1. Which one of the following is not a characteristic of a primary group?

(A) Personal orientation
(B) Long term orientation
(C) Relations are end in themselves
(D) Relations are means to an end

2. Match List – I with List – II and mark the correct answer from the codes given below the lists:

List – I
List – II
(Change Perspective)

a. Sorokin
i. Structural functional
b. Dahrendorf
ii. Cyclical
c. Spencer
iii. Dialectical
d. Durkhiem
iv. Evolutionary


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

3. Who among the following has argued for bureaucracy contributing to nation building in India?

(A) A.R. Desai
(B) G.S. Ghurye
(C) R. Bendix
(D) S.C. Dube

4. ‘Secularism curbs divisiveness that springs from religious differences and also clears way for rapid development and nation building processes’. Which one of the following is not an element of secularism as per the statement given above?

(A) Integration of socio-economic and political system that can interlink and interpenetrate           various sub-groups.
(B) Non-acceptance to the prejudice and parochialism.
(C) Visible demonstrated gains of interdependence and cooperation.
(D) Primordial loyalties as a part of social engineering in a society.

5. Which of the following is most effective in addressing social inequality caused by caste system yielding tangible results?

(A) Positive discrimination
(B) Affirmative action
(C) Development policies
(D) Caste based politics

6. ‘Values’ refer to

(A) Ideals
(B) Prescriptions of behaviour
(C) Social preferences
(D) Social expectations

7. Who was concerned with the composition of ‘self’ at the ‘micro’ level of social action and interaction?

(A) Mead
(B) Goffman
(C) Berger
(D) Luckman

8. Who has stated that neofunctionalism devotes roughly equal attention to ‘action and order’?

(A) J. Alexander
(B) P. Colomy
(C) G. Rhoades
(D) All the above

9. Who has defined neofunctionalism as “a self-critical strand of functional theory”?

(A) Alexander & Giesen
(B) Colomy and Rhoades
(C) Rhoades & Giesen
(D) Alexander and Colomy

10. Who has criticized the economic determinism to be implicit in parts of Marx’s original work?

(A) Habermas
(B) Bottomore
(C) Morrow
(D) Althusser

More MCQs on Sociology