100 Sociology MCQs Quiz for MA, M.Phil, and PhD entrance exams

Practise Sociology MCQs

 1. Social Strain Theory associated with

a. Robert K. Merton

b. Karl Marx

c. Max Weber

d.  Durkheim

2. Pattachitra is an old traditional art of 

a. Telangana and Andhra Pradesh

b. Maharasthra and Gujurat

c. Kerala and Karnataka

d. Odisha and West Bengal

3.  Patua Sangeet or Poter Gan is a cultural tradition of

a. Bihar

b. West Bengal

c. Telangana

d. Andhra Pradesh

4. Chalchitra belongs to which state

a. Karnataka

b. Telangana

c. West Bengal

d. Maharashtra

5. what is ‘I” in Talcott Parsons AGIL

a. Integration

b. Innovation

c. Innovative

d. Integrated

6. Which of the following is not example of a “White Collar” worker

a.  Doctor

b. Corporative executive

c.  Manual labor

d. Stockbroker

7.  manual scavenging work related to

a. White-collar

b. Pink Collar

c. Blue Collar

d. Green Collar

8. The Rules of Sociological Method( 1895) Book by

a. Max Weber

b. Émile Durkheim

c. Karl Marx

d. Auguste Comte

9.  “Religion is the Opium of masses and an instrument of classes” belongs to

a. Émile Durkheim

b. Max Weber

c. Karl Marx

d. Ambedkar

10. Who authored ” Citizenship and Social Class

a.  Norbert Elias

b. Thomas Bottomore and Thomas Humphrey Marshall

c. G Murray

d. Adolf Hitler

11. The credit for founding both “the Indian Sociological Society” and “the Sociological Bulletin”?

a. D P Mukerji

b. MN Srinivas

c. GS Ghurye

d. Ambedkar

12.  The Power Elite is a 1956 book by

a. C. Wright Mills

b. Irawati Karve

c. Karl Marx

d. Max Weber

13. “If I find the constitution being misused, I shall be the first to burn it.” by





14.  “Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the vote decide everything.” by

a. Joseph Stalin

b. Adolf Hilter

c. Napoleon Bonaparte

d. Ambedkar

15.  Who authored Interrogating Caste”

a. VeenaDas

b. Dipankar Gupta

c. MN Srinivas

d. Irawati Karve

16. which of the following is NOT ” Peasants Pressure Groups”

a.Agri-Horticultural Society of India

b.Bharatiya Kisan Sangh

c. All India Kisan Congress

d. Indian Sugar Mills Association

17. The average size of operational holdings is highest and lowest in  ( agriculture census 2015-16)

a. Nagaland (6 hectares) and lowest in Kerala (0.19 hectares).

b. Nagaland (5 hectares) and lowest in Kerala (0.18 hectares).

c. Nagaland (15 hectares) and lowest in Kerala (0.17 hectares).

d. Uttar Pradesh (5 hectares) and lowest in Kerala (0.18 hectares).

18. Which state is home to the largest number of landholders in India ( agriculture census 2015-16)

a.  Uttar Pradesh constituting 16% of the total number.

b. Kerala constituting 19% of the total number.

c. Telangana constituting 10% of the total number.

d. Maharasthra constituting 16% of the total number.

19. Kaonde and Ngonde tribes belong to?

a. India

b. Australia

c. Africa

d. None

20. ‘Stratification is an inevitable part of all human societies. If value consensus is an essential component of all societies, then it follows that some form of stratification will result from the ranking of individuals in terms of common value.’

(a) Karl  Marx

(b) Max Weber

(c) Durkheim

(d) T. Parsons

21.  How many Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) in India

a. 77




22.  Who authored the Book “The Elementary Structures of Kinship”

a. Evans-Pritchard

b. Claude Lévi-Strauss

c. David M. Schneider

d. a and b

23. International Literacy Day is celebrated every year on?

a. 8th August

b. 8th July

c. 8th September

d. 8th November

24. Which of the following is/are Nomadic Tribes in India

a. Changpa

b. Bharwad

c. Bedia

d. All of the above

25. ” Kota” Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) in Which state

a. Rajasthan

b. Uttar Pradesh

c. TamilNadu

d. Gujarat

26. who is the “father of modern anthropology”

