Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 20 of 95)

  1. Which one of the following is the characteristic feature of classification of family into matrilineal and patrilineal family?

    1. Residence of spouse

    2. Sexual division of labour

    3. Descendants of the same ancestor

    4. Differential power of male and female

  2. Consider the following stages of evolutions:

    1. Monogamy

    2. Polygyny

    3. Polyandry

    4. Promiscuity

    According to unilineal evolutions, the universally correct sequence of these evolutions is:

    1. 3, 4, 1, 2

    2. 4, 3, 1, 2

    3. 4, 3, 2, 1

    4. 3, 4, 2, 1

  3. The existence of structural inequalities between groups in a given society in terms of their differential access to material of symbolic rewards is called

    1. differentiation

    2. stratification

    3. multiculturalism

    4. heterogeneity

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

    List-I (Concept) List-II (Explanations)
    1. Class

    2. Status group

    3. Estate

    4. Race relations

    1. Politically sanctioned

    2. Physical characteristics

    3. Life chance

    4. Life style

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
  5. In the event of a decline in the rate of socio-economic change, social mobility likewise tends to decline in:

    1. Caste stratification

    2. estate stratification

    3. Class stratification

    4. ethnic stratification

  6. Upward or downward social mobility in a stratification system within the course of an individual's career is called

    1. zero-sum mobility

    2. horizontal mobility

    3. inter-generational mobility

    4. intra-generation mobility

  7. According to Karl Marx, class membership depends upon

    1. power

    2. prestige

    3. mode of productivity

    4. productivity relations

  8. Consider the following statements:

    1. Marx distinguished between class-initself and class-for-itself.

    2. Marx distinguished between class and status group.

    3. Marx distinguished between bourgeoisie and proletariat.

    4. Marx distinguished between productivity relation and mode or productivity.

    Which of these correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  9. According to Max Weber maximum members of the same

    1. class have common life style

    2. class have common life chances

    3. class belong to the same status group

    4. status group belong to the same class

  10. Who among the following viewed feudal society as an intermediate stage both chronologically and logically between the slave and modern capitalism?

    1. Lenin

    2. Stalin

    3. Durkheim

    4. Marx and Engels

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

    List-I (Books) List-II (Authors)
    1. History of Trade Unionism

    2. Labour proems in Indian Industry

    3. The New Men of Power

    4. Union Democracy

    1. VV Giri

    2. SM Lipset

    3. CW Mills

    4. SD Punekar

    5. Sydney and Beatrice Webb

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 5
      • 5
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 5
      • 5
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
  12. Which of the following types of authority have been identified by Max Weber?

    1. Rational, emotional and traditional

    2. Rational, charismatic and traditional

    3. Traditional, modem and post-modem

    4. Traditional, modern and post-modem

  13. The process of social mobility found latently within the castes system in India is identified by M N Srinivas as:

    1. sanskritization

    2. brahmanization

    3. traditionalization

    4. modernization

  14. Human relations within urban society are characterized by:

    1. mutual trust

    2. increased communications

    3. increased primary interaction

    4. indirect and impersonal contacts

  15. A body of people having monopoly over the use of force and exercising control within a definite territory is called

    1. polity

    2. government

    3. nation

    4. urbanism