Being a boy or a girl is an important part of one’s identity. The society we grow up in teaches us what kind of behaviour is acceptable for girls and boys, what boys and girls can or cannot do. We often grow up thinking that these attitudes are universal. But do all societies look at boys and girls in the same way? Chapter 4 of CBSE Class 7 Civics discusses answers to this question. Students can solve these CBSE Class 7 Civics Chapter 4 Growing Up As Boys And Girls Important Questions to understand the concepts of the Chapter. These questions also help the students to obtain high scores in the exam.
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Growing Up As Boys And Girls
1. What are the care-giving tasks?
2. What is the total number of work hours spent by women in Haryana and Tamil Nadu each week? How does this compare with the total number of work hours spent by men?
3. Housework is invisible and unpaid work. True or False?
4. Write in your own words what is meant by the terms ‘invisible’, ‘physically demanding’, and ‘time consuming’?
5. Define the terms “double-burden” and “de-valued.”
6. Our constitution does not make any discrimination on the basis of _________.
7. The government has set up anganwadis or child-care centres in several villages in the country. True or False?
8. Why are the wages of domestic workers often low?
9. What was the most important activity on the Samoan Islands in the 1920s?
10. Describe the expected responsibilities of the Women in the Family.
11. Why is the work done by a housewife de-valued? Explain.
12. Where is the Samoan Islands located?
13. Write a short note about growing up in Samoa in the 1920s.
14. Describe growing up male in Madhya Pradesh in the 1960s.
15. Societies make clear distinctions between boys and girls. Boys are usually given cars to play with and girls dolls. Both toys can be a lot of fun to play with. Why are girls then given dolls and boys cars?
16. The low value attached to women’s household and care-giving work is not an individual or family matter. Then, what is it?
17. What law has the government passed and made mandatory for organisations that have more than 30 women employees? Why?
18. Our society does not make distinctions between boys and girls when they are growing up. True or False?
19. Housework is physically demanding. True or False?
20. Across the world, the main responsibility for ______________ and ____________ tasks, like looking after the family, especially children, the elderly and sick members, lies with women.
21. What were the girls in Samoa made to learn after fourteen years of age?
(a) How to grow plantation
(b) How to weave baskets
(c) Special cooking
(d) All the above
22. Melani was ______
(a) A factory worker
(b) A domestic worker
(c) A teacher
(d) A shopkeeper