a. Alfred Radcliffe-Brown

b. Claude Levi-Strauss

c. Franz Boas

d. Margaret Mead

27.  Who introduced the “capability approach”

a. Abiy Ahmed Ali

b. Akira Yoshino

c. Abhijit Banerjee

d. Amartya sen

28. Who used the ‘seed and earth’ metaphor to understand gendered power

A. Nandini Sundar
B. Leela Dube
C. Patricia Uberoi
D. lrawati Karve

29. The Concept “Relatedness ” related to

a. lrawati Karve

b. Karl Polanyi

c. Janet Carsten

d. Patricia Uberoi

30. “Exchange of women” Concept by

a. Claude Lévi-Strauss

b. L Dousset

c. PS Bearman

d. Alfred Radcliffe-Brown

31. “Gay and lesbian kinship” related to

a.Patricia Uberoi

b.  E Lewin

c. Kath Weston

d. Anthony Giddens

32. “Theory of Practice” belongs to

a. EM Power

b. Adebayo

c. Pierre Bourdieu

d. Levi Strauss

33. Who defined “caste is superimposition of endogamy over exogamy”?

a. Periyar

b. MN Roy

c. Ambedkar

d. MN Srinivas

34. Who authored “Justice as Fairness: A Restatement”

a. Ambedkar

b. Adam Smith

c. John Rawls

d. Karl Marx

35. Who authored “What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism”

a. Fred Magdoff and John Bellamy Foster

b. Atef Abu Saif

c.Richard York

d. Paul Burkett

36. Which of the following Environmental Activist is associated with this statement:

Seed freedom (bija swaraj) is our birthright” 

a. Christine Shearer

b. Kari Marie Norgaard.

c. Dr. Vandana Shiva

d. Greta Thunberg.

37. Who is known for her research and theory that sits at the intersection of race, gender, class, sexuality, and nationality. 

a.  Angela Davis

b. Alice Walker

c. Audre Lorde.

d. Patricia Hill Collins

38. Who authored “World Risk Society”

a. Barbara Adam

b. Ulrich Beck

c. Atef Abu Saif

d. Auguste Comte

39. Global Wage Report 2018-19 published by ?

a. International Labour Organization (ILO)

b. United Nations Development Programme

c. International Organization for Migration

d. United Nations Capital Development Fund

40. United Nations Inter-Agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN IGME), Report 2019 published by ?

a. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

b. The United Nations Children’s Fund

c. World Health Organizatio

d. None of the Above

41. What is “H’ in WASH ( WHO and UNICEF )

a. Hands

b. Hygiene

c. Hydration

d. None of the Above.

42. Sociology and social anthropology in lndia
a. Are often synonymous
b.Have intellectual roots in Heidegger
c. Are never in the same department
d. Have no relationship to British Anthropology

43. Social Protection Floor has been defined by
A. International Centre for Trade Union Rights
B. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
C. International Labour Organization
D. World Health Organisation

44. Recently which of the following state proposed a census of indigenous Muslim groups in India
A. Kerala
B. Assam
C. Gujarat
D. Telangana

45. The concept of ‘New Ethnography’ is associated with

a. Floyd Loundsbury

b. Robert F. Murphy

c. WC Sturtevant

d. Alfred Radcliffe-Brown

46.  “Glass Ceiling Effect” means

a. The glass Ceiling is a metaphor for an artificial barrier preventing women from being promoted to top jobs in management.

b. Providing reservation to the Backward Classes

c. Reservation for Women in corporate offices

d. Women are restricted due to social norms and family responsibilities.

47.  Who authored “Black Feminist Thought”

a. Audre Lorde

b. Patricia Hill Collins

c.  EM Simien

d. None

48. The phrase fetishism of commodities‘ is associated with
a. Malinowski

b. Karl Marx

c. Max Weber

d. None

49. “Epistemology“is the study of
a. Ethics


c. Values

d. Contradictions

50.  “Theory of Ideology” is related to

a. Louis Althusser

b. Karl Marx

c. Max weber

d. None

51. Who argues that “Kinship is both infrastrucfure and superstructure”

a. Maurice Godelier

b. M Martin

c. AF Saifuddin

d. Irawati Karve

52. ‘Culturology’ is a term coined by

a. Radcliff Brown

b. Leslie White

c. M Mautner

d. Levi Strauss

53. Who coined the term “Oppositional gaze”

a. Gloria Watkins

b.  Steve Fiffer

c.  Laura Mulvey

d. None

54. The Gramscian concept of hegemony refers to
A) coercion
B) dominance
C) coercion and consent
D) legitimacy

55. ‘Golden Triangle’ is associated with
A) illegal anns trade
B) drugs trade
C) human trafficking
D) sea piracy

