1. Which of the following correctly describes caste system in India?
- A. Each caste is considered to be equal.
- B. The Indian concept of feudalism where people are grouped on the basis of their landholdings.
- C. A hierarchical system of religions.
- D. Ladder-like formation in which all caste groups are positioned from the highest to the lowest.
2. Which of the following social divisions is unique to India?
- A. Class
- B. Caste
- C. Religion
- D. Gender
3. What attribute of a candidate has a crucial role to play in the caste politics of a specific constituency?
- A. Caste of the candidate and caste composition of the constituency
- B. Economic influence of the candidate in the constituency
- C. Educational background of the candidate
- D. Historical importance of the constituency
4. The caste system is an extreme manifestation of which societal practice?
- A. Celebrating different festivals
- B. Passing occupations from one generation to another
- C. Glorifying ethnicity
- D Passing traditions from one generation to another
5. What is the most efficient and effective way of drawing attention to women’s issues?
- A. Free primary education
- B. More voting rights to women
- C. Only women should be part of the government
- D. More women representatives in legislative bodies
6. The representation of women in Indian Parliament is still low compared to European countries because of which of the following factors?
- A. Lack of reservation
- B. Lack of female of education
- C. Lack of votes
- D. Lack of women’s will power
7. In which of the following governing bodies in India have seats been reserved for women?
- A. Lok Sabha
- B. State Assemblies
- C. Panchayati Raj
- D. Council of Ministers
8. Which two of the following statements are correct about representation of women in Indian politics?
- A. Less than 10 lakh representatives in local bodies
- B. Less than 15% of representatives in the Lok Sabha
- C. Less than 5% of representatives in State Assemblies
- D. Equal representation at every local body
- E. One-third of representatives in the Lok Sabha
9. What has led many feminists and women’s movements to believe that unless women gain control of power, their problems will go unnoticed?
- A. All of the issues that women confront are widely documented. However, despite taking many efforts, the issues are not being resolved.
- B. Despite taking many efforts, women are not satisfied as they expect more legal protections and privileges.
- C. There is little evidence of women’s concerns around the world for the government to take matters into its own hands, hence the government is not making efforts.
- D. All of the issues that women confront are widely documented. However, issues concerning women’s health or otherwise are not given due attention.
10. Which one of the following countries does not have an official religion as the religion of the state?
- A. Pakistan
- B. England
- C. India
- D. Sri Lanka
11. The Constitution permits the state to interfere in religious matters to ensure equality within and among religious communities. In which of the following situations did the state interfere in a religious matter?
- A. Ban on religious festival celebration
- B. Ban on inter-caste marriage
- C. Ban on religious institutions
- D. Ban on untouchability
12. Who among the following believed that religion could never be separated from politics?
- A. Sarojini Naidu
- B. B R Ambedkar
- C. Mahatma Gandhi
- D. Jawaharlal Nehru
13. Which of the following statements is incorrect with respect to secularism in India?
- A. Right to practice any religions
- B. Compulsion to practise any one faith
- C. Right to profess any religion
- D. Right to propagate any religions
14. Which of the following is NOT a societal stereotype?
- A. Women are supposed to take care of children.
- B. Women can work outside and run the home.
- C. Women are supposed to cook, clean, wash clothes.
- D. Spending money on a girl’s education is waste of money.
15. Which out of the following types of discriminations has been prohibited by the Indian Constitution?
- A. Discrimination on the basis of gender, religion and caste
- B. Discrimination only on the basis of gender
- C. Discrimination only on the basis of caste
- D. Discrimination on the basis of literacy level
- B & C