Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 4 of 95)

  1. Consider the following statements: Social stratification is

    1. a hierarchical division of society

    2. based on cultural background of the people

    3. a contractual system of division of society into groups

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1 alone

    4. 3 alone

  2. Consider the following sociologists:

    1. Pierre Vander Berghe

    2. Kingsley Davis

    3. Melvin Tumin

    4. Gerhard Lenski

    Who among these sociologists aft emptied a reconciliation between the Marxist and the functionalist theories of social stratification?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1 and 4

    4. 3 and 4

  3. Consider the following statements:

    1. Language is the basis of bio-social form of differentiation

    2. Age is the basis of the socio-cultural form of differentiation

    3. Sex is the basis of bio-social form of differentiation

    4. Religion is the basis of socio-cultural form of differentiation

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. l, 2 and 4

  4. Who is the author of the book ‘White Collar: American Middle Class’

    1. John H Goldthorpe

    2. William Foote Whyte

    3. Barbara Wooten

    4. C Wright Mills

  5. Which one of the following theories supports the view that inequality is not only endemic but also necessary?

    1. Conflict

    2. Functionalist

    3. Indological

    4. Structuralist

  6. Which one of the following helps to maintain the structural distance between castes?

    1. Economic status

    2. Political power

    3. Land ownership

    4. Purity and pollution

  7. Consider the following features:

    1. Numerical strength

    2. Economic status

    3. Ritual status

    4. Political power

    5. Legal status

    Which of these is/are not feature (s) of a dominant caste?

    1. 2 and 5

    2. 1 alone

    3. 5 alone

    4. 3, 4 and 5

  8. In modem society, if a peasant's son becomes a skilled worker in a city, then it is a case of:

    1. horizontal mobility

    2. upward mobility

    3. downward mobility

    4. geographical mobility

  9. Consider the following caste groups:

    1. Jat Silchs of Punjab

    2. Nadras of Tamil Nadu

    3. Jatavas of Uttar Pradesh

    4. Vokkaligas of Kamataka

    Which of these groups have experienced upward mobility in the caste system?

    1. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 1, 2 and 4

  10. Consider the following characteristics:

    1. Segmental division of society

    2. Unrestricted division of occupations

    3. Civil and religious disabilities and privileges

    Which of these are the characteristics of the caste system?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 1 and 3

  11. The view that the Varna system is an order the Jati system a classificatory scheme, was held by:

    1. Mckim Marriot

    2. Milton Singer

    3. Andre Beitelle

    4. Dipankar Gupta

  12. Which one of the following pairs of sociologists said that classes develop on the basis of different positions which individuals occupy in the productive system of the society?

    1. Karl Marx and Talcott Parsons

    2. Karl Marx and Max Weber

    3. Max Weber and Dahrendorf

    4. Max Weber and Talcott Parsons

  13. The Russian Revolution of 1917 and the Chinese Revolution of 1949 took place in:

    1. highly rural peasant societies

    2. high industrialized and less urbanized societies

    3. less urbanized and less industrialized societies

    4. highly urbanized and less industrialized societies

  14. Which one of the following tribes is a pastoral community?

    1. Apatani

    2. Baiga

    3. Mishmi

    4. Toda

  15. That socialism could completely avoid the organisational characteristics of industrialism was denied by:

    1. Daniel Bell

    2. Max Weber

    3. Gunnar Myrdal

    4. David Harvey