Anthropology Practice Set

1. Ceremony related to breaking of a statute is
(A) Animism
(B) imitative magic
(C) contagious magic
(D) None of the above

2. Which of the following is considered to be the most rational thinking in religion?
(A) Fetishism
(B) Polytheism
(C) Monotheism
(D) Symbolism

3. Primitive law depends on
(A) bond of kinship
(B) territorial relations
(C) place of residence
(D) None of the above

4. Which of the following is an Austro-Asiatic linguistic tribe?
(A) The Nagas
(B) The Mizos
(C) The Khasis
(D) The Bodos

5. The concept of cultural lag is linked with the name of
(A) Robert M. Maclver
(B) W. I. Thomas
(C) Robert E. Park
(D) W. F. Ogburn

6. Fission track dating is based on
(A) uranium decay
(B) potassium decay
(C) carbon decay
(D) argon decay

7. Which of the following first buried their dead regularly?
(A) Homo habilis
(B) Homo erectus
(C) Homo neanderthalensis
(D) Australopithecines

8. Orangutans are mostly found in
(A) Madagascar Islands
(B) Andaman Islands
(C) Polynesian Islands
(D) Islands of Borneo and Sumatra

9. The average cranial capacity of man ranges from
(A) 1000 cc to 1200 cc
(B) 1300 cc to 1450 cc
(C) 1700 cc to 1850 cc
(D) 2000 cc to 2100 cc

10. Which of the following sutures unite the two parietal bones of human skull?
(A) Lamboidal suture
(B) Coronal suture
(C) Sagittal suture
(D) None of the above

11. The hair form of the Mongoloid people is generally described as
(A) Leiotrichy
(B) Cymotrichy
(C) Ulotrichy
(D) None of the above

12. The cranial index of Pithecanthropus erectus is
(A) 70
(B) 65
(C) 75
(D) 60

13. The associated artifacts found with the Grimaldi man were of
(A) Mousterian culture
(B) Sohanian culture
(C) Aurignacian culture
(D) Solutrean culture

14. The celts are characteristic tool types of
(A) Palaeolithic
(B) Mesolithic
(C) Neolithic
(D) None of the above

15. A special relationship that exists between fathers’ sister and brothers’ children is called
(A) Couvade
(B) Sororate
(C) Avunculate
(D) amitate

16. Somatometry is the study of the somatometric measurements taken on the
(A) living human being
(B) human skull
(C) bones of the skeleton
(D) None of the above

17. The smallest bone in the human body is
(A) Femur
(B) Ulna
(C) Scapula
(D) vertebra

18. The classic Mediterranean belongs to
(A) Caucasoid
(B) Mongoloid
(C) Negroid
(D) Australoid

19. Which of the following is a biface leaf point?
(A) Laurel leaf
(B) Willow leaf
(C) Audi knife
(D) None of the above

20. Kitchen midden culture flourished
(A) in Adriatic Sea coast
(B) in Pacific coast
(C) in Baltic and North Sea coast
(D) around Alps

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21. A complete set of chromosomes and nuclear genes carried by an individual is called
(A) Genome
(B) gene amplification
(C) genetic code

22. Lemurs and lorises are the
(A) fossil primates
(B) living primates
(C) great apes
(D) None of the above

23. Which of the following is not a function of marriage?
(A) It regulates sexual behaviour of individuals
(B) It paves the way for the formation of a new family
(C) It moulds individual’s personality
(D) It creates avenues for reproduction

24. The term ‘Neolithic Revolution’ was coined by
(A) M. C. Burkit
(B) E. A. Hooton
(C) V. Gordon Childe
(D) O. K. P. Oakley

25. The cheek pouch is absent but the ischial callosities are noticed in
(A) Cebidae
(B) Hominidae
(C) Hepalidae
(D) None of the above

26. Which of the following is a Karbi village festival?
(A) Wangala
(B) Rongker
(C) Kut
(D) Ali-Aye Ligang

27. The family that is established after marriage producing children is known as
(A) consanguineous family
(B) compound family
(C) family of orientation
(D) family of procreation

