Sociology of Gender solved MCQs

chapter:   Unit 2 Social Construction of gender

76. According to the latest judgement of the Supreme Court, which category does the transgender belong to?

a. General category

B. SC category

c. Backward category

d. OBC category

77. Which of the following is a primary agency for gender construction?

a. Caste

B. Class

c. Social system

d. Family

78. An umbrella term for persons whose gender identity, gender expression, or behavior does not conform to that typically associated with the sex to which they were assigned at birth is called:

a. Homosexuality

B. Bisexuality

c. Transgender

d. All of the above

79. According to sociologists, gender behavior is:

a. earned

B. biological

c. a given

d. learned

80. What is the sociological definition of gender?

a. The characteristics, behaviours and norms that society ascribes to a person of one sex or the other.

B. Whether a person is biologically and anatomically male or female or transgender.

c. Whether a person considers himself/herself to be male or female.

d. The behaviours and characteristics that are produced by a person that is anatomically male or anatomically female.

chapter:   Geographical Perspective of gender role

81. Gender roles refer to

a. Chromosomal difference that causes inevitable differences in the behaviour of men and women

B. Hormonal differences that causes inevitable differences 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

82. Mark the correct statement about gender inequality

a. Gender form of inequality is more severe than caste form of inequality

B. Gender inequality is like class inequality

c. Gender inequality is the creation of caste society only

d. Gender inequality is not observed in open society

83. Society’s expectation of people’s behaviour and attitudes based on whether they are females or males is called:

a. Femininity

B. Gender inequality

c. Gender roles

d. Masculinity

84. The ____ perspective combines the exploitation of women by capitalism with patriarchy in the home in its analysis of gender inequality

a. Socialist feminist

B. Radical feminist

c. Liberal feminist

d. Democratic feminist

85. What is correct about religion?

a. It is a unified system of beliefs and practices

B. It is a source of value system which sets the rationale for social actions

c. Different religions set the different guidelines for the lifestyles of the people

d. All of the above

86. Among the following, which is not related to third wave of feminism?

a. Queer theory

B. Defending sex work

c. Abolishing gender roles

d. Suffrage movement

87. Who coined the term ‘Third Wave Feminism’?

a. Alice Walker

B. Rebecca Walker

c. Jane Adams

d. Mary Richmond

88. Which form of feminism is most committed to challenging the essentialist nature of the category ‘women’??

a. Radical

B. Post modern

c. Socialist

d. Liberal

89. Which approach of feminism concentrated on rights only in public sphere and neglected the need for equity of freedom and regard in home life?

a. Liberal feminism

B. Radical feminism

c. Socialist feminism

d. Marxist feminism

90. Which feminist thought suggests that gender equality can be realised by eliminatingthe cultural notion of gender?

a. Post modern feminism

B. Socialist feminism

c. Radical feminism

d. Neo-classical feminism

91. A hierarchical system in which cultural, political and economic structures are dominated by males is a

a. Elite model

B. Pluralist model

c. Gendered division of labour

d. patriarchy

92. An ideology that exaggerates the difference between men and women and rationalizesthe superiority of males is called

a. Feminism

B. Gender inequality

c. Masculinity

d. Sexism

93. Which wave of feminism had the slogan, ‘The personal is political’?

a. First wave

B. Second wave

c. Third wave

d. Fourth wave

94. Women are often denied their social, cultural, economic and political rights leading to a decline in the condition of women. This gender based inequality against women is called

a. Feminism

B. Masculinity

c. Patriarchy

d. Gender inequality

95. The main goal of feminism is to:

a. Assert minority rights

B. Change the patriarchal nature of society

c. Protect women from alienation

d. Influence the government

96. The process by which we learn our culture’s gender-related rules, norms and expectations is known as

a. Gender socialization

B. Gender roles

c. Gender identity

d. None of the above

97. According to Marxist Feminism, women’s oppression is due to what?

a. Self esteem

B. Equal rights

c. Economic dependence

d. Financial dependence

98. The theory that men and women should be treated equally is also sometimes called

a. Core Feminism

B. Core Feminist Theory

c. Core Feminism or Core Feminist Theory

d. All of the above

99. Which of the following divisions is unique to India?

a. Gender division

B. Caste division

c. Economic division

d. Religious division

100. A person who supports feminism is called

a. Female

B. Male feminists

c. Feminist

d. None of the above


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