Anthropology Important Questions

1. Which is an incorrect example of themes in the New Museum Movement?
(A) Exotic objects from far off places
(B) Exhibitions about holocaust
(C) Internment in prison camps
(D) Violence in civil right movements

2. The PRC model of a museum stands for
(A) Preservation, research and communication
(B) Preservation, research and curation
(C) Protection, research and conservation
(D) None of these

3. Which statement on Culture History arrangement of museum objects is correct?
(A) This is based on different objects of different groups of people.
(B) This is arranged on the basis of evolution of different types and stages of objects.
(C) This gives an onlooker a complete dynamic picture of a group of people.
(D) None of these

4. Which of the following is an article of luxury?
(A) Bow and arrow
(B) Digging stick
(C) Smoking pipe
(D) Clothing

5. The study of museums, museum curation and how museums developed through socio-political forces is known as
(A) Anthropology
(B) Prehistoric archaeology
(C) Museology
(D) Museum display

6. An educational outreach museum program that brings the museum to the people can also be known as
(A) Community museum
(B) Mobile museum
(C) Cultural museum
(D) None of these

7. The nature of work in a museum is
(A) Arrangement
(B) Preservation
(C) Both (A) & (B)
(D) None of these

8. When an object is exposed to sunlight, the resultant outcome is
(A) Fading of colour
(B) Formation of bacteria
(C) Damage in specimen
(D) Protection of specimen

9. Fungus mildew is especially formed on
(A) Prehistoric stone tools
(B) Bamboo and wooden artifacts
(C) Leather and textile
(D) Old and broken pots

10. Intangible cultural heritage is community based. This statement is
(A) Correct
(B) Incorrect
(C) Difficult to state
(D) None of these

11. The Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage was adopted by the UNESCO General Conference in the year
(A) 2000
(B) 2003
(C) 2006
(D) 2009

12. Which of the following is in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List?
(A) Nongkrem dance – a traditional dance of the Khasis
(B) Brass metal industry of Sarthebari
(C) Sankirtana – ritual singing, drumming and dancing of Manipur
(D) Vangchhia – the lost megalithic tradition of the Mizos

13. The region around Potwar and the Kashmir valley was explored by
(A) De Terraand Paterson
(B) K.V.Soundara Rajan
(C) Paolo Graziosi
(D) None of these

14. Rock art sites in India include the site(s) of
(A) Bhimbetka
(B) Adamgarh
(C) Lakhajaur
(D) All of these

15. Which technique was used for making lower Palaeolithic tools in the Kortalayar valley?
(A) Vaal technique
(B) Para-Levallois
(C) Both (A) & (B)
(D) None of these

16. Sivapithecus appears to be more closely related to
(A) Humans
(B) Orangutans
(C) Gorilla
(D) Chimpanzee

17. The middle Palaeolithic culture of India is also known as
(A) Pravaran
(B) Nevasian
(C) Soan
(D) None of these

18. The westernmost Mesolithic site of India is
(A) Tilwara
(B) Bagor
(C) Mahasati
(D) Langhnayj

19. Teri refers to a group of 11 sites of Neolithic clusters in the Tinnevelly district of Tamil Nadu. This Statement is
(A) Correct
(B) Incorrect
(C) Difficult to state
(D) None of these

20. Ramapithecus and Sivapithecus belong to the same genus. This statement is
(A) Correct
(B) Incorrect
(C) Difficult to state
(D) None of these

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21. The Hathnora skull belongs to
(A) Homosapiens
(B) Homo sapiens sapiens
(C) Homoerectus
(D) None of these

22. Pit dwelling is a characteristic feature of
(A) Mehargarh
(B) Koldihawa
(C) Burzahom
(D) All of these

23. Neolithic tools have been found in the site(s) of
(A) Daojali Hading
(B) Selbalgre
(C) Sarutaro
(D) All of these

24. The distinguishing feature of Chalcolithic cultures in India is
(A) Copper tools
(B) Structures
(C) Pottery ware
(D) All of these

25. Theancient name of Indus valley was
(A) Indu
(B) Meluha
(C) Dimun
(D) Bharat

26. The Indus script is similar to the Egyptian Hieroglyphics. This statement is
(A) Correct
(B) Incorrect
(C) Difficult to state
(D) None of these

