1. In his evolutionary framework Marx arranged societies in the order of

(1) Primitive Communism
(2) Feudalism
(3) Capitalism
(4) Socialism

The correct order is


(A) (3), (2), (1), (4)
(B) (2), (3), (4), (1)
(C) (1), (4), (3), (2)
(D) (1), (2), (3), (4)

2. Match the items in List – I with the items in List – II and choose the right answer from the codes given below:

List – I
List – II

a. Crude Rate
i. The number of live births per 1000 population in a given year
b. General Fertility Rate
ii. The number of deaths of babies under age 1 year per 1000 live births in a given year
c. Infant Mortality Rate
iii. The number of live births per 1000 women in 15-44 or 15-49 years in a given year
d. Birth Rate
iv. Rate of any demographic event computed for an entire population


        a b c d
(A) iv iii ii i
(B) iii i iv ii
(C) ii iv iii i
(D) i iii ii iv

3. Assertion (A): For the emergence of capitalism, a particular motivation was required with regard to profit and work.
Reason (R): Capitalism was developed in the west because such a motivation was provided by Calvinism.

Select your answer from:


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

4. A.R. Radcliffe-Brown contributed to

(A) Functionalism
(B) Cultural Materialism
(C) Structural – Functionalism
(D) Structuralism

5. Which of the following theories has a “Micro” orientation?

(A) Functionalism
(B) Conflict theory
(C) Interactionism
(D) Critical theory

6. Who stated that ‘Politics is about power, politics occurs when there are differentials in power’?

(A) T. Parsons
(B) R.A. Dahl
(C) R.E. Dowse and J.A. Hughes
(D) J. Westergaard and A. Little

7. Who is the author of the book ‘Rules of Sociological method’?

(A) Max Weber
(B) Auguste Comte
(C) Vilfredo Pareto
(D) Emile Durkheim

8. “Sociology is a Science which attempts an interpretative understanding of social action.” Who defined Sociology in this manner?

(A) T. Parsons
(B) MacIver and Page
(C) E. Durkheim
(D) Max Weber

9. “Culture is man’s guide, it liberates as well as enslaves him as all guides do.” Which of the following school represents this view?

(A) Evolutionary School
(B) Marxian School
(C) Diffusionistic School
(D) Culture-personality School

10. Inter subjective consciousness in everyday life is the core area of focus of the

(A) Phenomenologist
(B) Behaviouralist
(C) Cultural pluralist
(D) Human ecologist

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