Anthropology Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Anthropology Quiz Set 9

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1 The concept of ‘culture shock’ denotes
1 The mental distress caused by adjustment in a different culture.
2 Male anthropologists having problems with interviewing female informants.
3 The mental distress caused by hazardous field-work.
4 Involves himself in solving people’s problems.

Answer:The mental distress caused by adjustment in a different culture.
2 Potlatch among north-western American-Indians is an example of
1 Redistributive exchange
2 Culture of poverty
3 Political alliance
4 Reciprocal exchange

Answer: Redistributive exchange
3 Which of the following articles of the Indian Constitution empowers the President to declare an area as ‘Scheduled Area’ ?
1 Article 275
2 Article 244
3 Article 165
4 Article 365

Answer:Article 244
4 Which of the following techniques produces fluted core ?
1 Block on block technique
2 Clactionian technique
3 Levalloisian technique
4 Punch technique

Answer: Punch technique
5 Which of the following methods of Archaeology does not belong to statistical method ?
1 Correlation
2 Multivariate
3 Histogram
4 Standard Deviation

Answer:Histogram
6 Arrange the following curves which form the S-curve in the human vertebral column in the head to toe sequence.
1 Thoracic curve – Lumbar curve – Cervical curve – Pelvic curve.
2 Cervical curve – Thoracic curve – Lumbar curve – Pelvic curve.
3 Lumbar curve - Cervical curve – Thoracic curve – Pelvic curve.
4 Cervical curve – Lumbar curve – Thoracic curve – Pelvic curve.

Answer:Cervical curve – Thoracic curve – Lumbar curve – Pelvic curve.
7 Identify the correct sequence of the following fossils in the chronological order of their discovery.
1 Neanderthal Man – Pithecanthropus – Mauer Jaw – Sinanthropus.
2 Mauer Jaw – Neanderthal Man – Pithecanthropus – Sinanthropus.
3 Sinanthropus – Mauer Jaw – Pithecanthropus – Neanderthal Man.
4 Pithecanthropus – Neanderthal Man – Mauer Jaw – Sinanthropus.

Answer:Neanderthal Man – Pithecanthropus – Mauer Jaw – Sinanthropus.
8 Identify the correct sequence of phases of cell cycle. Use the codes given.
1 G1 → G0 → S → M
2 G1 → S → G2 → M
3 G0 → S → G1 → M
4 G1 → S → G0 → G2 → M

Answer:G1 → S → G2 → M
9 Identify the correct sequence of the following racial classifications in the ascending order of their being given by the under mentioned scholars.
1 H.H. Risley – A.C. Haddon – B.S. Guha – S.S. Sarkar
2 A.C. Haddon – H.H. Risley – S.S. Sarkar – B.S. Guha
3 B.S. Guha – H.H. Risley – S.S. Sarkar – A.C. Haddon
4 S.S. Sarkar – A.C. Haddon – B.S. Guha – H.H. Risley

Answer:H.H. Risley – A.C. Haddon – B.S. Guha – S.S. Sarkar
10 Identify the correct sequence in descending order of stages in economic developments in human society.
1 Industrial stage → Agricultural stage → Pastoral stage → Hunting and Gathering stage.
2 Hunting and Gathering stage → Pastoral Stage → Agricultural stage → Industrial stage
3 Pastoral stage → Agricultural stage → Industrial stage → Hunting and Gathering stage.
4 Industrial stage → Agricultural stage → Hunting and Gathering stage → Pastoral stage.

Answer: Industrial stage → Agricultural stage → Pastoral stage → Hunting and Gathering stage.
11 Patau syndrome is caused by
1 Trisomy 13
2 Trisomy 21
3 Trisomy 18
4 Trisomy 16

Answer:Trisomy 13
12 The two theories combined in the synthetic theory of evolution or Neo-Darwinism, are
1 Lamarckism and Natural selection.
2 Mutation and Blending inheritance
3 Natural selection and Mendelian inheritance.
4 Migration and Natural selection

Answer:Natural selection and Mendelian inheritance.
13 Mendel’s work as rediscovered by
1 Bateson and Punnet
2 Hardy and Weinberg
3 Morgan and Sutton
4 Correns, Tschermark and De Vries

Answer:Correns, Tschermark and De Vries
14 Alkaptonuria is caused by the deficiency of
1 Phenylalanine hydroxylase
2 Tyrosinase
3 Homogentisic acid
4 Glucose-6-phosphatase

Answer:Homogentisic acid
15 The movement of individuals in or out of a particular breeding population is known as
1 Gene frequency
2 Genetic drift
3 Variation
4 Migration

Answer:Migration

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