Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 26 of 95)

  1. Which one of the following statements is correct in respect of a society a group?

    1. Society is better organized than a group

    2. A group is better organized than society

    3. Both group and society are equally organized

    4. Both group and society are disorganized

  2. Who held the view that group size, homogeneity and physical segregation affect the group behaviour?

    1. Peter M Blau

    2. GC Homans

    3. Kingsley Davis

    4. Orbert K Merton

  3. Which one of the following justifies nation as a group?

    1. Transitory interests and temporary groups

    2. Most inclusive range of interests and possession of a definite territory

    3. Like-attitude of group members and indefinite social organization

    4. Limited range of interests and definite social organization

  4. The human groups that entertain a subject belief in their common descent is called ethinic group by:

    1. Karl Marx

    2. Talcott Parsons

    3. V Pareto

    4. R K Merton

  5. Who has propounded the relationship between social solidarity and types of law?

    1. E Durkheim

    2. M Weber

    3. V Pareto

    4. R K Merton

  6. Speaking of the rules of behaviour in a society. There are some rules which evolve by unconscious growth, whereas there are other ones which are the byproducts of deliberate creation, which one of the following is a product of deliberation?

    1. Mores

    2. Customs

    3. Law

    4. Folkways

  7. According to Robert Redfield, which one of the following is not true of the folk societies?

    1. They are small

    2. They are isolated

    3. They are heterogeneous

    4. They are orthodox

  8. Which one is the correct sequence of the given socio-cultural processes?

    1. Cultural contact/assimilation/accommodation/conflict

    2. Accommodation/assimilation/cultural contact/assimilation

    3. Cultural contact/conflict/accommodation/assimilation

    4. Accommodation/conflict/cultural contact/assimilation

  9. Which one of the following best defines the term ‘Kinship’

    1. The grouping of relatives

    2. The socially recognised relationship

    3. A recognition of culturally conditioned relationship

    4. The social recognition and expression of genealogical relationship

  10. Which one of the following statements is correct? Cultural relativism

    1. is a recognition that each cultural is judged in terms of its own standards

    2. is an argument that different parts of culture are inter-related

    3. means that any culture can be evaluated in absolute terms

    4. means that different cultures are related to each other in terms of some universal elements.

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

      • Paisacha
      • Form of marriage
      • Sororate
      • Subcaste
      • Primary group
      • Levirate
      • Polyandry
      • Religious custom
  12. Psycho-analytical theory about social behaviour makes us believes that deviant behaviour is due to:

    1. inequality in physical strength

    2. varying degree of socialization

    3. conflict in human personality

    4. consider the following statements

  13. Consider the following statements: Marriage is an important social institution because:

    1. It is a sacred and permanent bond between husband and wife.

    2. It aims at procreation and maintenance of children.

    3. It is conductive to sex discipline and social harmony.

      1. 1, 2 and 3

      2. 1 and 2

      3. 1 and 3

      4. 2 and 3

  14. Consider the following statements:

    1. Auguste Comte theorised that society progresses from theological to positive stages.

    2. According to Hobhouse, there are five stages of social thought from articulate thought in primitive societies to modern scientific thought in modern society.

    3. Marx propounded a theory of natural progress of societies from primitive communism to socialism.

    4. Toynbee talked of progress of civilization.

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  15. Consider the following:

    1. Common property

    2. Common ancestors

    3. Common residence

    4. Flexible authority

    Which of the above are included in the major features of a joint family?

    1. 1 and 4

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2 and 3