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1. Sengupta Commission was appointed to look into ………………… .
(A) Industrial growth
(B) Agricultural crisis
(C) Science and technology development
(D) Enterprises in unorganized sector

2. Who is of the opinion that the life world is a micro world where people interact and communicate?
(A) Garfinkel
(B) Habermas
(C) Alexander
(D) Giddens

3. Which statement is not correct about sustainable development?
(A) Conservation of ecology is important in development.
(B) Improvement of the quality of human life is important in development
(C) Development should result in higher per capita income
(D) Development should reduce inequalities in access to resources

4. Neo-Marxism is primarily a reaction against which component of Marxian theory?
(A) Class conflict
(B) Exploitation
(C) Economic determinism
(D) State

5. Who argues that agency and structure cannot be separated from one another?
(A) Giddens
(B) Foucault
(C) Derrida
(D) Alexander

6. Which is the largest tribe in India?
(A) Gond
(B) Bhills
(C) Santhals
(D) Munda

7. The Commission appointed to examine enterprises in the unorganised sector is ……………… .
(A) Sachhar Commission
(B) Srikrishna Commission
(C) Sengupta Commission
(D) Ambani Commission

8. Development perspective defines women as …………………….. .
(A) Partners in development
(B) Beneficiary of welfare schemes
(C) Target population
(D) Objects of charity

9. Which of the following schedules of the constitution deals with the administration and control of scheduled areas as well as the scheduled tribes in states other than Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura ……………………. .
(A) 3rd and 4th schedule
(B) 7th and 8th schedule
(C) 5th Schedule
(D) 10th Schedule

10. Poverty line denotes ………………. .
(A) Prevailing standards of what is not needed
(B) Minimum standard of calories and nutritional intake
(C) Adequate housing
(D) Inadequate money and power

11. ‘Integrated Tribal Development Project’ was launched in India in the year ……………. .
(A) 1975 A.D.
(B) 1980 A.D.
(C) 1983 A.D.
(D) 1987 A.D.

12. According to Weber, Bureaucracy is……………………. .
(A) A response to administrative requirements of Industrial societies
(B) A response to demand for efficiency and rational organization
(C) A response to science and technology
(D) A response to market forces for augmentation of profits

13. Which of the following is not an example of intergenerational conflict based on gender?
(A) Mother forcing daughter to laugh in a low voice
(B) Father banning daughter to attend college
(C) Senior boss dominating young colleague
(D) Mother-in-law forcing daughter-in-law to leave job

14. Domestic violence includes which of the following:
(i) Physical violence
(ii) Mental Torture
(iii) Sexual Abuse
(iv) Social Exclusion
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(A) (i) and (ii)
(B) (i), (ii) and (iii)
(C) (i) and (iv)
(D) (i), (iii) and (iv)

15. Habermas focuses on ……………… .
(A) Structure and institution
(B) Macro-Micro
(C) Knowledge and human interests
(D) Culture and agency

16. Displacement is forcible removal of population for developmental projects. Which example from the following list does not indicate displacement?
(A) Highway construction rehabilitation
(B) Migration to new township
(C) Rehabilitation due to wildlife sanctuary
(D) Rehabilitation due to dam

17. According to which five year plan of India “With a growth rate averaging 8.7 percent, India has become one of the fastest growing economies in the world”.
(A) 10th plan
(B) 9th plan
(C) 12th plan
(D) 11th plan

18. Select the pair of percentages for schedule castes and scheduled tribes in India in 2011.
(A) 18.2 and 16.2
(B) 16.2 and 20.2
(C) 29.2 and 16.2
(D) 16.2 and 8.2

19. Which theory is regarded as a summary of Giddens’ sociological writing?
(A) Structuration
(B) Structuralism
(C) Deconstruction
(D) Post-modernism

20. WID approach focuses on:
(A) Gender mainstreaming
(B) Gender segregation
(C) Incorporating women in development activities
(D) Gender equality

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21. The Telangana movement had begun in 1946 in the ……………….. .
(A) Warrangal district of Hyderabad state
(B) Bidar district of Hyderabad state
(C) Nalgonda district of Hyderabad state
(D) Dinajpur district of Bengal state

22. Post-modernism is associated with which society?
(A) Post-Industrial
(B) Modern
(C) Industrial
(D) Capitalistic

23. Who attributed regional inequalities in developing countries to the ‘Spiral of cumulative causation’?
(A) Gunnar Myrdal
(B) Samir Amin
(C) Karl Marx
(D) Amartya Sen

