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Women Studies Objective Questions and Answers | Women Studies MCQs | Test Set 40

Questions
1 What are the provisions given under Section 354(A) of IPC related to Sexual Harassment ?

(i) A demand or request for sexual favours.

(ii) Forcibly showing pornography.

(iii) Making sexually coloured remarks.

(iv) Watching or capturing a women in private act.

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

Answer: i, ii and iii only
2

Assertion (A) : Micro finance institutions, the micro-credit and SHG movement are the Sole Panacea for addressing poverty and women’s empowerment.

Reason (R) : Majority of the women are adequately covered by the banking systems through SHG movement.

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

Answer: In relation to the domestic place, who alleges to have been subjected to any act of harassment by the Respondent.
3 Post-modern feminists believe that :
1 Knowledge is completely objective.
2 Social Scientists have the authority to define social reality for everyone.
3 It is possible to deconstruct gender.
4 Essentialist and universal categories liberate people.

Answer: It is possible to deconstruct gender.
4 What is correct statement about sampling method ?
1 It is widely used in social research, not in feminist research.
2 The widely used method in feminist research is random sample technique.
3 It is used for research only when census method becomes impracticable.
4 It is more reliable than census method.

Answer: It is used for research only when census method becomes impracticable.
5

Assertion (A) : Development practitioners of all sectors have found Participatory Rural Appraisal an attractive means for facilitating empowerment of the women.

Reason (R) : Participatory Rural Appraisal emphasizes accessible techniques for gathering information and involving the marginalized groups in the description, analysis and solutions to the development problems.

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

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) is the correct explanation for (A).
6

Assertion (A) : Women can not escape from the trap of femineity by assuming the role of the career / profession.

Reason (R) : Career women is expected to please and act like a woman to her professional duties.

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

Answer: (A) is correct and (R) is wrong.
7 The Criminal Law Amendment Act has provided for punishment of the following offences :

I.Rape, Stalking and Voyeurism

II. Sexual Harassment, Rape and Acid Attack

III. Rape, Stalking and Sexual Harassment

IV. Acid Attack and Voyeurism

Codes :
1 I & II only
2 II & III only
3 I & III only
4 III & IV only

Answer: III & IV only
8 Which of the following is not a manifestation of patriarchy ?
1 Lack of inheritance rights for women
2 Sexual harassment of women at the workplace
3 Wife beating
4 Women and men working together in a healthy environment

Answer: Women and men working together in a healthy environment
9 Which of the following is incorrect about Practical Gender Needs ?
1 Not challenging the subordinate position of women in society.
2 Strategy for immediate perceived necessity.
3 Related to issues of legal rights, power and control.
4 Improvement in living conditions such as water provisions and healthcare.

Answer: Related to issues of legal rights, power and control.
10 A Working Group on “Women’s Agency and Empowerment” was constituted under which Five Year Plan ?
1 Sixth Five Year Plan
2 Twelfth Five Year Plan
3 Ninth Five Year Plan
4 Tenth Five Year Plan

Answer: Twelfth Five Year Plan
11 Feminist Activism focuses on women’s issues and has with time spread through out many movements related to

i. Environment Rights

ii. Feminist Art

iii. Identity Rights

iv. Homosexual Rights

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

Answer: i, ii, iii and iv
12 Which method or methods can be useful for studying rural illiterate women ?

i. Interview method

ii. Questionnaire method

iii. Case study method

iv. Participant observation method

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

Answer: i, iii and iv
13 Who wrote Stri Purush : Tulna ?
1 Neera Desai
2 Vina Mazumdar
3 Tarabai Shinde
4 Leela Dube

Answer: Tarabai Shinde
14 Who carried out indepth research on the role of the housewife in 1970’s ?
1 Young Wilmot
2 Jeffrey Wheels
3 Ann Oakley
4 Margrat Mead

Answer: Ann Oakley
15 Who said : “Of all the evils, for which man has made himself responsible, none is so degrading, so shocking or so brutal as his abuse of the better half of humanity; to me, the female sex is not the weaker sex” ?
1 Gloria Steinem
2 Margaret Thatcher
3 Rabindra Nath Tagore
4 Mahatma Gandhi

Answer: Mahatma Gandhi

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