Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice_Test 62 of 95)

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  1. Which one of the following is not used for identifying social strata?
    1. Occupation
    2. Income
    3. Intelligence
    4. Education
  2. Which one of the following correctly defines the concept of social stratification?
    1. Structured inequalities between groups in society in terms of their access to material of symbolic rewards
    2. Cultural inequalities between various ethnic groups
    3. Inequalities between individuals in terms of their intelligence
    4. Consciousness of relative deprivation
  3. Which one of the following statements best describes social mobility in the caste system?
    1. Mobility in the caste system is not possible
    2. By amassing wealth and acquiring prestige, it is possible for an individual to change his caste
    3. It is possible for caste groups to move vertically in the caste hierarchy
    4. Women will always be the oppressed group
  4. The view that caste is an extended kingroup was advocated by:
    1. Irawati Karve
    2. G S Ghuriya
    3. H. Risley
    4. J H Hutton
  5. Which of the following statements on ‘dominant caste’ are correct?
    1. The concept of ‘dominant caste’ was first introduced by M N Srinivas in study of a village in Mysore
    2. Ownership of land, numerical strength and political clout help a caste to establish its dominance in a community
    3. Dominant caste always enjoys a high ritual status in a particular region
    4. Dominant caste may serve as a ‘reference group’ for other subordinate castes of a particular region


    1. 1 and 2
    2. 1,2 and 3
    3. 1,2 and 4
    4. 3 and 4
  6. Which of following are attributes of a caste?
    1. Endogamy
    2. Exogamy
    3. Ritual status
    4. Culture

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1,2 and 3
    2. 1,3 and 4
    3. 2,3 and 4
    4. 1,2 and 4
  7. According to Max Weber:
    1. historically, all known societies have been divided on class lines
    2. historically, only the western societies have been divided on class lines
    3. historically, only the capitalist societies are divided on class lines
    4. historically, only the agrarian societies are divided on class lines
  8. The estate system is a feature of:
    1. post-industrial European society
    2. feudal Europe
    3. Indian society
    4. Ancient Egyptian society
  9. Dispersed rural settlements are commonly found in:
    1. Andhra Pradesh
    2. Karnataka
    3. Kerala
    4. Tamil Nadu
  10. A rural community without any village centre has been described by Edwards as:
    1. Line village
    2. Open-country community
    3. Down-country community
    4. Closed community
  11. Which of the following are characteristic features of an urban community?
    1. Large size
    2. Preponderance of voluntary association
    3. Anonymity
    4. Concentration of wealth
    5. Preponderance of occupation secondary and tertiary occupation
      1. 1,2 and 4
      2. 1,2, 3 and 5
      3. 2,3 and 4
      4. 3,4 and 5
  12. The concept of ‘pre-industrial society’ was proposed by:
    1. Saint Simon
    2. Kingsley Davis
    3. Sjoberg
    4. Robert Park
  13. A place where of the population is engaged in agriculture and in secondary and tertiary occupations can be best called a:
    1. city
    2. town
    3. rural town
    4. rural market
  14. In India, the bigger cities have higher rate of population growth than the smaller urban centres. This is primarily because of:
    1. natural rate of growth
    2. better medical facilities
    3. rural-urban migration
    4. social mobility of city dwellers
  15. Cities in the primary phase of urbanization display:
    1. heterogenetic transformation
    2. generative transformation
    3. parasitic transformation
    4. orthogenetic transformation