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Women Studies Objective Questions and Answers | Women Studies MCQs | Test Set 39

Questions
1 Which type of feminists find important differences between men and women that are arbitrary and flexible ?
1 Standpoint
2 Liberal
3 Post-modern
4 Radical

Answer: Post-modern
2 In the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, the aggrieved women means :
1 In relation to the workplace, who alleges to have been subjected to any act of sexual harassment by the Respondent.
2 In relation to the dwelling place or house, a woman of any age who is employed in such a dwelling place or house.
3 In relation to the workplace, a woman of any age whether employed or not, who alleges to have been subjected to any act of sexual harassment by the Respondent.
4 In relation to the domestic place, who alleges to have been subjected to any act of harassment by the Respondent.

Answer: In relation to the domestic place, who alleges to have been subjected to any act of harassment by the Respondent.
3 Which of the following is a development indicator for measuring women’s status ?
1 GNP
2 GDI
3 HDI
4 PCI

Answer: GDI
4

Assertion (A) : The worldwide trend towards consumerism has created a climate in which advertisements and commercial messages often portray women as consumers.

Reason (R) : Gender sensitive training for media professionals encourage the creation and use of stereotyped images of women.

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

Answer: (A) is correct (R) is wrong.
5 Key components of Transformative Stand Alone Goal on Gender Equality and Empowerment being advocated by the UN Women for the Post – 2015 Development Agenda are :
1 Freedom from Violence, Economic Employment and Women and Conflict Management
2 Capabilities and Resources, Women’s Rights and Women and Climate Change
3 Freedom from Violence, Capabilities and Resources and Voice, Leadership and Participation.
4 Gender Mainstreaming, Freedom from Violence, Voice, Leadership and Participation

Answer: Freedom from Violence, Capabilities and Resources and Voice, Leadership and Participation.
6 What is ‘population’ in research method ?

i. It is a target group.

ii. It is universe.

iii. It is total number of people in a specific area.

iv. It is a stratum.

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

Answer: i and ii only
7 According to macro-level feminist theorists, gender oppression in a capitalist society
1 makes it difficult for women to enter the public sphere.
2 reflects the interests and experiences of women.
3 is a functional imperative.
4 trivializes the productive work of men.

Answer: makes it difficult for women to enter the public sphere.
8 “Gender equality needs to be integrated in the curriculum at all levels of school education and gender modules need to be developed for percolating issues of equity and equality in a sustained manner.” Which of the following Committees has made the above observation ?
1 Yashpal Committee
2 Hansa Mehta Committee
3 Durgabai Deshmukh Committee
4 J.S. Verma Committee

Answer: J.S. Verma Committee
9 Which Section of the Criminal Law provides death penalty to the repeat offender of gang rape ?
1 376 B
2 376 E
3 276 E
4 374 B

Answer: 376 E
10 What is generally understood by “women’s estate” ?

i. The property acquired by women herself before marriage.

ii. The property acquired by women herself after marriage.

iii. The property which a women acquires after separation, to which she has limited access.

iv. The property given by the husband to the women after marriage.

1 i and iv are correct.
2 i, iii and iv are correct.
3 i, ii and iv are correct.
4 iii and iv are correct.

Answer: i, ii and iv are correct.
11 What is correct about research methodology for feminist research ?
1 Multi-stage sampling is always better than random sampling.
2 Qualitative methods are always used for feminist research by the feminists.
3 Feminist issues can be better understood by large samples.
4 Participatory research methodology is better than non-participatory for feminists’ issues.

Answer: Participatory research methodology is better than non-participatory for feminists’ issues.
12 One of the index benchmarks for determining the Gender Gap according to World Economic Forum is health and survival. India according to 2014 Gender Gap is at the following rank on this benchmark :
1 126
2 141
3 140
4 128

Answer: 141
13 World Economic Forum’s Gender Gap ranking (2014) places India at
1 112th Rank
2 101st Rank
3 114th Rank
4 126th Rank

Answer: 114th Rank
14 India ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women in 1993 with two declarations and one reservation. With regard to which of the following articles of the Convention ?
1 Articles 2(b), 5(b) and 28
2 Articles 5(a), 11(2)(b) and 29
3 Articles 2(b), 5(a) and 16(1)
4 Articles 5(a), 16(1)(2) and 29

Answer: Articles 5(a), 16(1)(2) and 29
15 In the Protection of Women from Domestic violence Act, 2007 the duties of the Protection Officer do not include :
1 To assist the Magistrate in the discharge of his functions under the Act.
2 To make a domestic incident Report to the Magistrate.
3 Effective coordination between the services provided by the concerned ministries and departments dealing with law.
4 To ensure that the aggrieved person is provided legal aid under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987.

Answer: Effective coordination between the services provided by the concerned ministries and departments dealing with law.

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