MCQs on Sociology - 20

1. Who among the following sociologists analysed social classes in terms of market and property situation?

(A) M . Weber
(B) J. Goldthorpe
(C) E. Durkheim
(D) T. Parsons



2. “World System Theory” of development explains the relationships between the ‘developed’ and ‘developing’ countries. Who among the following gave ‘World System Theory’ of development?

(A) Gunnar Myrdal
(B) Wallersteins
(C) M.K. Gandhi
(D) A. Sen



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

List – I
List – II

a. E. Durkheim
i. The Social System
b. M. Weber
ii. The Liquid Love
c. Z. Bauman
iii. The Division of Labour in Society
d. T. Parsons
iv. The Religion of India
                                                   
Codes:

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



4. In a system of social stratification social rankings are based on certain attributes which may

(A) either be inherited or socially constructed.
(B) either be ascribed or acquired.
(C) either be acquired or socially constructed.
(D) either be ascribed, acquired or constructed.

Which is the correct one?



5. The social positions of

(A) caste, gender and ethnic groups are biologically determined.
(B) caste biologically, but gender and ethnic groups are economically determined.
(C) gender is biologically, while the ethnic and caste groups are culturally determined.
(D) caste, gender and ethnic groups are culturally determined.

Which one of the above is correct?



6. According to Marx and Dehrendorf, unequal class position of a social group is determined by which of the following forms and extent of one’s control over

(A) economic and cultural resources respectively.
(B) cultural and economic resources respectively.
(C) economic and political resources respectively.
(D) political and cultural resources respectively.



7. Ethnicity is defined with reference to

(A) Inherited and achieved sociocultural attributes
(B) Inherited political positions and achieved economic attributes
(C) Inherited socio-cultural attributes
(D) Achieved socio-cultural attributes



8. Which one of the following is not a feature of informal sector?

(A) Absence of effective legal protection
(B) Absence of employment security
(C) Absence of effective trade unionism
(D) Absence of gender segregation



9. Bonded labour is a

(A) Cause of rural poverty and illiteracy.
(B) Cause of prevailing hegemony of upper castes.
(C) Product of rural poverty but cause of illiteracy and hegemony of the upper caste over the       lower castes.
(D) Product of rural poverty, illiteracy and hegemony of upper castes over the lower castes.



10. The Juvenile delinquents in India belong to the age group of

(A) Below 12 years
(B) Below 14 years
(C) Below 18 years
(D) Below 20 years


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