Sociology/Indian Society-Introducing Indian Society Part 2 Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
  Sociology has been derived from the Latin word Societus and logos, which means:

1.Friend or companion and science

2.Society and laws

3.Sociability and science

4.Society and science


Question:
 A characteristic feature of a rural community is

1.Formal relationship

2.Rational will

3. Community sentiment

4.A vast number of association


Question:
 A sociologist defines society as a group of people who reside in a defined area, share a culture, and who:

1.interact

2.work in the same industry

3.speak different languages

4. practice a recognized religion


Question:
 According to whom the self develops in a social context and is nurtured by primary groups?

1.Charles H. Cooley

2.Ruth Benedict

3.Mead

4.Freud


Question:
 Demographers do not take into account

1.Age, sex and racial composition of the population

2.Height and weight of the population

3.Birth and death rate

4.Density of population


Question:
 Modem sociological thought and theory, as distinct from the purely contemplative or philosophical analysis of society, emerged in the:

1.Late 17th century

2.Late 19th century

3.Late 18th century and early 19th century

4.Early 18th century


Question:
 The basis of slave system is always?

1.Political

2. Economic

3. Custom

4.Social need


Question:
 The scheduled castes in India provide an example of a

1.Formal group

2.Reference group

3.Social category

4.Secondary group


Question:
 What is the theoretical framework that fo?cuses on the level of economic development as the determinant of birth and death rates, referred to as?

1. Malthusian Theory of population

2.Optimum Theory of population

3.Demographic Transition Theory

4.Theory of social capillarity


Question:
 Which of the following best describes sociology as a subject?

1.The study of individual behavior

2.The study of cultures

3.The study of society and social interaction

4.The study of economics


Question:
 Which of the following was a topic of study in early sociology?

1.Astrology

2. Economics

3.Physics

4.History


Question:
 Who among the following is associated with authority?

1.Hobbes

2.Rousseau

3.M. Weber

4.Locke


Question:
 Who among the following was the first to distinguish between the state and the government?

1.Locke

2.R. Dahl

3.Marx

4.Max Weber


Question:
16. Who among the following was on the opinion that? A gift is a social substitute for money among moneyless cultures.??

1. Ogburn and Nimkoff

2.Mauss

3.Frazer

4.Polyan


Question:
An author thought of society to be consist?ing in the consciousness of kind. Identify from among the following:

1.Cooley

2.Ward

3.Simmel

4.Giddings


Question:
C. Wright Mills once said that sociologists need to develop a sociological __________ to study how society affects individuals.

1.culture

2.imagination

3.method

4. tool


Question:
Differences can be those of:

1.Capacity

2.Non-capacity

3.Non Interests

4.Lack of aptitude


Question:
Functional theory of stratification propounded by

1.Davis and Parsons

2.Davis and Moore

3.Parsons and Ross

4.Goode and Hatt


Question:
Group Mind was written by:

1.Bonsanquest

2.Mac Dougall

3.Spencer

4.Hegel


Question:
Identify the particular element that domi?nates in the material culture:

1.Religion and Morality

2.Science and Technology

3.Custom and Tradition

4.Folkways


Question:
In his book People of India who said that probably there has existed in man a tendency to vary. This desire must have driven men to seek marital alliance with strangers, unfamiliar and unknown to him.

1.Guha

2. Ghureye

3. Risley

4.Westermarck


Question:
In the Industrialised western societies, the chief aim of marriage is not only procreation but

1.companionship

2. emotional and psychological support and companionship

3.emotional and psychological support

4.divorce


Question:
It was as the founder of Positive movement that- achieved recognition as a philosopher, and although modem sociologists do not consider his theories as anything other than a series of interesting speculations, they recognize that he was responsible for demonstrating the need for an objective systematic study of society.

1.Auguste Comte

2.Saint Simon

3.Herbert Spencer

4.Emile Durkheim


Question:
Kula exchange is associated with

1.Tikopians

2. Trobriand Islanders

3.Krowe tribes

4.Azande tribes


Question:
Marriage is a/an

1. important and universal social institution of society

2.important basis for group formation

3.helpful in strengthening the caste system

4.helpful in calming down the anger of two conflicting groups.


