1. Who is the Author of the Book: “Essay on the principle of population”?

(A) G. Marshall
(B) M.K. Premi
(C) T. Malthus
(D) Peter R. Cox

2. The concept of social capillarity in studying population was used by

(A) Thomas Malthus
(B) Herbert Spencer
(C) David Herdiman
(D) D. Dumount

3. Match List – I with List – II:

List – I
(Contributions of)
List – II

a. R.K. Merton
i. Conflict Functionalism
b. T. Parsons
ii. Need Functionalism
c. B. Malinowski
iii. Analytical Functionalism
d. L. Coser
iv. Empirical Functionalism


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

4. Identify the social processes which are linked to change of social structure:

(i) Industrialisation
(ii) Sanskritization
(iii) Modernisation
(iv) Globalisation
(v) Intergenerational mobility
(vi) Intragenerational mobility

Select the correct option:

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

5. According to R.K. Merton, those observed consequences which lessen the adaptation or adjustment of the system are

(A) Functions
(B) Non-functions
(C) Dysfunctions
(D) Functional alternatives

6. In which of the following decade has there been an absolute decline of population size in India?

(A) 1971-1981
(B) 2001-2011
(C) 1931-1941
(D) 1901-1911

7. Which of the following are the factors associated with Infant mortality?

(i) Low Birth Weight
(ii) Lack of Institutional Deliveries
(iii) Nutritional status of Expectant Mother
(iv) Use of contraceptives


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

8. According to A.R. Desai, the second phase of the development of nationalism (from 1885 to 1905) is characterized by

(A) the development of industry.
(B) the influence of socialism.
(C) the participation of peasants.
(D) the home rule.

9. What is structure according to A. Giddens?

(A) Patterns and standards of behaviour of actors.
(B) Rules and resources that actors use in interaction contexts.
(C) Values and ideals that regulate the conducts of human beings
(D) Groups and collectivists that are formed in the course of social interaction.

10. Which of the following statements correctly describes the ethno methodology’s view-point?

(A) “For full causal explanation it is necessary to determine what has given rise to the motives of social action.”
(B) “Social life appears orderly to members of society only because members actively engage in making sense of social life.”
(C) “Diversity is the order of the day. We have entered an era in which anything goes. ”
(D) “The effects of a social institution may be illustrated in terms of the analogy between society and an organism.”

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