24. Foucault’s research interests were broadly in three areas of history. Which are they?
(I) Study of psychiatry
(II) Medicine
(III) Penology
(IV) Education
Select the correct answer according to the codes given below:
(A) (I) and (II)
(B) (II), (III) and (IV)
(C) (I), (II) and (III)
(D) (I), (III) and (IV)

25. Deviance is relative because ……………….. .
(A) There is no absolute way of defining confirmity and deviant behaviour
(B) Law has loopholes
(C) Deviance is absolute
(D) Deviance is seen as dysfunctional to society

26. In the current neoliberal globalization phase, women are forced to search for jobs. This is called:
(A) Feminization of poverty
(B) Women as partners in development
(C) Mainstreaming gender
(D) Gender equality

27. Which one is the correct statement about Neo functionalism?
(A) Social institutions have universal positive functions
(B) Deviance and social control are realities within social system
(C) Only a commitment to common values provides a basis for order in society
(D) Order and stability is essential for the maintenance of the social system

28. Who wrote the book titled “An Essay on the Principle of Population”?
(A) Marx
(B) Doubleday
(C) Malthus
(D) Ricardo

29. The civilization of India is divided into:
(A) Little tradition and great tradition
(B) Big tradition and small tradition
(C) Great and short tradition
(D) Superior and inferior tradition

30. Term ‘Glocalization’ suggests ……………. .
(A) Homogeneity between local and global culture
(B) Major modification of global products for local markets
(C) Uniformity between local and global education
(D) Professionalization of education

31. Who used metaphorical investigations to study everyday life of people?
(A) Erving Goffman
(B) Garfinkel
(C) Luckmann
(D) J. Alexander

32. The rise of the village is bound up with the rise of …………………… .
(A) nomadic mode of production
(B) agricultural economy
(C) food gathering economy
(D) barter economy

33. Jajmani system was ………………….. .
(A) an economic system
(B) a social system
(C) a political system
(D) a class system

34. Jajmani system is characterised by:
(A) Money economy
(B) Barter system
(C) Political system
(D) Religious system

35. Customs are also called ………………
(A) Culture
(B) Values
(C) Folkways
(D) Mores

36. What is the main objective of Dormitories in tribal community?
(A) Sex education
(B) Entertainment
(C) Sense of living together
(D) Sharing of responsibility

37. The philosophy of phenomenology focuses on:
(A) Intersubjective consciousness of individual
(B) Social structure
(C) Conflicts in society
(D) Functions of social institutions

38. Eco-Feminism combines insights from ………… .
(A) Cultural feminism and Marxism
(B) Cultural feminism and Sustainable development
(C) Postmodernism and feminism
(D) Ecological perspective and socialist feminism

39. The process of globalization promoted …………….. .
(A) Corruption
(B) Migration of people
(C) Importance of nation-state
(D) Global friendship

40. Gini index/Gini ratio is related to …………………. .
(A) Inequality and poverty
(B) Development
(C) Progress
(D) Modernization

41. Which one of the following is not impact of globalization on women?
(A) Created new areas of women’s advancement
(B) Lead to new challenges for women
(C) Not changed fundamental inequality of gender
(D) Visibility in media

42. Who used concept of indexicality in ethnomethodology?
(A) Garfinkel
(B) Erving Goffman
(C) Alfred Schutz
(D) Peter Berger

43. National Policy on Education 1986 laid stress on:
(A) Giving special attention to Arts and Humanities
(B) Giving attention to management education
(C) Improving quality of education at all stages
(D) Restructuring the curriculum

44. Emile Durkheim belongs to:
(A) Formalistic school
(B) Synthetic school
(C) Conflict school
(D) Specialistic school

45. Generally the term cultural-lag refers to:
(A) Material culture
(B) Non-material culture
(C) Hiatus between material and non-material culture
(D) Culture at a given point of time

46. In a simple society it was believed that state was the:
(A) Product of force
(B) Divine origin
(C) Informal organisation
(D) Expansion of families

47. When two persons form a relationship, it is called:
(A) a societal relationship
(B) an associational relationship
(C) a dyadical relationship
(D) an institutional relationship

48. Which one of the following does not imply membership?
(A) Association
(B) Institution
(C) Community
(D) Secondary group

49. The main characteristic of society is:
(A) Specific goals
(B) Mutual awareness
(C) Specific means
(D) Specific territory