1. Which is not an indicator of social development?

(A) Improvement in health
(B) Improvement in quality of life
(C) Improvement in education
(D) Increase in per capita income

2. “Structural adjustment programmes” introduced in 1980 were forced upon the Third World Countries with a view to

(A) Recover debt
(B) Check nepotism
(C) Weed out corruption
(D) All the above

3. Match List – I with List – II.

List – I
List – II

a. Church
i. Usually more individualistic and lacks sharply defined belief system
b. Sect
ii. Usually conservative but not closely related to State.
c. Denomination
iii. Often closely related to State and claim promptly on religious truth
d. Cult
iv. Less conservative and connected with lower class

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

4. The variable sum concept of power is based on the assumption that

(A) value consensus is essential for society.
(B) value dissension is essential for society.
(C) value neutrality is essential for society.
(D) values are essential for society.

5. Who held the view that Indian tribals were backward Hindus?

(A) G.S. Ghurye
(B) Y.B. Damle
(C) A.R. Desai
(D) N.K. Bose

6. Who among the following has used the dialectical approach to the study of Indian Society?

(A) M.N. Srinivas
(B) D.P. Mukherjee
(C) A. Beteille
(D) Y.B. Damle

7. The ‘collective bargaining’ usually centre around

(A) Share in profit, job security and good working conditions
(B) Job satisfaction, job security and new technology
(C) Exploitation, profit generation and reinvestment
(D) Corporate responsibility, global networking and profit sharing

8. “Integrate the working class into capitalist societies, making them less likely to become a radical or revolutionary force.” This statement is related to

(A) Political Parties
(B) Interest Groups
(C) Trade Unions
(D) Peer Group

9. The average number of live-born children produced by women of childbearing age in a particular society, called

(A) Morbidity Rate
(B) Mortality Rate
(C) Fertility Rate
(D) Fecundity Rate

10. “The economic perspective that believes that free market forces, achieved by minimizing Government restrictions on business, provides the only route to economic growth.” This statement explains the concept of

(A) Post modernity
(B) Neo-liberalization
(C) Neo-Marxism
(D) Neo-Fordism

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