Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 76 of 95)

  1. Which of the following characteristics are used by Maclver for defining a community?

    1. Common religion

    2. We feeling

    3. Common language

    4. Common territory

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    2. 1, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 2 and 4

  2. Which of the following characteristics is/are related to Associations?

    1. Definite ends

    2. Specific interests

    3. Close interaction

    4. Fixed criteria for membership

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 4

    2. 1 and 4

    3. 2 and 4

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  3. Who among the following maintains that Social structure has nothing to do with empirical reality?

    1. C Levi-Strauss

    2. Marion J. Levy

    3. Raymond Firth

    4. Evans Pritchard

  4. An institution can be best described as a complex of:

    1. authority

    2. statuses

    3. roles

    4. procedures

  5. Which one of the following statements is correct?

    1. ‘Social structure’ and ‘Social organization’ are two concepts denoting the same phenomenon

    2. Both ‘Social structure’ and ‘Social organization’ have no empirical referents

    3. An organization functions to accomplish a goal, while a structure does not

    4. Social structure has no relation with function

  6. In a country, a separatist group has succeeded in seceding from the political union. This has raised the hopes of other centrifugal forces in the country. The possibility of the other centrifugal forces getting active would be the product of the separatist groups

    1. manifest function

    2. latent function

    3. latent dysfunction

    4. manifest dysfunction

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Economy

    2. Polity

    3. Family

    4. Religion

    1. Adaptation

    2. Latency

    3. Goal attainment

    4. Integration

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
  8. Which one of the following is so important for the society that its violation calls for severe punishment?

    1. Customs

    2. Mores

    3. Ideologies

    4. Folkways

  9. Which one of the following statements is true about ‘Mana’

    1. The respect the father commands from his sons whose belief in ‘life after death’ tends to deity the father

    2. The sacred animal which is a symbol of deep group based sentiments and feelings

    3. A benign supernatural force that has no shape of its own but inhabits living or inanimate things

    4. A ritual that is arranged to felicitate a woman on her first pregnancy in a tribal society in North-East India

  10. Which one of the following statements about deviance is not correct?

    1. Failure to conform to the customary norms of society

    2. A tendency on the part of an individual to behave in such a way as to disturb the equilibrium of interactive process

    3. The concept of deviance is relative and not absolute

    4. Deviant behaviour is never socially useful

  11. Which one of the following is the prerequisite of social interaction?

    1. Face-to-face contact

    2. Harmony

    3. Physical contact

    4. Mutual orientation

  12. Minorities giving up their ancestral customs and adopting the culture of the majority is known as:

    1. integration

    2. assimilation

    3. accommodation

    4. socialization

  13. The process of accommodation is adopted in society to avoid:

    1. competition between people

    2. competition between ideologies

    3. conflict between equals and non-equals

    4. integration between the formal and the informal

  14. The primary factor in reference group behaviour is:

    1. jealousy

    2. relative deprivation

    3. outgroup

    4. membership

  15. Which one of the following statements corresponds to the essence of the concept of looking glass-self?

    1. What ego thinks ego is

    2. What alter thinks ego is

    3. What ego thinks alter thinks ego

    4. What ego thinks alter is