(iv) Bureaucratic status became a means of obtaining social status for the kin
(v) Upward mobility even when possible was slow, but it would be
accelerated during periods of political crisis.
Choose the answer from the codes below:
(a) i, ii and iv
(b) iii, iv and v
(c) i, iii, iv and v
(d) All the above
Which of the following statements is not correct about the regulations on
marriage and divorce?
(a) The forms of marriage differed from caste to caste and especially between
the higher and lower castes.
(b) Divorce is permitted for all forms of marriage and for all castes.
(c) Husband can affect dissolution of marriage tie unilaterally on the grounds
of adultery, barrenness, disobedience, and the like.
(d) The lower the caste the shorter is the period of waiting, and no period of
waiting is fixed for a Sudra woman, if her husband is absent.
Which of the following statements is correct about marriage practices?
(a) Some lawbooks permit anuloma marriages and the wives of different
castes enjoy the same position.
(b) Wives of different castes will have the same kind of worship and same
level of accommodation.
(c) The teacher’s wives who are born of low varnas shall be greeted from a
distance and not by touching their feet.
(d) The sons born to wives of different castes will enjoy equal share in
Assertion and Reason
Mark (a) if both ‘Assertion’ (A) and ‘Reason’ (R) are true, and ‘R’ explains
Mark (b) if both ‘A’ and ‘R’ are true, but ‘R’ does not explain ‘A’.
Mark (c) if only ‘A’ is true.
Mark (d) if only ‘R’ is true.