Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 43 of 95)

  1. The prevalence of arranged marriages in India is related to

    1. the rules of endogamy that confine marriage alliance within specified groups

    2. the rules of exogamy that disallow marriage within one's clan/village/neighbourhood

    3. regulations about prescriptive (allowing) and prescriptive (prohibiting) nature of rules, guiding marriage among parallel and crosscousins

    4. All of the above

  2. Which of the following tribes practice polygyny?

    1. Masai

    2. Yoruba

    3. Bantu

    Select the correct answer by using the code given below

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 2 and 3

    4. l, 2 and 3

  3. Which of the following is the basis of the system of marriage followed by most parts of north India?

    1. Village endogamy and gotra exogamy

    2. Village exogamy and gotra exogamy

    3. Village exogamy and preferential kin marriage

    4. None of the above

  4. Marriage with mother's brother's daughter is a form of which one of the following?

    1. Restricted exchange

    2. Direct exchange

    3. Discontinuous exchange

    4. Generalized exchange

  5. Which one of the following pairs of forms of marriage refers to polygamy?

    1. Monogamy and polygyny

    2. Polygyny and polyandry

    3. Polyandry and monogamy

    4. Monogamy and bigamy

  6. In the literature on kinship, the practice of fraternal polyandry has been associated particularly with which region of India?

    1. Western Himalayas

    2. Central plains region

    3. North-Eastem hill region

    4. Gangetic plains region

  7. The difference between the kotamb and the matamal among Kashmiri Pandits refers to the difference between

    1. Agnates and non-agnatic cognates

    2. Biological and jural relationships

    3. Primary and secondary kin

    4. Mother's sister's family and mother's brother's family

  8. Which one of the following is the family unit of Kodavas?

    1. Ghar

    2. Biradari

    3. Chulah

    4. Okka

  9. The use of the term ‘Bapu’ to describe Mahatma Gandhi is an example of which one of the following?

    1. North Indian kinship terminology

    2. Fictive kinship

    3. Putative kinship

    4. Collateral kinship

  10. According to the kinship theory, which one of die following is an example of ‘complimentary filiations’

    1. The relation between mother's brother and sister's son in a patrilineal descent system

    2. The relation between grandparents and grandchildren in a system of unilineal descent

    3. The relation between mother and daughter in a system of matrilineal descent

    4. The use of matrilineal descent for some purposes andpatrilineal for others

    • Assertion (A): Exogamy compels a person to marry outside one's own group.
    • Reason (R): Selection of the spouse is restricted by social norms.


    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  11. Which one of the following statements is correct?

    1. Hypergamy leads to status asymmetry between affinal groups

    2. Hypergamy leads to affinal conflict

    3. Hypergamy leads to polygamy

    4. Hypergamy leads to polyandry

  12. Which one of the following acts first recognized monogamy as the accepted form of marriage?

    1. The Hindu Marriage Act, 1935

    2. The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955

    3. The Hindu Marriage Act, 1975

    4. The Hindu Marriage Act, 2000

  13. Kinship has a complex form of classification based on which of the following?

    1. Systems of descent

    2. Relations of consanguinity

    3. Affinal relations

    Select the correct answer by using die code given below

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1 and 3

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  14. Why has die functionalist approach to the study of the institution of family been criticised by many sociologists?

    1. Functionalist perspective assumes the middle class families to be the ideal nuclear families.

    2. Functionalist approach does not consider class, regional and religious variations in studying the institution of family.

    3. Functionalist view does not explore alternatives to the family.

    Select the correct answer by using the code given below

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1 and 3

    4. 1, 2 and 3