1. Who was Comte’s Mentor?

(A) Montesquieu
(B) Morgan
(C) Saint Simon
(D) Robert Redfield

2. From among the following who believed in Social Darwinism?

(A) Diffusionists
(B) Evolutionists
(C) Functionalists
(D) All of the above

3. Which perspective is based on the assumption that Indian society is unique and the Indian social institutions can be better studied through the texts?

(A) Subaltern
(B) Indological
(C) Civilizational
(D) Structural/Functional

4. Which type of poverty refers to a lack of basic resources needed to maintain health and bodily functioning?

(A) Absolute poverty
(B) Relative poverty
(C) Culture of poverty
(D) Enforced poverty

5. Match the Authors in List-I with books in List-II and choose the correct answer from the code given below:

List – I
List – II

a. A. Cohen
1. Women and Crime
b. R.E. Dobash and R.P. Dobash
2. Gender and Public Harassment
c. C.B. Gardner
3. Women, Violence and Social Change
d. F. Heidensohn
4. Delinquent Boys

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

6. Which Committee recommended three tier systems for Panchayati Raj?

(A) Balwant Rai Mehta Committee
(B) Ashok Mehta Committee
(C) Sangama Committee
(D) Parliamentary Committee

7. Urban oriented development programmes generated urban centred employment which resulted into

(A) Rural to Rural Migration
(B) Urban to Rural Migration
(C) Rural to Urban Migration
(D) Urban to Urban Migration

8. Prof. S.C. Dube’s study on village compost pit and its failure is due to

(A) Inequality of caste and gender
(B) Religious disharmonies
(C) Intergenerational conflict
(D) None of the above

9. Who in developing the theory of deviance utilized explanatory factors that are typical of functional analysis, namely, cultural goals and institutionalized norms?

(A) Durkheim
(B) Merton
(C) Parsons
(D) Weber

10. Assertion (A): High birth rate is due to child marriage.
Reason (R): The practice of child marriage is due to customs, traditions and illiteracy in the society.

In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct?


(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

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