Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 63 of 95)

  1. Urban areas formed by the fusion of towns through spreading industry and housing is known as

    1. a metropolis

    2. a megalopolis

    3. conurbation

    4. suburbia

  2. Which one of the following comes closest to the description of ‘Ghetto’

    1. Slums found in western societies

    2. It is a deserted section of the city

    3. It is a slum inhabited by an ethnic group which is isolated from the rest of the city life

    4. It refers to a pattern of slum dwelling which no longer exists at present

  3. A megalopolis is:

    1. the primate city created by the merging of cities

    2. the city with a population often million

    3. a sprawling greater urbanized area created by the merging of two or more metropolitan areas

    4. a succession of cities among a highway

  4. What is the correct sequence of the stages of rise of city given by Mumford?

    1. Polis

    2. Eopolis.

    3. Metropolis

    Codes:

    1. 1, 2, 3

    2. 1, 3, 2

    3. 2, 1, 3

    4. 3, 1, 2

  5. In which one of the following types of cities do we find the elite class at the centre of the city?

    1. Pre-industrial

    2. Modem

    3. Historical

    4. Commercial

  6. Which one of the following statements is incorrect?

    1. A region must have formal boundaries

    2. A region should have a specific geographic character

    3. A region usually combines the rural and urban communities into one

    4. A region encompasses variety of interest and activities

  7. A large collection of urban as well as rural settlements all of which are interrelated through relations with metropolis dominant within the region is termed as:

    1. city proper

    2. city area

    3. metropolitan area

    4. metropolitan region

  8. Who among the following Indian sociologists wrote extensively on the region dimensions in India?

    1. G S Ghuriya

    2. N K Bose

    3. Radhakamal Mukherjee

    4. S C Dubey

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

    List-I (Rank Order in Respect of Urban Status) List-II (States)
    1. Rank 1

    2. Rank 2

    3. Rank 3

    4. Rank 4

    1. Gujarat

    2. Uttar Pradesh

    3. Bihar

    4. West Bengal

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
  10. With which of the following processes is urban growth associated essentially?

    1. Surplus food production in the rural areas

    2. Surplus population in the rural areas

    3. Surplus non-agricultural land

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 1 and 3

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

    List-I (Concepts) List-II (Authors)
    1. Urbanism

    2. Folk-urban continuum

    3. Little tradition and Great tradition

    4. Culture of poverty

    1. Oscar Lewis

    2. L Wirth

    3. R Redfield

    4. Milton Singer

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
  12. Herbert Spencer has classified types of societies from the simplest to the most complex according to their degree of:

    1. composition

    2. aggregation

    3. social bond

    4. knowledge

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Saint Simon

    2. Spencer

    3. Tonnies

    4. Morgan

    1. Military and industrial

    2. Societies and civitas

    3. Military, legalistic and industrial

    4. Gemeinschafi and gesselschaft

    5. Industrial and post-industrial

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 5
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 5
  14. Which of the following are the main features of animism?

    1. Differentiating between a dead body and a living one

    2. Explaining those human shapes which appear in dreams and visions.

    3. Investing animals with a spirit

    4. Investing forces of nature with supernatural powers

    Codes:

    1. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    2. 1 and 4

    3. 1, 2, and 3

    4. 2, 3 and 4

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

    List-I (Tribes) List-II (Name of Dormitory)
    1. Gond

    2. Oraon

    3. Ho

    4. Bhuiyas

    1. Dhumkuria

    2. Gitiora

    3. Dhangarbassa

    4. Ghotul

    5. Rang-Bang

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 1
      • 5
      • 4
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3