Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 17 of 95)

  1. The concept of Post-Patum Amenorrhoea (PPA) refers to the:

    1. period between two menstruations of a woman

    2. period between the last menstruations and the birth of a baby

    3. spacing between two births by a woman

    4. period wherein woman may not menstrurate after the birth of a baby

  2. Consider the following:

    1. Gross Reproduction Rate

    2. Child-Woman Ratio

    3. Age Specific Fertility Rate

    4. Median age at first marriage

    Which of these are used to estimate fertility rate from the census data?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 2 and 4

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 1, 3 and 4

  3. Consider the following statements: The possible consequence of change in mortality is that it affects

    1. family structure

    2. intensity of interpersonal ties

    3. fertility

    4. birth rate

    Which of these are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. l, 2 and 3

  4. Which one of the following statements best explains the usually observed inverted V shaped relationship between level of education and fertility in an environment of illiteracy?

    1. Education has practically no effect on fertility rate in an environment dominated by illiteracy

    2. The theory of threshold hypothesis explains the observed inverted V shaped relationship between education and fertility

    3. Interference of level of income actually disturbs the expected inverse relationship between level of education and fertility

    4. Opportunity to participate in the paid labour force is virtually absent for mothers in a socially backward environment

  5. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Thinkers) List-II (Theories)
    1. P Sorokin

    2. A Comte

    3. K Marx

    4. D Lerner

    1. Evolutionary Theory of Change

    2. Theory of Modernization

    3. Revolutionary Theory of Change

    4. Cyclical Theory of Social Change

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
  6. Consider the following stages of social change:

    1. Metaphysical

    2. Positivistic

    3. Theological

    4. Civilised

    Which of these form part of Comte's scheme of social change?

    1. 1, 2 and 4

    2. 3 and 4

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 1, 2 and 3

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

    List-I (Concepts) List-II (Thinkers)
    1. Organic solidarity

    2. Rationalisation

    3. AlIenation

    4. Westernisation

    1. M N Srinivas

    2. Emile Durkheim

    3. Max Weber

    4. Karl Marx

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

    List-I (Categories) List-II (Stages of evolution)
    1. Agriculture

    2. Industrial

    3. Pastoral

    4. Hunting

    1. First

    2. Third

    3. Second

    4. Fourth

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

    List-I (Social Reformers) List-II (Organisations)
    1. Mahatma Gandhi

    2. Sri Narayan Guru

    3. B R Ambedkar

    4. Jyoti Rao Phule

    1. All India Scheduled Caste Federation

    2. Harijan Sevak Sangh

    3. SNDP Yogam

    4. DMK

    5. Satya Sodhak Samaj

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 5
      • 1
      • 3
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 5
      • 1
      • 5
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 5
  10. Through Tebhaga Movement, the sharecropper demanded to retain:

    1. one-third of their produce

    2. three-fourth of their produce

    3. two-third of their produce

    4. half of their produce

  11. Consider the following statements: NP Dalit Movement seeks:

    1. to raise social awareness among Dalits about their rights

    2. privilege for the Dalits.

    3. to bring social change through revolution.

    Which of these are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1 and 3

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  12. Consider the following features:

    1. Fixed spheres of competence of different offices

    2. Charismatic authority

    3. Impersonality

    4. Recruitment based on merit

    Which of these are typical of bureaucratic organization?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1, 3 and 4

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 1 and 4

  13. Consider the following statements with respect to the pressure groups:

    1. They articulate their group interests.

    2. They exercise their influence on government.

    3. They safeguard their group interests.

    4. They bring pressure on general public.

    Which of these are correct?

    1. 1 and 4

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  14. Which one of the following is the distinctive characteristic of human society in comparison to the animal society?

    1. interaction

    2. Culture

    3. Territory

    4. Group life

  15. With which of the following typologies is Herbert Spencer's name associated?

    1. Gemeinschaft-Gesselschafl

    2. Status-Contract

    3. Military society-Industrial society

    4. Mechanical society-Organic society