Lesson – 4
Gender, Religion and Caste
Q1. Which one of the following social reformers fought against caste inequalities.
(a) Periyar Ramaswami Naiker
(b) Swami Dayanand Saraswati
(c) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
(d) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
Q2. Which one of the following was the view of Mahatma Gandhi about religion ?
(a) He was in favour of Hinduism.
(b) He was an ardent supporter of Muslim Religion.
(c) By religion, Gandhi meant for moral values that inform all religions.
(d) He said that India should adopt Christianity.
Q3. Name any two political leaders who fought against caste inequalities.
(a) Dr. Manmohan Singh and Smt. Pratibha Devi Singh Patil.
(b) Mr. Nitesh Kumar and Mr. Narendra Modi.
(c) Dr.S. Radhakrishnan and Shri Morarji Desai
(d) Mahatma Gandhi and B.R. Ambedkar
Q4. What is the average child sex ratio in India ?
Q5. Which one of the following refers to gender division ?
(a) The hierarchical unequal roles assigned to man and woman by the society.
(b) Biological difference between man and woman.
(c) The ratio of male child and female child.
(d) The division between male labourers and female labourers.
Q6. Which one of the following is the basis of communal politics?
(a) People of different religions may have the same interests.
(b) People of different religions have different interests that involve conflicts.
(c) People of different religions live in mutual co-operation.
(d) People who follow different religions belong to the same social community.
Q7. Name any two countries where women’s participation in public life is very high.
(a) Sri Lanka and Nepal
(b) Pakistan and Bhutan
(c) Sweden and Finland
(d) South Africa and Maldives
Q8. What is the literacy rate among women and men respectively in India?
(a) 54% and 76%
(b) 46% and 51%
(c) 76% and 85%
(d) 37% and 54%
Q9. Which one of the following is a form of communalism?
(a) Communal Unity and integrity.
(b) Communal fraternity.
(c) Communal violence, riots and massacre.
(d) Communal harmony.
Q10. Which one of the following refers to a feminist?
(a) The female labourers
(b) The employer who employs female workers
(c) A woman who does not believe in equal rights for women.
(d) A woman or a man who believes in equal rights and opportunities for Woman and Man
Answer Key of MCQ:
(1) a (2) b (3) c (4) b (5) a
(6) a (7) d (8) b (9) b (10) d