Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 88 of 95)

  1. In which of the following communities is the marriage with one's father's sister's daughter permitted?

    1. Coorgs and Marathas of northern Maharashtra

    2. Marathas of Southern Maharashtra and Okkaligas of Mysore (Karnataka)

    3. Marathas of entire Maharashtra

    4. The Coorgs

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

    List-I (Forms of Marriage) List-II (Tribes)
    1. Marriage with mother's brother

    2. Fraternal polyandry

    3. Both fraternal and non-fraternal polyandry

    4. Levirate

    1. Todas

    2. Tibetans

    3. Coorgs

    4. Deshastha branch of Karnataka

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
  3. ‘Dudhalutana’ as a form of cross-cousin marriage prevalent among the:

    1. Gonds of Madhya Pradesh

    2. Santhals of Orissa

    3. Mundas of Chhota Nagpur

    4. Bhils of Rajasthan

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

    List-I (Names of Family) List-II (Tribes/Castes)
    1. Gharawad

    2. Okka

    3. Nok

    4. Illam

    1. Coorgs

    2. Nayars

    3. Gatos

    4. Namboodiris

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
  5. Marriage between single pairs, without involving the rights of exclusive cohabitation with each other is referred to as:

    1. synadasnian family

    2. conjugal family

    3. patriarchal family

    4. promiscurous family

  6. A ‘Tarwad’ is composed of a woman:

    1. her sons daughters, daughters'daughters and Sons

    2. her husband, her Sons and Sons'daughter and sons

    3. her daughters, husbands and daughters ‘daughters her Sons’ wives and daughters.

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

    List-I (Terms of Kinship of Family) List-II (Names of Sociologists who used them)
    1. ‘Primary, secondary tertiary relatives’

    2. Family of ‘procreation’ and family or ‘Orientation.’

    3. ‘Joking relationship’

    4. Elementary family

    1. Parsons

    2. Murdock

    3. Redcliffe-Brown

    4. Ogburn

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
  8. Ritual kinship refers to:

    1. legally defined marriage relationship

    2. kins related to one another through blood

    3. kinship on the basis of functional social relationship

    4. persons related to each other through rituals

  9. Consider the following countries:

    1. Pakistan

    2. India

    3. Indonesia

    4. Bangladesh

    The correct sequence of these countries in descending order in terms of the Muslim population is:

    1. 2, 3, 4, 1

    2. 3, 2, 4, 1

    3. 3, 2, 1, 4

    4. 2, 3, 1, 4

  10. Which one of the following statements is not true?

    1. Social stratification means the same as social differentiation

    2. Social stratification is a particular from of ranking

    3. Gender inequality is a form of social stratification

    4. It is possible for social inequality to exist without social strata

  11. Who among the following said that wealth increases in the same proportion as poverty?

    1. Marx

    2. Engels

    3. Weber

    4. Hegel

  12. A person belonging to a dalit caste gives up eating on vegetation food and adopts ritualistic worship. Which one of the following best describes this behaviour?

    1. Sanskritization

    2. Acculturation

    3. Enculturation

    4. Socialization

  13. The concept of ‘respect of pollution’ was put forward by

    1. L Dumont

    2. Milton Singer

    3. S C Dubey

    4. B. Harper

  14. Which one of the following was believed to represent the vertical unit of castes?

    1. Varna system

    2. Jajmani system

    3. Sanskritization

    4. Endogamy

  15. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?

      • Sanskritization
      • M N Srinivas
      • Little and Great Tradition
      • Meckim Marriott
      • Lirabminization
      • Aiyappan
      • Parochialization
      • F G Bailey

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 2, 3 and 4

    2. 1, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 1, 2 and 3