Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 5 of 95)

  1. Robert Park and Burgess arranged modem cities in a series of the following concentric zones:

    1. Commuters'zone

    2. Zone in transition

    3. Central business district

    4. Zone of working population

    5. Residential zone

    According to Park and Burgess, the correct sequence of these five concentric zones starting from the centre and going outward is:

    1. 3, 4, 2, 5, 1

    2. 3, 2, 4, 5, 1

    3. 3, 5, 1, 4, 2

    4. 4, 5, 2, 3, 1

  2. What is Daniel Bell's ‘axial principle’ with reference to the class structure?

    1. Supremacy of political elites

    2. Growing power of bureaucrats

    3. Supremacy of professional and technical occupations

    4. Supremacy of academic elites

  3. Who among the following said that the approach to human development encompasses jnana, karma and bhakti?

    1. Mahatma Gandhi

    2. Swami Vivekananda

    3. Amartya Sen

    4. Murari Bapu

  4. Consider the following states:

    1. Maharashtra

    2. Tamil Nadu

    3. Rajasthan

    4. Bihar

    The correct sequence of these States in descending order in terms of the percentage of persons below the poverty line, is

    1. 4, 2, 3, 1

    2. 4, 2, l, 3

    3. 2, 1, 3, 4

    4. 2, 4, 3, 1

  5. Which one of the following is not a reason for the increasing rates of unemployment in India?

    1. Economic recession

    2. Increasing use of micro-electronics in industry

    3. Major tilt in government policy

    4. Doctrine of karma

  6. Who among the following has supported the maintenance of cottage and small-scale industries in capital poor countries with a dense rural population?

    1. Adam Smith

    2. M J Levy

    3. C P Kindleberger

    4. W Arthur Lewis

  7. What is the latent function of the Institution of potlatch?

    1. Ostentatious display of wealth

    2. Non-rational use of economic resources

    3. Sustained economic activity

    4. Maintenance of kinship patterns

  8. According to Durkheim, which one of the following is a pre-requisite of modern economic development?

    1. Collective conscience

    2. Collective representation

    3. Mechanical solidarity

    4. Organic solidarity

  9. The book Sociology of Economic Life was written by:

    1. A Etzioni

    2. J Shumpeter

    3. Neil J Smelser

    4. M Weber

  10. According to Engles:

    1. a woman's work never gets done

    2. women are the last to be hired and first to be fired

    3. women constitute a reserve labour force

    4. women can only be a seasonal labour force

  11. For development of modern capitalism, it is necessary to have:

    1. formal and value rationalities

    2. formal and instrumental rationalities

    3. instrumental and value rationalities

    4. instrumental rationality

  12. The women of Bishnoi community hugged the trees to prevent the woodcutters from cutting the trees to build a palace in:

    1. Gujarat

    2. Haryana

    3. Rajasthan

    4. Uttar Pradesh

  13. Which one of the following approaches of urban study refers to the concentric zones of modem city growth?

    1. Zonal

    2. Sectoral

    3. Geographical

    4. Ecological

  14. When urban population grows and the proportion of urban population to the total population remains constant, is known as:

    1. urbanization

    2. overurbanization

    3. urban growth

    4. population stability

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

    List-I (Author) List-II (Book)
    1. Edgar Butler

    2. Patrick Geddes

    3. Gist and Herbert

    4. Max Weber

    1. Cities in Evolution

    2. The City

    3. Urban Sociology

    4. Urban Society

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
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      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2