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chapter:   Geographical Perspective of gender role

101. Select the laws enacted by the Parliament for the welfare of women

a. Special Marriage Act of 1955

B. Dowry Prohibition Act of 1961

c. Equal Remuneration Act of 1976

d. All of the above

102. Women in India are discriminated in:

a. Political life

B. Social life

c. Economic life

d. All of the above

103. In local self-government institutions, at least one-third of all positions are reserved for:

a. Men

B. Women

c. Children

d. Scheduled Tribes

104. What was the demand of First Wave Feminism?

a. Right of vote for women

B. Right to marry two men

c. Right to own a business

d. None of the above

105. ‘Equal Wages Act’ signifies

a. Law that deals with family related matters

B. Law which provides that equal wages should be paid for equal jobs for both men and women

c. An Act which signifies that all work inside the home is done by the women of the family

d. A radical law against the discriminatory attitude and sexual division of labour

106. Second Wave Feminism emerged in the

a. 1930s to 1940s

B. 1940s to 1950s

c. 1960s to 1970s

d. 1980s to 1990s

107. Which of these does not refer to the Feminist Movement?

a. Improving educational and career opportunities for women

B. Giving voting rights to women

c. Improving women’s political and legal rights

d. Training women in household jobs

108. ‘Sexual division of labour’ signifies that:

a. Gender division emphasizes division on the basis of nature of work

B. Division between men and women

c. Work decides the division between men and women

d. All of the above

109. Which wave of feminism primarily focused on suffrage?

a. First wave

B. Second wave

c. Third wave

d. All of the above

110. When we speak of gender divisions, we usually refer to:

a. Biological differences between men and women

B. Unequal roles assigned by the society to men and women

c. Unequal child sex ratio

d. Absence of voting rights for women in democracies

111. In India, seats are reserved for women in :

a. Lok Sabha

B. State Legislative Assemblies

c. Panchayati Raj bodies

d. All of the above

112. What is meant by gender division?

a. Division between rich and poor

B. Division between males and females

c. Division between educated and uneducated

d. All of the above

113. Radical feminists advocate revolution because

a. They are influenced by foreign governments

B. They have not been successful politically

c. They are violent minded

d. Institutions such as the state perpetuate male dominance and the subjugation on women

114. What is meant by the term Feminist?

a. A person who believes in equal rights and opportunities for men and women

B. Having the qualities considered typical of women

c. The belief that men and women are equal

d. Men who look like women

115. A collection of political movements, social movements and ideologies that defend the political, economic personal and social rights of women is called

a. Feminism

B. Femininity

c. Gender equality

d. Masculinity

116. Feminists argue that women’s values are based primarily on:

a. Biology and prescribed social roles

B. Religious(God’s) laws

c. Prescribed social roles

d. Biology

117. Liberal feminism really began with :

a. First wave feminism

B. Second wave feminism

c. Third wave feminism

d. None of the above

118. Which of the following statements is correct regarding Feminism?

a. Feminism is not the belief that women are superior.

B. Feminism is not hating men.

c. Feminism is not male oppression

d. All of the above.

119. To provide representation to women in Panchayats and Municipalities, the followingstep has been taken:

a. Reservation for election to half of the seats for women

B. Appointment of 1/3rd women members

c. Reservation for election to 1/3rd of the seats for women

d. None of the above

chapter:   Status of Women in India

120. In Ancient India, men had the role of earning and women had the role of:

a. Reproduction of heirs and homemaking

B. Homemaking

c. Earning

d. None of the above

121. The historical analysis of the position of women in Ancient India shows that:

a. Women did not share an equal position with men

B. Women share an equal position with men

c. Women position was superior to men

d. None of the above

122. During Ancient India, women were recognized only as:

a. Wives

B. Mothers

c. Wives and mothers

d. None of the above

123. In the Ancient Indus Valley civilization in India, evidences show the worship of:

a. The mother goddess

B. Shiva

c. Vishnu

d. Sun

124. During Ancient India, education of young girls was considered as an important qualification for

a. societies

B. marriage

c. communities

d. religious duties

125. In Rig Vedic society, Dowry system was

a. popular

B. unknown

c. taboo

d. none of the above


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