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TNPSC Book Back Questions Revision – Status of Women in India through the ages

TNPSC Samacheer Book Back Questions: ADDA 247 Tamil is giving you TNPSC Samacheer Book Back Questions – Status of Women in India through the ages MCQs for all competitive exams. Here you get Multiple Book Back Choice Questions and Answers. Here you will find all the important questions and answers that will help you increase your knowledge and move you toward fulfilling your goals. Study these TNPSC Book Back Questions MCQs and succeed in the exams.


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Q1. ______________society is constantly changing with additions, assimilations and omissions from within and outside.

(a) Human 

(b) Animal

(c) Forest 

(d) Nature



  • Generally human society is constantly changing with additions, assimilations and omissions from within and outside. 
  • Women constitute half of the population.


Q2. The First women doctor in India was

(a) Dharmambal

(b) Muthulakshmi Ammaiyar

(c) Moovalur Ramamirdham

(d) Panditha Ramabai



  • Dr. Muthulakshmi Ammaiyar who was the first woman doctor in India, dedicated herself for the cause of abolishing the cruel practice of Devadasi system from Tamil Nadu.


Q3. The practice of sati was abolished in______________.

(a) 1827 

(b) 1828 

(c) 1829 

(d) 1830



  • When Lord William Bentinck took up the question of Sati, he found that the abolition had been recommended by the judges of the criminal courts. 
  • He passed Regulation XVII on December 4, 1829 ‘declaring the practice of Sati or burning or burying alive the widow of Hindus, illegal and punishable by Criminal Courts’. 
  • Similar legislative measures were enacted soon after in Bombay and Madras.


Q4. B.M Malabari was a

(a) teacher 

(b) doctor

(c) lawyer 

(d) journalist



  • In 1884, B.M. Malabari, a journalist, started a movement for the abolition of child marriage.

Q5. Which of the following was/were the reform movement(s)?

(a) Brahma Samaj

(b) Prarthana Samaj

(c) Arya Samaj

(d) all the above



  • Most of the reform movements like Brahma Samaj (1828), Prarthana Samaj (1867) and Arya Samaj (1875) were led by male reformers who set the limit of the freedom and development of women.


Q6. The Bethune school was founded in_____________by J.E.D. Bethune.

(a) 1848 

(b) 1849 

(c) 1850 

(d) 1851



  • The Bethune school was founded in 1849 by J.E.D. Bethune, who was the president of the council of education in Calcutta.

Q7. Which commission recommended to start primary schools for girls in 1882 ?

(a) Wood’s 

(b) Welby

(c) Hunter 

(d) Muddiman



  • Charles Wood’s despatch on education in 1854 laid a great stress on the need for female education. 
  • Indian Education Commission (Hunter) of 1882 recommended to start primary schools for girls and teacher-training institution and suggested special scholarships and prizes for girls.


Q8. Sarada’s child Marriage Bill fixing the minimum marriageable age for girls at____________.

(a) 11 

(b) 12 

(c) 13 




  • In 1930, the Central Legislative Assembly passed Rai Saheb Harbilas Sarada’s child Marriage Bill fixing the minimum marriageable age for boys at 18 and 14 for girls. 
  • It was later amended to 18 for girls and 21 for boys according to Hindu Marriage Act 1995.

II Fill in the blanks:

  1. ________________society was setup by the Christian missionaries in 1819.(Female Juvenile)
  2. ________________of Sivaganga fought bravely against the British. (Velunachiyar)
  3. Servants of India Society was started by________________. (Gopal Krishna


  1. ________________was the one of the greatest social reformers of Tamil Nadu.(Periyar E.V.R.)
  2. Kandukuri Veeresalingam published a journal called________________. (Viveka Vardhani)


Q9.Match the following

  1. Theosophical society – Italian traveler
  2. Sarada Sadan – Social evil
  3. Wood’s Despatch – Annie Besant
  4. Niccolo Conti – Pandita RamaBhai
  5. Dowry – 1854

(a) 5 1 2 3 4

(b) 5 3 4 1 2

(c) 1 5 2 4 3

(d) 3 4 5 1 2


Sol. 3 4 5 1 2

IV State True or False:

  1. Women were honoured in the Rig Vedic period. (True)
  2. The Devadasi system was a social evil. (True)
  3. Raja Rammohan Roy, was the pioneer of Indian social reform movement.(True)
  4. Reservation of 23% to women envisaged an improvement in the socio-political status of women. (False)
  5. The age of marriage was raised for boys and girls by the Sharda Act of 1930. (True)

Choose the correct statement:

Q10. Find out the correct pair.

(a) Women’s university – Prof. D.K.Karve

(b) Justice Ranade – Arya Samaj

(c) Widow Remarriage Act – 1855

(d) Rani Lakshmi Bhai – Delhi



  • The Indian women’s university was started by Prof. D.K. Karve in 1916.


Q11. Consider the following Statements

  1. i) Begum Hazarat Mahal, Rani Lakshmi Bhai led an armed revolt against the British
  2. ii) Velunachiyar of Sivaganga, Tamil Nadu fought bravely against the British

Which of the statement (s) given above is/or correct?

(a) i only 

(b) ii only

(c) i and ii 

(d) neither i nor ii



  • Velunachiyar of Sivaganga fought violently against the British and restored her rule in Sivaganga. 
  • Begum Hazrat Mahal, Rani Lakshmi Bhai of Jhansi led an armed revolt of 1857 against the British.


Assertion (A): Raja Rammohan Roy is most remembered by all Indians

Reason (R): He wiped out the evil practice of Sati form the Indian Society

(a) A and R are wrong

(b) A is correct and R is Wrong

(c) A is correct and R explains A

(d) A is correct and R does not explain A



Raja Rammohan Roy is most remembered for helping Lord William Bentinck to declare the practice of Sati a punishable offence in 1829.



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