Anthropology Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Anthropology Quiz Set 30

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

Assertion (A) : Symbols and signs are used for non-verbal communication purpose.

Reason (R) : Language is the medium of communication and people use it for oral communication.

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

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

Assertion (A) : Bow and arrow had important role in the economy of Mesolithic man.

Reason (R) : Post-pleistocene environment needed the shifting of hunting from large mammals to Avi fauna and Aquatic fauna.

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
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 the other is labelled as Reason (R) :

Assertion (A) : Harappa city had a well planned drainage system.

Reason (R) : A civilization is always featured by well planned drainage system in the city.

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 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) : Onges are very prone to genetic drift.

Reason (R) : Genetic drift occurs in populations of relatively small numerical size.

In the context of 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 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) : Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose.

Reason (R) : Lactose is a carbohydrate present in sugarcane.

In the context of above two statements, which one 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:(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) : Heritability is a measure of the proportion of the total variation observed in a population that can be attributed to genetics rather than to the environment.

Reason (R): Heritability can range from zero to two.

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

Assertion (A) : Sickle cell trait provides resistance against malaria.

Reason (R) : Hemoglobin S is a structural variant of haemoglobin.

In the context of above two statements, which one 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 the other is labelled as Reason (R) :

Assertion (A) : Basis of body mass index is a measure of obesity and overweight.

Reason (R) : BMI is defined by Weight (kg)/Height (m)2

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

Assertion (A) : ‘Human Sudden Infant Death Syndrome’ (SIDS) is the leading cause of death of young infants in U.S.A.

Reason (R): This is due to the parents’ practice of isolating very young infants in a crib away from themselves.

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

Assertion (A) : The internal cohesion of a group depends on the degree of external pressure.

Reason (R): This principle is very useful and helpful to understand why the group identity can be strong or weak.

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

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

Assertion (A) : A theory is an explanatory framework containing a series of statements.

Reason (R): It helps us to understand why something exists, which also suggest, patterns, connections and relationships that to be confirmed by new research.

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

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) : Malinowski stayed in the Trobriand Island from 1913 to 1918, which is considered as the longest stay in the field by any known anthropologist.

Reason (R): It was a forced stay for Malinowski because of the First World War as he was a Polish and was considered as ‘a man from enemy nation’.

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

Assertion (A) : As proposed by Franz Boas, ‘cultural relativism’ means while studying other’s culture, an anthropologist must not make his own cultural values as the yard stick to judge other’s cultural values, lest, he will be victim of ‘ethnocentrism’.

Reason (R) : ‘Ethnocentrism’ considers one’s own cultural value superior to others.

In the context of the 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) : Social inequality has been the feature of Indian society.

Reason (R): Traditionally social relations in India were based on the notations of purity and pollution.

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 labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R) :

Assertion (A) : Lower Palaeolithic sites in India seldom provide full cultural information of early man.

Reason (R): Fire hearth and other activity details are almost absent in the primary lower Palaeolithic sites of India.

In the context of 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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