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Chapter: Unit 1

‘Das Capital’ is written by –

A. Max Weber
B. Karl Marx
C. Lipset
D. Alexis de Tocqueville
Answer» B. Karl Marx

Political Sociology is the study of the interrelation between

A. Society & Culture
B. Power & Politics
C. Politics & Society
D. Culture & Politics.
Answer» C. Politics & Society

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

A. Economic determinism
B. Surplus Value
C. Alienation
D. Positivism
Answer» A. Economic determinism

Political Sociology as a distinct subject emerged in the

A. 1920s
B. 1980s
C. 1990s
D. 1950s
Answer» D. 1950s

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
Answer» A. rational-legal authority

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

A. Social relation
B. Economic relation
C. Political relation
D. Physical relation
Answer» A. Social relation

American Political Science Association was founded in

A. 1891
B. 1930
C. 1903
D. 1940
Answer» C. 1903

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

A. Social institutions
B. Political policies
C. Values
D. Social structures
Answer» B. Political policies

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

A. Max Weber
B. Auguste Comte
C. Herbert Spencer
D. Immanuel Kant
Answer» A. Max Weber

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
Answer» D. Karl Marx

Political Sociology focuses attention of the relationship between

A. Party & Politics
B. State & Society
C. Culture & Values
D. Power & Politics
Answer» B. State & Society

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

A. Robert E Dowse & John Hughes
B. Michael Rush & Phillip Althoff
C. R Bendix
D. Keith Faulks
Answer» A. Robert E Dowse & John Hughes

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
Answer» C. The Protestant Ethics and the Spirit of Capitalism

Modes of Production create social groups called –

A. Serfs
B. Castes
C. Estate
D. Classes
Answer» D. Classes

‘Democracy in America’ was written by

A. Alexis de Tocquiville
B. Auguste Comte
C. Pierre Bourdieu
D. C Wright Mills
Answer» A. Alexis de Tocquiville

Which of the following is not Weber’s authority?

A. Traditional authority
B. Charismatic authority
C. Rational- legal authority
D. Political authority
Answer» D. Political authority

The following Authority is based on loyalty to the sacred attribute, heroic force or commendable character

A. Rational-legal authority
B. Traditional authority
C. Charismatic authority
D. Political authority
Answer» C. Charismatic authority

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

A. Class struggle
B. Revolution
C. Feudalism
D. Slavery
Answer» A. Class struggle

The idea of political legitimacy is associated with

A. Karl Marx
B. Max Weber
C. Emile Durkheim
D. Davis and Moore
Answer» B. Max Weber

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

A. Feudalism
B. Rule by elders
C. Patriarchy
D. Magistrate
Answer» D. Magistrate

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
Answer» B. Problem of Untouchability

The breakdown of traditional society and the emergence of modern society in Europe exposed for the first time the difference between

A. State & society
B. State & Nation
C. Society & Community
D. Norms & Values
Answer» A. State & society

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

A. Dahrendorf
B. Georg Simmel
C. Garfinkel
D. Karl Marx
Answer» D. Karl Marx

‘An administrative body of appointed officials’-

A. Capitalist
B. Serfs
C. Bureaucracy
D. Feudal lords
Answer» C. Bureaucracy

‘Communist Manifesto’ was written by –

A. Max Weber
B. Herbert Spencer
C. Karl Marx
D. George Ritzer
Answer» B. Herbert Spencer
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