Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 7 of 95)

  1. Which one of the following is based on the belief in the sanctity of habit and obedience to a person who occupies a customary position of authority?

    1. Feudal authority

    2. Traditional authority

    3. Charismatic authority

    4. Legal authority

  2. An untouchable getting converted to Christianity, is an example of:

    1. horizontal mobility

    2. vertical mobility

    3. social mobility

    4. None of these

  3. Who among the following is an advocate of the theory of Civil Legitimacy?

    1. John Locke

    2. Thomas Hobbes

    3. J J Rousseau

    4. Aristotle

  4. Who among the following expressed the view that leadership necessarily required an element of voluntary submission o the part of the followers?

    1. Marx

    2. Weber

    3. Bottomore

    4. C Wright Mills

  5. The first person or set of persons to have used the term ‘Political Socialization’ was

    1. Herbert Hayman

    2. Herbert Spencer

    3. Almord Powell

    4. Easton and Dennis

  6. The status of organizations like the FICCI and CII in the political system is that of a/an

    1. economic institution

    2. trade association

    3. pressure group

    4. interest group

  7. Which one of the following political movement mobilised its support on the basis of caste loyalties?

    1. Self-respect movement

    2. Naxalite movement

    3. Kisan movement

    4. Bodo movement

  8. Which one of the following groups of thinkers belong to the linear view of social change?

    1. Comte, Pareto and Marx

    2. Pareto, Sorokin and Ogbum

    3. Comte, Ogburn and Marx

    4. Comte, Spencer and Pareto

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

    List-I (Concept) List-II (Name of Thinker)
    1. Sensate culture

    2. Non-material culture

    3. Forces of production

    4. Instinct of workmanship

    1. Sorokin

    2. Ogburn

    3. Marx

    4. Veblen

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  10. That society passes from the sacred to the secular stage is an idea expounded by:

    1. David Riseman

    2. Howard Becker

    3. Max Weber

    4. Karl Marx

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

    List-I (Theory) List-II (Thinkers)
    1. Circulation of elite

    2. Limit theory of change

    3. Evolutionary theory of change

    4. Dialectical theory of change

    1. Sorokin

    2. Ogbum

    3. Spencer

    4. Marx

    5. Pareto

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  12. Who among the following treated magic as a ‘Pseudoscience’

    1. Taylor

    2. Frazer

    3. Morgan

    4. Malinowaski

  13. According to the studies available, which one of the following has remained the most effective factor of social change amongst the Dalits?

    1. Reservation

    2. Social reforms

    3. Industrialization

    4. Collective action

  14. According to Robert Blauner, ‘there is X between the level of technology used and alienation’ X stands for:

    1. an equal relationship

    2. an inverse relationship

    3. a positive relationship

    4. no relationship

  15. Which one of the following tribes is associated with the ‘Bhagat Movement’

    1. Seharia

    2. Bonda

    3. Bhil

    4. Mina