Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 39 of 95)

  1. A pressure group is generally referred to a/an:

    1. Ethnic group

    2. Informal group

    3. Special interest group

    4. Caste group

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

    List-I (Books) List-II (Authors)
    1. Caste in Modern India

    2. Caste Class and power

    3. Homo Hierarchicus

    4. Caste in Indian Politics

    1. A Beteille

    2. L Dumont

    3. R Kothari

    4. M N Srinivas

    5. John Dewey

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 4
      • 2
      • 5
      • 3
      • 3
      • 2
      • 5
      • 4
  3. A federation of social service agencies for tribal welfare working in different parts of the country, called Bhartiaya Adimjati Sevak Sangh, was formed in 1948 under the presidentship of:

    1. Dr. Rajendra Prasad

    2. Jawaharlal Nehru

    3. Jayprakash Narayan

    4. Dr. B R Ambedkar

  4. Andre Beteille has pointed out that castle restrictions regarding marriage in India after independence:

    1. have increased

    2. have decreased

    3. are confined to high caste Hindus

    4. are limited to low caste Hindus

  5. The main provision of the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution of India deals with:

    1. reservation in the government jobs

    2. preservation of tribal lands

    3. autonomy in administration in the tribal areas of North-east India

    4. reservation in educational institutions

  6. According to Durkheim, which one of the following is the principle source of cohesion and solidarity in modem society?

    1. Repressive laws

    2. Division of labour

    3. Greater intensity of class conflict

    4. Expansion of education

  7. Which one of the following is the correct sequence in Comte's theory of change?

    1. Theological-Positive-Metaphysical

    2. Theological-Metaphysical-Positive

    3. Metaphysical-Theological-Positive

    4. Positive-Metaphysical-Theological

  8. The evolutionary theory of social change is based on notion of gradual transformation of society in which of the following:

    1. Vertical direction

    2. Unilinear direction

    3. Multilinear direction

    4. Curvilinear direction

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 3 and 4

    3. 1 and 4

    4. 2 and 3

  9. Which of the following promote adoption of improved agricultural practices for diversification of the cropping pattern?

    1. Communication facilities

    2. Economic incentives

    3. Poverty

    4. Traditionalism

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 4

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 2, 3 and 4

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

    List-I (Concept) List-II (Thinker)
    1. Adaptive Culture

    2. Sensate Culture

    3. Survival of the Fittest

    4. Classless Society

    1. PA Sorokin

    2. WF Ogburn

    3. Karl Marx

    4. Charles Darwin

    5. TR Malthus

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 3
      • 5
      • 1
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 5
      • 3
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
  11. Which of the following characteristics are associated with social movement?

    1. Collective enterprise

    2. To establish new social order

    3. Definite goals

    4. Formal action

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 4

    2. 1 and 2

    3. l, 2 and 3

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  12. The history of the women's movement is usually dated to:

    1. the social reform movements of the nineteenth century

    2. the liberal feminist movements of the twentieth century

    3. the radical feminist movements of the twenty-first century

    4. the democratic political movements of the post-colonial era

  13. The functional theory of social change is based on the basic ideology related to which of the following?

    1. Consensus

    2. Integration

    3. Dynamics

    4. Dialectics

    5. Conflict

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 4

    2. 1, 2 and 3

    3. 2, 4 and 5

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  14. Which one of the following statements is correct?

    1. All societies are groups and all groups are societies

    2. All societies are groups but no group is a society

    3. A society is not a group but some groups are societies

    4. A society is a group but most groups are to societies

  15. Sumner's model of society is known as

    1. development model

    2. conflict model

    3. progressive model

    4. consensus model