Question:
Marriage is considered to be necessary because

1.This is the only way to acquire paternal property

2. This is the only way of sexual gratification

3.This provides societal sanction

4. It is regularised and provides socially sanctioned sex gratification


Question:
One important advantage of socialisation is that it takes one:

1.Out of group life

2.Leave ones isolation

3.Member of political system

4.Realise the importance of wealth


Question:
Practice of welcoming guests, by spitting on their body is practiced by

1.Azande

2.Onges

3.Sherdukpens

4.Masai


Question:
Relationship central to sociology are those which involve:

1.Friendliness

2.Conflict

3.Mutual recognition and the sense of something shared in common

4.Kinship ties


Question:
Risley have given this statement put in question No. 4 to support his views on _______, regarding marriage.

1. Exogamy

2.Acculturation

3.Preference and prohibition

4. Cousin marriage


Question:
Seeing patterns means that a sociologist needs to be able to:

1.compare the behavior of individuals from different societies

2.compare one society to another

3.identify similarities in how social groups respond to social pressure

4. compare individuals to groups


Question:
Society is

1.Natural

2.Deliberate

3.Practical

4.Functional


Question:
Society is the web of social relationships whose definition is this?

1.Maclver

2.H. Maine

3. Pluto

4.Aristotle


Question:
The importance of the social division of labour as a criterion of social development has been insisted by

1.Karl Marx

2. Emile Durkheim

3.F. Engels

4.Herbert Hyman


Question:
The most frequent item of the series around which other items are densely populated is known as:

1.geometric mean

2.arithmetic mean

3.harmonic mean

4. mode


Question:
The society has passed through the three stages of its development-theological, metaphysical and the positive. This view was held by

1.Max Weber

2. H. Spencer

3.F. Tonnies

4.A. Comte


Question:
The state originates and continues to exist for the sake of the best life. Whose opinion is this?

1.Aristotle

2.C.W. Mills

3.R. Dahl

4.W. Pareto


Question:
The three-tier system of Panchayati Raj was recommended by

1.Kaka Kalekar Committee

2.Simon Commission

3.Balwant Rai Mehta Committee

4.Jai Prakash Narain Committee


Question:
The value which cannot be determined graphically is:

1.Median

2. Mean

3.Frequency table

4.None of the above


Question:
There are two types of definition of society. These are-

1.Structural and interactional

2.Functional and structural

3. Evolutionary and diffusive

4.Structural and evolutionary


Question:
What is meant by sex-ratio?

1.The relation between male and female

2.The ratio between the number of adult male and adult females in a population

3.The ratio between number of female and number of male in a population

4.The number of females per 1000 males in a population


Question:
Which among the following is the indicator of open stratification system?

1.Ethnicity

2.Caste

3.Class

4.Religion


Question:
Which of the following factors does not contribute to the growth of traditional societies?

1.Community and associational life is kept loose without any prescribed basis of social existence

2.Perpetuation of tribal and caste affiliation

3.Perpetuation of kinship and clanship

4.Continuation of agriculture as the dominant activity.


Question:
Which of the following statements is correct?

1.The percentage of the worlds population that live in cities is indeed very large

2.Most of the world has been urban most of the time.

3.Most of the world has been rural most of the time.

4.India is a highly urban country


Question:
Which one of the following is the first stage of the evolution of an institution?

1.Tradition

2.Ideology

3.Collective Experience

4.Mores


Question:
Who among the following authors initially used the term social physics for Sociology?

1.Spencer

2.Comte

3.Tonnies

4.Weber


Question:
Who among the following has emphasized upon the functional aspects of stratification?

1.Durkheim, Weber, Parsons

2.Marx, Weber, Davis

3.Davis, Moore, Parsons

4.Lenski, C.W. Mills, Parsons


Question:
Who gave the name Harijans to the untouchables?

1.Indian constitution

2.B.R. Ambdedkar

3.M.K. Gandhi

4.G.S. Ghurye


Question:
Whose definition is this?
Tribe is an indigenous unit speaking a common language, claiming a common descent, living in a particular geographical area, backward in technology, pre-literate, loyally observing social and political customs based on kinship.

1.A conference at Shillong in 1962

2.Earth Summit at Rio in 1992

3.Radcliffe Brown

4.Indigenous People Conference, Sav Paulo 1937


Question:
Whose statement is this??Jajmani relationships is the means by which the rich and powerful exploit the poor and coerce the workers into sustaining the power of those who have the upper hand and the higher rank.?

1.M.N. Srinivas

2. Mandelbaum

3.Beidelman

4.H. Maine


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