Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 28 of 95)

  1. Social stratification, arising either from the actual functions performed by the persons involved or from the superior power and control of resources possessed by certain individuals, organizations or both, refers to:

    1. inequality

    2. improper distribution

    3. discrimination

    4. exploitation

  2. In this book ‘Social Changes In Modern India’ M N Srinivas has presented the view that:

    1. caste is absolutely closed

    2. caste is absolutely open

    3. there is scope for mobility in caste system

    4. caste is just like class

  3. An economic class:

    1. is based on styles of life, occupations and social activities

    2. involves a particular ethnic or family background and other significant

    3. comprises persons having a similar level and sources of income, type occupation and share of societal wealth

    4. consists of persons having similar levels of prestige symbols in a society

  4. The objectively structured economic inequalites in society are explained by Marx in terms of:

    1. status

    2. estate

    3. class

    4. caste

  5. The jajmani system is:

    1. a mode of reciprocal service and caste interdependence, widespread in traditional village India.

    2. a mode of exclusive service and caste interdependence, widespread in India

    3. a mode of mutual service and case interdependence, widespread in village India

    4. a mode of reciprocal service and caste interdependence, widespread in modem India

  6. Which one of the following classification was used by E Durkheim in his study of religion?

    1. Holy and unholy

    2. Ritualistic and radical

    3. Supernatural and secular

    4. Sacred and profane

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Kshatriya model

    2. Merchants, peasants

    3. De-sanskritization

    4. Tribalisation

    1. S L Kalia

    2. D N Majumdar

    3. Milton Singer

    4. D F Pocock

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  8. Who among the following has differentiated between ‘book view’ and ‘field view’

    1. A R Desa

    2. G S Ghuriya

    3. M N Srinivas

    4. I P Desai

  9. Ad hoc arrangements based on caste, kinship and neighbourhood which are more important for political activities ut may no longer be activised after election-Adrian C. Mayer calls these

    1. action-groups

    2. interest-groups

    3. actions-sets

    4. interest-sets

  10. Which among the following are two main features of caste system as identified by Max Weber?

    1. commensality

    2. Hierarchy

    3. Purity

    4. Connubium

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1 and 4

    4. 2 and 4

  11. 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. Mind and Society

    2. The Ruling Class

    3. Elites and Society

    4. Totem and Taboo

    1. V Pareto

    2. G Mosca

    3. T B Bottomore

    4. S Freud

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  12. A society marked by secondary rather than primary group interaction, anomie and generally characterized by homogeneity with respect to life styles, is called as:

    1. folk society

    2. peasant society

    3. urban society

    4. mass society

  13. Which Article of the Constitution of India states that the state must provide for just and humane conditions of work and maternity relief?

    1. Article 39

    2. Article 42

    3. Article 23

    4. Article 15

  14. Industrial sociology as a distinct discipline is connected with the research in:

    1. scientific management school

    2. bureaucracy

    3. professionalization

    4. human relationship approach

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

    List-I (Feature) List-II (Complex Economy)
    1. Manufacture of goods

    2. Trade union

    3. Global competition

    4. Mass production

    1. Labour leader

    2. Factory

    3. State intervention

    4. Free economy

    5. Consumerism

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