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Women Studies Objective Questions and Answers | Women Studies MCQs | Test Set 34

Questions
1

Assertion (A) : School enrolments have shown an upward trend over the past decades yet retention and transitions to successive cycles of education are a matter of concern.

Reason (R) : Girls are often responsible for care of siblings, a chore that accounts for adolescent girls dropping out of schools.

Codes :
1 (A) is true (R) is false
2 (A) is false (R) is true
3 Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is not the correct explanation for (A)
4 Both (A) and (R) are true, (R) is the correct explanation for (A)

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are true, (R) is the correct explanation for (A)
2 Transvestism requires a change of :
1 sexual orientation
2 gender identity
3 clothes
4 anatomy

Answer: clothes
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3 According to WHO, which one of the following is not a major criteria for AIDS ?
1 Weight loss more than 10%
2 Persistent cough for more than one months
3 Fever for more than one months
4 Diarrhoea for more than one months

Answer: Persistent cough for more than one months
4 Gender roles refer to :

(a) Chromosomal differences that cause inevitable differences in the behavior of men and women.

(b) Hormonal differences that cause inevitable difference in the behavior of women.

(c) The rights, responsibilities, expectation and relationships of women and men.

(d) Subordination of women based on the assumption of superiority of men.

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

Answer: (c) only
5 What is correct about survey research ?

(a) It aims at collection of data related to social aspects of a community.

(b) It can be census as well as sample based.

(c) It is workable method of qualitative research.

(d) It always collects information from each element in the population.

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

Answer: (a) and (b) only
6 The Criteria for Feminist Research is that :

(a) It understands that all research is essentially value driven and always results in some kind of new action or practice.

(b) It is driven by the interests of the women whose problematic situation was the reason for raising the research question.

(c) It questions the reproduction and perpetuation of power relationships that subordinate women

(d) It is research that is conducted by women

Codes :
1 (a), (b), (c) are correct
2 (b), (c), (d) are correct
3 (a), (c), (d) are correct
4 (a), (b), (d) are correct

Answer: (a), (b), (c) are correct
7

Assertion (A) : Women are overloaded with work, value of which is not socially and economically recognised.

Reason (R) : The focus on monetary terms clearly downplays women’s unpaid domestic work contribution.

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

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation for (A).
8 Vertical segregation in the labour market refer’s to :
1 Men and women being concentrated in different occupations in the labour market
2 Women combining paid employment with domestic labour
3 How gender interacts with social categories (ethinicity) to create division in the labour market
4 Men occuping higher positions than women in the same occupation

Answer: Men occuping higher positions than women in the same occupation
9 Which one of the following pair is not correctly matched ?
1 Kishori Sanooh - A group of average 15-25 Adolescent Girls from the village
2 ARSH - Adolescent reproduction and sexual health
3 Sakhi and Saheli -The adolescent girls who are selected from out of school and of the same group
4 ASHA - Association of scientific health activists

Answer: ASHA - Association of scientific health activists
10 Economic abuse’ under the protection of women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 includes :

(a) disposal of household effects, any alienation of assests whether movable or immovable

(b) deprivation of all or any economic or financial resources to which the agrieved person is entiled under law

(c) prohibition on restrictions to continued access to resources on facilities which the agrieved person is entiled to

(d) disposal of Stridhan or any other property jointly or separately owned by the agrieved person.

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

Answer: (a), (b), (c) and (d)
11 Which is the first state to implement 50 percent quota for women in Panchayat Raj Institutions in the year 2005 ?
1 Kerala
2 Assam
3 Bihar
4 Uttarakhand

Answer: Bihar
12 Women are over represented in __________ work because it often provides greater flexibility to meet family responsibilities.
1 Private sector
2 Public sector
3 Contingent
4 Semi skilled

Answer: Contingent
13 Who said that :

“The overthrow of mother right was the world historical defeat of the female sex. The man took the command in home also ; the woman was degraded and reduced to servitude ; she became the slave of his lust and a mere instrument for the production of his children” ?

1 Jane Flax
2 Margaret Benston
3 Michale Barrett
4 Frederick Engels

Answer: Frederick Engels
14 When did the shift in the approach from ‘welfare to development’ of women take place in the Indian planning ?
1 First Five Year Plan
2 Sixth Five Year Plan
3 Ninth Five Year Plan
4 Twelth Five Year Plan

Answer: Sixth Five Year Plan
15

Assertion (A) : Violation of women’s human rights are often linked to their sexuality and reproductive roles.

Reason (R) : Women are frequently treated as commodities and are pushed into marriage, trafficking and sexual slavery.

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

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) is the correct explanation for (A).

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