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 1. Who is considered as the Father of Physical Anthropology ?

(A) Franz Boas

(B) Fredrich Blumenbach

(C) C. R. Darwin

(D) E. B. Taylor

2. Who introduced the concept of ‘New Physical Anthropology’ ?

(A) Franz Boas

(B) E. B. Taylor

(C) R. M. Sarkar

(D) S. L. Washburn

3. The measurement of human body is known as ——————.

(A) Osteology

(B) Demography

(C) Anthropometry

(D) Gerontology

4. The study of ancient human fossils is known as ——————.

(A) Primatology

(B) Evolution

(C) Palaeoanthropology

(D) Anatomy

5. The total number chromosomes present in a human cell ——————.

(A) 23

(B) 46

(C) 48

(D) 22

6. Who is the author of the book “On the Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection’’ ?

(A) J. B Lamarck

(B) C. R Darwin

(C) Thomas Huxley

(D) Thomas Malthus

7. Which cell organelle is considered as the ‘powerhouse of the cell’ ?

(A) Nucleus

(B) Endoplasmic Reticulum

(C) Chromosomes

(D) Mitochondria

8. Man belongs to the order ——————.

(A) Chordata

(B) Vertebrata

(C) Mammalian

(D) Primate

9. ‘Erthroblasosis foetalis’ is caused due to the incompatibility of ——————.

(A) ABO blood group

(B) Rh blood group

(C) MNS blood group

(D) Lewis and Duffy blood group

10. Body Mass Index (BMI) is :

(A) Height (cm)/Weight(Kg)

(B) Weight(Kg)/Height(cm)

