Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 67 of 95)

    • Assertion (A): Culture is abstract.
    • Reason (R): Culture is manifested in behaviour and is the results of behaviour, but is neither the behaviour itself nor the tangible results.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): An invigilator in the examination hail finds himself in an embarrasing situation and feels uneasy when he observes that his close friend's son is copying.
    • Reason (R): Role conflict emerges when any status incumbent is supposed to perform a particular role which comes in contradiction with another role to be performed at the same time.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Not all subcultures are counter-cultures.
    • Reason (R): The term subculture does not imply that a group is in conflict with the dominant culture.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): All groups are social relationships but not all social relationship are groups.
    • Reason (R): A group involves some degree of cooperation among its members for the attainment of common goals.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Caste as a social group cannot be called a community.
    • Reason (R): Caste does have social coherence but it lacks the community's territorial basis.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): In all societies avoidance of one kind or another is observed between certain relatives.
    • Reason (R): The basic purpose of such avoidance is to prevent such sexual intimacy as would amount to incest.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Polyandry is much restricted in distribution in our contemporary society.
    • Reason (R): The practice of polyandry depends upon a number of sociodemographic factors.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Monogamy is the most common form of marriage in the contemporary society.
    • Reason (R): Status of women get enhanced through monogamy.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Polyandry in modem society sounds peculiar but it is no doubt prevalent in many parts of the world.
    • Reason (R): Polyandry leads to more children to women, sometimes to more male children and to a low incidence of sterility among women.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Joint families are gradually disappearing from the rural social scene.
    • Reason (R): Due recognition is not given to individual achievement in joint families.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): It we want to understand society and social life, it is impossible to ignore family.
    • Reason (R): It is unlikely that any society has ever existed without some social arrangement that could be termed as family.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  1. Which one of the following traits of metropolis is explained by its being called a racial and cultural melting pot?

    1. Heterogeneity

    2. Mobility

    3. Density

    4. Size

  2. Which one of the following according to Selig Penman, accounts for the rise of trade unions?

    1. Need for identity

    2. Job scarcity

    3. Exploitation

    4. Need for solidarity

  3. The death of children below one year of life is known as:

    1. child mortality

    2. intra-uterine mortality

    3. neo-natal mortality

    4. infant mortality

  4. Which of the following are factors on which the population growth depends?

    1. Birth rate, death rate, migration

    2. Birth rate, death rate, in-migration

    3. Poverty, high fertility, out-migration

    4. High fertility, in-migration, no birth control

    Select the correct answer by using the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 4

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1 only

    4. 4 only