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chapter:   Unit 1

1. Urban Sociology as a discipline emerged due to:

a. Growth of population in towns/cities

B. Growth of industrial cities

c. Migration to towns

d. All of the above

2. Urban Sociology is the sociological study of

a. Life and human interaction in the cities

B. Social relationship in urban environment

c. Processes , changes and problems of urban areas

d. All of the above

3. Which school played the most prominent part in the development of Urban Sociology?

a. Frankfurt school

B. Chicago School

c. Marxist School

d. Functional School

4. In the initial development of Urban Sociology the sociologists focused on

a. Migration of people

B. Massive increase of population

c. The new form of social relationship in cities

d. Growth of industrial town sites

5. The Concentric Zone model was created by Ernest Burgess in –

a. 1925

B. 1920

c. 1935

d. 1915

6. Human Ecology is a term coined by

a. Louis R.Wirth

B. George Simmel

c. Robert E.Park

d. MSA Rao

7. In the Concentric zone model of Burgess, the commuter zone lies in which zone?

a. Zone III

B. Zone II

c. Zone I

d. Zone V

8. In which state of the USA were most of the initial works on urban society carried out?

a. Chicago

B. New York

c. California

d. Texas

9. Which of the following is considered as the father of urban sociology?

a. Robert E.Park

B. Louis R. Wirth

c. George Simmel

d. Ernest Burgess

10. Which of the following is responsible for the growth of cities in the 17th and 18thcenturies?

a. French revolution

B. Industrial revolution

c. The Enlightenment

d. The Reformation

11. Louis Wirth’s Urbanism as a Way of Life was published in which year?

a. 1948

B. 1928

c. 1938

d. 1918

12. Diffusion of urban culture is –

a. Urbanization

B. Urbanism

c. Urbanity

d. Urbanness

13. Which of the following is not an element of urbanism?

a. Superficiality

B. Individualism

c. Homogeneity

d. Materialism

14. What according to Wirth is the breeding ground of cultural hybrids?

a. Towns

B. Small cities

c. Metropolitan cities

d. Suburbs

15. City people view their associates as

a. Direct source of satisfaction

B. Whole persons

c. Close friends

d. Means to pursue their goals

16. To make interaction simpler, urbanites normally

a. Standardize their behavior

B. Meet face to face

c. Adopt informal means

d. Adopt intimate methods

17. The city effects are wider than the city itself. Who said this?

a. MacIver

B. Kingsley Davis

c. George Simmel

d. Harry M.Johnson

18. Areas which resemble cities are known as

a. Urban areas

B. Sub-urban areas

c. Towns

d. Fringe areas

19. The study of urban sociology is significant and helpful for

a. Urban problems

B. Understanding the urban society only

c. Understanding urban and rural societies so that development occurs in both at the same time.

d. Urban population

20. Rural – urban convergence refers to

a. The area where similarities of both urban and rural way of life exists.

B. The striking difference between rural and urban living

c. The point of demarcation of rural and urban areas.

d. Rural- urban contrasts

21. According to Wirth a city is –

a. An area having large population

B. An initiating and controlling centre of economic and political life

c. A large dwelling place

d. An area distinguished by density

22. Which is an important pull factor of migration from rural to urban areas?

a. Job opportunities

B. Banking facility

c. Recreation facility

d. Educational facility

23. The significance of the study of Urban Sociology lies in

a. Understanding the institutions of urban society

B. Helping Urban policy makers solve urban social problems

c. Understanding urban problems

d. Understanding social functions

24. Blasé attitude of urban dwellers means

a. Indifference

B. Hospitality

c. Friendliness

d. Hostility

25. Secondary relations in cities tend to be

a. Intimate

B. Calculative

c. Face to face

d. Informal


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