Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 45 of 95)

  1. Match list-I with list-II and select the correct answer by using the code given below the lists

    List-I (Concept of Caste Stratification) List-II (Scholar)
    1. Opposition of purity and pollution

    2. Dominant caste

    3. Tribe-caste-peasant continuum

    4. Attributional and interactional analysis of caste

    1. S Sinha

    2. L Dumont

    3. M Marriott

    4. M N Srinivas

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  2. Match list-I with list-II and select the correct answer by using the code given below the lists

    List-I (Interpretation) List-II
    1. Caste is a closed community

    2. Caste is a closed organic stratification

    3. Caste is an extreme form of absolutely rigid class

    4. Caste is an expression of hierarchy rather than stratification

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    4. N/A

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  3. What is Louis Dumont's view on the nature of status and power in the caste system?

    1. Status is subordinate to power

    2. Power is subordinate to status

    3. Status is subordinate to prestige

    4. Power is subordinate to prestige

  4. Which one of the following is not an important source of politicization of castes in India?

    1. Caste Panchayats

    2. Caste journals

    3. Caste endogamy

    4. Caste associations

  5. After examining the impact of industrialisation on social stratification in India, who remarked “Caste has been the Alpha and Omega of Hindu life”

    1. M N Srinivas

    2. Max Weber

    3. Lipset and Bendix

    4. Mayer and Buckley

  6. According to Karl Marx, what does alienation imply?

    1. Dispossession of wealth

    2. Dispossession of power

    3. Dehumanisation of human being

    4. Exploitation of workers

  7. Vilfredo Pareto has used which of the following terms in his theory of the circulation of elites?

    1. Governing elite

    2. Speculators

    3. Rentiers

    4. Landlords

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    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 3 and 4

    3. 1 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  8. Match list-I with list-II and select the correct answer by using the code given below the lists

    List-I (Statement) List-II (Scholar)
    1. Human nature is neither originally evil nor originally good

    2. Human beings have gained such a degree of understanding about the world that nature is no longer regarded ‘mysterious’

    3. Human beings are creatures with unlimited desires

    4. Human beings are not born with predeterminate instinctive traits like other animals are

    1. Emile Durkheim

    2. Karl Marx

    3. Talcott Parsons

    4. Max Weber

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  9. Which one of the following is the type of society in which ascribed status of an individual determines a person's social position?

    1. Industrial society

    2. Post-industrial society

    3. Pre-industrial society

    4. Modern society

  10. In which tribal political system, does a chieftain play an important role in maintaining social order?

    1. Acephalous

    2. Cephalous

    3. Bureaucratic

    4. Oligarchy

  11. What are the agrarian classes in Indian context according to D. Thorner?

    1. Maalik, kisan and mazdoor

    2. Landlord, share-cropping and agricultural labourer

    3. Zamindar, tenant and labourer

    4. Jotedar, adhiar and bargadar

  12. In the industrial society, the achieved status is possible because of which one of the following?

    1. Acculturation

    2. Social mobility

    3. Role conflict

    4. Migration

  13. “The Urban Villagers” a study conducted by Herbert J Gans, deals with which one of the following?

    1. Blacks in America

    2. Scandinavians

    3. Italian-Americans

    4. Yorubas

  14. Blacksmithy as work comes under which one of the following?

    1. Primitive art

    2. Guild system

    3. Pro-capitalist system

    4. Putting-out system

  15. Which one of the following is not correct about Daniel Bell's consideration of postindustrial society?

    1. An analytical construct

    2. A paradigm to identify new axes of social stratification

    3. A picture of specific concrete society

    4. A specification of new dimensions in die social structure