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1. Women’s movement in India began in the year ;

a. 1974-1975

B. 1975-1976

c. 1976-1977

d. 1977-1978

2. The Research Centre for Women Studies (RCWS) in India was set up in

a. 1974

B. 1976

c. 1940

d. 1980

3. The Centre for Women’s Development Studies (CWDS) in India was founded in

a. 1976

B. 1978

c. 1980

d. 1986

4. In which year did the UGC bring out the guidelines for development of womenstudies in Indian Universities and Colleges ?

a. 1986

B. 1987

c. 1988

d. 1989

5. The Indian Association for Women Studies (IAWS) was set up on

a. October 28, 1982

B. September 23, 1988

c. August 28, 1982

d. November 23, 1982

6. The committee on the status of women in India released a report in

a. 1971

B. 1972

c. 1973

d. 1974

7. The first national conference on women’s studies was held in the year

a. 1981

B. 1982

c. 1983

d. 1984

8. Who among the following feminists referred women’s studies to as ‘the academic arm of women’s movement, a potent instrument playing a deliberate and active role in the battle for people’s minds’ and ‘autonomy continues to be battle cry of both’?

a. Uma Chakravarti

B. Neera Desai

c. Veena Mazumdar

d. Maithreyi Krishnaraja

9. Which chairperson of the UGC gave a fresh perspective to women’s studies by widening the agenda of the programme, strengthening the role of the participants and giving greater academic credibility to the programme?

a. Armaity Desai

B. Madhuri Shah

c. Yash Pal

d. Virander Singh

10. Which of the following feminist thinkers believed that ‘female subordination is rooted in a set of customary and legal constraints that block women’s entrance and success in the public world’?

a. Liberal feminist

B. Cultural feminist

c. Marxist feminist

d. Radical feminist

11. After whose name was the women’s division of the Indian National Army named?

a. Chand Bibi

B. Rani Jhansi

c. Sultana Rajia

d. Aralyabai

12. In which year did the women’s movement emerge and had a strong impact on colleges and universities to start women’s studies as an academic discipline?

a. 1960s

B. 1970s

c. 1980s

d. 1990s

13. In which of the following Five Year Plans for the first time in the history of planned development in India, the empowerment of women was adopted as one of the objectives?

a. 7th Five Year plan

B. 8th Five Year Plan

c. 9th Five Year Plan

d. 10th Five Year Plan

14. Which committee has recommended the establishment of ‘National Commission for Women?

a. Committee on status of women in India

B. Parliamentary committee for women

c. High power committee for women

d. National Empowerment Committee for Women

15. Which of the following is India’s first women photo-journalist?

a. Homai Vyarawalla

B. Shobana Bhartia

c. Arundhati Roy

d. Leela Menon

16. Which of the following structural variables determine women’s work in India?

a. Regional differences

B. Labour market

c. The family, caste, class and region

d. All of the above

17. Which constitutional amendment states that the total number of seats to be filled in Panchayats and Municipalities will be reserved for women and should not be less than one third of the total number of seats?

a. 73rd & 74th Constitutional Amendment Act

B. 102nd Constitutional Amendment Act

c. 103rd Constitutional Amendment Act

d. 104th Constitutional Amendment Act

18. Which of the following are the major objectives of ‘Beti Bachao Beti PachaoYojana’?

a. Prevention of gender based sex selective abortion

B. Ensuring survival and protection of girl child

c. Ensuring education and participation of girl child

d. All of the above

19. Which of the following universities first started a course on women’s studies?

a. Oxford university

B. S.N.D.T. University

c. Cornell University

d. San Diego State University

20. Which of the following Universities first started a course on women’s studies inIndia?

a. SNDT Women’s University

B. Delhi University

c. Jawaharlal Nehru University

d. Banaras Hindu University

21. Who said the following :‘Educate your women first and leave them themselves,then they will tell you what reforms are necessary for them’

a. Swami Vivekananda

B. Mahatma Gandhi

c. Dr. BR. Ambedkar

d. Jawaharlal Nehru

22. Who was the Minister of Women and Child Development when the NationalPolicy on Empowerment of Women was framed?

a. Krishna Tirath

B. Renuka Choudhary

c. Manela Sanjay Gandhi

d. Sumitra Mahajan

23. As per ‘Sukanya Samridi Yojana’ the parents of girl children can open an accountfor a girl child up to the age of

a. 5 years

B. 10 years

c. 15 years

d. 18 years

24. The 2016 Women Economic Forum (WEF) has been hosted by which of thefollowing countries?

a. India

B. Brazil

c. South Africa

d. Russia

25. The protagonists of the Reformist movement on women’s issues in India were

a. Iswara Chandra Vidyasagar and Raja Ram Mohan Roy

B. Jawaharla Nehru and Sri Aurobindo

c. Raja Ram Mohan Roy and Gandhiji

d. Vijaylaxmi Pandit and Gandhiji


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