Test Your Knowledge On Patriarchy

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  • 1. 

    A social system organized around the principle of mother-rule in which mothers, or females are at the top of the power structure

    • A.

      Monarchy

    • B.

      Matriarchal Society

    • C.

      Patriarchal Society 

    • D.

      Democratic Society 

    Correct Answer
    B. Matriarchal Society
    Explanation
    A matriarchal society is a social system where women hold the highest positions of power and authority. In this type of society, the principle of mother-rule is followed, meaning that mothers or females are at the top of the power structure. This is different from a patriarchal society, where men hold the highest positions of power, and from a democratic society, where power is distributed among the people through voting and elections. Monarchy refers to a system where a single ruler, usually a king or queen, holds all the power.

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  • 2. 

    The word ‘patriarchy’ literally means......?

    • A.

      The rule of the mother or the matriarch 

    • B.

      The rule of the female child 

    • C.

      The rule of the father or the patriarch 

    • D.

      The rule of the male child 

    Correct Answer
    C. The rule of the father or the patriarch 
    Explanation
    The word "patriarchy" comes from the Greek words "patria" meaning father and "arche" meaning rule. Therefore, it literally means the rule of the father or the patriarch. In a patriarchal society, power and authority are predominantly held by men, and they play a dominant role in social, political, and economic institutions.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is not a characteristic of patriarchal society ?

    • A.

      Only women that are a married can inherit properties 

    • B.

      Men dominate women in every aspect 

    • C.

      Only men can inherit properties

    • D.

      Legal system is biased and favors the males 

    Correct Answer
    A. Only women that are a married can inherit properties 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "only women that are married can inherit properties." This is not a characteristic of a patriarchal society because in a patriarchal society, men typically have more power and control, including the ability to inherit properties. In such societies, women often face restrictions and limitations on property ownership and inheritance.

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  • 4. 

    A patriarchal society believes that it is only the men who are capable of running social, moral, political, and economic life. Women are believed to be weaker, both physically and mentally, and thus incapable of making important decisions on behalf of others

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement aligns with the definition of a patriarchal society, where men are considered superior and have control over various aspects of life. It highlights the belief that women are weaker and incapable of making important decisions for others. Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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  • 5. 

    A patriarchal society permits domestic violence, though not very openly. Women are expected to be meek and submissive at all times, which may lead to horrifying physical abuse, such as rape

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the answer "True" is that in a patriarchal society, domestic violence is often permitted or tolerated, although not openly acknowledged. This is because women are expected to be submissive and meek, which can lead to horrifying forms of physical abuse, including rape. Therefore, the statement accurately reflects the reality of patriarchal societies.

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  • 6. 

    Patrilineal refers not only to tracing one’s lineage through maternal ancestry, it can also refer to a civil system in which one inherits property through the female line.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement in the question is incorrect. Patrilineal refers to tracing one's lineage through paternal ancestry, not maternal ancestry. It does not refer to a civil system in which one inherits property through the female line. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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