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Gender Studies MCQs from the CSS Past Papers – CSS, PMS, UPSC Exams

Gender Studies MCQs for CSS, PMS, UPSC Exams
Written by Aakif

The following MCQs have been collected from the CSS Past Gender Studies Papers. These MCQs are usually the most repeated MCQs in CSS Exam. Moreover, candidates for PMS and UPSC should also prepare these MCQs for their Gender Studies exams.

Gender Studies MCQs from the Past CSS Exams

  • The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is an international treaty adopted on 18 December 1979 by the United Nations General Assembly.
  • The fourth CEDAW Conference was held in Beijing in 1995. Benazir Bhutto represented Pakistan.
  • Pakistan ratified CEDAW on December 3, 1996.
  • UN has organized four world conferences on women. The first world conference on women was held in Mexico City in 1975. The second world conference on women was held in Copenhagen in 1980. The third world conference on women was held in Nairobi in 1985. The fourth world conference on women was held in Beijing in 1995.
  • World Systems Theory was articulated in large part by Immanuel Wallerstein.
  • Gender Trouble is written by Judith Butler.
  • Ain’t I a Woman? | by Sojourner Truth
  • Class and Feminism: A Collection of Essays from the Furies | by Charlotte Bunch
  • Author of Reserved Realities: Naila Kabeer
  • The Second Sex: book by Simone de Beauvoir
  • Dialect of Sex: book by Shulamith Firestone
  • Hegemonic Masculinity is part of W. Connell‘s gender order theory.
  • SC passed the grant of 3rd gender identity in CNIC in Dec 2009.
  • RAWA, Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan.
  • The first magazine (Urdu) meant for Muslim women was Tahzeeb-e-Niswan which was published in 1898 under the influence of Tahzeeb-ul-Akhlaq of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan.
  • First woman foreign secretary of Pakistan: Tehmina Janjua
  • Muslim Family Law Ordinance was passed in 1961.
  • Protection of Women (Criminal Laws Amendment) Act, 2006 makes rape a criminal offense punishable with death or imprisonment for not less than ten years.
  • Women Protection Bill at Workplace: 2010
  • Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Amendment Bill 14 January 2022
    • Expands the definition of workplaces to encompass both formal and informal workplaces. The new legislation specifically includes domestic workers, who are often isolated and marginalized, and as a result, can be at greater risk of workplace violence and harassment.
    • The new law includes an expanded definition of harassment that includes “discrimination on the basis of gender, which may or may not be sexual in nature.”
    • The law extends protections against harassment and violence to students, a category excluded by the previous law.
    • It also streamlines the complaints process and includes specific protections to prevent retaliation.
  • 10% quota was given to women in CSS during the PPP govt in 2010.
  • International Human Rights Day: 10 December
  • Which University houses the Centre of Excellence in GS: Quaid-e-Azam University
  • Hudood Ordinance: 1979
  • 60 seats reserved for women in NA | 17 seats are reserved in the Senate
  • According to this Devolution of Power Plan (DOPP) 2000 draft, women were given 33% representation in local councils.
  • Kate Millet was a Radical Feminist.
  • First woman speaker of NA: Fahmida Mirza
  • Mukhtaran Mai belonged to the village of Meerwala, a rural tehsil of Jatoi, Muzaffargarh District, South Punjab.
  • Women in the first legislature of Pakistan: (TWO) Jahanara Shahnawaz & Shaista Ikram Ullah
  • The First Conference of Women in UNO was held in Mexico in 1975.
  • Malala Yousaf Zai was born on 12 July 1997 in Mingora Swat.
  • National Commission on Status of Women is a Pakistani statutory body established by President Pervez Musharraf, under the XXVI Ordinance dated 17 July 2000, and was established by the NCSW Act, 2012 as a financially and an administratively autonomous statutory body.
  • Ann Oakley (1972) distinguishes the concept of gender from the concept of sex. “Sex/gender distinction suggests a radical discontinuity between sexed bodies and culturally constructed gender”
  • Nature as the Feminine Principle is a reflection of ideas from Ecofeminism.
  • The Bluest Eye: Toni Morrison
  • According to the text, the terms masculinity & femininity are most closely linked to Gender.
  • Acid Control and Acid Crime Prevention Act, 22 December 2011 to punish perpetrators of acid crimes.
  • After Bangladesh Independence, APWA in that country was renamed Bangladesh Mahila Samiti.
  • Friedrich Engels advocated that the Husband represents the Bourgeois and the wife represents the Proletariat.
  • Androgynous: partly male and partly female in appearance; of indeterminate sex
  • Domestic Violence is a learned behavior.
  • Feminist Studies, first published in 1972, is the oldest continuing scholarly journal in the field of women’s studies.
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder is associated with Social Life.
  • In 1966, Madam Noor Jehan received Tamgha e Imtiaz.
  • In Pakistan, women received full voting rights in national elections in 1956.
  • The first psychology department to offer a course of GS in their programs was Beacon house National University.
  • Homosexual was coined in German in 1869.
  • In South Asia, the convention on SDGs on women was held in 2017 in Penang Malaysia.
  • Mary Wollstonecraft was a liberal feminist.
  • In 2019, a bill introduced by Pakistani senator, Sherry Rehman, was passed in the Pakistani Senate to increase the minimum age of marriage for females to 18.
  • The maternal mortality ratio in Pakistan is 186 deaths per 100,000 live births.
  • In 2013, Ashraf Jehan became the first female justice of the Federal Shariat Court.
  • SAPs began in the 1980s.
  • Benazir Bhutto swore as the first woman PM on 02 December 1988.
  • The Commission on the Status of Women held a Beijing+10 Review Meeting in Tokyo.
  • The female sex hormone is called Estrogen.
  • India was the first country in the world to have launched a National Programme for Family Planning in 1952.
  • GAD Approach originated in the 1980s by Socialist Feminism.
  • GAD and GID emerged in the late 1980s.
  • The Gender Equality constructed through literature is Post Modern Feminism.
  • The idea for Pakistan Association for Women’s Studies was first conceived in 1991.
  • The Stonewall Riots (1969) were a significant event in The Gay Rights Movement.
  • The term Clientelism denotes the transformation of grassroots women into mere beneficiaries of services.
  • Transvestism, also called cross-dressing, practice of wearing the clothes of the opposite sex.
  • World System Theory: Immanuel Wallerstein
  • Women make up 70 percent of individuals living in poverty.


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