Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 73 of 95)

  1. Which one of the following measures of fertility can be computed from date on sex and age alone from a single census?

    1. Child-woman ratio

    2. Total fertility rate

    3. Crude birth rate

    4. Age specific fertility rate

  2. Which of the following pair (s) is/are correctly matched?

      • Variation in mortality with age ‘J’ represents a shaped curve
      • Characteristic of developed countries.
      • Concept of proximate variables of fertility
      • Contribution of K Davis and Judith Blake.
      • Variation in mortality represents a ‘U’ shaped curve
      • Characteristic of underdeveloped countries.
      • Net Reproduction Rate (NRR) is equal to one
      • A stagnant population.

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 2 and 3

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 4 alone

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

    List-I (Demographic features as pet 1991 census) List-II (States/UT)
    1. Most populous state of India

    2. Ranked first among states in literacy

    3. Had the highest population rate in 1981 − 91 decade

    4. Had the highest population density in the country

    1. Kerala

    2. Nagal

    3. UttarPradesh

    4. Bihar

    5. Delhi

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 1
      • 2
      • 5
      • 4
      • 1
      • 5
      • 3
      • 3
      • 5
      • 2
      • 4
  4. The practice of levirate is found in

    1. matrilineai societies

    2. partrilineal societies

    3. bi-lineal societies

    4. all the above societies

  5. A kibbutzim is:

    1. a tribal dance

    2. community of economically equal families

    3. garo term for extended family

    4. a religious sect of Mexico

  6. The term phratry refers to:

    1. clustering of several clans into exogamous blocks

    2. grouping of nuclear families in a common household

    3. followers of animistic religion

    4. a dyad of kula exchange partners

  7. Which one of the following kinship terms indicates that father's sisters is given greater importance than the mother?

    1. Amitate

    2. Couvade

    3. Avunculate

    4. Teknonymy

  8. Which one of the following pairs of concept and definition is correctly matched?

      • Exogamy
      • A rule requiring a person to choose a mate from the same community
      • Kin
      • People who are related either by blood or by marriage
      • Endogamy
      • A rule requiring a person to many outside his clan
      • Patrilocal family
      • A family in which persons belong to their father's lineage
  9. In double descent system, one inherits property from:

    1. father's matrilineal relatives and mother's patrilineal relatives

    2. father's patrilineal relatives and mother's matrilineal relatives

    3. father's patrilineal and matrilineal relatives

    4. mother's matrilineal and patrilineal relatives

  10. Practice of couvade refers to

    1. marriage with deceased wife's sister

    2. impurity related to child birth

    3. simulation of pregnancy by the husband

    4. promiscuity

    • Assertion (A): Protests by Scheduled Castes against the practice of untouchability and atrocities have increased.
    • Reason (R): Their action have stirred the government machinery to enforce law and order strictly.
    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): In pre-independence India, backward classes'movement was never strong enough to affect the whole country.
    • Reason (R): The various backward classes had serious internal differences and could never work together.
    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): The Telangana Movement is one of the importance militant peasant movement in India.
    • Reason (R): Indian National Congress gave it effective leadership.
    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): The higher the job opportunities for female population in the paid labour market, the higher the rate of acceptance of family planning.
    • Reason (R): Opportunity and cost of child is directly proportional to the employment status of mother.
    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  11. Assertion (A): According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 1993, there were

  12. 5 million deaths due to infectious disease world wide. Reason (R): Urbanization without health planning leads to the spread of diseases.

    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true