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Women Studies Objective Questions and Answers | Women Studies MCQs | Test Set 31

Questions
1 Who said that : “The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into feminine soul, is ‘what does a women want’ ?
1 Judith Butler
2 Sigmund Freud
3 J.S. Mill
4 Friedrich Engles

Answer: Sigmund Freud
2 The ‘aggrieved person’ in the Protection of Women from Domestic violence Act, 2005 means any women :

(a) Who knows the respondent

(b) Who is or has been in a domestic relationship with the respondent

(c) Who alleges to have been subjected to any act of domestic violence by the respondent

(d) Who alleges harassment by the respondent

Code :
1 (a), (b), (c) and (d)
2 (a) only
3 (b), (c) and (d) only
4 (a), (b) and (c) only

Answer: (b), (c) and (d) only
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3 The Shah Bano Case is related to a Muslim wife’s :
1 Right to divorce
2 Right to separation
3 Right to maintenance after divorce
4 Right to husband’s property

Answer: Right to maintenance after divorce
4 Under the Hindu Successor (Amendment) Act 1956 :

(a) A daughter is a coparcener at par with the son, and entitled to a share of the ancestral property owned by the coparcenary.

(b) The daughter of a coparcener shall by birth be a coparcener in her own right in the same manner as the son.

(c) The daughter of a coparcener shall be subjected to the same liabilities in respect of the said coparcenary property as that of the son.

(d) Daughter are entitled to a share in the property, and have the right to demand a partition in the dwelling house.

Code :
1 (a), (b) and (c) only
2 (b), (c) and (d) only
3 (a) and (d) only
4 (a), (b) (c) and (d)

Answer: (a), (b) (c) and (d)
5

Assertion (A) : Technological changes requiring new skills and specialization result in marginalization of traditional production skills of rural women.

Reason (R) : The agrarian crisis mostly affects women as they constitute a large number of the labour force in the country side.

Codes :
1 (A) is wrong but (R) is correct.
2 Both (A) and (R) are wrong.
3 (A) is correct but (R) is wrong and (R) is not correct explanation for (A)
4 Both (A) and (R) are correct but (R) is not the correct explanation for (A).

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are correct but (R) is not the correct explanation for (A).
6

Assertion (A) : Discriminatory beliefs, customs and rituals such as polygamy, child marriage are practiced generation after generation in India.

Reason (R) : Patriarchal values are imparted through socialisation process.

Codes :
1 Both (A) and (R) are true
2 Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
3 Both (A) and (R) are false
4 (A) is true and (R) is false

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
7 Identify the correct statement about the components of Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) :
1 Poverty deprivation of women in relation to men in terms of health, education and standard of living in a country
2 Poverty deprivation of women in relation to men in terms of health and education
3 A comparative poverty deprivation of men and women in terms of empowerment and standard of living
4 Poverty deprivation of women in relation to men in terms of education and standard of living

Answer: Poverty deprivation of women in relation to men in terms of health, education and standard of living in a country
8 Which one of the following measures is not usually a part of an IMF stabilisation programme ?
1 Fiscal contraction
2 Monetary contraction
3 Liberalisation of the economy
4 Revaluation of the exchange rate

Answer: Liberalisation of the economy
9 Under the Hindu Widow Remarriage Act, 1856 :

(a) Marriage of Hindu widows legalised

(b) Rights of widow in deceased husbands property cease on her remarriage

(c) A child less widow cannot inherit any property

(d) Ceremonies constituting valid marriage to have the same effect on widow’s marriage

Codes :
1 (a) and (c) only
2 (a), (b) and (c) only
3 (b), (c) and (d) only
4 (a), (b), (c) and (d) only

Answer: (a), (b), (c) and (d) only
10 Which state in India as per 2013 National Crime Bureau record contributes maximum in percentage to All India Total Crime Against Women ?
1 Uttar Pradesh
2 Bihar
3 Maharashtra
4 Andhra Pradesh

Answer: Andhra Pradesh
11 Implication of Land Rights for Women as entitlements implies :

(a) Women enjoy inalienable and equal rights to own housing and other property.

(b) Women enjoy inalienable and equal rights to access housing and other property.

(c) Women enjoy inalienable and equal rights to manage and control housing and other property.

(d) Women enjoy legal security of terms

Codes :
1 (a) and (b) only
2 (a) and (d) only
3 (a), (b), (c) and (d)
4 (a), (c) and (d) only

Answer: (a), (b), (c) and (d)
12 Who said that :

“Reared by women within a feminine world, the normal destiny of women is marriage, which still means practically subordination to man . . .”

1 Alfred Adler
2 Karen Horney
3 Simone de Beauvoir
4 Clara Thampson

Answer: Simone de Beauvoir
13 The term ‘Scheduled Caste’ was coined by :
1 B.R. Ambedkar
2 Mahatma Gandhi
3 Kothari Commission
4 Simon Commission

Answer: Simon Commission
14 In the Indian constitution, what does the Article 17 speak about ?
1 Abolishing untouchability
2 Social and economic backwardness
3 Weaker section of the people in which scheduled castes and scheduled tribes are included
4 Making provision for the state to investigate the condition of the backward classes

Answer: Abolishing untouchability
15 Gender Budgeting identifies the following area for gender mainstreaming :

(a) Quantification of allocation of resources for women

(b) Gender Audit of policies of governments and the impact assement of various schemes

(c) Institutionalizing generation and collection of gender disaggregated data

(d) Budget allotment for women only

Codes :
1 (a) and (c) only
2 (b), (c) and (d) only
3 (a), (b) and (d) only
4 (a), (b) and (c) only

Answer: (b), (c) and (d) only

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