MCQs on Sociology - 15

1. The book “Street Corner Society” was authored by

(A) L.A. Coser
(B) Max Weber
(C) William F. Whyte
(D) B. Malinowski



2. Panchayats in modern India are characterized as

I. Participation of people at grassroots level.
II. Self-reliance.
III. Empowering of women.
IV. Bureaucratic control.

Mark the correct answer from the codes given below:

Codes:

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



3. Mark out the correct answer about Human Relations Approach to work place behaviour from the code given below:

I. It is against those approaches which give individualistic and over-rational emphasis to explain workers’ behaviour in material terms.
II. It emphasizes the importance of informal groups in industry.
III. It has set the beginning of a model of the factory as a social system and the worker as a social man.
IV. It considers the industrial man as a rational and economic man.

Codes:

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



4. The figure that most frequently occurs in a given set of data is known as

(A) Mode
(B) Median
(C) Mean
(D) Average



5. The term ‘Sociological Imagination’ was coined by whom?

(A) P. Berger
(B) C.W. Mills
(C) A. Giddens
(D) J.S. Mill



6. Arrange the following books in chronological order by using the code given below:

i. Das Kapital
ii. Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
iii. Patterns of Culture
iv. The Elementary Forms of Religious Life

Codes:

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



7. Match List – I with List – II and find out the correct answer from the codes given below:

List – I
(Concepts)
List – II
(Authors)

a. Sexuality
i. U. Beck
b. Risk society
ii. M. Foucault
c. Communicative action
iii. J. Baudrillard
d. Hyper reality
iv. J. Habermas

Codes:

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



8. Which one of the following is not correct about P. Berger and T. Luckman understands of knowledge?

(A) They are unconnected with validity of knowledge.
(B) They are deeply concerned about the validity of knowledge.
(C) They are concerned with the processes through which any body of knowledge gets recognized as reality.
(D) They focus not upon social facts, but upon the creation of social meaning in human interaction.



9. Which of the following is considered to be the ‘Tripartite Pillars of Schutz Theory of Phenomenological Sociology’?

(A) Life-world, other world and natural attitude
(B) Artificiality, other world and Intra-subjectivity
(C) Intra-subjectivity, life world and cultural world
(D) Life-world, inter subjectivity and natural attitude



10. Who among the following is considered to the founder of phenomenological sociology?

(A) J. Habermas
(B) A. Schutz
(C) H.R. Wagner
(D) K. Mannheim


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