Anthropology Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Anthropology Quiz Set 24

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

Assertion (A) : Bergmann’s rule addresses the relationship between body weight and environmental temperature, noting that within a widely distributed species, body mass increases with decreasing average temperature.

Reason (R) : As with other mammalian species, human variation in both body size and morphology appears to be strongly shaped by climatic factors. In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct ?

Codes :
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 other is labelled as Reason (R). Indicate your answer from the alternatives below.

Assertion (A) : B. Malinowski defined culture as “an instrumental reality for the fulfilment of basic needs of man”. This definition is also known as functional or biological definition of culture.

Reason (R) : B. Malinowski formulated such a definition of culture because he witnessed the Trobriand culture everyday for over several years through participant observation and by learning the native language.

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

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

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

Assertion (A) : Acculturation refers to culture change that takes place as a result of sustained contact between two societies, in which one of the societies is subordinate to the other.

Reason (R) : Generally, subordinate society is forced to borrow more cultural traits of the super ordinate society; though borrowing is a two way process.

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

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

Assertion (A) : National character studies in Anthropology began during the Second World War.

Reason (R) : The feuding nations during the war were interested to know the national character of the enemy nation for strategic purpose.

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

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

Assertion (A) : Questionnaires are most useful tool for data collection among the primitive people.

Reason (R) : A questionnaire is a set of questions sent by mail to be filled up by the informants themselves.

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

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

Assertion (A) : In order to denounce ‘cultural relativism’ Franz Boas suggested ‘ethnocentrism’

Reason (R) : According to ethnocentrism, an anthropologist must forget his own cultural background while studying others culture.

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

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

Assertion (A) : Many tribes of the central India have in the recent past attempted to revive their obsolete traditions and customs.

Reason (R) : They do it so to assert their tribal identity with a view to continually retain the constitutional privileges and safeguards for them enshrined in the Indian Constitution.

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

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

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

Assertion (A) : Tool making and use gave rise to bipedalism.

Reason (R) : The first clear evidence of stone tools appears more than 2 million years after emergence of bipedalism.

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

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

Assertion (A) : Hominids were ominivorous.

Reason (R) : Strontium-Calcium ratio in teeth and bone may prove otherwise.

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

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

Assertion (A) : Seriation is comparison of the known style of artefacts.

Reason (R) : Seriation provides absolute dates.

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

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

Assertion (A) : Natufians were incipient cultivators.

Reason (R) : Natufians cultivated wheat.

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

Codes :
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 true, but (R) is false.
12 Given below are two statements, one is labeled as Assertion (A) and other is labeled as Reason (R) :

Assertion (A) : Bioarchaeologists study skeletal remains from archaeological sites to know the history of human populations and individual humans.

Reason (R) : Forensic anthropologists on the other hand use skeletal remains in criminal and legal investigations.

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

Codes :
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
13 Given below are two statements, one is labeled as Assertion (A) and other is labeled as Reason (R) :

Assertion (A) : Tendency of one crossover interfering with another is called interference.

Reason (R) : Linkage is the measure of recombination.

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

Codes :
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:(A) is correct, but (R) is wrong
14 Given below are two statements, one is labeled as Assertion (A) and other is labeled as Reason (R) :

Assertion (A) : The largest ape Gorillas inhabit the forested areas of Africa.

Reason (R) : Their range is disappearing rapidly due to poaching and encroachment of their habitat.

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

Codes :
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
15 Given below are two statements, one is labeled as Assertion (A) and other is labeled as Reason (R) :

Assertion (A) : Phenylketonuria is the result of a deficiency of an enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase.

Reason (R) : PKU is a striking example of the relationship between genotype, phenotype, and the environment.

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

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

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

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