Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 81 of 95)

  1. The modern industrial society is characterized by a shift of an increasing number of manual workers to the next higher stratum. This process is referred to as

    1. sanskritization

    2. adaptation

    3. embourgeoisement

    4. class-homogenization

  2. The book entitled ‘Politics of the Kula Ring’ was written by:

    1. B Malinowaski

    2. A R Redcliffe-Brown

    3. D N Majumdar

    4. J P S Uberoi

  3. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?

      • Munda
      • Gitiora
      • Gonds
      • Ghotul
      • Naga
      • Rangbang
      • Trobriand Island
      • Bukumatula

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  4. ‘Ad-hocracy’ is the system whereby there will be an administrative system with transient project teams, task forces and adhoc committees which would give dynamism and replace bureaucracies. This term was coined by:

    1. Peter Blau

    2. A Etzioni

    3. Goldthorpe

    4. Alvin Toffler

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

    List-I (Tribe) List-II (Features)
    1. Bhils

    2. Todas

    3. Khasis

    4. Oraons

    1. Patriarchy

    2. Matriarchy

    3. Polygyny

    4. Polyandry

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
  6. Consider the following statements: According to the Imperial Gazetteer of India a tribe is a:

    1. collection of families with a common name

    2. community using ancient means of production

    3. community speaking a common dialect

    4. community which is usually exogamous

    5. community occupying a common territory

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 5

    4. 1, 3 and 5

  7. Which one of the following Five Year Plans of India had human development as the main focus of planning?

    1. 4th

    2. 5th

    3. 7 th

    4. 8th

  8. Who among the following observed that the Chief Executives and the very rich are one and the same group in the USA.

    1. J K Galbraith

    2. G Myrdal

    3. CW Mills

    4. N Smelser

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Habitat, Economy and Science

    2. Religion and the Rise of Capitalism

    3. Peasant struggle in India

    4. Caste and the Economic Frontier

    1. PG Bailey

    2. A R Desai

    3. H Tawney

    4. D Forde

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
  10. ‘Property is to be conceived in terms of the control of man over things, a control which is recognised by the society, more or less permanent and, exclusive.’ According to:

    1. L H Morgan

    2. R H Lowie

    3. L T Hobhouse

    4. Adam Smith

  11. According to Marx, which of the following are moments of man's action on Nature?

    1. Labour

    2. Alienation

    3. Social relations of production

    4. Anomie

    5. Social consciousness

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 5

    2. 1, 3 and 5

    3. 1, 4 and 5

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  12. With whose name would one associate the study of the economy of Trobriand islanders?

    1. J P S Uberoi

    2. E Evans Pritchard

    3. B Malinowaski

    4. R Fifth

  13. Consider the following States:

    1. West Bengal

    2. Rajasthan

    3. Karnataka

    4. Maharashtra

    The correct sequence of these states in descending order of their population (as per 1991 Census) is:

    1. 1, 4, 2, 3

    2. 1, 4, 3, 2

    3. 4, 1, 2, 3

    4. 4, 1, 3, 2

  14. The concept of ‘doubling time’ pertains to the study of:

    1. finance

    2. population

    3. environment

    4. parasitology

  15. The major share of a city's population growth in India is due to:

    1. migration

    2. natural growth

    3. redefinitions of municipal limits

    4. industrialization