Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 16 of 95)

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

    List-I (Definition) List-II (Concept)
    1. A condition in which people may work together even through there are difference which separate them

    2. A form of social interaction in which people act together to promote common interests

    3. A process of adaptation in which elements of a culture form a consistent whole

    4. A process wherein a minority group gradually gives up its own cultural patterns and acquires those of the dominant group

    1. Co-operation

    2. Accomodation

    3. Integration

    4. Assimilation

    5. Socialization

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 5
      • 1
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      • 5
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
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      • 2
      • 1
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  2. Who has defined marriage as ‘a contract’ for the production and maintenance of children?

    1. Malinowaski

    2. Westermarck

    3. Murdock

    4. Taylor

  3. Which of the following tribes practised polyandry?

    1. Toda, Kota, Khasa Bhils and Gonds

    2. Kota, Khasa, Toda and Bhils

    3. Toda, Kota and Khasa

    4. Only Todas

  4. Morgan listed five different form of family. Those are:

    1. Syndyasmian

    2. Punaluan

    3. Consanguine

    4. Monogamian

    5. Patriarchal

    Indicate the correct order of their appearance as stated by Morgan by selecting the answer from the codes given below:

    1. 3, 2, 5, 1 and 4

    2. 2, 1, 3, 5 and 4

    3. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

    4. 3, 2, 1, 5 and 4

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Domestic group

    2. Local descent group

    3. Lineage

    4. Clan

    1. Khandaan

    2. Pariwar

    3. Kul

    4. Gotra

    5. Pravara

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

    List-I (Books) List-II (Authors)
    1. Family and kin in Indo-European culture

    2. Kinship Organisation in India

    3. Marriage and Family in India

    4. Family and Kinship: A Study of the Pandits in Rural Kashmir

    1. K M Kapadia

    2. T N Madan

    3. Iravati Karve

    4. Ghuriya

    5. Mckim Marriott

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 3
      • 5
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      • 4
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      • 3
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      • 5
      • 1
  7. The ordered social relationships that grow out of the values, norms, statuses and roles, patterning various activities to fulfil society's needs are known as

    1. associations

    2. organisations

    3. institutions

    4. clubs

  8. The descendants of a common male ancestor are called

    1. agnates

    2. cognates

    3. lineal kin

    4. collateral kin

  9. According to Iravati Karve, which one of the following linguistic regions come under the central kinship zone?

    1. Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Orissa

    2. Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat

    3. Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Gujarat but not Maharashtra

    4. Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh

    Andhra Pradesh but not Orissa

  10. The Rules of Residence where a couple upon being married, go to live with the brother of the groom's mother, are known as:

    1. Patrilocal

    2. Matrilocal

    3. Avunculocal

    4. Neolocal

  11. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

      • ‘Dewar-Bhabhi’ relationship
      • Joking relationship
      • Marriage with mother's brother
      • Experimental marriage
      • Cross
      • Cousin marriage Preferential form of marriage
      • Marriage with father's brother

    Incest taboo

  12. Marriage by purchase is called:

    1. arsha marriage

    2. asur marriage

    3. rakshas marriage

    4. pishach marriage

  13. Which one of the following is an example of Sanskritisation?

    1. Monogamy among the present Nayars

    2. Brahma form of marriage among the Namboodiris

    3. Saptapadi among the kshatriyas

    4. Saptapadi among the peasant castes of

    Karnataka

  14. A system under which a woman is permitted to marry a person of the lower caste but vice versa is not allowed is known as:

    1. hypcrgamy

    2. hypogamy

    3. promiscuity

    4. polygamy

  15. The extended family is the opposite of nuclear family. It does not exist in:

    1. USA

    2. India

    3. Japan

    4. China