Class 7 Civics

Women Empowerment

Extra Questions

Short Answer Questions

Question 1: What is stereotype?

Answer: It refers to the belief that people belonging to a particular religion, community, gender, etc. have certain traits and can do only a certain type of work. For example, if a girl or a boy is told to chose a particular subject for higher studies just because of his/her gender and not interest or aptitude, it is called creating a stereotype.

Question 2: Write briefly about the present scenario of schooling and education.

Answer: Many boys and girls attend school today. The literacy rate has gone up but the gap between the education levels of girls and boys still exists. The drop-out rate of girls is very high especially in rural areas. This is due to the circumstances and the attitude of the family and society wherein girls are expected to take care of the house. It is also due to inadequate facilities at school like availability of toilets etc.

Question 3: Describe briefly the opportunities and expectations that existed in the society in the earlier days.

Answer: The opportunities that existed earlier were very limited. Due to the attitude of the people which was of creating a stereotype, girls and boys were expected to study different subjects. Also because of the role that women play at home and the society, certain professions like that of a nurse, are presumed to be more suited for them. And many technical and lucrative jobs like that of scientists and engineers are expected to be taken up by boys. An example of rigid expectation by family is discouraging boys from crying in front of others at an early age itself.

Very Short Answer Type Questions

Question 1: Arrange the following in the decreasing order of the rate of dropping out of school:(based on the census of 2001and Education Survey of 2003-04) SC/ST girls, Muslim girls, Other girls

Answer: Muslim girls > SC/ST girls > Other girls

Question 2: Define violation.

Answer: It is an act of forcefully breaking the law or openly showing disrespect.

Question 3: What do you mean by the term literate?

Answer: A person is called literate when he/she can at least write his/her name.

Question 4: Define sexual harassment.

Answer: It refers to behavior (either physical or verbal) that is of sexual nature and against the wishes and dignity of a woman.

Long Answer Type Questions

Question 1: What are the reasons of dropping out of school in the case of SC, ST and Muslim communities?

Answer: Following are the reasons for dropping out of school by SC/ST and Muslim communities

Question 2: Write a note on the strategies used by the women’s movement.

Answer: Following are the strategies used in the women’s movement

Question 3: What is the effect of campaigns in the women's movement?

Answer: The impact of the campaigns is as under