Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 50 of 95)

    • Assertion (A): Cities have larger number of voluntary associations.
    • Reason (R): Organic solidarity is a resultant of high moral density.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and Rare 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

    • Assertion (A): At the time of framing of the constitution reservation of jobs for the Scheduled Castes was intended for an unspecified period.
    • Reason (R): Constitutional provisions in respect of reservation of jobs for the Scheduled Castes have not ensured their social and economic uplifiment within the period specified.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and Rare 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

    • Assertion (A): The evolutionary model of social development has largely been abandoned by sociologists.
    • Reason (R): Social development implies increase in rationality.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and Rare 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

    • Assertion (A): Tribal culture is losing its identity.
    • Reason (R): Assimilational forces are operating on tribes.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and Rare 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

    • Assertion (A): The greater the urbanization, the larger the number of secondary groups.
    • Reason (R): The greater the social division of labour, the larger is the scope for individualism.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and Rare 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

    • Assertion (A): People sometimes buy expensive goods not so much because of their superior quality but because they are expensive.
    • Reason (R): The purchase of expensive goods is a symbolic pointer to the high social status of the buyer.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and Rare 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

    • Assertion (A): Crime rates are usually higher for cities than for villages.
    • Reason (R): There are more wealthy men in cities than in villages.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and Rare 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

  1. Assertion (A) In American culture, the term ‘uncle’ is used to refer to four kinds of relatives. Reason (R): For Americans, the distinction between different kinds of uncles is relatively unimportant.

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

    2. Both A and Rare 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

    • Assertion (A): One's affinal relations may also be one's consanguineal relations.
    • Reason (R): Genealogical network in simple societies does not exhaust kinship network.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and Rare 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

    • Assertion (A): Division of labour is very much limited in archaic societies.
    • Reason (R): Archaic societies are relatively isolated from the rest of the societies.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and Rare 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

  2. A unique feature of a mobile society is that is:

    1. possesses a number of automobiles

    2. passes through a series of changes

    3. contains opportunities for change of class position

    4. encourages movement from one place to another

  3. The Varnas, as Senart observed in a classical study, originally resembled feudal estate in certain respects. Which of the characteristic listed below have been emphasized by him?

    1. The possibility of upward mobility existed.

    2. They were machinery for the exchange of goods.

    3. There was hierarchical ordering of the groups.

    4. A strict segregation of groups existed.

    5. They had a status based on a complex of rights and duties.

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 2, 3 and 5

    2. 1, 3 and 5

    3. l, 2 and 4

    4. 3, 4 and 5

  4. Aspirations for improvement in castestatus are common but it is not achieved unless a caste acquires:

    1. ritual purity

    2. group acceptance

    3. power privilege

    4. official connections

  5. Which one of the following is not an essential feature of the caste system?

    1. Endogamy

    2. Hierarchy

    3. Mobility

    4. Belief in re-birth

  6. Jajmani system indicates a set of:

    1. contractual relations

    2. political relations

    3. marital relations

    4. economic relations