Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice_Test 60 of 95)

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  1. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists:
    List-I (Social Institutions)List-II (Place)
    1. Kibbutzim
    2. Kula
    3. Potlatch
    4. Polyandry
    1. New Guinea
    2. Australia
    3. Israel
    4. India
    5. USA
    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 5
      • 3
      • 2
      • 5
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 5
      • 4
      • 5
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
  2. A social institution is
    1. an established procedure that regulates human behaviour
    2. a place where social functions are organized
    3. an organization where social positions are formally defined
    4. an organization that administers social service
  3. Who among the following scholars first put forward the idea of the development cycle of the domestic group?
    1. Robin Fox
    2. Jack Goody
    3. R Firth
    4. M Fortes
  4. A cross-cousin marriage means a marriage between:
    1. uterine kin
    2. affinal kins
    3. children of the sibling relations of the same sex
    4. children of the siblings of opposite sex
  5. Joking relationship take place between:
    1. husband and wife
    2. mother and daughter
    3. father and son
    4. brother-in-law and sister-in-law
  6. Avoidance is practised in the society to:
    1. show respect towards elders
    2. show displeasure to the rivals
    3. prevent sexual contact between certain relatives
    4. raise the status of women
  7. The custom or practice of identifying a father through one of his children is known as:
    1. Couvades
    2. Teknonymy
    3. Linkage
    4. Patrimony
  8. Which one of the following Muslim communities is matrilineal?
    1. The Moors of Sri Lanka
    2. The Memons of Gujarat
    3. The Vohras of Surat
    4. The Navayats of Konkan
  9. The term ‘virilocal’ residence refers to the establishment of their residence by a newly married couple:
    1. with the bride՚s parents
    2. with the bridegroom՚s parents
    3. independently
    4. with the mother՚s brother of the bride
  10. Tracing out descent in male line for one purpose and in female line for other is called
    1. double male descent
    2. double female descent
    3. double male-female descent
    4. double unilineal descent
  11. According to the Muslim՚s law ‘Mehar’ is:
    1. the amount fixed at marriage to be paid to the bride in case of divorce
    2. the charges for the marriage ceremony paid to the religious priest
    3. penalty paid to the community for illtreating the wife
    4. penalty paid by the wife for deserting the husband
  12. Which one the following does not explain why domestic violence is so commonplace?
    1. Emotional instability within the family
    2. Good deal of violence within the family is even tolerated and approved
    3. Social approval of wife battering
    4. Violence within the family reflects broader patterns of violent behaviour in society
  13. Who among the following held the view that family is an ideological conditioning device in an exploitative society?
    1. David Cooper
    2. Edmund Leach
    3. Friedrich Engles
    4. R D Laing
  14. Which one of the following defines correctly the family which is created as a result of marriage and the offsprings consequently born?
    1. Family of orientation
    2. Family of procreation
    3. Extended family
    4. Joint family
  15. Which type of residence does not help the formation of extended family?
    1. Virilocality
    2. Uxorilocality
    3. Avunculocality
    4. Neolocality