Anthropology MCQs

Introduction to Anthropology MCQs for CSS (Set-I)

Introduction to Anthropology MCQs for CSS (Set-I)
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Anthropology is basic study of
(a) Human being
(b) Community
(c) Male and female
(d) None of these
Answer: a

The sub discipline of anthropology that studies diversity of human behaviour in the past is
(a) physical anthropology
(b) archaeology
(c) linguistic anthropology
(d) cultural anthropology
Answer: b

The study of the bodies and behaviour of human-like species such as monkeys and apes is called
(a) anthropology
(b) apeology
(c) primatology
(d) archaeology
Answer: c

The field of anthropology that studies cross-cultural knowledge and use of plants is called
(a) ethnobotany
(b) forensic anthropology
(c) vegetal anthropology
(d) there is no such field
Answer: a

Students who major in anthropology can make a living in which career(s)?
(a) teaching
(b) business/consulting
(c) government/policy
(d) all of the above
Answer: d

Which of these is NOT part of the anthropological perspective?
(a) cross-cultural study
(b) ethnocentrism
(c) holism
(d) cultural relativism
Answer: b

The perspective that all aspects of a culture must be studied in interconnection with each other is
(a) holism
(b) cross-cultural study
(c) glocalization
(d) cultural relativism
Answer: a

The written description of a culture that an anthropologist produces from his/her research is called
(a) ethnocentrism
(b) ethnicity
(c) ethnocide
(d) ethnography
Answer: d

The attitude that you can understand or judge another culture in terms of your own culture is called
(a) cultural relativism
(b) cultural anthropology
(c) ethnocentrism
(d) ethnoculturalism
Answer: c

Who said “Ideas about race, culture and people-hood or ethnicity have long served to orient anthropology’s inquiries ….”
(a) Eric R. Wolf
(b) Magnus Hundt
(c) Otto Casmann
(d) Bartholins
Answer: a

Word Anthropology first appeared in Renaissance Germany in the works of
(a) Magnus Hundt
(b) Otto Casmann
(c) Bartholins
(d) Both a & b
Answer: d

Who defined l’anthropologie as follows: Anthropology, that is to say the science that treats of man, is divided ordinarily and with reason into Anatomy, which considers the body and the parts, and Psychology, which speaks of the soul.
(a) Bartholins
(b) Étienne Serres
(c) Charles Darwin
(d) Paul Broca
Answer: a

Name the neurosurgeon who had taken an interest in the pathology of speech
(a) Bartholins
(b) Étienne Serres
(c) Charles Darwin
(d) Paul Broca
Answer: d

Who defined anthropology as “the science of the nature of man”?
(a) Waitz
(b) Étienne Serres
(c) Charles Darwin
(d) Paul Broca
Answer: a

Cultural anthropology in particular has emphasized
(a) cultural relativism
(b) holism,
(c) Use of findings to frame cultural critiques
(d) All of these
Answer: d

In Great Britain and the Commonwealth countries, the British tradition of __________ tends to dominate.
(a) Social anthropology
(b) biological or physical anthropology;
(c) cultural anthropology
(d) None of these
Answer: a

In the United States, anthropology has traditionally been divided into the four field approach developed by _______ in the early 20th century:
(a) Franz Boas
(b) Étienne Serres
(c) Charles Darwin
(d) Adam F. Kollár
Answer: a

Ethnology term coined and defined by
(a) Étienne Serres
(b) Charles Darwin
(c) Adam F. Kollár
(d) Franz Boas
Answer: c

Kardiner in his study of relationship between culture and personality is
(a) Present personality
(b) Grooming personality
(c) Basic personality
(d) All of the above
Answer: c

In nature a mode or strategy for survival is known as
(a) An association
(b) Artificial selection
(c) An adaptation
(d) Adaptive radiation
Answer: c

Ruth Benedict, Margaret Mead, are student of
(a) Morgan
(b) E.B Taylor
(c) Franz Boas
(d) None of these
Answer: c

In case of skeletalised human remains, which of following features is not of potential use in making a personal identification?
(a) Bone disorders
(b) Dentition
(c) Tattoos
(d) Surgical implants
Answer: c

One of unique aspects of cultural anthropology is
(a) spending long periods living in the communities they study
(b) The use of questionnaires in their fieldwork
(c) The collection of quantitative behaviour data
(d) Subjecting people to laboratory experimentation
Answer: a

Which of following kin term systems distinguishes between cross and parallel cousins
(a) Hawaiian
(b) Eskimo
(c) Sudanese
(d) Iroquois
Answer: d

Egoistic, special type of suicide presented by Emile Durkheim spring from
(a) Excessive regulation
(b) Excessive individualism
(c) Over migration with group
(d) None of these
25. c

Which of following kinds of work would applied anthropology include?
(a) Cultural resource management
(b) Medical anthropology
(c) Ethno botany
(d) All of the above
Answer: a

Medical anthropology is study about?
(a) Health
(b) Disease
(c) Mental health
(d) All of the above
Answer: b

Biological anthropology includes study of
(a) Non-human primates
(b) Fossil record of human evolution
(c) Human variation
(d) All of the above
Answer: d

Who are leaders in economic, military, political and religious affairs ?
(a) King
(b) Big man
(c) Chiefs
(d) Political leader
Answer: c

Research is usually use in field of
(a) Biology and chemistry
(b) Math’s and physics
(c) Sociology and anthropology
(d) Urdu and English
Answer: c

In caste society groups of persons engaged in specific occupations and characteristics which is called
(a) Impurity
(b) Purity
(c) Clean
(d) None of these
Answer: b

Feminist anthropologists shows that there is no difference
(a) with women and girl
(b) Men and boys
(c) Women and men
(d) None of these
Answer: c

Term used to refer to biological maximum number of birth is
(a) Sex ratio
(b) Fertility
(c) Fecundity
(d) Natural increase
Answer: c

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