Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 12 of 95)

  1. Which one of the following is the basic concern of Article 17 of the Indian Constitution?

    1. Representation of backward classes

    2. The abolition of untouchability

    3. Reservation of posts in services for the Scheduled Castes

    4. Political representation to Scheduled

    Castes

  2. Who was the first Chairman of the ‘Backward Classes Commission’ in India?

    1. BP Mandal

    2. BR. Ambedkar

    3. Kaka Kalelkar

    4. M K Gandhi

  3. ‘Women have acquired all the follies and vices of civilization and miss the useful fruit.’ Who made the above statement?

    1. Beatric Webb

    2. Mary Wolistonecraft

    3. Nancy Chodorow

    4. Margaret Mead

  4. Bengal had witnessed a widespread movement of the share-croppers from December 1946 to March 1947, known as the ‘Tebhaga Movement’ The word ‘Tebhaga’ here implies:

    1. retaining three-fourth of the produce for the share crapper

    2. retaining one-half of the produce for the share-cropper

    3. retaining two-third of the produce for the share cropper

    4. stacking of the total produce in sharecropper's own ‘khanar’ instead of landlords

  5. In a non-violent agitation against deforestation in Gharwal, in 1974, when the forest officials, contractors came to fell frees, women literally hugged the trees to prevent their cutting. What is the name of this movement?

    1. Chipko

    2. Environmental

    3. Gharwal

    4. Tebhaga

  6. Which one of the following is not the change promoting movement?

    1. Literacy Movement

    2. Women Liberation Movement

    3. Dalit Movement

    4. Anti Reservation Movement

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

    List-I (Movement) List-II (Leaders)
    1. Dalit Movement

    2. Naxalite Movement

    3. Chipko Movement

    4. SNDP Movementof Kerala

    1. Shri Naraina Guru

    2. SL Bahuguna

    3. Charu Majumdar

    4. B R Ambedker

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

    List-I (Theory/Concept) List-II (Thinker)
    1. Theory of the Leisure Class

    2. Circulation of the elites

    3. Adaptive Culture

    4. Survival of the Fittest

    1. Veblen

    2. Malthus

    3. Ogbum

    4. Darwin

    5. Pareto

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
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      • 3
  9. Social movement can be defined as:

    1. an action on the part of members of certain organisations

    2. a radical social change to be sought for by the organized efforts of the people with set objectives

    3. a collective action to resist or promote changes with certain goals

    4. an evolutionary process of change from simple to complex settings

    5. a diffusionist process of change

    Which of the foollowing is correct?

    1. 2 and 3

    2. 2, 4 and 5

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2 and 4

  10. The Jharkhand Movement is organised around the following issues:

    1. Land and forest alienation

    2. Uneven development

    3. Illiteracy

    4. Job deprivation

    5. Isolation

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 3, 4 and 5

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  11. Which of the following Articles of the Constitution protects Schedules Tribes representation in Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha in proportion to their population?

    1. 330 and 332

    2. 275

    3. 365

    4. 340 and 342

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

    List-I (Movements) List-II (Periods)
    1. Rajbansi Kshatriya Sabha Movement

    2. Naxalite Movement

    3. New Cinema Movement

    4. Shri Naraina Dharma Paripalana Movement

    1. Nineteenth century

    2. First quarter of 20th century

    3. Year 1968 onwards

    4. Year 1960s

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
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      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
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      • 4
      • 1
  13. Which three board types of cultures succeeding each other have been analysed by PA Sorokin in his cyclical theory of social change?

    1. Ideational, Instrumental and Ethical

    2. Ideational, Idealist and Sensate

    3. Idealist, Moral and Sensate

    4. Idealist, Ethical and Modem

  14. Which one of the following is not the part of little tradition?

    1. Folk-tales

    2. Legends

    3. Ramayana

    4. Marriage-songs

  15. The Shri Narain Dharma Paripalana Movement was launched primarily among:

    1. Nadars

    2. Brahmins

    3. Ezhavas

    4. Nayars