Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 21 of 95)

  1. Louis Wirth was one of the first to analyze the effects of:

    1. automation

    2. industrialism

    3. post-industrialism

    4. urbanism

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

    List-I (Scholars) List-II (Theories)
    1. Andre Gunder Frank

    2. Gunnar Myrdal

    3. W F Ogburn

    4. Vilfredo Pareto

    1. Circulation of elites

    2. Cultural gap

    3. Cultural lag

    4. Cumulative causation

    5. Dependence

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 5
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 5
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 5
      • 5
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
  3. Consider the following characteristic features:

    1. Formal organization

    2. Collective bargaining

    3. Militancy

    4. Political affiliation

    Which of these are typical of genuine trade unions?

    1. 1, 2 and 4

    2. 3 and 4

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 3 and 4

  4. Reservation for Schedules Castes is provided in terms of their:

    1. poverty

    2. economic necessities

    3. population

    4. low ritual positions

  5. Who among the following advocated the policy of isolation for the tribals in India?

    1. Ghuriya

    2. Bailey

    3. Elwin

    4. Srinivas

  6. Which one of the following practices of bringing up children gives rise to the authoritarion personality in adult life?

    1. Advice instead of domination

    2. Matter of prestige instead of the situation

    3. Encouragement instead of criticism

    4. Withholding reward instead of punishment

  7. The term Scheduled Caste has:

    1. clearly been defined in the Directive Principles of state policy

    2. clearly been defined in one of the Articles of the Constitution of India

    3. clearly been defined in the Preamble to the Constitution of India

    4. not been defined in the Constitution of

    India

  8. Who among the following is empowered to appoint a Special Officer to safeguard the Interests of the minorities in a statements?

    1. The Prime Minister

    2. The Parliament

    3. The President

    4. The Union Cabinet

  9. The provisions for appointing Backward Class Commission are contained in:

    1. Article 340 of the Constitution of India

    2. Simon Commission Report

    3. Government of India Act, 1935

    4. The Directive Principles of State

    Policy

  10. Who among the following is authorized to declare a caste to be a Scheduled Caste?

    1. The President of India

    2. The Governor of the State

    3. The Scheduled Caste Commissioner

    4. The Union Minister for Social justice and Empowerment

  11. Which one of the following is a constitutional safeguard for Scheduled Caste?

    1. Providing agriculture land to them

    2. Providing employment to them

    3. Providing houses to them

    4. Abolition of untouchability

  12. Which one of the following provisions has been provided in the Constitution of India to facilitate provision of drinking water for the Scheduled Caste?

    1. Construction of new wells for them

    2. Their resettlement at places where drinking water is available in plenty

    3. Removing restrictions on the use of all wells and water tanks

    4. Launching of specific drinking water programmes for them

  13. Consider the following characteristics:

    1. Patriarchy

    2. Endogamy

    3. Hierarchy

    4. Equality

    Which of these are typical of Hindu Caste

    System?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 4

    3. 2 and 4

    4. 1 and 4

  14. Assertion (A) Traditionally, caste, status and occupation status have been interrelated. Reason (R): Division of labour enhances economic efficiency.

    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  15. Assertion (A) Racial prejudice refers to an attitude that predisposes people of a racial group to think or act negatively towards other racial groups. Reason (R): It arises from unfounded beliefs in racial superiority and inferiority.

    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true