Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 25 of 95)

  1. Who amongst the following termed community and association as gemeinschaft and gesellschaft?

    1. F Tonnies

    2. F Durkheim

    3. H Spencer

    4. M Ginsberg

  2. Consider the following statements: An association differs for the formal groups in its

    1. Goals because of limited involvement.

    2. Predominance of impersonal relations.

    3. Predominance of personal relations.

    4. Greater involvement of its member.

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. l and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2 and 4

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

    List-I (Characteristics Features) List-II (Concepts)
    1. Ad hoc way of dealing with crisis situations

    2. Established procedures

    3. Common goal-oriented fellow travellers

    4. Task-oriented rational-legal cooperation

    1. Association

    2. Community

    3. Institution

    4. Mobilization

    5. Organization

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 5
      • 4
      • 5
      • 1
      • 3
      • 1
      • 5
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 5
  4. The spread of culture traits from group to group is termed as:

    1. diffusion

    2. assimilation

    3. acculturation

    4. cultural integration

  5. Which of the following statements serve as instances of ethnocentric thinking?

    1. The Hindus think that Shankarachary is the Jagad guru.

    2. L H Morgan thinks that contemporary western European society alone has reached the state of civilization.

    3. The egalitarian think that all are equal in the eye of god.

    4. The traditionalist thinks himself alone to be right person.

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 1, 3 and 4

  6. Role conflict does not arise when a person is given a role:

    1. which one does not like

    2. which is not conductive to one's environment

    3. when each one works under a wellplanned system

    4. when everybody is free to perform the role of one's choice

  7. Which one of the following statements is correct? Commonality is important in a social group because:

    1. it is related to the purpose or goals of the group

    2. it provides the basis for interaction within the group

    3. it generates norms that promote behaviour that are consistent with its cultural traits

    4. of all the above three reasons

  8. Which one of the following is not the characteristic of a primary group?

    1. Intimacy

    2. Face to face association

    3. Impersonal relationship

    4. Physical proximity

  9. Which one of the following is most forceful argument in respect of sex role differentiation?

    1. Biology determines sex role differentiation

    2. Culture provide seal on sex role differentiation

    3. Both biology and culture determine sex role differentiation

    4. Neither biology nor culture determines sex role differentiation

  10. Which of the following statements are correctly associated with Talcott Parsons, concept of social system?

    1. Social system means action system.

    2. Social system is a sub-system of action system.

    3. Social system is made up of actin system.

    4. Social system is the system of interactive relationships of two or more individual actions.

    Select the correct answer? using the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1 and 3

    4. 2 and 4

  11. Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1 and 3

    4. 2 and 4

  12. Status over which the individual has absolutely choice is known as:

    1. ascribed status

    2. master status

    3. achieved status

    4. key status

  13. Incompatible expectations lead to:

    1. role squeeze

    2. double role

    3. role conflict

    4. role mix

  14. Consider the following

    1. Movement of traits through space and time

    2. Diffusion of traits can be traced

    3. Diffusion can be direct or indirect

    Which of the above are the features of diffusion?

    1. 1 and 3

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 1 and 2

  15. Which among the following is not a functional pre-requisite of a society?

    1. Provision for adequate physiological functioning for members

    2. Replacement of members

    3. Provision of disruptive forces

    4. A system of distribution