WBCS(Main)-2006 Anthropology Paper-I Question Paper

                                                WEST   BENGAL   CIVIL  SERVICE 

                                                           EXAMINATION - 2006

                                                            Anthropology  Paper-I


Time Allowed-3 Hours                                                                                        Full Marks-100 

                                                     All questions carry equal marks                                                             

                                                                     Group - A 

                                                         Answer any three questions 


1.  Discuss the scope of Anthropology.  Briefly discuss its relationship wills other social sciences.  Do you think that the development of anthropology was connected with colonial interest ? -— Explain. 


2.  Discuss why neolithic culture, is often referred as, “Neolithic Revolution.”  Examine the important features of neolithic period in this context. 


3.  Define family.  Discuss the characteristic features of the joint family.  Discuss the recent changes in the joint family. 


4.  Write briefly on

    (a)  advantages and limitations of observation

    (b)  schedule and questionnaire

    (c)  case-study method.  : 


5.   Write short notes on any two of the following:

      (a) Social control,

      (b) Cromagnon,

      (c) Mesolithic,

      (d) Barter and ceremonial exchange,

     (e) Witchcraft.


                                                                    Group - B

                                                         Answer any two questions.


6.  What do you understand by sustainable development ?, “In the relationship between development and environment, adjustment is the need, but conflict is generally the outcome.” —Examine.


7.  What is social stratisfication ?  Discuss the different elements of social stratification.


8.  Write short notes on any two of the following :

    (a)  Magic and religion,

    (b)  Palaeolithic,

    (c)  Neanderthal man,

    (d)  Ethno-meclicine,

    (e)  Factors affecting growth and development,