Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 56 of 95)

  1. Match list I with list II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists

    List-I List-II
    1. Endogamy

    2. Patriarchal family

    3. Karta

    4. Anuloma

    1. Head of the family

    2. Marriage outside the caste

    3. Marriage inside the group

    4. Male is the head of the family

    5. Marriage of upper caste of man with a lower caste woman

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 5
      • 5
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 2
      • 5
      • 4
      • 3
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 5
  2. Which of the following organizations may be described as total institutions?

    1. Orphanages and old people's home

    2. Mental hospitals and prisons

    3. Boarding schools and monasteries

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 1 and 3

  3. Given below are the names of their significant works:

    1. Systems of Consanguinity and Affinity of the Human Family.

    2. African System of Kinship and Marriage

    3. Kinship Organization in India.

    The authors of the above three works are respectively.

    1. Taylor, Karve and Gough

    2. Rivers, Morgan and Gough

    3. Morgan, Redcliffe Brown and Karve

    4. Redcliffe Brown, Karve and Lewis

  4. The principle which explains the significant ritual and social role of mother's brother in patrilineal society is known as:

    1. consanguinity

    2. affinity

    3. complementary filiations

    4. joking relationship

  5. A group of relatives which includes all those consanguineous relatives to whom an individual feels some sense of obligation is called:

    1. kinderd

    2. cognate

    3. agnate

    4. uterine

  6. Which one of the following tribes is matrilineal?

    1. Chakesang

    2. Jaintia

    3. Mizo

    4. Kuki

  7. Legislative provision for inter-castemarriage in India was first provided by

    1. The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955

    2. The Special Marriage Act, 1872

    3. The Hindu Code Bill, 1956

    4. The Gains of Learning Act, 1930

  8. Levitate marriage is:

    1. marriage between crosscousins

    2. marriage with the daughter of the sister

    3. marriage with the brother's daughter

    4. marriage with deceased husband's brother

  9. Which one of the following is not a function of the family in industrial society?

    1. To act as a production unit

    2. To transmit social values and culture to the children

    3. To act as a consumption unit

    4. To impart education to children

  10. Which of the following are involved in the formation of nuclear family?

    1. Fictive relationship

    2. Affinal relationship

    3. Ritual relationship

    4. Consanguineal relationship

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1, 2 and 4

    3. 2 and 4

    4. 1 and 4

  11. In which of the following sections in India the joint family is mostly absent?

    1. Urban business class

    2. Professional class

    3. Landless wage-earners

    4. Rural landowning class

  12. Max Weber traces the rise of capitalism to

    1. renaissance

    2. peasant protest

    3. calvinism

    4. Catholicism

  13. According to Karl Marx there was communal ownership of land in the:

    1. asiatic mode of production

    2. ancient mode of production

    3. feudal mode of production

    4. capitalist mode of production

  14. Which among the four meanings is the closest to the term ‘overurbanization’

    1. Rapid urbanization

    2. Urbanization at the cost of rural development

    3. Urbanization without the essential infrastructure

    4. Emergence of megalopolis

  15. Of the following, which is not a latent function of religious institutions?

    1. Strengthening the group unity

    2. Developing doctrine and rituals

    3. Promoting moral values

    4. Performing social control