Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 72 of 95)

  1. What is the correct sequence of the following forms of marriage adopted by the Toda tribal people of Nilgiri hills?

    1. Monogamy

    2. Polygyny

    3. Polyandry

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 3, 2, 1

    2. 1, 2, 3

    3. 2, 3, 1

    4. 3, l, 2

  2. Which of the following are included in the Family of Orientation?

    1. One's parents

    2. One's spouse

    3. One's siblings

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 1 and 3

  3. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?

      • Endogamy
      • Couvade
      • Baptism
      • Rites of passage
      • Kibbutz
      • Family of procreation
      • Incest
      • Religious sacrament
  4. The term ‘Status Group’ was coined by:

    1. Robert Merton

    2. Max Weber

    3. Talcott Parsons

    4. Ralph Linton

  5. The system of caste stratification is based on:

    1. rebirth

    2. chaturvarna

    3. varnashrama system

    4. sept

  6. The caste system prevented India from going towards barbarianism according to

    1. Mandelbaum

    2. Dubey

    3. Abbe Dubois

    4. Dumont

  7. False consciousness in a class stratification is dysfunctional as it obstructs awareness:

    1. of their role in the system

    2. about their demands

    3. of their real status

    4. about themselves

  8. Davis and Moore have stimulated a lively and continuing debate in the area of social stratification under the title of:

    1. a functional analysis of stratification

    2. some principles of stratification: a critical analysis

    3. some principles of stratification

    4. dialectical analysis of stratification

  9. Observers like Leach arid Bailey conclude, basing their views on the ideal principles, that caste in India, is essentially:

    1. a non-competitive system

    2. a competitive system

    3. both a competitive and noncompetitive system

    4. neither a competitive nor noncompetitive system

  10. The principal sources of ritual pollution is/are:

    1. birth

    2. bodily emissions

    3. death

    4. birth odily emissions and death

  11. The two stages of ritual purity as described by S C Dubey are:

    1. bodily cleansing and social distance

    2. protracted ablution procedures and initiation rituals

    3. seclusion worship and segregation

    4. formal worship and ceremonies

  12. Which of the following statements in relation to class system are correct?

    1. A class system may be regarded as a ‘closed system’

    2. A class system may be regarded as an ‘open system’

    3. In a class system a person cannot move up and down in the social hierarchy

    4. A class system is usually distinguished by social mobility

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below

    1. 1 and 3

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1 and 4

    4. 2 and 4

  13. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

      • Kathleen Gough
      • Tanjore
      • F G Bailey
      • Bisipara
      • S C Dubey
      • Sripuram
      • M N Srinivas
      • Rarnpura
  14. The concept of ‘hierarchy’ in the context of caste stratification was given by:

    1. T N Madan

    2. Gopala Saran

    3. DY. Pocock

    4. L Dumont

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

    List-I (Titles of Books) List-II (Authors)
    1. Caste in Modem India

    2. Caste Class, Power

    3. Homo Hierarchies

    4. Caste in Indian Politics

    1. A Beteille

    2. L Dumont

    3. R Kothari

    4. M N Srinivas

    5. Yogesh Atal

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