Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 22 of 95)

  1. Assertion (A) Man is the product of the cultural milieu in which he is born. Reason (R): Culture determines every aspect of human personality.

    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

    • Assertion (A): Numerous theories have been put forward to explain the origin of society.
    • Reason (R): The theories of society do not provide adequate exploration of its origin, they are therefore numerous.
    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

    • Assertion (A): Member of the extended family typically live together in a single household or in adjacent house-holds.
    • Reason (R): They function as an integrated economic unit.
    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

    • Assertion (A): Kinship is clearly a wider category than family.
    • Reason (R): It includes not only husband, wife and their children ut also grand parents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
    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

    • Assertion (A): Social mobility is necessarily more in class societies than in caste societies.
    • Reason (R): A single individual in a class society can move up to a class higher than that of his birth.
    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

    • Assertion (A): A low caste person usually sanskritizes its style of life and ritual on becoming wealthy.
    • Reason (R): Sanskritization resolves inconsistency vested interests in the backwardness.
    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

    • Assertion (A): After independence, some castes developed vested interest in backwardness.
    • Reason (R): It helped them secure upward social probability.
    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

    • Assertion (A): The power and prestige which landowning castes command put them in dominating positions vis-a-vis all castes, including those castes which have ritually higher status than their own.
    • Reason (R): Land ownership is a crucial factor in establishing dominance.
    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

    • Assertion (A): Social change is always planned.
    • Reason (R): Societies are not resistant to change.
    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

    • Assertion (A): The peasant movements of India have brought in some agrarian reforms.
    • Reason (R): Such movements are always well organized at the grass root level.
    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

    • Assertion (A): Absence of high degree of division of labour is a common feature of all simple societies.
    • Reason (R): A simple society can survive without division of labour.
    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

    • Assertion (A): It is estimated that even if India attains a replacement level of fertility by 2010 and maintains it thereafter, it will end up with a population of 1.7 billion towards the end of the twenty-first century.
    • Reason (R): Current age-structure of population indicates a continuous increase in size of population.
    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

    • Assertion (A): In demography, stability refers to a situation in which the age distributions of both male and female population remain unchanged, and the rates of growth which may be positive, negative or zero, are constant.
    • Reason (R): The age specific fertility rates and the age specific mortality rates remain constant over time
    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

    • Assertion (A): The age structure of the population of India has shown no appreciable change although the death rate is declining rapidly since 1950.
    • Reason (R): Mortality affects directly the base of the population pyramid.
    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

    • Assertion (A): India has largest population in the world next to Chin.
    • Reason (R): Birth rate in India is highest in the world.
    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