CSS Anthropology MCQs Past Papers
FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION-2017
FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BS-17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS
PART-I(MCQs): MAXIMUM 30 MINUTES
PART-I (MCQs) MAXIMUM MARKS = 20
PART-II MAXIMUM MARKS = 80
NOTE: (i) Part-II is to be attempted on the separate Answer Book.
(ii) Attempt ONLY FOUR questions from PART-II. ALL questions carry EQUAL marks.
(iii) All the parts (if any) of each Question must be attempted at one place instead of at different places.
(iv) Candidate must write Q. No. in the Answer Book in accordance with Q. No. in the Q.Paper.
(v) No Page/Space be left blank between the answers. All the blank pages of Answer Book must be crossed.
(vi) Extra attempt of any question or any part of the attempted question will not be considered
No. 2. How perspective of Anthropology can be used to study global trends like global
warming and erosion of bio-diversity?(20)
No. 3. How applied anthropology can be utilized to solve the problems faced by humanity in
No. 4. Write a detailed account of gift exchange. Give samples from everyday life to
substantiate your answer?(20)
No. 5. Define “animism” and state the evolutionary scheme of religion provided by E. B.
No. 6. What is incest taboo? Explain different theories about incest taboo. (20)
No. 7. Is this poverty which is the real cause of overpopulation or it is the population pressure
that is responsible for increasing poverty? Substantiate your argument by quoting
relevant facts and figures.(20)
No. 8. Write short notes on any FOUR of the following: (5 each)
(a) Sororal Polygyny & Sororate
(b) Uxorilocal residence & Virilocal Residence
(c) Phratry & Moiety
(d) Research tools & Research Method
(e) Palaeolithic Culture