Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 86 of 95)

  1. Which of the following are features of reference group behaviour?

    1. Comparison

    2. Appraisal

    3. Emulation

    4. Rejection

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 3 and 4

  2. When those who have risen above the lowest poverty levels indulge in civic unrest against the privileged, it is an expression of:

    1. relative deprivation

    2. social inequality

    3. social mobility

    4. factionalism

  3. Which of the following are the characteristics of Society?

    1. Territory

    2. State

    3. Individuals

    4. System of interrelationships

    5. Common culture

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 3, 4 and 5

    3. 2, 3, 4 and 5

    4. 1, 4 and 5

  4. Which one of the following is the minimal pre-requisite of a social relationship?

    1. Physical contact

    2. Face-to-Face contact

    3. Mutual awareness

    4. Harmony

  5. Which of the following are the characteristics of a modern urban society?

    1. Organic solidarity

    2. Mechanical solidary

    3. Strong collective consciousness

    4. Weak collective consciousness

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 2 and 3

    2. 2 and 4

    3. 1 and 3

    4. 1 and 4

  6. What does acculturation signify?

    1. Growing up an internalizing the values and norms of one's society

    2. Spread of a cultural element from the centre of origin to other societies

    3. Interchange of elements of culture between societies

    4. Incorporation of an element of culture from another culture, while retaining its identity

  7. Who among the following identified and analysed spatial and temporal dimensions of human interaction?

    1. Erving Goffman

    2. Robert A. Nisbet

    3. George Simmel

    4. Lewis Coser

  8. The statement that ‘Indian culture is superior to Western culture’ is an example of:

    1. culture relativity

    2. ethnocentrism

    3. fundamentalism

    4. xenophobia

  9. A group which does not allow a person to join similar other groups at one and the same time is called:

    1. disjunctive group

    2. ingroup

    3. closed group

    4. congregate group

  10. Who among the following developed the concept of ‘Primordial primary’ group?

    1. Edward Shils

    2. CH Cooley

    3. Erich Fromm

    4. George Homans

  11. Which one of the following scholars has propounded that ‘command over resources and benefits’ is an organising principle of large social structures?

    1. M Fortes

    2. F G Bailey

    3. M J Levy

    4. S F Nadel

  12. Who among the following has argued that a social structure cannot change?

    1. Levi Bruhl

    2. Levi Strauss

    3. Pierre Bordien

    4. Raymond Aron

  13. According to T Parsons, the cardinal process in the formation and continuity of the social system is:

    1. goal attainment

    2. institutionalization

    3. integration

    4. adaptation

  14. If a gang is involved in conflict with a rival gang, the intragroup conflict usually tends to:

    1. increase

    2. decrease

    3. disappear

    4. remain unaffected

  15. ‘An association is a group of individuals united for specific purpose or purposes or held together by a recognized or sanctioned mode of procedure or behaviour’ according to:

    1. Maclver

    2. Gillin and Gillin

    3. T. B. Bottomore

    4. Horton and Hunt