15 MCQ on MCQ on Evolution of Social Work Practice in India

 1. What is considered the precursor to formal social work in India?

  • A) The Arthashastra
  • B) The Code of Manu (Manusmriti)
  • C) The Bhakti movement
  • D) The Vedas
  • Answer: C) The Bhakti movement

2. The first professional school of social work in India was established in which year?

  • A) 1905
  • B) 1913
  • C) 1920
  • D) 1936
  • Answer: B) 1913

3. Who is often regarded as the pioneer of social work in India, known for their efforts in the early 20th century?

  • A) Mahatma Gandhi
  • B) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
  • C) Sister Nivedita
  • D) Mary Ellen Richmond
  • Answer: C) Sister Nivedita

4. The first formal education program in social work in India was introduced at:

  • A) Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)
  • B) University of Delhi
  • C) Banaras Hindu University (BHU)
  • D) University of Calcutta
  • Answer: A) Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)

5. Which social reformer emphasized the importance of social work in addressing issues such as child marriage and women's education during the early 20th century?

  • A) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
  • B) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
  • C) Swami Vivekananda
  • D) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
  • Answer: B) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

6. The National Council of Social Service (NCSS) in India was established in:

  • A) 1947
  • B) 1950
  • C) 1960
  • D) 1972
  • Answer: B) 1950

7. The Community Development Program (CDP) in India, initiated in the 1950s, aimed at:

  • A) Urbanization
  • B) Industrialization
  • C) Rural development
  • D) Educational reform
  • Answer: C) Rural development

8. The concept of "Panchayati Raj" in India, emphasizing local self-governance, has implications for social work in the domain of:

  • A) Health care
  • B) Education
  • C) Community development
  • D) Urban planning
  • Answer: C) Community development

9. The Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) program in India, launched in 1975, focuses on:

  • A) Women's empowerment
  • B) Child welfare and development
  • C) Adult education
  • D) Environmental conservation
  • Answer: B) Child welfare and development

10. The "Report of the Committee on the Status of Women in India" (1975) is commonly known as the:

  • A) Gadgil Committee Report
  • B) Rau Committee Report
  • C) Chelliah Committee Report
  • D) Towards Equality Report
  • Answer: D) Towards Equality Report

11. The Balwantrai Mehta Committee Report (1957) led to the establishment of:

  • A) The Planning Commission
  • B) Panchayati Raj Institutions
  • C) The National Rural Health Mission
  • D) The National Literacy Mission
  • Answer: B) Panchayati Raj Institutions

12. The emergence of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in India has significantly contributed to:

  • A) Political dominance
  • B) Profit maximization
  • C) Social development and welfare
  • D) Technological advancements
  • Answer: C) Social development and welfare

13. The "Rashtriya Mahila Kosh" (RMK) was established to address the financial needs of:

  • A) Children
  • B) Men
  • C) Women
  • D) Senior citizens
  • Answer: C) Women

14. The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act was enacted in India in the year:

  • A) 1986
  • B) 1992
  • C) 2000
  • D) 2015
  • Answer: C) 2000

15. The National Policy for the Empowerment of Women was formulated in the year:

  • A) 1986
  • B) 1990
  • C) 2001
  • D) 2011
  • Answer: C) 2001


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