27. One of the probable reasons behind the decline of civilisation in Indus valley is
(A) The Aryan invasion
(B) Hydrological changes
(C) Both (A) & (B)
(D) None of these

28. The iron using group(s) in India is/are
(C) Both (A) & (B)
(D) None of these

29. The Asiatic Society of Bengal was set up in the year
(A) 1767
(B) 1784
(C) 1776
(D) 1748

30. The term Sanskritization refers to taking up the rituals of the upper castes by the lower castes and tribes. This statement is
(A) Correct
(B) Incorrect
(C) Difficult to state
(D) None of these

31. A Philosophy for NEFA was written by
(A) J.H. Hutton
(B) Verrier Elwin
(C) P.R.T.Gurdon
(D) C.von Furer-Haimendorf

32. Which of the following term(s) was/were introduced by L. P. Vidyarthi?
(A) Sacred performance
(B) Sacred geography
(C) Both (A) & (B)
(D) None of these

33. Which racial classification on the population of India is correctly given under?
(A) Risley’s classification — 1916
(B) Haddon’s classification — 1924
(C) Guha’s classification — 1936
(D) Sarkar’s classification — 1959

34. Which of the following language(s) belong to the Austro-Asiatic family?
(A) Khasi
(B) Mundan
(C) Both (A) & (B)
(D) None of these

35. The book The Naked Nagas was written by
(A) J.H. Hutton
(B) Verrier Elwin
(C) P.R.T Gurdon
(D) C. von Furer-Haimendorf

36. The Kuki-Chin language group falls within which branch of the Tibeto-Burman sub-family?
(A) Tibeto-Himalayan branch
(B) North Assam Branch
(C) Assam-Burmese branch
(D) None of these

37. Which of the following traditional occupational groups fall in low caste?
(A) Chamar
(B) Bhangi
(C) Both (A) & (B)
(D) None of these

38. The concepts of universalisation and parochialization were given by
(A) Robert Redfield
(B) Mckim Marmot
(C) M.N. Srinivas
(D) Yogendra Singh

39. L.P. Vidyarthi studied the sacred complex of
(A) Gaya
(B) Ganga
(C) Varanasi
(D) Kashi

40. The term “continuum” was first introduced by
(A) Robert Redfield
(B) Mckim Marriot
(C) M.N. Srinivas
(D) Yogendra Singh

41. The Nature-Man-Spirit complex is an attempt to understand the ______________,
(A) Adaptation of the socio-cultural institutions with the local environmental conditions.
(B) Relationship of humans with their natural environment.
(C) Both (A) & (B)
(D) None of these

42. Purushartha refers to four goals namely
(A) dharma, varna, artha, moksha
(B) dharma, artha, kama, moksha
(C) dharma, varna, moksha, rina
(D) None of these

43. Vanaprastha ashrama refers to
(A) The life of a learner who leads a life of piety, self-denial, discipline and non-indulgence
(B) The life of a householder who reproduces, acquires wealth, feeds the family, provides education to family, helps other members of the society etc.
(C) The life of a retiree who retires into the nearest forest where he has to lead a life of editation with minimal needs
(D) None of these

44. Rina refers to debts that one has to repay to
(A) rishis and gurus
(B) One’s parents
(C) Both (A) & (B)
(D) None of these

45. Which of the statement (s) is correct?
(A) Karma is action and the consequence of action
(B) Karma is connected to the belief in rebirth
(C) Both (A) & (B)
(D) None of these

46. A practice where a boy from upper caste marries a girl from lower caste is known as
(A) Pratiloma marriage
(B) Anuloma marriage
(C) Inter-caste marriage
(D) Court marriage

47. Which of the statements on jajmani system is incorrect?
(A) Each caste group is expected to give certain standardised services to the families of other castes
(B) It is an agriculture based system of production and distribution of goods and services
(C) It is governed by jajman-prajan relations
(D) Ithas been abolished by the Indian government

48. Caste system is seen among the Christian community in India. This statement is
(A) Correct
(B) Incorrect
(C) Difficult to state
(D) None of these

49. Small economy and simple technology is the characteristic of which economy?
(A) Tribal
(B) Caste
(C) Jajmani
(D) Market

50. The Todas of Nilgiri Hills are an agricultural tribe. This statement is
(A) Correct
(B) Incorrect
(C) Difficult to state
(D) None of these