Anthropology Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Anthropology Quiz Set 29

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

Assertion (A) : Basis of body mass index (BMI) is a measure of obesity, under weight, normal weight and over weight.

Reason (R) :BMI is defined by weight (kg) /height (m)2.

In the context of 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).
2 Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R) :

Assertion (A) : Man and man alone can acquire culture.

Reason (R) :Because man is equipped with four crucial physical characteristics that enable him to exploit ecological conditions around him.

In the context of 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) : Both lineage and clan believe in common ancestor; whereas in a lineage it is traceable, in a clan it is not.

Reason (R) :In a lineage the ancestor is known, whereas in a clan the ancestor may be a hypothetical one.

In the context of 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).
4 Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R) :

Assertion (A) : Franz Boas is known as ‘Historical Particularist’.

Reason (R) :Being an anti- evolutionist he did not believe in ‘conjectural history’ of development of the entire mankind.

In the context of 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) :

Assertion (A) : Verrier Elwin talked about the ‘National Park’ for the tribes.

Reason (R) : It meant that near the tribal habitat, a beautiful zoo should be established.

In the context of 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
3 (A) is wrong, but (R) is correct
4 Both (A) and (R) are wrong

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

Assertion (A) : The Neolithic village organization is usually represented by settled habitation structure.

Reason (R) :Sedentism need not always reflect a farming culture.

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

Assertion (A) : Most of the Middle Palaeolithic sites of India were first recorded along Godavari and Narmada.

Reason (R) :It was argued that these represent an exogenous instrusion and not indigenous development.

In the context of 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
3 (A) is wrong, but (R) is correct
4 Both (A) and (R) are wrong

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

Assertion (A) : Malwa culture develops out of incipient farming and this culture is spread all over M.P., Rajasthan and Maharashtra.

Reason (R) :Inamgaon represents a new development termed Jorwe culture which may not have any relationship with Malwa.

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

Assertion (A) : ‘Stabilizing natural selection’ is the selection that maintains a certain phenotype by selecting against deviations from it.

Reason (R) : Birth weight of new borns in a well defined range is a key factor influencing the probability of their survival.

Based on the above statements, choose the correct answer from the following :

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

Assertion (A) : Both red and green colour blindness are X-linked disorders.

Reason (R) : It is for this reason they are much more common in men than in women.

Based on the above statements, choose the correct answer from the following :

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

Assertion (A) : Forensic anthropologists study human skeleton for the purpose of solving crimes and personal identification.

Reason (R) : Forensic anthropologists collaborate extensively with law enforcement officers.

Based on the above statements, choose the correct answer from the following :

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

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

Assertion (A) : Transcription occurs in the nucleus of the cell, while translation occurs in the cytoplasm.

Reason (R) : t-RNA carries the information of the gene from the nucleus of the cell to the cytoplasm.

Based on the above statements, choose the correct answer from the following :

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

Assertion (A) : Kula ring involved balanced reciprocity.

Reason (R) : Besides the exchange of ‘saulava’ and ‘mwali’ Kula ring also involved the exchange of articles of everyday necessity.

In the context of the above two statements, which 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 of (A).
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 of (A).
14 Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R) :

Assertion (A) : The classical evolutionists of mid-19 century asserted that similarities between two or more than two cultures were due to psychic unity of mankind.

Reason (R) : According to psychic unity of mankind, man would respond in the same way in similar circumstances.

In the context of above two statements, which 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 true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
15 Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R) :

Assertion (A) : The Shamans are full time religious practitioners in simple societies.

Reason (R) : The Shamans have been reported from all simple societies of the world.

In the context of the above two statements, which 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 of (A).
3 (A) is wrong, but (R) is correct
4 Both (A) and (R) are wrong

Answer:(A) is wrong, but (R) is correct

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