Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 54 of 95)

  1. The term ‘group-dynamics’ refers to:

    1. formation of large groups

    2. adjustive changes in small groups

    3. disintegration of a small group

    4. interdependence of several groups

  2. When a collectivity of individuals is emotionally aroused and is engaged in, or is ready to engage in, violent action it is designated as:

    1. a crowd

    2. a gang

    3. a mob

    4. a group

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Cauvade

    2. Primary Group

    3. Caste

    4. Clan

    1. Family

    2. Endogamy

    3. Affinal relation

    4. Kinship usage

    5. Exogamy

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 4
      • 5
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 5
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 5
  4. When a person deliberately avoids using the cultural practices of another group his behaviour can be best described as:

    1. outgroup behaviour

    2. ingroup behaviour

    3. secondary group behaviour

    4. reference group behaviour

  5. Which one of the following is the basic feature of status consistency?

    1. Similarity of statuses of an individual

    2. Similarity of statuses of members of a group

    3. Similarity of socio-cultural expectations about statuses of an individual

    4. Similarity of privileges of different groups

  6. Which one of the following functions is not performed by the status of the individual?

    1. His position in a social group

    2. Amount of authority he wields

    3. Degree of submission required

    4. Religious norms he has to accept

  7. For Nadel, role conflict exists when:

    1. a person does not know his role properly

    2. a person does not find sufficient time to play two or more roles

    3. the role expectation of two roles are incompatible

    4. two or more roles are played by the same person

  8. A surgeon cracks jokes with the member of his medical team while performing an operation. His behaviour is an instance of

    1. role in attention

    2. role performance

    3. role expectation

    4. role distance

  9. Which one of the following is not an example of a community?

    1. A kibbutz

    2. A neighbourhood

    3. A sect

    4. A village

  10. Religious cults are:

    1. sacred organizations

    2. voluntary associations

    3. ritual assertions

    4. reference category

  11. An organization with a large number of people run on impersonal lines set up to achieve specific objectives is known as:

    1. a reference group

    2. an association

    3. a carceral organization

    4. a social structure

  12. Which of the following are characteristics of the social structure of the society?

    1. A society has a structure of interrelated roles

    2. Society is a special type of group with a comprehensive social system

    3. A society tends to survive for a long period

    4. A society is economically selfsufficient

    Select the correct answer by using the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1, 2 and 4

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  13. A depiction of the organized pattern of interrelated rights and obligations of individuals in a group in terms of their statuses and roles gives us its

    1. social dynamics

    2. social structure

    3. social formation

    4. social class

  14. Which of the following are examples of an organization?

    1. Prison

    2. University

    3. Family

    4. Club

    5. Spectators in a stadium

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 4

    2. 1, 3 and 4

    3. 2, 4 and 5

    4. 2, 3 and 5

  15. Which of the following are the functional imperatives for T Parsons?

    1. Goal orientation

    2. Status consonance

    3. Production of goods and services

    4. Latency

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 1 and 4

    4. 3 and 4