Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 27 of 95)

  1. Consider the following:

    1. Marital

    2. Parental

    3. Consanguineal

    4. Ritualistic

    Which of the above are socially defined specific relationships in the family?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  2. Henry Maine maintained the view that originally families were:

    1. patriarchal and patrilineal

    2. matriarchal and matrilineal

    3. group oriented and bilineal

    4. exogamous and unilineal

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

    List-I List-II
    1. The practice of tracing descent thorough the female lines

    2. The practice of tracing descent through both male and female lines

    3. The form of family authority structure in which the male spouse takes decisions

    4. The form of family authority structure in which power and decision making are shared

    1. Female dominance

    2. Male dominance

    3. Matriliny

    4. Bilaterally

    5. Egalitarian

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 5
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 5
      • 5
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 5
  4. The system under which mother's brother prominent place in kinship usage is known as:

    1. couvade

    2. amitate

    3. avuncular

    4. teknonymy

  5. The descendants of a common male ancestor are called:

    1. agnates

    2. lineal kin

    3. cognates

    4. collateral kin

  6. The residence rule that gives choice to the newlyweds to live with the parents of either the groom or the bride is known as:

    1. avanculobal

    2. neolocal

    3. biolocal

    4. patrilocal

  7. Who has introduced the word ‘hierarchy’ in the context of caste stratification and assumed Indian society to be hierarchical?

    1. L Dumont

    2. M N Srinivas

    3. S C Dubey

    4. F Bailey

  8. Life chances are facts. They describe the actual material benefits and opportunities of a group, whether or not the members of the group recognised these facts. What kind of inequality does difference in life chances imply?

    1. Objective inequalities

    2. Subjective inequalities

    3. Difference in life style

    4. Difference in consumption patterns

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

    List-I (Concepts) List-II (Proponents)
    1. Leisure class

    2. Organic solidarity

    3. Post-modernization

    4. post-industrialization

    1. E Durkheim

    2. T Veblen

    3. D Bell

    4. P Sorokin

    5. Jameson

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 5
      • 4
      • 2
      • 2
      • 1
      • 5
      • 3
      • 3
      • 1
      • 5
      • 2
      • 2
      • 5
      • 4
      • 3
  10. Marriott has discussed the process of transformation of a god from the scriptural roster by people of a particular locality into a pragmatic and local spirt under which of the following terms?

    1. Universalisation and parochialisation

    2. Generalization and universalization

    3. Parochialisation and particularism

    4. Particularism and pluralism

  11. The broad meaning of sanskritization is:

    1. Horizontal mobility

    2. Cultural upward mobility

    3. Structural mobility

    4. Parochialisation

  12. Who among the following said, ‘Stratification system derives from common values’

    1. Kingsley Davis

    2. Talcott Parsons

    3. Melvin M Tumin

    4. Michael Young

  13. Max Weber's approach to the study of social stratification is:

    1. one dimensional

    2. two dimensional

    3. three dimensional

    4. four dimensional

  14. ‘Celebrity status’ is a high status that accrues from:

    1. high family background

    2. high income

    3. high achievement

    4. high occupational background

  15. Social stratum refers to a number of individuals having a relatively similar:

    1. status, role or other culturally relevant set of characteristics.

    2. role, position or other economically relevant set of characteristics

    3. position, status or other politically relevant set of characteristics

    4. status, rank or other Socially relevant set of characteristics