Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 19 of 95)

  1. Which one of the following statements is correct?

    1. Social processes are always associative

    2. Social processes are always disassociative

    3. Social processes may be both associative and disassociative

    4. Social processes are neither associative nor disassociative

  2. Which one of the following sequence correctly represents the order of stages of development of personality as postulated by Sigmund Freud?

    1. Anal, phallic, oral, latency, adolescence

    2. Phallic, anal, oral, latency, adolescence

    3. Oral, anal, phallic, latency, adolescence

    4. Oral, anal, phallic, adolescence, latency

  3. Which one of the following is an example of anticipatory socialization?

    1. Parents socializing their unmarried daughters for appropriate adjustments with their husbands'families in the life after marriage

    2. A house-wife teaching her maid about proper ways of doing things in the household

    3. Training of soldiers to fight enemies

    4. A manager undergoing a training programme for improving his communication skills

  4. Social distance scale as a technique for measuring attitudes was developed by:

    1. L Thurstone

    2. L Guttman

    3. AL Lundberg

    4. E Bogardus

  5. A process whereby the norms and rules in various social settings grow and crystallise is called

    1. socialization

    2. interaction

    3. sanskritization

    4. institutionalization

  6. Weber's typology of action include

    1. action and reaction

    2. rational action in relation to goal, rational action in relation to value, emotional action and traditional action

    3. traditional action, charismatic action and rational action

    4. class-based action and status-based action

  7. The term kinship refers to a set of relationships between:

    1. consanguineal relatives

    2. affinal relatives

    3. relatives of three generations

    4. consangnineal and affinal relatives

  8. If a married couple lives with a brother of the groom's mother, then the couple follows which one of the following residency rules?

    1. Uxorilocal

    2. Neolocal residence

    3. Avunculocal residence

    4. Virilocal

  9. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I (Concepts) List-II (Explanation)
    1. Affinal kin

    2. Descent

    3. Agnates

    4. Lineage

    1. Male ancestor

    2. Relatives of three generations

    3. Wife

    4. Mother

    5. Ambilateral

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 5
      • 1
      • 2
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 2
      • 5
      • 1
      • 3
  10. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I (Term) List-II (Concept)
    1. Avoidance

    2. Joint family

    3. Gotra

    4. Sororate

    1. Marriage

    2. Kinship group

    3. Exogamy

    4. Kinship usage

    5. Cult

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 5
      • 1
      • 4
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 4
      • 5
      • 3
      • 1
  11. Which of the following relationship are revealed through the above chart?

    1. Polygyny and cross cousin marriage

    2. Polyandry and sororate

    3. Matrilineal joint family

    4. Polyandry and cross cousin marriage

  12. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?

      • Primary consanguineal
      • Blood relatives
      • Secondary kin
      • Wife
      • Extended family
      • Secondary group
      • Polyandry
      • Plurality of wives
  13. A marriage always occurring outside a certain group of relations, is called:

    1. hypergamy

    2. endogamy

    3. exogamy

    4. hypogamy

  14. According to Hindu traditional belief, marriage is a:

    1. contract

    2. sacrament

    3. bond

    4. formality

  15. Consider the following characteristics:

    1. Husband may be a casual visitor.

    2. Wives come to live in the houses of their husbands.

    3. Children have ordinarily no right over property of the mother's family.

    4. Father is the supreme head of the family.

    Which of these characteristics are those of a Patriarchal family?

    1. 2, 3 and 4

    2. 1, 3 and 4

    3. 2 and 4

    4. 1, 2 and 4