Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice_Test 53 of 95)

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  1. Who among the following held the view that in authority is the basis of division in differentiation society?
    1. Manc
    2. Dahrendorf
    3. Weber
    4. Coser
  2. Reservation for Scheduled Castes is provided in proportion to their:
    1. social backwardness
    2. economic necessities
    3. population
    4. low ritual positions
  3. The five fundamental principles (Panchasheel) forth tribal uplifitnent were presented for the first time by
    1. Varrier Elwin
    2. N K Bose
    3. Jawaharlal Nehru
    4. Jaipal Singh
  4. The main provision of the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution of India deals with
    1. reservation in government jobs
    2. preservation of tribal lands
    3. autonomy in administration in the tribal areas of north-east India
    4. reservation in educational institutions
  5. Tribals in a scheduled area demanded special care for the education of their children under their constitutional rights. They demanded such care under:
    1. Article 21
    2. Article 46
    3. Article 52
    4. Article 73
  6. Article 164 of the Constitution of India provides for separate ministers for tribal welfare in
    1. Rajasthan, Kerala and Nagaland
    2. Orissa Bihar and Meghalaya
    3. Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Orissa
    4. Madhya Pradesh, Assam and Orissa
  7. Which one of the following terms is used to describe the governing of a group by its own members on their own authority?
    1. Autochthonous
    2. Autocratic
    3. Autocephalous
    4. Autonomous
  8. When there is a correspondence between the normative order and the existential order in a society, it is known as:
    1. homogenous system
    2. harmonic system
    3. homologous system
    4. synchronic system
  9. Ralph Linton codified cultural items to:
    1. elements and themes
    2. elements, structures and functions
    3. universals, alternatives and specialities
    4. converging uniformities
  10. Which one of the following is not a racial myth?
    1. African forests enabled the blacks to have natural rhythm in their music
    2. Desert life of the Jews has provided them with a natural talent for finance
    3. Social environment has a substantial effect on intelligence among different racial groups
    4. The blacks are more sensuous than the whites
  11. Kroeber reported that an American Indian, seeing the advantage of writing, invented a system called a syllabary with eighty six symbols to put the ‘Cherokee language’ into written form. It can be called a process of:
    1. innovation
    2. diffusion
    3. imitation
    4. discourse
  12. The process of borrowing cultural items from other cultures is known as
    1. acculturation
    2. socialization
    3. enculturation
    4. acquisition
  13. The principle that a culture must be understood and judged on its own terms without references to the values of another culture is known as:
    1. cultural specificity
    2. cultural pluralism
    3. cultural hegemony
    4. cultural relativism
  14. Which of the following are at tributes of archaic societies?
    1. Mechanical solidarity
    2. Predominance of kinship
    3. Contractual relationships
    4. Social differention

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 2
    2. 1 and 3
    3. 2 and 3
    4. 3 and 4
  15. When a number of ethnic groups, each with its distinctive culture exist in a society, it is best known as:
    1. a plural society
    2. a differentiated society
    3. a mixed society
    4. a primitive society