Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 47 of 95)

  1. In India, for the purpose of countrywide census, which one of the following factors is not the criterion for definition of urban area?

    1. Minimum population

    2. Minimum population density

    3. Minimum percentage of male working population engaged in non-agricultural and allied activities

    4. Minimum number of schools per thousand population

  2. Which one of the following is correct break up (approximately) of the Indian population?

    1. Indo-Aryan 72% Dravidian 25%, Mongoloid and others 3%

    2. Indo-Aryan 66% Dravidian 24%, Mongoloid and others 10%

    3. Indo-Aryan 50% Dravidian 40%, Mongoloid and others 10%

    4. Indo-Aryan 38% Dravidian 57%

    Mongoloid and others 5%

  3. In the demographic studies of a population, “fertility” and “fecundity” rates are calculated. Which one of the following shows the correct trend of a population in normal situation?

    1. Fertility rate is high and fecundity rate is low

    2. Fertility rate and fecundity rate are equal

    3. Fertility rate is low and fecundity rate is high

    4. Both, fertility rate and fecundity rate are low

  4. Consider the following statements

    1. The concentric zone model of urban growth provided early students of urban sociology with empirical observations and analyses of urban growth.

    2. The newer metropolis resembles the concentric zone model less than it does the multiple nuclei theory.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 only

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

  5. Many demographers argue that the birth rate of the economically backward nations will fall when they are industrialised and when people improve their standard of living. This explanation is based on which one of the following?

    1. Speculative casual analysis

    2. History of economically developed countries

    3. Malthusian theory of population

    4. Marxian theory of population

  6. What is ‘Rural Functional Literacy’ programme?

    1. It is a programme of opening new schools for girls'education

    2. It is a sub-programme of the adult education programme to create awareness among the learners about their rights and duties and draw benefits from various schemes of the government

    3. It is a programme which helps aged in rural areas to read and write

    4. It is a programme for providing education to the workers engaged in agriculture, cottage, industry development

  7. According to the data of the Census of India, 2001; which one among the following has the highest female literacy rate?

    1. Delhi

    2. Lakshadweep

    3. Chandigarh

    4. Pondicherry

  8. Various components of political socialisation induct individuals in the political culture of a society. One is inculcation of general values and norms about political behaviour and political issues. What are the other components?

    1. Induction of individuals into a particular political party.

    2. Imparting the party's ideology and action programmes to newly recruited individuals.

    3. Socialisation that takes place within the non-political sub-system of society, like ethnic, religious, linguistic associations.

    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

  9. Religious ideas of which sect of the protestant were most conducive to capitalist development?

    1. Baptist

    2. Calvinist

    3. Anabaptist

    4. Pietist

  10. Which political system functions with least interference of pressure groups?

    1. Capitalist

    2. Socialist

    3. Liberal

    4. Oligarchic

  11. Elmo Roper listed four incentives to increase motivation towards works in an industry. The first three were security, advancement and human dignity. What was the fourth one?

    1. Feeling of belongingness

    2. Feeling of identity

    3. Feeling of confidence

    4. Feeling of usefulness

  12. What is the term used for the transformation of charismatic authority into combination of traditional and rational-legal authority?

    1. Charismatic makeover

    2. Routinisation of charisma

    3. Trade-guild authority

    4. Social authority

  13. Which one of the following is least important for political socialization?

    1. Family

    2. Neighbourhood

    3. Media

    4. Trade Union

    • Assertion (A): The idea of modernisation has a profound appeal in the developing countries of the world.
    • Reason (R): It is not possible to hold up modernisation in one sector for a long time when other sectors are getting modernised, except at a great strain to the social system.

    Code:

    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.

  14. Which school of scholars believed that public sphere is an important arena of political socialization?

    1. Chicago school

    2. Frankfurt school

    3. Neoliberal school.

    4. Manchester school