MCQs on Sociology - 8

1. Who said that the social stratification in India is based on ‘purity and pollution’?

(A) M.N. Srinivas
(B) A.R. Desai
(C) Louis Dumont
(D) Yogendra Singh

2. Match an item in List-I with an item in List-II.

List – I
List – II

a. Modernisation of Indian Tradition
1. Y. Singh
b. When a great Tradition Modernises
2. M. Singer
c. Caste in Modern India
3. M.N. Srinivas
d. Caste, Class and Power
4. Andre Betille

      a b c d
(A) 1 2 3 4
(B) 4 3 2 1
(C) 3 2 1 4
(D) 2 1 4 3

3. Who has stated that in India, direction of change is represented in a linear evolutionary form from ‘traditionalization’ towards ‘modernization’?

(A) M. N. Srinivas
(B) S.C. Dube
(C) Milton Singer
(D) Yogendra Singh

4. Who has given functional theory of social stratification?

(A) T.B. Bottomore
(B) K. Davis
(C) W.E. Moore
(D) Karl Marx

5. R.K. Merton offered the example of the Hopi Americans engaging in ceremonial dances to encourage rain in order to illustrate

(A) Manifest dysfunction
(B) Latent dysfunction
(C) Manifest function
(D) Latent function

6. Symbolic interactionism tends to focus on

(A) Macro-level social change
(B) Small-scale social change
(C) Meso-level social change
(D) Change in the behaviour of the ego

7. Who considers modernity as ‘an unfinished project’?

(A) Derrida
(B) Giddens
(C) Althusser
(D) Habermas

8. Who had initiated the work on the total communities of India namely “People of India Project”?

(A) N.K. Bose
(B) K.S. Singh
(C) Yogendra Singh
(D) M.N. Srinivas

9. Which of the following statements is incorrect with regard to D.P. Mukherjee?

(A) He uses the dialectical approach.
(B) He combines Marx’s, Dilthey’s and Vedanta’s approaches.
(C) Traditions can be distinguished between primary, secondary and tertiary.
(D) Modernity can be understood independent of tradition.

10. In which of the following sequences are ‘Demographic Transitions’ traditionally associated?

(A) High fertility, low mortality, high population growth
(B) Low mortality, low mortality to high fertility
(C) High fertility, high mortality to low mortality and low fertility, the later lagging behind
(D) Low fertility, high mortality to low fertility and low mortality with mortality lagging behind

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