20 MCQ on Women Studies

20 MCQ on Women Studies

 1. Which of the following was of greatest concern to First Wave Feminism?

(A) Women’s Standpoint Theory

(B) Women’s capacity for emotional work

(C) Women’s struggle for political rights

(D) Women’s struggle for economic equality

Answer: (C)


2. Which of the following is not an action proposed by radical feminism as a means to defeat patriarchy?

(A) Women coming to recognize their own values and strengths

(B) Women uniting across their differences and forming a sisterhood of trust

(C) Women joining female networks in the workplace

(D) Women uniting across classes to overthrow the capitalist system

Answer: (D)


3. Sexism is most prevalent in _____ societies.

(A) Patriarchal

(B) Matriarchal

(C) Ethnocentric

(D) Egalitarian

Answer: (A)


4. Which of the following play major role in construction, presentation, representation and repression of women in modern society?

(A) Religion

(B) Culture

(C) Media

(D) Social System

Answer: (C)


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

(A) Iswara Chandra Vidyasagar and Raja Ram Mohan Roy

(B) Jawaharlal Nehru and Sri Aurobindo

(C) Raja Ram Mohan Roy and Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

(D) Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Vijaylaxmi Pandit

Answer: (A)


6. Mark the correct answer about caste from the following:

(i) Caste sets the socio-cultural milieu for the individual

(ii) Caste is a localized phenomenonwww.netugc.com

(iii) Caste and religion are hard core of Hindu society

(iv) Caste is universal


(A) (i), (ii) and (iii)

(B) (i), (iii) and (iv)

(C) only (i)

(D) (ii), (iii) and (iv)

Answer: (A)

7. Social survey does not aim at:

(A) Collection of data related to the social aspects of a community.

(B) Study of social problems regarding women.

(C) Formulation of laws on the basis of collected data.

(D) Utilization of knowledge acquired to teach the young researchers.

Answer: (D)

8.Which statement on hypothesis is wrong?

(A) It states a logical relationship between facts.

(B) It is a proposition.

(C) It is a necessary link between theory and investigation.

(D) It is an initial step in scientific research.

Answer: (A)

 9.Who coined the slogan “The Personal is Political” which became synonymous with the Second Wave Feminism?

(A) Gamal Abdel Nasser

(B) Simon de Beauvoir

(C) Carol Hanisch

(D) Susan B. Anthony

Answer: (C)

 10.Sex is a/an _______ because a person is born with it ; Gender is a/an _______ because it has to be learned.

(A) achieved; ascribed

(B) ascribed; achieved

(C) master; achieved

(D) achieved; master

Answer: (B)


18. ‘Feminisation of labour’, means:

(A) Less women in all kinds of jobs

(B) More women in less kinds of jobs

(C) No women in jobs

(D) More women in all kinds of jobs

Answer: (D)


11. “To go for a walk with one’s eyes open is enough to demonstrate that humanity is divided into two classes of individuals whose clothes, faces, bodies, smiles and occupations are manifestly different.” What is the difference?

(A) Gender differentiation

(B) Sex differentiation

(C) Women and women differentiation

(D) Men and men differentiation

Answer: (B)

12.“Investing in women is not only the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing to do.” Who made this statement?

(A) Indira Gandhi

(B) Ban ki Moon

(C) Brinda Karat

(D) Sushama Swaraj

Answer: (B)

 13.ALEAP is an organization working for

(A) Education Development among women

(B) Entrepreneurship Development among women

(C) Eradication of poverty among women

(D) Increasing enrolment rate of girls in primary schools

Answer: (B)

 14.Which dimensions are considered to calculate the Gender Inequality Index (GII)?

(A) Long and healthy life, knowledge and a decent standard of living

(B) Health, education and standard of living

(C) Health, empowerment and labour market

(D) Gross national income, education and health

Answer: (C)

15.. Major causes for maternal deaths are:

(A) Severe bleeding, Anaemia, Infections, Eclampsia, unsafe abortions

(B) Physical Health Problems

(C) Mental Health Problems

(D) General Public Health Problems

Answer: (A)

16 The main obstacles for women’s education in India are:

(i) Inadequate school facilities

(ii) Shortage of female teachers

(iii) Inadequate English medium schools

(iv) Gender bias in school curriculum


(A) (i) and (ii) only

(B) (i), (ii) and (iii) only

(C) (iv) only

(D) (iii) and (iv) only

Answer: (A)

 17.. Which is the correct chronological sequence of International events given below?

(i) Rio + 20 on Sustainable Development

(ii) UN World Conference to review and appraise the achievements of the UN Decade for women

(iii) World Conference on Human Rights

(iv) Review and Appraisal of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the Outcome Document of the Twenty Third Special Session of the General Assembly.

Mark the correct sequence from the codes given below:

(A) (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)

(B) (ii), (iii), (iv), (i)

(C) (iii), (ii), (i), (iv)

(D) (iv), (ii), (iii), (i)

Answer: (B)

 18.Stalking is punishable under which section of IPC?

(A) Section 354 A

(B) Section 370 A

(C) Section 370 C

(D) Section 354 D

Answer: (D)

 19.Voyeurism is punishable under which section of IPC?

(A) Section 354 B

(B) Section 375

(C) Section 376

(D) Section 354 C

Answer: (D)

20.Who was the founder of Mahila Samitis during the British time?

(A) Usha Mehta

(B) Saroj Nalini Dutt

(C) Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay

(D) Lady Abardeen

Answer: (B)


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