(C) Height(m)/Weight(Kg)2

(D) Weight(Kg)/Height(m)2

11. The term ‘anthropoid’ refers to a unit of classification that includes :

(A) Monkeys and apes but not human

(B) Apes and humans but not monkeys

(C) Monkeys, apes and humans

(D) Lemurs, lorises, monkeys, apes and humans

12. Who substituted the term bride-price with bride-wealth ?

(A) M.N Srinivas

(B) S. C. Roy

(C) L.H.Morgan

(D) E. E. Evans-Pritchard

13. The principle of social stratification in India is reflected in the formation of —————.

(A) Ethnic group

(B) Class

(C) Clan

(D) Caste

14. Which of these is typically an ‘achieved’ status in most societies ?

(A) Age

(B) Education

(C) Gender

(D) Race

15. The ability to move or change one’s position in a system of social inequality is called :

(A) Social mobility

(B) Social institution

(C) Social stratification

(D) Social status

16. —————— is the systematic study of human behaviour in social and cultural


(A) Applied Anthropology

(B) Sociology

(C) Socio-cultural Anthropology

(D) Psychology

17. Who has defined anthropology as ‘Mirror of Man’ ?

(A) B. Malinowski

(B) C. Kluckhohn

(C) A. Kroeber

(D) A. Radcliffe Brown

18. The author of Homo Hierarchicus is ——————.

(A) Wilbert Moore

(B) Richard B. Davis

(C) Louis Dumont

(D) None of these

19. Which of the following is not a characteristic feature of primary groups ?

(A) Physical proximity among group members

(B) Large size of the group

(C) Personal relationships

(D) Control over the members

20. Family is a ——————.

(A) Social Organization

(B) Social Institution

(C) Association

(D) Secondary Group

21. Which of the following is a component of ethnographic research ?

(A) Participant observation

(B) interviews, and/or documentary analysis

(C) Survey

(D) All of these

22. The study of the material culture of past people is called ——————.

(A) ethnology

(B) archaeology

(C) ethnography

(D) analogy

23. Any portable object made or altered by human hands is called an ——————.

(A) Artefact

(B) Art

(C) Antler

(D) Ash mound

24. Similar artefacts which are made of the same material found at a site is called as an


(A) Arrow

(B) Industry

(C) Assemblage

(D) Aggregate

25. Today —————— is a very widely used dating method in archaeology.

(A) Radiocarbon

(B) Fission track

(C) Thermo luminescence

(D) Palaeontology

26. A blade is a ——————.

(A) blade tool

(B) flake tool

(C) core tool

(D) bone tool

27. Burin may have been used as —————— tools.

(A) a cutting

(B) a polishing

(C) an engraving

(D) a grinding

28. Chronologically arrange the glacial period of Europe :

(A) Gunz – Riss- Mindel- Wurm

(B) Riss- Gunz- Mindel-Wurm

(C) Gunz- Mindel- Riss- Wurm

(D) Wurm- Riss- Gunz- Mindel

29. Palynology is the study of ——————.

(A) Pollens

(B) Fossils

(C) Skeletal remains

(D) Tree rings

30. Which among the following is a Neolithic tool ?

(A) Adze

(B) Handaxe

(C) Cleaver

(D) Knife

31. Olduvai Gorge is located in —————— of Africa.

(A) Soan Valley

(B) Breede River Valley

(C) Rift Valley

(D) Nile River Valley

32. The Prehistoric site of Dmanisi is located at ——————.

(A) Turkey

(B) Georgia

(C) Armenia

(D) Azerbaijan

33. Khasi language comes under which linguistic family ?

(A) Austro Asiatic

(B) Dravidian

(C) Indo-European

(D) Tibeto-Burman

34. Which one of the following is known as close category ?

(A) Family

(B) Class

(C) Caste

(D) Society

35. Who gave the concept of Sanskritization ?

(A) L. P. Vidyarthi

(B) Leela Dube

(C) S. C. Roy

(D) M. N. Srinivas

36. Which state has the highest number of PVTGs in India ?

(A) Rajasthan

(B) Odisha

(C) Madhya Pradesh.

(D) Nagaland

37. Bewar , Dahiya, Kuruwa, Jhum is alternative names for which type of cultivation ?

(A) Horticulture

(B) Agriculture

(C) Shifting Cultivation

(D) Organic Cultivation

38. Who gave the concept of Nature-Man-Spirit Complex ?

(A) L.P. Vidyarthi

(B) Leela Dube

(C) S.C Roy

(D) M.N Srinivas

39. Which is not the feature of Dominant Caste ?

(A) Decision making power

(B) Numerical Strength

(C) High Education status

(D) High Social position

40. Article 341 empowers the president for ——————.

(A) Making notification of SC

(B) Making notification of ST

(C) Both SC and ST


41. The three primary races of mankind are ——————.

(A) Caucasoid, Mongoloid, Negroid

(B) Caucasoid, Australoid, Negroid

(C) Mongoloid, Negroid, Australoid

(D) Negroid, Australoid, Bantu

42. Among the living apes, the genetically closest to humans is ——————.

(A) Gorilla

(B) Chimpanzee

(C) Gibbon

(D) Orangutan

43. The ability to perceive objects in three dimensions (depth perception) is known as


(A) Stereoscopic vision

(B) Dichromatic vision

(C) Panoramic vision

(D) Binocular vision

44. How many number of Scheduled Tribe reside in the state of Odisha ?

(A) 52

(B) 62

(C) 61

(D) 71

45. The National Tribal Policy was drafted in the year ——————.

(A) 2010

(B) 2005

(C) 2006

(D) 2011

46. The protest against the Vedanta Alumina Limited at Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district

was led by the —————— tribes.

(A) Gadaba

(B) Paraja

(C) Kondh

(D) Bonda

47. Who coined the term ecosystem ?

(A) Ernst Haeckel

(B) A. G. Tansley

(C) Marvin Haris

(D) Julian Steward

48. Hypoxia is associated with —————— environment.

(A) High altitude

(B) Desert

(C) Cold

(D) Rainforest

49. The ability to adapt wide range of environment is known as ——————.

(A) Acclimatization

(B) Adaptation

(C) adaptability

(D) Acculturation

50. The scientific study or diagnostic examination of blood serum is known as


(A) Biology

(B) Serology

(C) Morphology

(D) Physiology

51. In UNESCO statements of race, UNESCO stands for :

(A) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

(B) United Nations Economic, Scientific and Cultural Organization

(C) United Nations Educational, Social and Cultural Organization

(D) United Nations Economic, Social and Cultural Organization

52. What is a DNA marker ?

(A) A gene or DNA sequence

(B) Cell

(C) Blood groups

(D) Dermatoglyphics

53. Who among the following is regarded as an arm-chair anthropologist ?

(A) Edmund Leach

(B) James Frazer

(C) Evans-Prichard

(D) B. Malinowski

54. Claude Levi-Strauss is closely associated with the theoretical perspective of :

(A) Cultural evolution

(B) Social Darwinism

(C) Functionalism

(D) Structuralism

55. Unilinear evolution of culture propounded by :

(A) B. Malinowski

(B) Julian Steward

(C) L. H. Morgan

(D) Leslie White

56. The study of growth is also known as :

(A) Auxolology

(B) Anatomy

(C) Morphology

(D) Palaeontology

57. Age – related deterioration process is known as :

(A) Senescence

(B) Dementia

(C) Spurt

(D) Maturation

58. “Heath and Carter” method is used for studying :

