MCQs on Sociology - 10

1. Marxian theory of change, ‘that change comes through revolution’ indicates

(A) Change in the existing structure.
(B) Change of the whole structure.
(C) A partial change in the existing structure
(D) A nominal change of the structural elements.

2. The basic difference between classical and modern sociological perspectives is visible in the

(A) Silent shift from macro to micro theoretical perspective
(B) Radical shift from micro to macro perspective
(C) Development of middle range theories
(D) None of the above

3. Who first propagated the idea that societies could be analysed as systems with self-equilibrating properties?

(A) Vilfredo Pareto
(B) Talcott Parsons
(C) Emile Durkheim
(D) Max Weber

4. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List – I
List – II

a. G. S. Ghurye
1. Races and Cultures of India
b. N. K. Bose
2. Scheduled Tribes
c. Surajit Sinha(ed)
3. Tribal Life in India
d. D. N. Majumdar
4. Field Studies on the People of India: Methods and Perspectives

       a b c d
(A) 2 3 4 1
(B) 3 2 4 1
(C) 2 4 1 3
(D) 1 3 4 2

5. In 1848 Marx wrote in The Communist Manifesto that a spectre was haunting Europe. What was this spectre?

(A) Communism
(B) Capitalism
(C) Hegelian thought
(D) Religion

6. According to G.S. Ghurye, which are the features of society which is characterized by caste system?

Use the code below:

I. Segmental Division of Society.
II. Civil and Religious abilities.
III. Hierarchy and Restrictions on feeding and social intercause
IV. Choice of occupation and marriage.


(A) I, II, III, IV
(B) I, III
(C) I, II
(D) I, III, IV

7. Who has stated that the entire course of Indian History shows tribal elements being fused into a general society?

(A) A.R. Radcliffe-Brown
(B) D.D. Kosambi
(C) S.S. Sarkar
(D) M. Marriott

8. According to N.K. Bose, the development of Indian Civilization is the result of

I. the repeated experiences of war leading to the spirit of nationalism.
II. A pattern of cultural pluralism under relatively peaceful conditions.
III. The communities in India do not constitute their distinct entities.
IV. Diversity of culture but encouraging the economic organization for interdependence of all communities.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:


(A) II only
(C) I, III
(D) II, IV

9. Who is of the opinion that the notion of fundamental opposition between the pure and the impure is the hallmark of the caste system?

(A) M.N. Srinivas
(B) Louis Dumont
(C) Surajit Sinha
(D) B.R. Ambedkar

10. Who among the following is associated with the idea of ‘Risk Society’?

(A) H.S. Becker
(B) Ulrich Beck
(C) Denial Bell
(D) Susan Baker

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