Political Sociology solved MCQs

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chapter:   Unit 1

1. ‘Das Capital’ is written by –

a. Max Weber

B. Karl Marx

c. Lipset

d. Alexis de Tocqueville

2. Political Sociology is the study of the interrelation between

a. Society & Culture

B. Power & Politics

c. Politics & Society

d. Culture & Politics.

3. Which theory of Marx laid the foundation for the sociology of politics?

a. Economic determinism

B. Surplus Value

c. Alienation

d. Positivism

4. Political Sociology as a distinct subject emerged in the

a. 1920s

B. 1980s

c. 1990s

d. 1950s

5. According to Weber, in the modern western societies the bases of political authority is

a. rational-legal authority

B. traditional authority

c. charismatic authority

d. symbolic authority

6. Political Sociology studies power, authority and legitimacy of state in relation to –

a. Social relation

B. Economic relation

c. Political relation

d. Physical relation

7. American Political Science Association was founded in

a. 1891

B. 1930

c. 1903

d. 1940

8. Political Sociology tries to explore how various social forces work together to change

a. Social institutions

B. Political policies

c. Values

d. Social structures

9. Who among the following is regarded as the father of Political Sociology?

a. Max Weber

B. Auguste Comte

c. Herbert Spencer

d. Immanuel Kant

10. Who brought into focus issues concerning the nature of political power and its relationship with social or economic organisation?

a. MacIver

B. Emile Durkheim

c. Talcott Parsons

d. Karl Marx

11. Political Sociology focuses attention of the relationship between

a. Party & Politics

B. State & Society

c. Culture & Values

d. Power & Politics

12. Political Sociology is ‘The study of political behaviour within a sociological perspectiveof framework’ is a definition given by

a. Robert E Dowse & John Hughes

B. Michael Rush & Phillip Althoff

c. R Bendix

d. Keith Faulks

13. Max Weber examined the entrepreneurial drives of individuals in capitalist economies in–

a. Economy and Society

B. Communist Manifesto

c. The Protestant Ethics and the Spirit of Capitalism

d. Das Capital

14. Modes of Production create social groups called –

a. Serfs

B. Castes

c. Estate

d. Classes

15. ‘Democracy in America’ was written by

a. Alexis de Tocquiville

B. Auguste Comte

c. Pierre Bourdieu

d. C Wright Mills

16. Which of the following is not Weber’s authority?

a. Traditional authority

B. Charismatic authority

c. Rational- legal authority

d. Political authority

17. The following Authority is based on loyalty to the sacred attribute, heroic force orcommendable character

a. Rational-legal authority

B. Traditional authority

c. Charismatic authority

d. Political authority

18. According to Marx, the history of all hitherto existing society is the history of

a. Class struggle

B. Revolution

c. Feudalism

d. Slavery

19. The idea of political legitimacy is associated with

a. Karl Marx

B. Max Weber

c. Emile Durkheim

d. Davis and Moore

20. Which of the following is not an example of ‘traditional authority’?

a. Feudalism

B. Rule by elders

c. Patriarchy

d. Magistrate

21. Which of the following is not within the scope of Political Sociology?

a. Voting behaviour

B. Problem of Untouchability

c. Political decision making

d. Problem of bureaucracy

22. The breakdown of traditional society and the emergence of modern society in Europeexposed for the first time the difference between

a. State & society

B. State & Nation

c. Society & Community

d. Norms & Values

23. ‘A contribution to the critique of Political Economy’ is by

a. Dahrendorf

B. Georg Simmel

c. Garfinkel

d. Karl Marx

24. ‘An administrative body of appointed officials’-

a. Capitalist

B. Serfs

c. Bureaucracy

d. Feudal lords

25. ‘Communist Manifesto’ was written by –

a. Max Weber

B. Herbert Spencer

c. Karl Marx

d. George Ritzer


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