Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 64 of 95)

  1. Among the simple societies, agriculture is the:

    1. first level of development

    2. second level of development

    3. third level of development

    4. fourth level of development

  2. The social structure of agrarian societies and tribal societies ha mostly been compared on the basis of two of the following:

    1. Population size

    2. Geographical isolation

    3. Stratification

    4. Kinship system

    Which two of the above are correct?

    1. 1 and 4

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 2 and 4

    4. 1 and 3

  3. Which one of the following factors was responsible for rapid industrialization of Japan as compared to China?

    1. Natural resources

    2. Population pressures

    3. Better economic conditions

    4. State policy

  4. A British industrial worker owning a house, car and voting for the Conservative Party is a condition best described by the concept

    1. enculturation

    2. reference group behaviour

    3. embourgeoisement

    4. conspicuous consumption

  5. Who among the following attributes the emergence of housewife as the most dominant mature feminine role to industrialization?

    1. Viola Klein

    2. Ann Oakley

    3. Eniestine Friedel

    4. Theodore Coplow

  6. In India, a peasant is identified as one who:

    1. owns land and cultivates with the help of hired labour

    2. owns land and cultivates with the help of family labour

    3. uses traditional methods of cultivation

    4. is fatalistic in outlook

  7. According to Marx the peasantry cannot be revolutionary class because:

    1. they are owners of property

    2. they are poor

    3. they are geographically dispersed

    4. they are traditional in outlook

  8. What did Mckim Marriot call the process of change when indigenous customs, deities-and rites spread from the local village setting to the larger social level?

    1. Parochialization

    2. Sanskritization

    3. Diffusion

    4. Universalization

  9. Ernest Burgess using Chicago as an example has described its growth pattern in terms of:

    1. sector model

    2. multiple nuclei model

    3. concentric zone model

    4. unique nuclei model

  10. Which one of the following states in India has the highest percentage of reservation for Scheduled Castes?

    1. Maharashtra

    2. Uttar Pradesh

    3. Punjab

    4. Tamil Nadu

  11. The Constitution of India (Article 35) provides for the appointment of a minister for Tribal Welfare in the States of:

    1. Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Orissa

    2. Bihar, Orissa and West Bengal

    3. Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh

    4. Madhya Pradesh, Orissa

    Maharashtra

  12. The theory that there exist an indefinite number of histories and forms of knowledge is best known as

    1. postmodernism

    2. existentialism

    3. historicism

    4. phenonienology

  13. Which one of the following statements best explains the arguments of the Feminist Movement?

    1. Women live longer than men

    2. Gender inequality is rooted in patriarchy

    3. Only men are responsible for gender in equality

    4. Participatory parenthood promotes gender equality

    Codes:

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. l, 3 and 4

    3. 2 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  14. Man is entirely the product of society while woman is to a far greater extent the product of nature. This statement is attributable to:

    1. Talcott Parsons

    2. Emile Durkheim

    3. George Peter Murdock

    4. Robin Fox

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Contradictory class locations

    2. Transitional classes

    3. White collar crime

    4. Rites de passage

    1. Harry Braverman

    2. Edwin H Sutherland

    3. Karl Marx

    4. Erik Olin Wright Arnold Van Gennep

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