Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 11 of 95)

  1. The concept of urban recycling refers to:

    1. pollution control mechanisms

    2. relocation of industries in the city

    3. renovation of old buildings and construction of new units

    4. relocation of the city at another site

  2. The industrial system of production is distinguished from other systems on the basis of availability of:

    1. skilled labour

    2. means of production

    3. capital

    4. inanimate source of energy

  3. The Industrial Revolution in England took place through:

    1. wool industry

    2. mining industry

    3. cotton industry

    4. lumbering industry

  4. The main conclusions for managers, which emerge from Hawthorne experiments are

    1. exclusive concentration on productivity and material b management is the best policy

    2. personal needs of the employees are important

    3. employees should be treated with strict discipline

    4. social needs are important

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 2 and 4

  5. Which one of the following best describes the patterns of age-sex structure of a population passing through a stage of high fertility and high mortality?

    1. Population pyramid that represents a narrow base and gradually tapering top

    2. The base of the pyramid is of medium size but the middle portion, particularly. Specified for male population, is enlarged and gradually reduces at the top

    3. Population pyramid that represents a broader base and gently sloping sides

    4. The base of the pyramid is narrower than the immediate higher-age interval and gradually reduces at the top

  6. Consider the following statements:

    1. Fertility affects age structure to a much lesser extent than mortality

    2. The primary sex-ratio is much higher than the sex ratio of live-births or foetal deaths

    3. Sex-ratio at birth is directly related to the age of the mother

    4. Mortality decline does not have much effects on a population with lifeexpectancy of 70 years

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1 and 3

    4. 2 and 4

  7. Consider the statistics presented in the following table (Rates per 10, 000 population in India):

    State

    Infant Mortality Rate

    Female Work Participation

    Rate Women marrying after completing 18 years of age

    Female Literacy Rate

    State I

    Rate 455.6

    Rate 367.5

    Rate 495.5

    Rate 356.7

    State II

    Rate 406.6

    Rate 395.8

    Rate 351.9

    Rate 402.7

    State III

    Rate 1154.6

    Rate 1559.3

    Rate 1376.3

    Rate 1607.2

    State IV

    Rate 200.9

    Rate 260.6

    Rate 190.8

    Rate 240.5

    Based on the above data which one of the following pairs of states will have the highest level of development?

    1. State I and IV

    2. State II and III

    3. State II and IV

    4. State I and IV

  8. Which one of the following practices of child rearing is better suited for democratisation of social life?

    1. Children may be seen but not head

    2. Criticising the child

    3. ‘I say, you do’

    4. Showing proper ways of doing things

  9. Which one of the following political system, can be said to be based on the rational legal type of legitimacy?

    1. Autocracy

    2. Oligarchy

    3. Democracy

    4. Gerontocracy

  10. Weber's concept of worldly asceticism includes which of the following elements?

    1. Corruptibility

    2. Irrationality

    3. Methodical self control

    4. Worldly economic success as a sign of

    God's blessings

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1, 2 and 4

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 3 and 4

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

    List-I (Role) List-II (Status)
    1. Announces his decision and is able to enforce it

    2. Assists in communication

    3. Helps to settle disputes

    4. Keeps the group strong and maintains his own positions

    1. Director

    2. Judge

    3. Leader

    4. Middleman

    5. Mediator

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 5
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 5
      • 4
      • 3
      • 5
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 5
      • 3
      • 1
  12. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I (Cause of poverty) List-II (Scholar)
    1. Colonial exploitation

    2. Circular causation and cumulative change

    3. Lack of rational will

    4. Other worldliness

    1. F Hegel

    2. Gunnar Myrdal

    3. Marl Marx

    4. P C Mahalanobis

    5. Max Weber

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 3
      • 5
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 5
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 5
      • 3
      • 2
      • 5
      • 4
  13. The process of induction of individuals into a political culture can be conceptualised as political

    1. acculturation

    2. development

    3. participation

    4. socialization

  14. Which one of the following states in India has the highest percentage of reservation for the Scheduled Castes?

    1. Maharashtra

    2. Uttar Pradesh

    3. Punjab

    4. Tamil Nadu

  15. Which one of the following statemntes is correct?

    1. Article 341 of the Constitution defines the term Scheduled Caste

    2. The Constitution empowers the Parliament to define the term Scheduled Caste

    3. The Constitution does not contain a definition of the term Scheduled Caste

    4. The term Scheduled Caste is defined in the Government of India Act, 1918.