Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 85 of 95)

    • Assertion (A): New technology is received more quickly than values.
    • Reason (R): Changes in non-material culture always lag behind changes in material culture.
    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

  1. Assertion (A) It is witnessed, that even the rational persons put some food and eatables on the burial pit of dead persons. Reason (R): Modes of action persist more obstinately than the modes of thinking.

    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): Small size and face-to-face interaction are conditions for the formulation of primary groups.
    • Reason (R): Social interaction is more frequent and intimate when the number of participants is small.
    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 a given society, the rate of suicide, is significantly higher in cities than in villages.
    • Reason (R): Autonomy of individual increases with increasing social division of labour.
    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

  2. Assertion (A) Member of low castes found it practically useful to adopt the mannerisms and living styles of dominant caste of their village. Reason (R): Members of low castes were fed up with their own life-styles and wanted a change.

    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): There is a proliferation of voluntary associations in cities.
    • Reason (R): The hold of collective consciousness declines with an increase in organic solidarity.
    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

  3. Consider the following pairs:

    1. Marriage: Group

    2. Family: Institution

    3. Clan: Kindered

    4. Tribe: Community

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below

    1. 2, 3 and 4

    2. 1 and 4

    3. 2 and 3

    4. l, 2, 3 and 4

  4. A musician singing at a concert is an example of:

    1. act

    2. action

    3. process

    4. collective behaviour

  5. According to Parsons, prostitutions is a case of:

    1. deviance

    2. secondary institution

    3. institutionalization

    4. adoption

  6. Which one of the following can be referred to as independently defined role?

    1. Father

    2. Teacher

    3. Painter

    4. Officer

  7. The correct sequence of early stages of socialization as development by Erik Erikson is:

    1. Trust vs. Mistrust, Autonomy vs. Doubt, Initiative vs. Guilt, Industry vs. Inferiority

    2. Initiative vs. Guilt, Trust vs. Mistrust, Autonomy vs. Doubt, Industry vs. Inferiority

    3. Trust vs. Mistrust, Initiative vs. Guilt, Autonomy vs. Doubt, Industry vs. Inferiority

    4. Initiative vs. Guilt, Industry vs.

    Inferiority, Autonomy vs. Doubt, Trust vs. Mistrust.

  8. The narratives pass down in oral transmission is termed as:

    1. legand

    2. folkways

    3. folklore

    4. none of these

  9. Which one of the following is the correct explanation of Mead's ‘me’

    1. The sense of imposing one's ego over others

    2. The desire of have self-respect from others

    3. The wish to exercise influence over others

    4. The internalization of socially learned ‘shoulds’ and ‘oughts’

  10. Who among the following is pioneer of American and European diffusionist traditions?

    1. Nadel

    2. Franz Boas

    3. Sol Tax

    4. Ratzel

  11. When a number of people ride in a life together, they usually stand facing the door. According to Anthony Giddens, this would be an example of:

    1. circumspection

    2. social distance

    3. politeness

    4. role performance