1. Parsons’ analysis of social system is based on the principle of

(A) Manifest function
(B) Division of labour
(C) Homeostasis
(D) Functional unity

2. Who started his book “The Structure of Social Action” with the rhetorical question “who now reads Spencer”?

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

3. Agrarian social structure is characterized by which of the following?

I. Land owner and landless labourers.
II. Land owning and businessmen.
III. Peasants and village-money lenders.
IV. Peasants and crop-sharers.

Mark the correct answer from the codes given below:


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

4. Which of the following does not explain Coser’s Theory of Social Conflict?

(A) Conflict is a universal phenomenon
(B) Conflict leads to destruction
(C) Conflict has some positive functions
(D) Conflict may lead to social change

5. Match the items of List – I with the items of List – II and choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

List – I
List – II

a. Max Weber
1. Logical and nonlogical action
b. Emile Durkheim
2. Traditional authority and rational-legal authority
c. Vilfredo Pareto
3. Metaphysical stage and positive stage of human intellect and social organization
d. Auguste Comte
4. Mechanical solidarity and organic solidarity


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

6. Peasants movements failed in India because of

(A) Trade unions were non-existent.
(B) Trade unions were disinterested.
(C) No land reforms have been done.
(D) Partial land reforms have been done.

7. Arrange in the logical order in which P. Berger has explained.

(A) Habitualization, institutionalization, legitimation, externalization
(B) Institutionalization, legitimation, externalization, habitualization
(C)Habitualization, legitimation, externalization, institutionalization
(D) Legitimation, institutionalization, habitualization, externalization

8. Which of the following categories can be placed in Althusser’s concept of ideological state apparatus?

i. Education
ii. Family
iii. Religion
iv. State bureaucracy

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:


(A) i, ii & iv
(B) i, iii & iv
(C) i, ii & iii
(D) ii, iii & iv

9. Talcott parsons have mentioned pillars of the sick role for the patient: Find out the correct combination.

i. Sick person is not personally responsible for being sick.
ii. Person is responsible for his/her sickness.
iii. The sick person is entitled to certain rights and privileges.
iv. The sick person must work to regain health by consulting a doctor.


(A) i, ii and iii
(B) ii, iii and iv
(C) i, iii and iv
(D) iii, i and ii

10. Who among the following did not favour hierarchization of knowledge?

(A) E. Durkheim
(B) A. Comte
(C) M. Weber
(D) M. Foucault

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