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chapter:   Unit 1

26. Which of the following is correct with regard to women’s studies curriculum?

a. The study of subjects relating to women, their roles in history and their contributions to society

B. The multi-disciplinary study of the social status and societal contributions of women and the relationship between power and gender disparity

c. A critical instrument to study reality from the standpoint of women

d. All of the above

27. What is the strength of the Indian Women’s Studies movement?

a. Diversity within women’s studies in terms of sources of research, information, documentation and action

B. Women’s studies centres are being supported by the University Grants Commission

c. Some women’s studies centres have also been funded by the Indian Council of Social Science Research

d. All of the above

28. Which of the following are duties of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005?

a. Assisting the magistrate in the discharge of his/her functions

B. To ensure that the assumed person is provided legal aid under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987

c. To get the aggrieved person medically examined if she has sustained bodily injuries

d. All of the above

29. Which Article of the Indian Constitution provides that ‘not less than one-third (including number of seats reserved for women belonging to SC and ST) of the total number of seats to be filled by direct elections in every municipality shall be reserved for women and seats may be allotted by rotation to different constituencies in a municipality’?

a. Article 243T(B)

B. Article 243 P

c. Article 243 R

d. Article 243Y

30. In which of the following dates did a delegation of women met ‘the erstwhile viceroy Frederic Thesiger to demand voting rights for women’?

a. March 24, 1917

B. December 18, 1917

c. November 18, 1916

d. March 21, 1921

31. Under which section of Criminal Procedure Code can a woman not be called tothe police station for interrogation?

a. Section 160

B. Section 158

c. Section 163

d. Section 166

32. Who made the following statement, ‘As long as the women of India do not take part in public life there can be no salvation for the country’?

a. Sarojini Naidu

B. Subhash Chandra Bose

c. Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay

d. Mahatma Gandhi

33. After 1977, the women’s movement developed quite differently from the earlier movement. Autonomous women’s groups emerged in the country. In the beginning, which were their basic common issues?

a. Oppression, exploitation and patriarchy

B. Equality, empowerment and employment

c. Patriarchy, power and protection

d. Participation, reservation and development

34. Which are the statutory bodies under the Ministry of Women and Child Development?

a. National Commission for women

B. National Commission for Protection of Child Rights

c. Both (a) and (b)

d. None of the above

35. Who was the author of the book ‘A decade of Women’s Movement in India’?

a. Vandana Shiva

B. Neera Desai

c. Vina Mazumdar

d. Bina Agarwal

36. The Ministry of Women and Child Development formulated The National Policyon Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) in :

a. 2011

B. 2012

c. 2013

d. 2014

37. What is correct about women’s studies?

a. Few men take interest in women’s studies

B. Women’s studies is a social science

c. Both(a) and (b)

d. None of the above

38. How does women’s studies affect students as individuals?

a. Students get the scientific knowledge about the power relation between men and women

B. Students get appraised of the feminist perspective of the social issues

c. Women’s studies courses are structural to encourage students to speak

d. All of the above

39. The need for women’s studies was realized when concerned women and men noticed ______

a. The presence of women in higher education curriculum

B. The ways in which women were systematically excluded from many positions of power and authority

c. The way masculinity and femininity interacted with each other and come closer

d. The way history courses taught only about women as leaders in wars

40. The emergence of women studies as an academic discipline is the result of:

a. First Wave Feminism

B. Second Wave Feminism

c. Third Wave Feminism

d. Fourth Wave Feminism

chapter:   Unit 2 Social Construction of gender

41. Which of the following states first launched transgender policy in India?

a. Tamil Nadu

B. Maharashtra

c. Andhra Pradesh

d. Kerala

42. Which of the following indicator is used to measure the changes in the status and roles of women and men over a period of time?

a. Gender Empowerment Indicator

B. Gender Sensitive Indicator

c. Gender Inequality Indicator

d. Gender Disaggregated Indicator

43. Which of the following variable is most critical for those who focus on gender oppression theory?

a. Power

B. Money

c. Mothering

d. Culture

44. In which year was the Global Gender Gap Index first introduced?

a. 2002

B. 2004

c. 2006

d. 2007

45. The anatomical and other biological differences between males and females that are determined at the moment of conception denote the ___ of the individual

a. masculinity

B. femininity

c. sex

d. gender

46. _____ is a term that refers to social or cultural distinctions associated with beingmale or female.

a. feminism

B. gender identity

c. sex

d. gender

47. Transvestites, drag queens, drag king and intersected individuals can be includedin the broad category of

a. homosexuals

B. transexuals

c. transgendered individuals

d. bisexuals

48. Which perspective argues that men and women perform separate, specialized and complementary roles to maintain cohesiveness within families and the wider society?

a. feminist

B. functionalist

c. symbolic interactionist

d. conflict theorist

49. Personal sense of one’s own gender is called

a. sex

B. gender

c. gender identity

d. third gender

50. What is gender?

a. Word that stands for men only

B. Word that stands for women only

c. It tells if a person is male or female

d. It is another word for feminism


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