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chapter:   Auguste Comte

1. Who coined the term Sociology?

a. Herbert Spencer

B. Saint-Simon

c. Auguste Comte

d. Emile Durkheim

2. In the history of the development of sociology______________ is known as a period of remarkableintellectual; development and change in philosophical thought.

a. Industrial Revolution

B. Period of Enlightenment

c. Urbanisation

d. Religious change

3. The scientific view developed by Auguste Comte is known as

a. Philosophical science

B. Positive Philosophy

c. Negative Philosophy

d. Scientific Philosophy

4. What are the three stages argued by Comte that knowledge can pass through?

a. Primitive-Feudal-Capitalistic

B. Theological-Metaphysical-Positive

c. Barbarian-Agricultural-Industrial

d. Tribal-Industrial-Capitalistic

5. Who among the following authors initially used the term ‘social physics’ for Sociology?

a. Herbert Spencer

B. Auguste Comte

c. Max Weber

d. Emile Durkheim

6. The idea of Social Dynamics propounded by Comte refers to

a. Sociology

B. Social Structures

c. Social Change

d. Social Thought

7. Auguste Comte was born in

a. 1789

B. 1798

c. 1759

d. 1799

8. Auguste Comte used the term Social Statics to intricate

a. Existing social structures

B. Positive effects

c. Social dynamics

d. Social evolution

9. Auguste Comte gave the name of religion as love of

a. God

B. Money

c. Worship

d. Humanity

10. Auguste Comte, through his ‘Law of Three Stages’ clearly established a close association between

a. Intellectual evolution and Social progress

B. Social change and Social dynamics

c. Social structures and social statics

d. Social laws and social change

11. Auguste Comte believed that __________ could be applied to the study of society and humanbehaviour

a. Comparative method

B. Phenomenology

c. Longitudinal

d. Scientific method

12. Comte divided the study of Sociology into two broad areas namely

a. Social statics and social dynamics

B. Science and scientific methods

c. Social approach and methods

d. Sociological study and interpretation

13. Which is not part of the Law of Three Stages according to Auguste Comte?

a. The Theological stage

B. The Metaphysical stage

c. The Metamorphic stage

d. The Positive Stage

14. Who pioneered the idea of scientific study of society?

a. Adam Smith

B. Plato

c. Herbert Spencer

d. Auguste Comte

15. Which of the following is not Auguste Comte’s work?

a. Principles of Sociology

B. Religion of Humanity

c. The Course in Positive Philosophy

d. System of Positive Polity

16. Metaphysical stage is also known as

a. Fictitious stage

B. Abstract stage

c. Scientific stage

d. Theological Stage

17. Theological stage is also known as

a. Abstract stage

B. Positive stage

c. Fictitious stage

d. None of the above

18. The third stage of the ‘Law of Three Stages” is

a. The Theological stage

B. The Metaphysical stage

c. The Evolutionary stage

d. The Positive Stage

19. Auguste Comte’s positivism is based on

a. real phenomena

B. fanciful event

c. supernatural

d. materialism

20. The Course of Philosophy which is a series of book written by Comte was translated into Englishby

a. Michel Foucault

B. Harriet Martineau

c. Pierre Bourdieu

d. Talcott Parsons

21. In Theological stage ideas are focused on

a. observation

B. essence of phenomena

c. supernatural realm

d. none of the above

22. Auguste Comte introduced the word ‘sociology’ in his famous work

a. Positive Philosophy

B. Positive Polity

c. Religion of Humanity

d. The Course of Philosophy

23. The cultural system of Metaphysical Stage leaders is the

a. Priests

B. Scientists

c. Bureaucrats

d. Philosophers

24. The Metaphysical stage is a

a. religious stage

B. transitional stage

c. scientific stage

d. all of the above

25. Which of the following does not belong to Theological stage

a. fetishism

B. atheism

c. polytheism

d. monotheism


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