NTE Praxis: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 82 of 95)

  1. According to Malthus, in the control overpopulation famines represent an example of:

    1. preventive checks

    2. negative checks

    3. positive checks

    4. morbid checks

  2. Which one of the following States has the lowest density of population as per 1991 Census?

    1. Arunachal Pradesh

    2. Sikkim

    3. Mizoram

    4. Manipur

  3. Mahmood Mamdani regards high fertility patterns amongst the poor as:

    1. normal

    2. abnormal

    3. rational

    4. irrational

  4. The first synchronic all India Census was organized in the year:

    1. 1871

    2. 1872

    3. 1901

    4. 1951

  5. Consider the following States:

    1. Kerala

    2. Uttar Pradesh

    3. Madhya Pradesh

    4. Punjab

    The correct sequence of these states in descending order in terms of sex-ratios (females per thousand males as per 1991 Census) of their population is:

    1. 3, 1, 2, 4

    2. 3, 1, 4, 2

    3. 1, 3, 2, 4

    4. 1, 3, 4, 2

  6. ‘Look after the population and the population will look after itself.’ This slogan emerged in World Population Conference held at:

    1. Belgrade

    2. Alma Ala

    3. Bucharest

    4. Cairo

  7. The correct sequence in descending order of the total population of Scheduled Tribes in the States marked on the map is:

    1. 4, 2, 1, 3

    2. 4, 2, 3, 1

    3. 2, 4, 1, 3

    4. 2, 4, 3, 1

  8. The distribution of human settlements in terms of rural and urban constitutes:

    1. a dichotomy

    2. a continuum

    3. a dialetical system

    4. urban development

  9. Which one of the following types of societies does Alvin Toffler discuss in the Third Wave?

    1. Industrial society

    2. Post-Industrial society

    3. Information society

    4. Cultural modernism

  10. According to Parsons, the social structure of modern industrial society has been described as presenting universalities achievement oriented norms in the assignment of:

    1. economic roles

    2. familial roles

    3. institutional roles

    4. social roles

  11. Spencer viewed all evolution in terms of two types of society the:

    1. agrarian and industrial

    2. military and industrial

    3. pastoral and industrial

    4. tribal and industrial

  12. Which one of the following terms is used for the spread of population and industry beyond the borders of urban centres?

    1. Urban sprawl

    2. Urbanization

    3. Urban centre

    4. Suburbanization

  13. Who among the following has attempted a broad classification of ‘generative’ and ‘parasitic’ cities?

    1. BF Floselitz

    2. Henri Pirenne

    3. Milton Singer

    4. Philip M Hauser

  14. Who among the following has criticized the concentric zone hypothesis on the basis of its failure to take into account the ‘Sentiments and Symbolism’ attached to certain areas?

    1. Walter Firey

    2. Homer Hoyt

    3. Chauney Harris

    4. Edward Ulman

  15. Which one of the following institution claims of physical force monopoly of the legitimate use within a given territory?

    1. Tribal Panchayat

    2. Caste Panchayat

    3. Village Panchayat

    4. State