56. The term ‘social capital’ refers to
A) water tanks and temples
B) networks of reciprocity and trust
C) economic resources owned by social groups
D) intellectual assets

57. The phrase ‘dialectic of enlightenment‘ is associated with the work of
A) Adorno and Horkheimer
B) Karl Marx
C) Herbert Marcuse
D) Eric Fromm

58. ‘Three waves of democratisation’ is a usage associated with
A) Gabriel Almond
B) Samuel Huntington
C) David Easton
D) Aristotle

59. Islam and Democracy: Fear of the Modern World written by?

a. Fatema Mernissi

b. Amina Wadud

c. Durkhiem

d. None

60.  The terms ‘langue’ and ‘parole’ used by

a. Levi Struass

b.  Pierre Bourdieu

c. Harold Garfinkel

d. Alfred Schutz

61. who insisted that “it is not enough that an Indian Sociologist be a sociologist, but must be an Indian first’?

a. MN Srinivas

b. GS Ghurye

c. DP Mukerji

d. Radhakamal Mukerji

62. Who authored the Book ‘Tools of conviviality’

a. W Schinkel

b. R Hasan

c. Ivan Illich

d. None

63. Who strated the Journal “Contributions to Indian Sociology”

a. G. S. Ghurye and A.R. Desai

b. Louis Dumont and David Francis Pocock.

c. MN Srinivas and Louis Dumont

d. None

64. Who authored ‘Reading Capital”

a. Karl Marx

b. Antonio Gramsci

c. Louis Guttm

d. Louis Althusser

65. “The labelling theory” was developed and popularised by

a. Howard S. Becker

b. Antonio Gramsci

C. Mendel

d. Max Weber

66.  ‘The Ministry of Utmost Happiness’ wrote by ?

a. Satish Deshpande

b. Patricia Uberoi

c. Nandini Sundar

d. Arundhati Roy

67. Who Proposed the world systems theory

a. Charles Perrow

b. Iain Wilkinson

c. Ulrich Beck

d. Immanuel Wallerstein

68. Who introduced The Looking Glass Theory

a. Patricia Hill Collins

b. Charles Horton Cooley

c. Audre Lorde

d. Alfred Adler,

69. Which of the following is correct meaning to ” Sociology of Consumption”

a. Sociologists who study consumption look at how what we buy relates to our values, emotions, and identities.

b. Sociologists who study consupmtion in the economic perspective only

c. a & b

d. None of the correct

70. Which of the following is/are example of “Total Institution”

a. prisons and jails

b. refugee camps,

c. military compounds or bases

d. All of the Above

71. ‘Late Capitalism’ is associated with

a. Fredric Jameson

b.  Jonathan Crary

c. both of them

c. none

72. Who developed “the theory of reification”

a.  Jonathan Crary

b. Gilad Soffer

c. Gyorgy Lukacs

d. none

73. Who labeled peasantry as the awkward class?

a. Stalin

b. Mirza Sultan

c. Theoder Shanin

d. Steven Sideman

74. Mind, Self and Society Book by ?

a. Charles Cooley

b. George Herbert Mead

c.  G Baggio

d. Erving Goffman

75. Who among the following is considered as the Father of Local Self Government in India?
A. Warren Hastings
B. The Lord Minto
C. Lord Lytton
D. Lord Ripon

76. The Pamphlet titled “why I am atheist” was written by
A. Barindra Kumar Ghosh
B. Santokh Singh
C. Joglekar
D. Bhagat Singh

77 Who among the following wrote the book ‘History of Hindu Chemistry’?
A. Prafulla Chandra Ray
B. Sunetra Gupta
C. Sampa Das
D. Anirban Basu

78. Bodo-Kachari, Hajong, Koch, Mann and Rabha tribes predominantly found in  which of the following
Indian state?
A. Meghalaya
B. Tripura
C. Mizoram
D. Assam

