Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 55 of 95)

  1. For Malinowaski every cultural item is functional for:

    1. individuals only

    2. groups only

    3. institutions and individuals

    4. individuals and groups

  2. Which of the following are the characteristics of values?

    1. A generalized principle

    2. Strong commitment for group members

    3. Prescribed range of behaviour

    4. A standard for judging goals

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1, 2 and 4

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  3. In an experimental group dynamic situation, new social norms arise:

    1. when the experimenter gives an instruction

    2. when individuals are faced with ambiguous situations

    3. when instrumental roles are performed

    4. when expressive roles are performed

  4. Which one of the following does not belong to the belief system?

    1. Magic

    2. Totemism

    3. Social structure

    4. Values

  5. Which one of the following was suggested by Durkheim to sociologists to ensure objectivity?

    1. Avoid study of values

    2. Use quantitative data

    3. Use precise measurement

    4. Treat social facts as thing

  6. In a rapidly changing society, there is weakening of social control and an increase in deviant behaviour. This can be best described as a state of:

    1. anarchy

    2. alienation

    3. anomie

    4. deviance

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Looking glass self

    2. Dramaturgical circumspection

    3. Collective consciousness

    4. Id, ego and superego

    1. E Goffman

    2. Charles Cooley

    3. Sigmund Freud

    4. Emile Durkheim

    5. Margaret Mead

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 4
      • 5
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 5
  8. When an imigrant group loses its previous cultural identity and adopts that of the host group, it is called:

    1. assimilation

    2. integration

    3. acculturation

    4. culturation

  9. Which one of the following is not an illustration of integration?

    1. The merging of Princely States into Indian Union after Independence in 1947

    2. Introduction of three languages formula in education

    3. Providing reservations to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe communities

    4. Enacting various legislations for various religious groups

  10. According to Talcott Parsons, where expectations are not understood, and not fulfilled where they are understood, the result is:

    1. anomie

    2. conflict

    3. deviance

    4. anarchy

  11. Which of the following are correct regarding competition?

    1. The objects pursued are limited in supply

    2. The activity is goal directed

    3. It is a continuous process until the goal is achieved or lost

    4. Defeat of one's opponent is the major concern

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2, 4

    2. 1, 2, 3

    3. 1, 3, 4

    4. 2, 3, 4

  12. The term ‘Demographic Transition’ was coined by:

    1. T Malthus

    2. Warren S Thompson

    3. D Hobman

    4. M Morgan

  13. Usually the developing countries are characterized by:

    1. low birth rate and low death rate

    2. high birth rate and low death rate

    3. high birth rate and high death rate

    4. low birth rate arid high death rate

  14. Which one of the following characteristics correctly explains the term ‘institution’

    1. A place where many people do work

    2. A set of related folkways and mores integrated around a principal function

    3. An office complex where very important work is carried out

    4. An organization which is engaged in some important social function

  15. Which of the following are institutions?

    1. State

    2. Tribe

    3. Property

    4. Government

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 2 and 4