Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 51 of 95)

  1. The fundamental difference characterizing class differences relates to the distinction between:

    1. the rentier and the entrepreneure

    2. the manual workers and professionals

    3. elite and commoners

    4. the propertied and the propertyless

  2. The inequality implied in the estate system is based primarily on differences in:

    1. wealth

    2. occupation

    3. legal rights

    4. education

  3. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I (Status) List-II (Characteristics)
    1. Ascribed

    2. Achieved

    3. N/A

    4. N/A

    1. Race

    2. Priesthood

    3. Sexandage

    4. Ethnic identity

    5. Knowledge and skill

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 5
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 5
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
  4. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I (Name given to the village studied) List-II (Name of Scholar)
    1. Kumbapettai

    2. Rampura

    3. Shamirpet

    4. Bisipara

    1. S C Dubey

    2. Kathleen Gough

    3. M N Srinivas

    4. S Epstein

    5. F G Bailey

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 3
      • 5
      • 2
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 5
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
  5. Which one of the following scholars opined that the self-sufficiency of the Indian village is a myth?

    1. Charles T Metcalfe

    2. Oscar Lewis

    3. Louis Dumont

    4. M N Srinivas

  6. Which of the following characteristics are found in the little community?

    1. Self-sufficiency

    2. Hegemony

    3. Homogeneity

    4. Associations

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1and 2

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 1 and 3

  7. Linear type village settlement are found in:

    1. Kerala, Konkan and in the delta lands in Bengal

    2. Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh

    3. Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa

    4. North Eastern State

  8. Drawing a gloomy picture of urban life, some scholars have viewed urbanism as a social decay mainly because it replaced simplicity by artificiality, and harmony by tension, destroyed solidarity of kin and family and fostered disintegration through competition. Who among the following scholars held such a view of urban life?

    1. Wirth

    2. Mumford

    3. Spengler

    4. Galpin

  9. The concentric theory of urban settlement was propounded by:

    1. Park

    2. Whyte

    3. Burgess

    4. Houser

  10. Consider the following:

    1. City

    2. Town

    3. Village

    4. Neighbourhood

    5. Metropolis

    Which is the correct sequence of the above in the increasing density of community living?

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

    2. 3, 4, l, 2, 5

    3. 4, 3, 2, 5, 1

    4. 3, 4, 2, 5, l

  11. Social control in the city is different from that of village because:

    1. the city furnishes anonymity to those who desire it

    2. the formal social controls are absent in villages

    3. primary groups do not have effective social control in the city

    4. secondary groups do not enforce particularistic orientation

  12. Which of the following are bases in Indian society on the basis of which a region demarcated?

    1. Cultural and linguistic factors

    2. Historical and administrative factors

    3. Political aspirations of people

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 1 and 3

  13. Which one of the following terms correctly defines beliefs and value systems used by Robert Redfield in the analysis of Folk urban continuum?

    1. Great Tradition

    2. Little Tradition

    3. Universal Tradition

    4. Local Tradition

  14. The rural area surrounded by the city is known as:

    1. suburban

    2. hinterland

    3. urban village

    4. slum

  15. Which of the following criteria were used by Sorokin in distinguishing a rural society from an urban society?

    1. Occupation

    2. Size of population

    3. System of interaction

    4. Heterogeneity

    5. Mobility

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 3, 4 and 5

    4. 1, 2 and 4