Sociology Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs) and Answers for Competitive Exams | Sociology Quiz Set 9

Questions
1 All countries pass through various stages of demographic transition. Which one of the following is not such a stage ?
1 Population explosion
2 Stationary state
3 Population stabilization
4 Optimum stage

Answer: Optimum stage
2 India recognized the population problem and adopted an official national programme in family planning in
1 1950
2 1952
3 1955
4 1975

Answer:1952
3 In which of the following decade has there been an absolute decline of population size in India ?
1 1971-1981
2 2001-2011
3 1931-1941
4 1901-1911

Answer:1901-1911
4 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
1 (i), (iii), (iv)
2 (i), (ii), (iv)
3 (ii), (iii), (iv)
4 (i), (ii), (iii)

Answer: (i), (ii), (iii)
5 According to A.R. Desai, the second phase of the development of nationalism (from1885 to 1905) is characterized by
1 the development of industry
2 the influence of socialism
3 the participation of peasants
4 the home rule

Answer:the participation of peasants
6 What is structure according to A. Giddens ?
1 Patterns and standards of behaviour of actors.
2 Rules and resources that actors use in interaction contexts.
3 Values and ideals that regulate the conducts of human beings
4 Groups and collectivists that are formed in the course of social interaction

Answer: Rules and resources that actors use in interaction contexts.
7 Which of the following statements correctly describes the ethnomethodology’s view-point ?
1 “For full causal explanation it is necessary to determine what has given rise to the motives of social action.”
2 “Social life appears orderly to members of society only because members actively engage in making sense of social life.”
3 “Diversity is the order of the day. We have entered an era in which anything goes. ”
4 “The effects of a social institution may be illustrated in terms of the analogy between society and an organism.”

Answer:“Social life appears orderly to members of society only because members actively engage in making sense of social life.”
8 Which two of the following primary frames have been used by E. Goffman ? (i) Natural frame (ii) Cultural frame (iii) Social frame (iv) Real frame Select the correct answer from the codes given below : Codes :
1 (i) & (iv)
2 (i) & (ii)
3 (i) & (iii)
4 (ii) & (iii)

Answer:(i) & (iii)
9 By the colonization of life world J. Habermas meant
1 subjugation of the developing nations by the developednations.
2 Subjugation of society and culture by Economy and Polity systems.
3 subjugation of culture of a society by globalization.
4 subjugation of cultural view by the global capitalist class.

Answer:Subjugation of society and culture by Economy and Polity systems.
10 Which of the following sets include the structural levels as mentioned by L. Althussar ? (i) Economic (ii) Political (iii) Cultural (iv) Ideological Select the correct answer from the codes given below :
1 (i), (ii) & (iii)
2 (i), (ii) & (iv)
3 (ii), (iii) & (iv)
4 (i), (iii) & (iv)

Answer:(i), (ii) & (iv)
11 Which of the following sets of specific concepts is used by A. Schutz ?
1 Typification, recipe, class, revolution
2 Typification, stock knowledge, recipe, revolution
3 Typification, life world, stock knowledge, class
4 Typification, life world, stock knowledge, recipe

Answer:Typification, life world, stock knowledge, recipe
12 Which one of the following statements correctly identify ‘subaltern perspective’ ?
1 An approach to study society from Elite’s point of view.
2 Describe changes in society of the developed countries.
3 Approach history from below, focused more on what happens among masses at the base level of society
4 An approach to study the post-modern societies

Answer: Approach history from below, focused more on what happens among masses at the base level of society
13 The interpretative approaches’ that, try to understand social action from the point of view of the social actors are
1 Social philosophy and Phenomenology
2 Culturology and Ethnomethodology
3 Phenomenology and Ethnomethodology
4 Neo-Marxism and Phenomenology

Answer:Phenomenology and Ethnomethodology
14 Who among the following sociologists used dramaturgy to explain the presentation of self in everyday life ?
1 Blumer
2 E. Goffman
3 Luckmann
4 A. Schutz

Answer:E. Goffman
15 According to A. Schutz, the phenomenologist
1 deny the existence of the outer world.
2 Accept the regular bondage between the inner and outerworld for social analysis.
3 The outer world should influence the social world to construct the real social image.
4 ‘suspends’ the belief in the existence of outer world for the construction of social reality.

Answer:‘suspends’ the belief in the existence of outer world for the construction of social reality.

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