Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 30 of 95)

  1. The major concern of social demography is the:

    1. contemporary problem of the relation of population trends to social and economic development

    2. relationship between aggregate demographic nomena and regularities in other social and individual units of human behaviour

    3. analysis of how general, social and cultural factors

    4. study of size, composition and distribution of population at the present time

  2. Dc-facto census method is related to:

    1. counting of the population on the basis of its permanent residential status

    2. counting of the population according to where it is for a fortnight preceding the census

    3. counting of the populating according to where it is on the night the census

    4. none of the above

  3. If both fertility and mortality decline, then:

    1. proportion of dependent children will increase

    2. proportion of active population will increase

    3. proportion of dependent aged will increase

    4. proportion of dependent aged will decrease

  4. Which of the following combination of birth, deaths and migration does not result in zero population growth?

    1. 400 births, 200 deaths and 200 net out migration

    2. 0 net out-migration, 400 births and 400 deaths

    3. 200 birth, 400 deaths and 200 net inmigration

    4. 100 birth, 150 deaths, 25 out-migration and 175 in-migration

  5. Largest component of internal migration in India is:

    1. rural urban migration

    2. urban rural migration

    3. marriage migration

    4. rural migration

  6. Who has said that ‘Democracy is concerned with the behaviour or the aggregate and not with the behaviour of individual’

    1. Donald J Bogue

    2. Peter R Cox

    3. H Strenford

    4. W G Barclay

  7. Who postulated that fertility increases in response to the progress of society?

    1. Herbert Spencer

    2. Corrado Gini

    3. E M Hoover

    4. C P Blacker

  8. Human population can:

    1. exist apart from cultural interaction

    2. exist a part from social interaction

    3. exist a part from social-cultural interaction

    4. not exist apart from social-cultural interaction

  9. When over a period of time, the death rate in society reduces due to overall developments of life style and at the same time the birth rate does not fall down; population increases very fast as a result of it. This leads to over-population. This theory is known as:

    1. demographic theory

    2. population explosion theory

    3. theory of demographic transition

    4. demographic explosion theory

  10. Low birth rate and pregnancy wastage in the population are primarily due to:

    1. traditional practices

    2. maternal malnutrition

    3. female illiteracy

    4. insufficient health care

  11. Who gave the concept of social capillarity?

    1. A Bose

    2. L Wirth

    3. L Dumont

    4. R K Mukherjee

  12. The term ‘political socialization’ was used by:

    1. Herbert Hayman

    2. Herbert Spencer

    3. Almond Powell

    4. Easton and Dannis

  13. Consider the following statements: Authoritarian individuals:

    1. are dynamic and flexible

    2. have weakly structured ego

    3. possess rigid character

    4. think in stereotypes

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 1 and 4

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  14. Which of the following need not be elements of political socialization?

    1. Inducing mutual trust and cooperation at the place of work.

    2. Making citizens out of individuals.

    3. Promoting intense interpersonal interacting among colleagues.

    4. Providing distinct identity to territorial units.

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 3

    2. 2 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 2, 3 and 4

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

    List-I (Concept) List-II (Theory)
    1. State as a natural institution

    2. State as a social institution

    3. State as aninstrument of dominant class

    4. Sovereignity as the supreme power of the State

    1. Organic theory

    2. Mechanistic theory

    3. Marxist theory

    4. Legal theory

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2