79. Consider the following Statements regarding Hantaviruses
1. No treatments or vaccines are available
2. It is transmitted to humans who inhale the virus from the urine, faeces, or saliva of infected rodents
3. It was first identified in the year 1993.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a. 1 only
b. 2 and 3 only
c. 3 only
d 1, 2 and 3

80. Kovvada is a new nuclear plant to be set up in the State of

a. Telangana, India
b. Andhra Pradesh, India
c.Kerala, India
d. Tamil Nadu, India

81. Social Protection Floor has been defined by
a. International Centre for Trade Union Rights

b. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
c. World Health Organization
d. International Labour Organization

82. Global Economic Prospects is released by
a. World Bank
b. International Monetary Fund
c.World Economic Forum

d. United Nations

83. Which of the following organization releases Word Economic Situation Report?
A. International Monetary Fund
B. World Bank
C. United Nations
D. Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

84. Which of the following is/are the correct examples of role conflict?

a. when a parent is a class teacher and their son is studying in the same class, the role conflict can occur when a teacher doesn’t treat all students equally.

b. Another role conflict can occur if the parent’s career impacts the time he can commit to teaching as well as parenting.

c. Both a & b

d. None

85. Which of the following is/are common examples of Durkheim’s Social Facts

a. Marriage

b. Religion

c.  language

d. all of the above.

86. Which of the following is/are a correct example of Reliability in Research?

a. If someone is a kind-hearted man, if he is asked 100 times for a charity, he will not refuse. This counts how reliable a person is.

b. The reliability of a person is checked constantly by asking him the same question in different ways. Accurate the answers, more reliable are the person.

c. a is correct and b is incorrect

d. Both a and b are correct.

87. which of the following is/are disadvantages of “Probability Sampling

a. It is more time consuming and expensive than non-probability sampling.

b.  It is not mandatory that every person will be interested in the research process.

c. a is correct and b is incorrect

d. Both a and b are correct.

88. Which of the following is/are correct statements regarding “Hypothesis” in Research methods

a. A hypothesis is generally verified to check whether it can be formulated as a theory or not.

b. The previous happenings are taken into account first then a relationship is established.

c. a and b are correct

d. only a is correct

89. Which of the following is/are correct statements regarding ” Snowball Sampling ” 

a. It is considered as a representative sample.

b. It’s a purposive sample and a non-probability sample.

c. Its purposive sample and probability sample.

d.  a and c are correct.

90. The termThe Internal Consistency Procedure” related to

a. Opportunity Structure

b. Social Stratification

c. Reliability

d. None

91. Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding “Sociobiology”

a. Sociobiology is based on the premise that some behaviours are at least partly inherited and can be affected by natural selection

b. sociobiologists believe that evolution includes not just genes, but also psychological, social, and cultural features.

c. sociobiologists believe that evolution includes genes only.

d.  a and b are correct.

92. which of the following is/are examples of white-collar crime.

a.Tax fraud

b. false advertising

c. Insider trading in stock market trading.

d. All of the above.

93. who used the term “Altruism “ in their study.

a. Max Weber

b. Durkheim

c. Karl Marx

d. Talcott Parsons.

94. Who developed the concept of “cultural hegemony”?

a. Alexis-Charles Tocqueville

b. Antonio Gramsci

c. Juergen Habermas

d. None
95. who authored the book “The Theory of Communicative Action”
a. Jürgen Habermas
b. DPSR Carvalho
c. Max Horkheimer
d. Theodor W. Adorno
96. who authored Democracy in America (1835-1840)”
a. Alexis de Tocqueville
b. Verta Taylor
c. Jonathan Ferrell
D. None
97. Who authored “The Gift”
a. Karl Polanyi
b. Lévi-Strauss
c. Bronisław Malinowski
d. Marcel Mauss
98. Who introduced the term “conscience collective”
a. Max Weber
b. August Comte
c. Emile Durkheim
d. MN Srinivas
99. who introduced the concept “Thick description”
a. Clifford Geertz
b. James Clifford
c. Bronisław Malinowski
d. Franz Boas
100.  The Concept “Accumulation by dispossession” belongs to
a. Dipankar Gupta
b. David Harvey
c. James Manor
d. Manuel Castells

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