Anthropology Most Important Questions Part 1 For 2020 Exam

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  1. Linguistic Anthropology (10Marks 2013)

  2. Carbon-14 method of dating (10Marks 2013)

  3. Role of Primatology in Anthropological studies. (10 Marks 2013)

  4. Give a broad outline of Patheolithic culture emphasizing upon its tool technology (20 Marks 2013)

  5. Discuss how Neo-Darwinism integrated the fields of Genetics and Evolution (20 Marks 2013)

  6. How natural selection acts on variation (200 Words)

  7. Compare and contrast the skull of Gorilla and man (400 Words)

  8. Discuss the typology and distribution of upper Paleolithic culture in India (20Marks 2012)

  9. Comment briefly on the phylogenetic position of Australopithecines (10Marks 2012)

  10. Synthetic theory (15 Marks – 2011)

  11. I. Write Short Notes – 200 Words

  12. Neanderthal Man (15 Marks – 2011)

  13. Importance of chronology in prehistory (15 Marks – 2010)

II. Man is a Primate. Discuss (30 Marks – 2011)

III. Describe major skeletal similarities & differences between Home Erectus & Homo Sapiens (30 Marks – 2011)

  1. What are the major craniofacial changes that occurred during Hominid evolution? Discuss. (30 Marks – 2010)

  2. Critically examine the synthetic theory of human evolution (30 Marks – 2010)

  3. Distinguish between major categories of Australopithecines. How are Australopithecines different from Apes? (30 Marks – 2009)

  4. The upper Paleolithic period provides evidence of their co-existence with modern man. Discuss. (30 Marks – 2008)

  5. Discuss the modem theory of evolution with special reference to the concepts of gradualism and punctuationalism. (400 Words)

  6. Write Short Notes (200 Words):

  7. Rhodesia Man

  8. Lower Paleolithic Culture

  9. Protein Synthesis

  10. Describe the range of locomotive behavior of contemporary non-human primates and state how does this help in understanding the Structural – functional correlations of their limb structure.

  11. Discuss the relationship of Anthropology with psychology and medicine.

  12. Describe any chalcolithic site in India with particular reference to industry and town planning (200 Words)

  13. Write a short note on Problems of dating in Prehistoric Archaeology . (200 Words)

  14. Discuss the geographic distribution and taxonomic issues concerning early hominids. Elucidate evidence in support of alternative positions. (250 Words)

  15. Discuss the single source Vs multiple sources of the origin of Homo sapiens. Which one of the two hypotheses do you think is more tenable? Give reasons in support of your answer. (250 Words)

  16. What is Synthetic Theory of Evolution? Discuss how this theory helps us in understanding the evolutionary mechanism. How Darwinism differs from the synthetic theory of organic evolution? (400 Words)

  17. Discuss the similarities and differences between Chimpanzee & Man in salient physical and anatomical characteristics. (250 Words)

  18. Write notes on the following in about 150 words each:

    1. Various types of descent

    2. Linguistic Anthropology

    3. Carbon-14 method of dating.

  19. In what ways is Functionalism different from Structural Functionalism? (350 words, 20 marks)

  20. Bring out the contribution of Turner and Geertz in symbolic and interpretive theories in Anthropology. (250 words, 15 works)

  21. Point out the differences in the concepts of classical evolution and neo-evolutionism in socio-cultural anthropology. Which stage of Prehistoric culture is known as Cultural Revolution and why?

  22. What are the bases of social stratification? Discuss with examples. 250 words

  23. Explain the concept of “Status” and “Role” in anthropology. 250 words

  24. Discuss the impact of urbanization and feminist movement on family. 250 words

  25. Do you agree with the view that family is a “universal association”. Critically examine. 250 words

  26. Critically comment on the forces and factors that have brought about changes in the family structure in recent times. 250 words

  27. Describe the types of kinship groups formed on the basis of different principles. 250 words

  28. What factors are responsible for bringing about variation in residence of different societies? Explain how kinship influences man’s social life. 250 words

  29. Write a note on forms of descent groups. 200 words

  30. Discuss the distinguishing features of Unilineal, bilinear and bilateral kin groups with suitable examples. 300 words

  31. Differentiate economics and economic anthropology. 150 words

  32. Critically examine the debate between formalists and substantivizes. 300 words

  33. Discuss the impact of globalization on tribal economy. 350 words

  34. How does taboo serve as a means of social control? 250 words

  35. “Primitive society is governed by traditional customary law”. Do you agree with this statement? Explain 350 words

  36. Write a short note on following in 200 words each:

    1. Ways of acquiring spouse in simpler societies

    2. Bands and tribal societies

    3. Chiefdom in tribal society

  37. Write a note in 200 words on following

    1. Witchcraft and sorcery.

  38. What’s are the tools of data collection? Discuss about the types of tolls of collection. 350 words

  39. Explain various anthropological approaches to study religion. 250 words

  40. Write a note on following in 200 words each:

    1. Systemic, stratified and multistage sampling

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