Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 29 of 95)

  1. Consider the following:

    1. A classless democratic society

    2. A technically specialized and service sector dominated society

    3. A society with contractual relationship

    Which of the above attribute (s) characterize (s) a complex society?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 2 only

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Dominance of traditions

    2. Specialization and technical skill

    3. Dominance of competition

    4. Control by state

    1. Complex economy

    2. Agrarian economy

    3. Planned economy

    4. Market (free) economy

    5. Political economy

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 5
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 5
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
  3. According to Max Weber, which noneconomic factor influences behaviours:

    1. family relations

    2. politics

    3. religion

    4. culture

  4. Consider the following:

    1. Market capitalism

    2. Multinational consumer capitalism

    3. Imperial capitalism

    4. Globalizing capitalism

    Select the correct sequential order of the above in regard to emergence of market (free) economy:

    1. 4, 3, 2, 1

    2. 1, 2, 3, 4

    3. 4, 2, 3, 1

    4. 1, 3, 2, 4

  5. Consider the following statements: Cities grow wherever

    1. there is a surplus of resources

    2. a society or a group within gains control over resources which are greater than those necessary for the mere sustenance of life

    3. there is enough manpower

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 2 only

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 1 and 3

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  6. The migration of people from rural to urban areas according to Philip M. Hauser is known as:

    1. population implosion

    2. population displosion

    3. population technoplosion

    4. population periplosion

  7. Which one of the following pairs with regard to cities in not correctly matched?

      • Non-agrarian activities
      • Trade and Commerce
      • Voluntary associations
      • Interest groups
      • Superficiality
      • Urban glamour
      • Social mobility
      • Static population
  8. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I (Scholars) List-II (Classifications of cities)
    1. Henri Pirenne

    2. B F Hoseltiz

    3. Robert Redfield and Milton Singer

    4. Philip M Hause

    1. Pre-industrial and metropolitan

    2. Orthogenetic and heterogenetic

    3. Generative and parasitic cities

    4. Political intellectual and economic centres

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
  9. Consider the following statements: The specialized division of labour that typifies industrial society is based on:

    1. hierarchical principle of authority

    2. hierarchical principle of inequality

    3. hierarchical principle of control

    4. principle of equality

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 1 and 4

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1 and 3

    4. 1 and 2

  10. Which of the following has pointed out that there is no clear-cut demarcation to tell where the city ends and country begins?

    1. R M Maclver

    2. J Madge

    3. E Mayo

    4. W McDougall

  11. Consider the following:

    1. size

    2. density

    3. solidarity

    4. culture

    5. social density

    6. regulation

    According to Durkheim, which of the above determine the degree of division of labour in the society?

    1. 1, 3 and 5

    2. 2, 4 and 6

    3. 1, 2 and 5

    4. 2, 3 and 6

  12. Machine model, goal model, equilibrium model and professional model are the approaches used in the analysis of

    1. institutions

    2. organizations

    3. associations

    4. social facts

  13. What is ‘A society of rationally coordinated unequal in pursuit of largescale tasks’

    1. Bureaucracy

    2. Oligarchy

    3. Aristocracy

    4. Monarchy

  14. The study of spatial distribution of social groups, the physical complexion and patterns of growth of an urban community is known as:

    1. urban geography

    2. urban morphology

    3. urban ecology

    4. urban topology

  15. Demography falls within the realm of sociology because:

    1. population as independent variable can explain the social structure of the society

    2. population as a factor can explain the process of economic development

    3. it can help in the understanding of political process operating in the society

    4. of all the above three factors