductive age are never seen in females.

Reason (R) : Lesch - Nyhan syndrome, which is characterized by mental and motor retardation, self - mutilation and an early death is seen only in males.

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

1 (A) is correct, but (R) is wrong
2 Both (A) and (R) are correct
3 (A) is wrong, but (R) is correct
4 Both (A) and (R) are wrong

Answer:Both (A) and (R) are correct.
7 Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R). Indicate your answers from the alternatives below :

Assertion (A) : The distribution of ABO alleles varies from population to population.

Reason (R) : It is observed that infectious diseases play key role in the distribution of ABO alleles in different populations.

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

1 (A) is correct, but (R) is wrong
2 Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation.
3 (A) is wrong, but (R) is correct
4 Both (A) and (R) are wrong

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation.
8 Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R). Indicate your answers from the alternatives below :

Assertion (A) : Nonsense mutations are due to repetitive DNA.

Reason (R) : Nonsense mutations do not affect the normal protein synthesis.

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

1 (A) is correct, but (R) is wrong
2 Both (A) and (R) are correct
3 (A) is wrong, but (R) is correct
4 Both (A) and (R) are wrong

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are wrong
9 Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R). Indicate your answers from the alternatives below :

Assertion (A) : According to A.R. Radcliffe Brown, social structure and social organization are synonymous.

Reason (R) : Social structure is the study of ‘arrangement of personnel’, and social organization is the study of ‘arrangement of activities’ of the personnel in the society.

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

1 (A) is correct, but (R) is wrong
2 Both (A) and (R) are correct
3 (A) is wrong, but (R) is correct
4 Both (A) and (R) are wrong

Answer:(A) is wrong, but (R) is correct
10 Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R). Indicate your answers from the alternatives below :

Assertion (A) : Euro - American rule of descent is of ambilineal type.

Reason (R) : In an ambilineal descent group, equal rights, duties and privileges are granted towards the father and the mother sides to all the members of the group.

1 Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
2 Both (A) and (R) are wrong.
3 (A) is true, but (R) is false.
4 (A) is false, but (R) is true.

Answer:Both (A) and (R) are wrong.
11 Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R). Indicate your answers from the alternatives below :

Assertion (A) : A ‘Kingdom’ is not called a ‘State’.

Reason (R) : A State must have a ‘government’ that has legitimate powers to exercise physical force upon the wrong doers in the society.

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

1 Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
2 Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
3 (A) is true, but (R) is false.
4 (A) is false, but (R) is true

Answer:(A) is false, but (R) is true
12 Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R). Indicate your answers from the alternatives below :

Assertion (A) : Primitive communism in terms of economy is found in a highly stratified society.

Reason (R) : In a highly stratified society, members of the group enjoy equal rights over the sources of production owned by the group.

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

1 (A) is correct, but (R) is wrong
2 Both (A) and (R) are correct
3 (A) is wrong, but (R) is correct
4 Both (A) and (R) are wrong

Answer:Both (A) and (R) are wrong
13 Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R). Indicate your answers from the alternatives below :

Assertion (A) : The surge in world population during the Neolithic period constituted a major demographic shift in human history.

Reason (R) : During Neolithic Agriculture yielded more food per acre of land, which allowed to support larger population.

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

1 (A) is correct, but (R) is wrong
2 Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation.
3 (A) is wrong, but (R) is correct
4 Both (A) are (R) are wrong

Answer:Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation.
14 Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R). Indicate your answers from the alternatives below :

Assertion (A) : Tree and animal worship seems to have found a place in the life of the Indus people.

Reason (R) : People of Indus were very much dependent on animal hunting in the surrounding forests of Harappa and Mohenjodaro city.

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

1 (A) is correct, but (R) is wrong
2 Both (A) and (R) are correct
3 (A) is wrong, but (R) is correct
4 Both (A) and (R) are wrong

Answer: (A) is correct, but (R) is wrong.
15 Given below are two statements. One is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R). Indicate your answers from the alternatives below :

Assertion (A) : Orthognathous face is an evolutionary advanced feature in humans.

Reason (R) : Non human primates whether extinct or extant generally show prognathism.

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

1 (A) is correct, but (R) is wrong
2 Both (A) and (R) are correct
3 (A) is wrong, but (R) is correct
4 Both (A) and (R) are wrong

Answer:Both (A) and (R) are correct

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