Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 24 of 95)

  1. Consider the following features:

    1. Anonymity

    2. Heterogeneity

    3. Homogeneity

    4. Large size and density

    Which of these are characteristic features of an urban community?

    1. 1 and 3

    2. 2 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 1, 2 and 4

  2. Who among the following divided society into two broad categories viz, folk and urban?

    1. RA Nisbet

    2. LH Morgan

    3. G Lenski

    4. Robert Redfield

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

    List-I (Concepts) List-II (Proponents)
    1. Leisure class

    2. Organic solidarity

    3. Status group

    4. Post-modernism

    1. Durkheim

    2. Veblen

    3. Lyonard

    4. Max Weber

    5. Gouldner

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 3
      • 5
      • 1
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 5
      • 3
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
  4. Who among the following characterized the movement from simpler societies to complex societies as one from status to contact?

    1. H Maine

    2. W H Sumner

    3. H Spencer

    4. G Simmel

  5. According to Karl Marx:

    1. infrastructure is unrelated to superstructure

    2. infrastructure is unimportant

    3. superstructure influences infrastructure

    4. infrastructure influences superstructure

  6. The feeling of ethnocentrism by a group in a multilateral society results in

    1. strengthening of loyalty to all cultures

    2. weakening of loyalty to all cultures

    3. cultural harmony

    4. cultural conflict

  7. The specialization of work task by which different occupations are combined within a production system, is called

    1. production system

    2. production relations

    3. mode of production

    4. division of labour

  8. Which one of the following is not an economic institution in the strict sociological sense?

    1. Contract

    2. Market

    3. Divison of labour

    4. Factory

  9. Production and exchange of goods and services for the satisfaction of wants is called

    1. productive action

    2. exchange

    3. economic action

    4. rational action

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

      • Latent functions
      • Max Weber
      • Pattern-maintenance
      • S F Nadel and tension management
      • Functions and disfunctions
      • Karl Max
      • Anomie
      • Emile Durkheim
  11. Consider the following methods for projecting the current size of population:

    1. Birth rate and death rate

    2. Extrapolation of enumerated total considering total population as a function of time

    3. Component method

    4. Curve fitting method

    Their correct chronological order, in terms of appearance is:

    1. 4, 1, 2, 3

    2. 2, 4, 1, 3

    3. 2, 1, 3, 4

    4. 4, 2, 1, 3

  12. Consider the following factors:

    1. Increasing birth rate

    2. Perceived importance of children as additional earners

    3. Declining death rate

    4. Increasing age at marriage

    Which among these is/are the reason (s) of population explasion?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 3 and 4

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 2 and 4

  13. Which one of the following population indicates the possibility of high demographic investment?

    1. A population whose age structure represents a narrow base and a gradually tapering top

    2. A population whose median age is very low

    3. A population in which youth dependency is low and old-age dependency is high

    4. A population where greater fraction is engaged in non-agricultural activities

  14. The number of children under five year age divided the number of women between the age group of 15 − 44 years. Multiplied by 1000 is called:

    1. general fertility rate

    2. crude birth rate

    3. fertility radio

    4. fecundity

  15. Which one of the following theories refutes the assumption that richness brings down birth rate or it poverty the rate is bound to go up?

    1. Optimum theory of population

    2. Theory of increasing prosperity

    3. Theory of rationalism

    4. Theory of voluntarism