Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 3 of 95)

  1. Consider the following elements:

    1. Identified goals

    2. Ascribed roles

    3. Membership for life

    4. Voluntary membership

    5. Authority structure

    6. A set of rules

    Which of these are elements of a complex organization?

    1. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    2. 3, 4, 5 and 6

    3. 1, 3, 5 and 6

    4. 1, 4, 5 and 6

  2. Consider the following functions:

    1. Aiding a member's entry into the group

    2. Easing the member's adjustment after he has become a part of the group

    3. Strengthening the member's position within the membership group

    4. Reducing the member to being a ‘marginal man’

    According to Merton, which of these are twin functions served by anticipatory socialization?

    1. 1 and 4

    2. 3 and 4

    3. 1 and 2

    4. 2 and 3

  3. The negative reference group has been studied by:

    1. Harry Johnson

    2. Ralph Linton

    3. Theodore Caplow

    4. William Scott

  4. Status inconsistency refers to:

    1. differential ranking on the dimensions of social stratification

    2. discrepancy and conflict in the status and role of an individual

    3. gaps between expectation and performance

    4. incompatibility among the different statuses of an individual

  5. Who among the following defined social institutions as the social structure and machinery through which human society organises, directs and executes multifarious activities required to satisfy human needs?

    1. E A Ross

    2. K Davis

    3. C H Cooley

    4. H E Barnes

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Family and Kinship Among Pandits of Kashmir

    2. Kinship and Marriage

    3. Elementary Structures of Kinship

    4. Family and Kin in Indo-European Culture

    1. Robin Fox

    2. G S Ghuriya

    3. Radhakarnal Mukherjee

    4. T N Madan

    5. Levi-Strauss

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 1
      • 5
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 5
      • 2
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 5
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
  7. Which one of the following sets of tribes belongs to Southern kinship zone according to Irawati Karve?

    1. Korku, Gond and Bhil

    2. Bhil, Kadar and Koya

    3. Koya, Gond and Oraon

    4. Kadar Coorgi and Khasi

  8. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?

      • Kinship usage
      • Agnates
      • Classificatory kinship term
      • Class relationship
      • Descriptive kinship term
      • Specific relationship
      • Avunculate
      • Paternal uncle
  9. On the basis of the given kinship diagram, those who are not parallel cousins, would include

    1. L, M, Q and S

    2. N, P, T and U

    3. Q, R, K and M

    4. K, L, M and O

  10. Male primogeniture form of succession and inheritance was practised among the:

    1. Marathas

    2. Nayars

    3. Brahmins of Karnataka

    4. Namboodiri Brahmins

  11. Irawati Karve speaks of four-clan rule, practised in North India in mate selection restrictions. Which one of the following is not included in the four clan rule? A man must not marry a woman from his:

    1. father's gotra

    2. mother's gotra

    3. father's mother's gotra

    4. mother's father's gotra

  12. Genetic characteristics are evident among:

    1. affinal kins

    2. consanguineal kins

    3. unilateral kins

    4. bilateral kins

  13. Marriage is said to be essential for women because that it's the only sacrament performed by them, according to:

    1. PH Prabhu

    2. KM Kapadia

    3. PV Kane

    4. AS Altekar

  14. The statement, ‘The ritually married husband is not necessarily the legalized geniture of the children born to his wife’ applied to which one of the following castes or communities in the olden times?

    1. Coorgis

    2. Namboodiris

    3. Nayars

    4. Khasis

  15. P Kolenda has given some compositional categories of nuclear family in India. Which one of the following is not one of the categories presented by Kolenda?

    1. Supplemented nuclear

    2. Sub-nuclear

    3. Single person household

    4. Supplemented lineal