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Women Studies Objective Questions and Answers | Women Studies MCQs | Test Set 37

Questions
1

Assertion (A) : Violence against women cuts across caste, class, religion, age and even education.

Reason (R) : Domestic violence is manifested in the form of foeticide, infanticide, dowry murder, marital cruelty, battering, child abuse etc.

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

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are correct, but (R) is not correct explanation of (A).
2 Who is the Chairperson of the National Commission for Women in India ?
1 Mamta Sharma
2 Poornima Advani
3 Smriti Irani
4 Lalitha Kumaramangalam

Answer: Lalitha Kumaramangalam
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3 Which one of the following is NOT originally a Third Generation Right ?
1 Right for Gender Justice.
2 Right to Self Determination.
3 Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
4 Environmental Rights.

Answer: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
4

Assertion (A) : Now women are being integrated at all steps of peace-making, peacekeeping, peace-building, including humanitarian operations like reconstruction and rehabilitation programmes etc.

Reason (R) : Women and girls suffer the most from any kind of conflict in the society.

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

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are correct.
5 Among the contemporary theories in women’s empowerment, NUSSBAUM’S CAPABILITIES APPROACH identifies the following capabilities of women :

i. Bodily health and life

ii. Control over one’s environment

iii. Bodily integrity, emotion and practical reason

iv. Non-affiliation

1 i, ii, iii and iv
2 ii, iii and iv only
3 i, ii and iii only
4 iii only

Answer: i, ii and iii only
6 Which of the following Act has declared online pornography a punishable offence ?
1 The Indian Information Technology Act, 2000
2 The Media Technology Act, 2001
3 The Cyber Technology Act, 2000
4 The Indecent Representation of Women Act, 2001

Answer: The Indian Information Technology Act, 2000
7 Baby Manji Yameda Vs. Union of India case is with reference to
1 Adultery
2 Rape
3 Child marriage
4 Surrogacy

Answer: Surrogacy
8 India ratified the Convention on the Political Rights of Women on 1st November 1961 with a Declaration on ______ of the Convention.
1 Article 2
2 Article 3
3 Article 5
4 Article 6

Answer: Article 3
9 In 2012, along with the V-Day movement One Billion Rising, a global protest campaign to end violence and promote justice and gender equality for women was created by
1 Jane Fonda
2 Whoopie Goldberg
3 Eve Ensler
4 Idina Menzel

Answer: Eve Ensler.
10 Pat Griffon in her book “Lesbians and Homophobia in Sports”, notes that myths about lesbians have a number of consequences in sports. Which of the following is not one of these consequences ?
1 A sense of loneliness among lesbians in sports
2 Wide spread beliefs that lesbians cannot play sports as well as heterosexuals
3 Lesbians hiding their identity so that they are not harassed or cut from sports
4 The extension of a “do not ask, do not tell atmosphere” in women’s sports

Answer: Wide spread beliefs that lesbians cannot play sports as well as heterosexuals
11 Which one of the following is a Marxist German theorist who advocated for women’s rights ?
1 Clara Zetkin
2 Elizabeth Cady Stanton
3 Charlotte Perkins Gilman
4 Emma Goldman

Answer: Clara Zetkin
12 Which World Conference on Women led to the establishment of International Research and Training Institute for Advancement of Women (INSTRAW) ?
1 Mexico Conference
2 Copenhagen Conference
3 Nairobi Conference
4 Beijing Conference

Answer: Mexico Conference
13 Who talks about the concept of “Capabilities failure” ?
1 Syeda Hamid
2 Amartya Sen
3 Martha Nussabaum and Amartya Sen
4 Jayati Ghosh

Answer: Martha Nussabaum and Amartya Sen
14 The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 is NOT based on
1 Art 11 of the CEDAW (Convention of Elimination of all forms of discrimination) in which India is a party
2 Supreme Court of India, in the case of Vishakha versus the State of Rajasthan
3 Universal declaration of Human Rights of the UN
4 Concept of Equality under the Constitution of India in the Article 14

Answer: Universal declaration of Human Rights of the UN
15 Under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 the Magistrate shall endeavour to dispose of every application made under the sub-section (1) within a period of :
1 Sixty days from the date of its first hearing
2 Ninety days from the date of its first hearing
3 Hundred and twenty days from the date of its first hearing
4 One year from the date of its first hearing

Answer: Sixty days from the date of its first hearing

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