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1. 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

2. 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

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

a. Wives

B. Mothers

c. Wives and mothers

d. None of the above

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

a. The mother goddess

B. Shiva

c. Vishnu

d. Sun

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

a. societies

B. marriage

c. communities

d. religious duties

6. In Rig Vedic society, Dowry system was

a. popular

B. unknown

c. taboo

d. none of the above

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. ‘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

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

a. Vedic era

B. Post vedic era

c. Medieval era

d. modern era

12. 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

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

a. Nur Jahan

B. Jija Bai

c. Zebunnissa

d. Shivaji

14. 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

15. 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

16. 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

17. 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

18. 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

19. 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)

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

a. Bethune college

B. Lady Shri Ram college

c. Miranda House

d. Banasthali University

21. 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

22. 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

23. 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

24. 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

25. 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


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