Competitive Exams: Sociology MCQs (Practice-Test 68 of 95)

  1. Which one of the following provides the best indication of future population trend?

    1. Child-women ratio

    2. Gross Reproduction Rate (G. R. R.)

    3. Net Reproduction Rate (N. R. R.)

    4. Standardized Birth Rates

  2. The difference between the number of people coming into the area and those going out of that area is called:

    1. volume of migration

    2. natural migration

    3. net migration

    4. gross migration

  3. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I List-II
    1. Highest density of population

    2. Highest number of females/1000 males

    3. Largest size of population

    4. State with largest area

    1. Uttar Pradesh

    2. Kerala

    3. Delhi

    4. Madhya Pradesh

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
  4. Low birth weight and pregnancy wastage in the population are primarily due to:

    1. traditional practices

    2. maternal malnutrition

    3. female illiteracy

    4. insufficient health care

  5. Which one of the following measures is used to compare the fertility behaviour of different countries?

    1. Crude birth rate

    2. Total fertility rate

    3. Cumulative fertility rate

    4. Standardized birth rate

  6. Charismatic authority is based on:

    1. extraordinary personal talent and grace

    2. belief in the validity of legal statute

    3. belief in the validity of fundamental competence

    4. sanctity of immemorial traditions

  7. A pressure group is generally referred to as a/an:

    1. ethnic group

    2. informal group

    3. special interest group

    4. caste group

  8. In Muslim marriage, the amount to be paid to the bride by the bridegroom at the time of divorce is known as:

    1. talaq

    2. mehar

    3. khula

    4. dahej

  9. Which one of the following articles in the Indian Constitution empowers the President to appoint a Commission to investigate the conditions of Backward Classes and suggest some ameliorative measures?

    1. Article 338

    2. Article 340

    3. Article 342

    4. Article 344

  10. The term ‘Protective Discrimination’ is best described as:

    1. the provision of better opportunities only for the Scheduled Castes

    2. encouragement of a spirit of competition among various Scheduled Tribes

    3. providing only educational facilities in weaker sections

    4. providing correctional and welfare measures for the weaker sections.

  11. Which one of the following is not correctly matched'

      • Organic solidarity
      • Mechanical solidarity
      • Restitutive law
      • Repressive law
      • Segmentary society
      • Organized society
      • Specialised function
      • Reciprocal function
  12. Which one of the following functions is not associated with division of labour in society as viewed by Emile Durkheim?

    1. Collective conscience

    2. Density of population

    3. Organic interdependence

    4. Specialization of functions

  13. In case a seemingly organized society is not well composed which of the following are likely to happen?

    1. Frequent crisis situation

    2. Discontinuity will retard unity

    3. Incongruence between arrangements for carrying on specialised functions

    4. Functions are assigned on the basis of birth and not worth

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1, 2 and 4

    3. l, 3 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Forces of Production

    2. Organic analogy

    3. Religious ethics

    4. Cultural lag

    1. Herbert Spencer

    2. Karl Marx

    3. Ogburn

    4. Max Weber

    5. Emile Durkheim

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 1
      • 2
      • 5
      • 4
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 5
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
  15. Who among the following opines that it is the being that determines the consciousness and not the consciousness that determines the being?

    1. Karl Marx

    2. Max Weber

    3. F Hegel

    4. H Spencer