28. Broadly speaking, social stratification refers to
(A) social difference in a society
(B) division of society into various status groups
(C) division of society into a number of strata, hierarchically arranged groupings
(D) variation in social positions

29. Which of the following forms of religion is the veneration of an animal and very rarely a plant?
(A) Animism
(B) Animatism
(C) Fetishism
(D) Totemism

30. A group of relatives which includes all those patrilineal kin to whom an individual feels some sense of obligation is called
(A) Kindred
(B) Cognates
(C) Agnates
(D) uterines

31. The term ‘phratry’ refers to
(A) clustering of several clans into exogamous blocks
(B) grouping of nuclear families in a common household
(C) followers of animistic religion
(D) a group of Kula exchanging partners

32. Who among the following is the father of Indian ethnology?
(A) S. C. Roy
(B) D. N. Majumdar
(C) L. P. Vidyarthi
(D) T. N. Madan

33. Which of the following is an exchange practised by the Kwakiutl Indians of north-west coast of North America?
(A) Gift
(B) Potlatch
(C) Kula
(D) Shell

34. In the absence of law, defined in terms of central authority, courts and police, which of the following help in maintaining social order in simple societies?
(A) Folkways
(B) Customary rules
(C) Mores
(D) All of the above

35. A rule of residence after marriage according to which the husband leaves his family and goes to reside with the family of his wife is
(A) Virilocal
(B) Uxorilocal
(C) Patrilocal
(D) neolocal

36. Plural marriages are known as
(A) Polygyny
(B) Polygamy
(C) Bigamy
(D) polyandry

37. Who among the following described Ramapithecus in 1934 as a hominid?
(A) Simons
(B) Lewis
(C) Leakey
(D) None of them

38. Anthropology is the study of
(A) Human beings
(B) Prehistoric human beings
(C) Humans and non-humans
(D) Humans as biological entity

39. Holism in anthropology refers to the study of
(A) Humans as biological and cultural beings
(B) Humans in totality
(C) Humans as religious beings
(D) None of these

40. Prehistoric archaeology is a specialised branch of
(A) History
(B) Cultural Anthropology
(C) Both (A) & (B)
(D) None of these

41. The term “Action anthropology” was coined by
(A) M. Herskovitts
(B) E. B. Tylor
(C) Sol Tax
(D) None of these

42. Anthropometry is the science of measuring different parts of the human body. This statement is
(A) Correct
(B) Incorrect
(C) Difficult to state
(D) None of these

43. Who studies fossil humans?
(A) Anthropologist
(B) Archaeologist
(C) Palaeontologist
(D) None of these

44. A contemporary of Charles Darwin who came to the same conclusion on organic evolution was
(A) Georges Cuvier
(B) Thomas Robert Malthus
(C) Alfred Russell Wallace
(D) Francis Crick

45. Which rule postulates that evolution tends to increase body size over geological time in a lineage of populations?
(A) Cope’s rule
(B) Doll’s rule
(C) Gause’s rule
(D) None of these

46. The Nariokotome boy belongs to which hominid species?
(A) Austropithecus africanus
(B) Homo erectus
(C) Homo neanderthalensis
(D) None of these

47. The Homo erectus pekinensis is associated with which culture?
(A) Lower Palaeolithic culture
(B) Oldowan culture
(C) Acheulean culture
(D) Choukoutien culture

48. The term “Australopithecus” includes the following
(A) Paranthropus
(B) Kenyathropus
(C) Both (A) & (B)
(D) None of these

49. Which of the following statements about the Neanderthals is incorrect?
(A) They are associated with the Mousterian culture
(B) They contributed to the DNA of modern humans
(C) They are credited with the discovery of fire
(D) They practiced burials practices and buried the dead

50. Which dating method can be applied to find out the exact age of pottery?
(A) Palynology
(B) Dendrochronoly
(C) Seriation
(D) Thermoluminescence (TL)