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chapter:   Status of Women in India

126. As per the Dharamshastras, what does ‘Anuloma Vivah’ mean?

a. Marriage between a higher caste man and a lower caste woman

B. Marriage between a lower caste man and a higher caste woman

c. Marriage between man and woman of the same caste

d. Marriage of man and woman of the same gotra

127. In Ancient India, the bride was supposed to be at a mature age over:

a. 15 or 16 years

B. 16 or 17 years

c. 17 or 18 years

d. 18 or 19 years

128. During the early Vedic era, there is evidence to show that women were given some:

a. Respect and opportunities

B. Fair amount of freedom

c. Fair amount of equality with men

d. All of the above

129. ‘Swayamvara’ is the institution of marriage among

a. The higher castes

B. The lower cases

c. Both (a) and (b)

d. None of the above

130. Women did not use ‘Purdah’ in which era?

a. Vedic era

B. Post vedic era

c. Medieval era

d. modern era

131. The literacy rate of women among the Vaishnavite sects was :

a. Higher than the other societies

B. Lower than the other societies

c. Same as the other societies

d. None of the above

132. During the Medieval period, who was the greatest Muslim queen of India?

a. Nur Jahan

B. Jija Bai

c. Zebunnissa

d. Shivaji

133. According to Nandal&Rajnish, prostitutes along with their practices were never considered to be undignified or shameful,rather femake sex workers were depicted as classy women, without societal restrictions during which period?

a. Indus Valley civilisation

B. Rig Vedic civilisation

c. Mohenjodaro civization

d. Harappan civilization

134. Women occupied esteemed positions in religion and were permitted to becomeSanyasinis during:

a. Rig Vedic period

B. Later Vedic period

c. Jainism and Buddhism Period

d. None of the above

135. Social evils like female infanticide, Sati, child marriage, purdah system and zenana were prevalent during the:

a. Middle age

B. Vedic period

c. Buddhism period

d. Ancient period

136. The practice of voluntary immolation by wives and daughters of defeated warriors in order to avoid capture and consequent molestation by the enemy is called:

a. Jauhar

B. Sati

c. Devadasi system

d. None of the above

137. Which movement flourished during the medieval age giving rise to a new class ofmen and women who cared for gender bias?

a. Bhakti movement

B. Quit India movement

c. Civil Disobedience movement

d. None of the above

138. Which Article of the Indian Constitution has a provision of equal pay for equal workfor men and women?

a. Article 14

B. Article 16

c. Article 42

d. Article 39(d)

139. The first college open to women in India is the:

a. Bethune college

B. Lady Shri Ram college

c. Miranda House

d. Banasthali University

140. The social movement of women was restricted in the medieval period due to:

a. The advent of Muslims in India

B. The advent of British in India

c. polygamy

d. None of the above

141. The Brahmo Samaj was founded in 1828 by:

a. Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

B. Raja Ram Mohan Roy

c. Dayananda Sarasvati

d. None of the above

142. The Arya Samaj was founded in 1875 by :

a. Dayananda Sarasvati

B. Raja Ram Mohan Roy

c. Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

d. None of the above

143. The first Indian female teacher who went on to set up 17 more schools that imparted education to women of all castes was:

a. Indira Gandhi

B. Rani Bai

c. Savitribai Phule

d. 1859

144. The evil practice of sati was formally banned on:

a. January 2, 1829

B. January 4, 1830

c. December 4, 1830

d. December 4, 1829

145. When was the Hindu Widows’ Remarriage Act recognized by the law?

a. 1855

B. 1856

c. 1857

d. 1858

146. In which year did the Hunter Commission emphasized on the need for femaleeducation?

a. 1881

B. 1882

c. 1883

d. 1884

147. The first Muslim woman teacher of India is:

a. Nur Jahan

B. Razia Sultan

c. Fatima Sheikh

d. None of the above

148. Who played an important role in getting Sati system abolished, raised voice against child marriage and fought for the right of inheritance for women?

a. Maharaja S. Rao

B. Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

c. Raja Ram Mohan Roy

d. None of the above

149. Who launched a movement for the right of widows to remarry and worked to improvethe status of women in India?

a. Raja Ram Mohan Roy

B. Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

c. Maharaja S. Rao

d. Annie Besant

150. A women’s rights activist and he founder of Seva Sadan in Mumbai and Pune-an institution that trained thousands of women in various skills was:

a. Annie Besant

B. Ramabai Ranade

c. Fatima Sheikh

d. None of the above


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