Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 35 of 95)

  1. Studies that do not take into account the dimension of time fall into which one of the following categories?

    1. Diachronic

    2. Synchronic

    3. Static

    4. Dialectic

  2. According to Robert Redfield, what are the four characteristics of the Little Community?

    1. Distinctiveness, Smallness, Homogeneity, Isolation

    2. Distinctiveness, Smallness, Homogeneity, Self-sufficiency

    3. Distinctiveness, Smallness, Homogeneity, Interdependence

    4. Self-sufficiency, Smallness

    Homogeneity losed

  3. Consider the following:

    1. Plough

    2. Nilgiri Hills

    3. Taj Mahal

    4. Pali Language

    5. Rains

    Which of these are not examples of culture?

    1. 2 and 5 only

    2. 1 and 4 only

    3. 1 and 5 only

    4. 3 and 5 only

  4. Which one of the following is the process by which cultural traits spread from one culturally distinct group to another?

    1. Evolution

    2. Assimilation

    3. Accommodation

    4. Diffusion

  5. Which one of the following is the correct statement? The view that every culture needs to be judged on its own terms is converse of:

    1. Domination

    2. Ethnocentrism

    3. Enculturation

    4. Minoritism

  6. Match List-I (Concept) with List-II (Sociologist) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I (Concept) List-II (Sociologist)
    1. Cultural lag

    2. Role taking

    3. Positivism

    4. Looking glass self

    1. Charles Cooley

    2. William Obgurn

    3. George Mead

    4. August Comte

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 4
      • 1
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      • 2
      • 1
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      • 1
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      • 3
  7. According to C H Cooley, which of the following features are related to primary group?

    1. Adjustment

    2. Fair play

    3. Equality

    4. Free expression

    5. Jealousy

    6. Willingness to sacrifice

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below: Codes:

    1. 1, 2, 3 and 4 only

    2. 2, 3, 4, and 6 only

    3. 1, 4, 5 and 6 only

    4. 2, 3, 5 and 6 only

  8. Match List-I (Concept) with List-II (Proponent) and select the correct answer using die codes given below the lists:

    List-I (Concept) List-II (Proponent)
    1. Involuntary and Voluntary groups

    2. Genetic and Congregate groups

    3. Primary and Secondary groups

    4. In-groups and Out-groups

    1. W G Sumner

    2. D Sanderson

    3. H Giddings

    4. C H Cooley

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
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      • 1
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  9. Which of the following characteristics prevail when members of a particular group consider another groups as reference group?

    1. Striving for admission

    2. Mutual awareness

    3. Conferral superiority

    4. Individual initiative

    5. Emulation

    6. Simple comparison

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below: Codes:

    1. 1, 3, 5 and 6 only

    2. 2, 3, 4 and 5 only

    3. 3, 4, 5 and 6 only

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4 only

  10. According to Talcott Parsons, which of the following are the functional prerequisitesofthe social system?

    1. Accommodation, goal attainment, integration and adjustment

    2. Adjustment, adaptation, latency and integration

    3. Co-operation, goal attainment, integration and latency

    4. Adaptation, goal attainment, integration and latency

  11. Match List-I (Rule of Restriction) with List-II (Name of Rule) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I (Rule of Restriction) List-II (Name of Rule)
    1. One should seeks a spouse from outside one descent group.

    2. Women of the Higher caste cannot marry men of lower caste.

    3. One should marry only within one caste group.

    4. The men of higher caste could marry women of lower caste.

    1. Pratiloma

    2. Exogamy

    3. Anuloma

    4. Endogamy

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
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      • 4
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      • 1
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      • 1
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      • 3
  12. From which one of the following tribes, joking relationships between grandparents and grandchildren has been reported?

    1. Toda

    2. Naga

    3. Oraon

    4. Santhal

  13. Which one of the following rules of residence are followed in societies with matrilineal descent?

    1. Neolocal

    2. Matrilocal

    3. Avunculocal

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    Codes:

    1. 2 only

    2. 1 and 2 only

    3. land 3 only

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  14. What is a descent system in which membership of the group is traced through both mother and father without any restriction on die male or female line?

    1. Double unilineal descent

    2. Cognatic system

    3. Complementary filiations

    4. None of the above

  15. Which among the following correctly describes changed position of women in a modern Indian family?

    1. Woman increasing economic independence

    2. Woman becoming head of the family

    3. Woman growing indifference to her domestic obligations

    4. Woman competitiveness with male peers in the family