MCQs on Sociology - 16

1. What does cause alienation according to Karl Marx?

(A) The division of labour.
(B) The institution of private property.
(C) ‘Cash nexus’ of commercial relationships.
(D) All of the above.

2. During 1956, which were the countries visited by the study group comprising representatives from the Government, trade unions and the employers from India to study the experiences of workers’ participation in management?

(A) Poland, Sweden, U.K, France, East Germany, Russia.
(B) Holland, Sweden, France, Yugoslavia, Belgium, Czechoslovakia.
(C) U.K., Sweden, France, Belgium, West Germany, Yugoslavia.
(D) U.K., Sweden, Poland, Germany, Belgium, France.

3. Every man in society occupies a number of statuses. Different statuses associated with a single person are known as

(A) Status inconsistency
(B) Status sequences
(C) Status set
(D) Status succession

4. Which of the following are the physical conditions of a primary group?

i. Physical proximity
ii. Attraction
iii. Smallness
iv. Endurance

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

5. Which of the following is not a primary group?

(A) Scouts
(B) A peer group
(C) A class of
(D) Family

6. Which of the following are fundamental features of a social group?

i. Organisation
ii. We-feeling
iii. Self-sufficiency
iv. Explicit cultural goals

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

7. Given below are two statements labelled as Assertion (A), and the other labelled as Reason (R):

Assertion (A): According to Durkheim education perpetuates and reinforces homogeneity in society among its members.
Reason (R): Schools inculcate society’s norms and values providing link between individual and society.


(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.

8. Match the items of List – I with those of List – II and find out the correct answer from codes given below:

List – I
(Scheme / Programme)
List – II

a. National Education Policy
i. 2002
b. National Literacy Mission
ii. 1988
c. National Health Policy 
iii. 1986
d. National Perspective Plan for Women’s Development
iv. 2001


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

9. Select the correct alternative about Habermas’ reconstruction of Marxism:

i. Purposive rational action instead of superstructure
ii. Symbolic interaction instead of superstructure
iii. Societal modes of self-reflection instead of class consciousness
iv. Class competition instead of class conflict

Select the correct alternative:

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

10. The ethnomethodology as an approach to study society is concerned with

(A) The fundamental bases of social order
(B) Issue of unequal distribution of power and authority in society
(C) Distribution of resources in society
(D) Shape up the social institutions from historical perspective

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