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Anthropology-I, 2011

Civil Services (Main) Examination - 2011

Anthropology
Paper I


Time Allowed : Three Hours

Maximum Marks : 300

 Candidates should attempt Questions no. 1 and 5 which are compulsory, and any three of the remaining questions selecting at least one question from each Section.

SECTION A

1. Write short notes on the following in about 150 words each:
15*4=60
    a) Synthetic Theory
   
    b) Neanderthal Man
   
    c) Fieldwork Tradition in Anthropology
   
    d) Cultural Materialism


2. a) Describe major skeletal similarities and differences between Homo erectus   and Homo sapiens.
30
    b) 'Man is a primate.' Discuss.
30


3. a) Critically examine the contribution of Anthropologists in the interpretation of symbols.
30
    b) Critically examine the debate between Formalists and Substantivists.
30


4. a) Discuss different modes of exchange in simple societies, with suitable examples.
30
    b) Explain various Anthropological approaches to study religion.
30


SECTION B

5. Write short notes on the following in about 150 words each : 
15*4=60
    a) Genetic polymorphism
     
     b) Personal identification
     
     c) Conditions necessary for the operation of Hardy - Wienberg Law
     
     d) Respiratory functions

6. a) Discuss the application of anthropological knowledge in designing equipment. 
30
    b) Discuss monogenic and polygenic inheritance in man, citing suitable examples. 
30

7. a) Discuss different methods of studying human growth. 
30
    b) Native highlanders are well adapted to the high altitude environment. Discuss. 
30

8. a) Explain the application of anthropological knowledge in genetic counselling, forensic science, sports and nutrition. 
30
    b) Define somatotype. Describe the salient features of different components of somatotype. 
30

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