Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 33 of 95)

  1. Which of the following statements is/are correct? Inter-personal relationships in most societies are regulated by:

    1. folkways and mores.

    2. religious institutions.

    3. legal institutions.

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    Codes:

    1. 1 and 2 only

    2. 2 and 3 only

    3. 3 only

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  2. Which one of the following is the correct statement? Competition of economy by fewer and fewer corporations in a complex modern society is known as:

    1. Oligopoly

    2. Bureaucratization

    3. Professionalization

    4. Oligarchy

  3. Consider the following tribal development measures:

    1. UN Dhebar Commission on Scheduled Area and Scheduled Tribes.

    2. The Task Force on Development of Tribal Areas (Prof. Vidyarthi Committee).

    3. P Shilu Ao Commission on Tribal Development Programmes.

    4. Verrier Elvin Committee on

    Multipurpose Tribal Development

    Blocks.

    What is the correct chronological sequence of the above measures?

    1. 3 − 2 − 4 − 1

    2. 4 − 1 − 3 − 2

    3. 3 − 1 − 4 − 2

    4. 4 − 2 − 3 − 1

  4. What is an agreement among two or more business organizations to limit competition among themselves in certain specified ways, such as limiting production, fixing prices, etc. called?

    1. Monopoly

    2. Oligarchy

    3. Cartel

    4. Hoard

  5. Consider the following statements: Sanskritization is the process of:

    1. orthogenetic change.

    2. heterogenetic change.

    3. change in cultural structure.

    4. change in social structure.

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 1 and 3 only

    2. 1 and 4 only

    3. 2 and 3 only

    4. 2 and 4 only

  6. What are the persons descended from the common ancestor, whether through males or females known as?

    1. Clans

    2. Agnates

    3. Cognates

    4. Moieties

  7. In which one of the following tribes does the youngest daughter inherit the property?

    1. Toda

    2. Khasa

    3. Khasi

    4. Bhil

  8. Which one of the following is the correct, statement? The sexual behaviour of human beings are shaped largely by:

    1. imitation and social interaction

    2. learning and cultural experience

    3. teaching and psychological perception

    4. persuasion and cultural practice

  9. Match List-I (Feature) with List-II (Concept) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I (Feature) List-II (Concept)
    1. Tracing descent relationships through the females of the family

    2. Tracing descent relationships through both male and female family members

    3. Tracing descent relationships through the male members of the family

    4. A family (DA) family in which most family affairs are dominated by women

    1. Patrilineal

    2. Matrilineal

    3. Evolutionary theory of matriarchy

    4. Bilateral

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
  10. When a whole way of life is in the process of change under the influence of another culture, what is it called?

    1. Diffusion

    2. Acculturation

    3. Assimilation

    4. Socialization

  11. Which of the following statements are apt to define cultural relativism?

    1. No two cultures can co-exist.

    2. Culture cannot grow in a vacuum.

    3. One culture is to be studied in relation to the other.

    4. Culture is to be studied in relation to its location. Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    Codes:

    1. 1 and 2 only

    2. 3 and 4 only

    3. 1 and 3 only

    4. 2 and 4 only

  12. According to M N Srinivas, which of the following are the criteria for determination of a ‘dominant caste’

    1. Control of land and economic resources.

    2. Numerical strength.

    3. Relatively high ritual status in the caste hierarchy.

    4. Clean occupations.

    5. Political authority.

    6. Educational status of its members.

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    Codes:

    1. 1, 2 and 4 only

    2. 3, 4, 5 and 6 only

    3. 1, 2, 3 and 6 only

    4. 2, 3, 4 and 5 only

  13. Which one of the following is the correct statement? The analysis of the notions of pollution and purity have been included in the casteranking theory of:

    1. interactional nature

    2. structural nature

    3. attributional nature

    4. traditional nature

  14. Match List-I (Concept) with List-II (Contributor) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists:

    List-I (Concept) List-II (Contributor)
    1. Opposition of Purity-pollution

    2. Tribe-caste Peasant Continuum

    3. Attributional and interactional analysis

    1. S Sinha

    2. L Dumont

    3. McKim Marriott

    4. M N Srinivas

    • A
    • B
    • C
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
  15. Which of the following are correct? The consequences of social stratification, according toTumin, are clearly seen in people:

    1. life chances

    2. lifestyles

    3. institutional patterns of conduct

    4. values, attitudes and ideologies

    5. development trends

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2, 3 and 4 only

    2. 2, 3, 4 and 5 only

    3. 1, 4 and 5 only

    4. 2, 3 and 5 only