(A) Human Physiology

(B) Human Physique

(C) Human Growth

(D) Human Nutrition Status

59. Research is ——————.

(A) Searching again and again

(B) Finding solution to any problem

(C) Working in a scientific way to search for truth of any problem

(D) None of these

60. Inductive logic proceeds from :

(A) General to General

(B) Particular to General

(C) General to Particular

(D) Particular to Particular

61. Information is ——————.

(A) Raw Data

(B) Processed Data

(C) Input data

(D) Organized data

62. The half-life period of radio carbon dating is —————— years.

(A) 5730 ± 40

(B) 1250

(C) 5930 ± 40

(D) 10000

63. Who conducted the Yale Cambridge Expedition at Potwar region ?

(A) N.K. Bose and D. Sen

(B) H. de Terra and T.T. Paterson

(C) H. D. Sankalia

(D) R.D. Banerjee and V.N Mishra

64. Kuliana site belongs to which lithic culture ?

(A) Palaeolithic

(B) Mesolithic

(C) Neolithic

(D) Chalcolithic

65. Who among the following proposed the term ‘Action Anthropology’ ?

(A) Karl Marx

(B) Sol Tax

(C) Marx Weber

(D) R. Ottenburg

66. The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) is also known

as :

(A) Kyoto Protocol

(B) Agenda 21

(C) Sustainable Development Goals

(D) Rio 2012

67. Which field in anthropology uses photography, films as research tool ?

(A) Ethnography

(B) Visual Anthropology

(C) Somatoscopy

(D) Applied Anthropology

68. The place where skull bones fuses are known as :

(A) Sutures

(B) Epiphysis

(C) Anatomy

(D) Diaphysis

69. —————— is the study of the ways in which various processes affect the skeleton

after death and it is used to asses natural bone damage done by human activity.

(A) Bioarcheology

(B) Morphology

(C) Taphonomy

(D) Odontology

70. Odontology deals with ——————.

(A) Teeth

(B) Bones

(C) Saliva

(D) Serum


1. (B) Fredrich Blumenbach
2. (A) Franz Boas
3. (C) Anthropometry
4. (C) Palaeoanthropology
5. (B) 46
6. (B) C. R Darwin
7. (D) Mitochondria
8. (D) Primate
9. (B) Rh blood group
10. (D) Weight(Kg)/Height(m)2
11. (C) Monkeys, apes and humans
12. (D) E. E. Evans-Pritchard
13. (D) Caste
14. (B) Education
15. (A) Social mobility
16. (C) Socio-cultural Anthropology
17. (A) B. Malinowski
18. (C) Louis Dumont
19. (B) Large size of the group
20. (B) Social Institution
21. (D) All of these
22. (B) archaeology
23. (A) Artefact
24. (C) Assemblage
25. (A) Radiocarbon
26. (A) blade tool
27. (C) an engraving
28. (B) Riss- Gunz- Mindel-Wurm
29. (A) Pollens
30. (A) Adze
31. (C) Rift Valley
32. (B) Georgia
33. (D) Tibeto-Burman
34. (C) Caste
35. (D) M. N. Srinivas
36. (B) Odisha
37. (C) Shifting Cultivation
38. (A) L.P. Vidyarthi
39. (C) High Education status
40. (C) Both SC and ST
41. (A) Caucasoid, Mongoloid, Negroid
42. (B) Chimpanzee
43. (A) Stereoscopic vision
44. (C) 61
45. (A) 2010
46. (C) Kondh
47. (A) Ernst Haeckel
48. (A) High altitude
49. (C) adaptability
50. (B) Serology
51. (A) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
52. (A) A gene or DNA sequence
53. (B) James Frazer
54. (D) Structuralism
55. (C) L. H. Morgan
56. (A) Auxolology
57. (A) Senescence
58. (C) Human Growth
59. (C) Working in a scientific way to search for truth of any problem
60. (D) Particular to Particular
61. (B) Processed Data
62. (A) 5730 ± 40
63. (B) H. de Terra and T.T. Paterson
64. (C) Neolithic
65. (B) Sol Tax
66. (D) Rio 2012
67. (B) Visual Anthropology
68. (A) Sutures
69. (C) Taphonomy
70. (A) Teeth

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