Sociology of Indian society - 2 solved MCQs

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chapter:   Dimensions of Family in India

1. Which of the following is not a characteristic of Joint family?

a. Co-residentiality

B. Joint ownership of property

c. Private ownership of property

d. Common worship

2. An essential ingredient of ‘Jointness’ in the term joint family according to TN Madan is

a. Commensality

B. Joint ownership of property

c. Fulfilment of obligation towards kin

d. Fulfilment of karma

3. Which of the following factors has led to a breakdown of the link between kinship and the occupational structures in the joint family system?

a. Urbanisation

B. Industrialisation

c. Legislative measures

d. All of the above

4. Joint family

a. Consists of at least four generations

B. Is also known as undivided family

c. Was never known during the vedic period

d. Is separate dwelling

5. Changes in the joint family lead to

a. A rise in the status of women

B. An increase in the size of family

c. Greater attachment to traditional occupations

d. Greater economic interdependence

6. A extended family may include all of the following members except

a. Aunts

B. Cousins

c. Great-grandparents

d. All of the above

7. Joint family in India is characterised as an extended kin group by

a. A.R Desai

B. K.M Kapadia

c. Irawati Karve

d. A.D Ross

8. Which of the following is not a primary kin?

a. Mother

B. Father

c. Uncle

d. Brother

9. The extended family is the opposite of nuclear family. It does not exist in

a. USA

B. India

c. Bangladesh

d. Nepal

10. Which type of residence does not help the formation of extended family?

a. Virilocality

B. Avunculocality

c. Uxorilocality

d. Neolocality

11. The practice of levirate is found in

a. Matrilineal societies

B. Patrilineal Societies

c. Bi-lineal societies

d. All of the above

12. Which of the following kinship terms indicates that father’s sister is given greater importancethan the Mother?

a. Amitate

B. Avunculate

c. Couvade

d. Teknonymy

13. Which of the following types of descent is found among the Yako of Nigeria?

a. Matrilineal

B. Patrilineal

c. Bilateral

d. Double

14. Bilateral descent is a kinship principle in which people belong to the kinship groups of boththeir

a. Mother and Father

B. Uncle and aunt

c. Brother and sister

d. Father and sister

15. Who among the following follow the matrilineal family system?

a. Nairs of Kerala

B. Bhils

c. Kadars

d. Muslims

16. In matrilocal family the husband goes to live in the house of his-

a. uncle

B. wife

c. aunty

d. grandfather

17. Which one of the following statements about kinship is NOT true?

a. Its usages create group of kins

B. It creates relationship structure

c. It defines role of different relationships

d. It indicates expected behaviour of kins

18. The Child Marriage Act amended in 1929 raised the minimum age of marriage for girls from-

a. 15-18years

B. 20-25years

c. 14-20years

d. 30-35years

19. The prevalence of arranged marriages in India is related to

a. the rules of endogamy that confine marriage alliance within specified groups

B. the rules of exogamy that disallow marriage within one's clan/village/neighbourhood

c. regulations about prescriptive (allowing) and prescriptive (prohibiting) nature of rules, guiding marriage among parallel and cross cousins

d. All of the above

20. Which one of the following is the family unit of Kodavas?

a. Ghar

B. Biradari

c. Chulah

d. Okka

21. The family of orientation denotes a family

a. In which a person is born and is socialized

B. In which a woman is married

c. In oriental countries

d. Which conducts an orientation course

22. The bond between the blood relative is called-

a. Affinal kins

B. Consanguineal kins

c. Primary kins

d. Secondary kins

23. Affinal kin include one’s

a. Father

B. Father-in-law

c. Brother

d. Father’s brother

24. Family started with patriarch belongs to the theory of

a. Matriarchal

B. Patriarchal

c. Polygamy

d. Feminist theory

25. Which of the following theories about the origin of the family believed that in the past offering of wife or daughter to a guest was considered as a mark of hospitality?

a. Sex communism

B. Polygamy

c. Patriarchal

d. Polyandry


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