Social Anthropology Past Papers


Subject: Social Anthropology

Time Allowed: 15 Minutes

Max Marks: 10

NOTE: Attempt this Paper on this Question Sheet only. Please encircle the correct option. Division of marks is given in front of each question. This Paper will be collected back after expiry of time limit mentioned above.


Part-I  Answer the following Questions, cutting and overwriting are not allowed. (10)

  1. Biological anthropology includes study of
  2. Non-human primates b. Fossil record of human evolution
  3. Human variation d. All of the above
  4. Culture Complex means
  5. A cluster of related culture traits b. Artifacts used by primitive people
  6. Originally an approach to culture d. None of these
  7. Human behavior is called:
  8. Anthropology b. Sociology
  9. Psychology d. Archaeology
  10. Process when a person learns requirements of culture by he or she is surrounded, values and behaviors that are appropriate or necessary of that culture
  11. Cultural Shock b. Exposure
  12. Enculturation d. Participant Observation
  13. Cultural anthropology means
  14. Norms and values b. Social gathering
  15. Communities d. Tribes
  16. This is position occupied by a person in a social system relative to others
  17. By social status b. A person’s position is given to him by birth
  18. A person gets the position by marriage d. None of these
  19. What includes two processes: participating, or being part of people’s lives while careful observing
  20. Participant observation b. Encentrism
  21. Applied observation d. Observing
  22. Most famous linguistic anthropologist to study with boas was
  23. Edward Sapir b. Malinowski
  24. None of these d. Karl Marx
  25. Magic in a more neutral term
  26. General practice to cure sick b. All of the above
  27. Sorcery d. None of these
  28. Applied anthropology is solution of
  29. Practical problem b. Technical Problems
  30. Mechanical Problem d. Electrical Problem



Subject: Social Anthropology

Time Allowed: 2 Hours 45 Minutes

Max Marks: 50



Part-II  Give Short Answers, Each question carries equal marks. (20)

Q#1: Types of family and its functions

Q#2: Evolution of culture

Q#3: Process of cultural change

Q#4: Rules and types of descent


Part-III  Give Long Answers, Each question carries equal marks. (30)

Q#1: How do you define religion beliefs and practices and how it affects life?

Q#2: Define anthropological research methods. Explain its various stages.

Q#3: Define family. Explain its types and functions in detail.