Tribal Society of India Solved MCQs


Khasi tribes living in the hills of Meghalaya are

A. Matrilineal
B. Patrilineal
C. Bi-lineal
D. Cognatic
Answer» A. Matrilineal

The practice to marry outside the village is prevalent in

A. Tribes of Chota Nagpur
B. Tribes of Nilgiri
C. Tribes of Malabar
D. Tribes of Andaman
Answer» A. Tribes of Chota Nagpur

‘Bow and arrow ceremony’ prevalent is among

A. Todas
B. Bhutias
C. Jorwas
D. Kadars
Answer» A. Todas

_______________ indicates the side of the kinship group

A. Lachal
B. Parental
C. Lateral
D. Fraternal
Answer» C. Lateral

_______________ refers to the line of the kinship group

A. Lineal
B. Linear
C. Dotted
D. Combined
Answer» A. Lineal

The number of primary kins are?

A. Eight
B. Two
C. Six
D. One
Answer» A. Eight

Who among the following has not said anything of kinship?

A. Murdock
B. Levi-Strauss
C. Radcliffe Brown
D. Durkheim
Answer» D. Durkheim

The Ho as a tribe are endogamous. The tribe is divided into exogamous clans known as _____________ which are often associated with totemism

A. Moeity
B. Killi
C. Kulapa
D. Bharatha
Answer» B. Killi

The word ‘Taboo’ is derived from the language of the

A. Tribes of Africa
B. Tribes of Tikopia
C. Tribes of Amazon
D. Tribes of Alaska
Answer» B. Tribes of Tikopia

Who has adopted purity/ pollution criteria in the study of cast hierarchy in India?

A. Andre Beteille
B. M.N. Srinivas
C. F.G.Baily
D. Louis Dumont
Answer» D. Louis Dumont

Sociological concept which is most closely related to social inequality is

A. Social classification
B. Social differentiation
C. Social categorization
D. Social stratification
Answer» D. Social stratification

The word ‘caste’ has been derived from which language?

A. Portuguese
B. Spanish
C. English
D. Chinese
Answer» A. Portuguese

Henry Maine was one of the opinion that the castes were born out of

A. Occupational divisions crystallising in to castes
B. Brahmanical domination
C. The priests definition
D. Religious sanctions
Answer» A. Occupational divisions crystallising in to castes

Which type of society has more possibility for individual social mobility?

A. Caste based society
B. Age- grade based society
C. Feudal loard based society
D. Class based society
Answer» D. Class based society

Taboos of non-permission or inter –marriage and free mixing up with the members of other classes, sometimes point to the

A. Antagonism prevalent amongst the classes
B. ritual purity of the classes
C. Inferiority complex present in the lower classes
D. Demand of a particular economic system
Answer» B. ritual purity of the classes

Some individuals and groups are rated higher in society because

A. They belong to higher castes
B. They are considered to be basically good
C. They enjoy opportunities and privileges which others seldom enjoys
D. They had a good class relation
Answer» C. They enjoy opportunities and privileges which others seldom enjoys

Social Stratification

A. Is an unavoidable phenomenon
B. Weakens existing social structure
C. Causes social disintegration
D. Gives support to untouchability
Answer» C. Causes social disintegration

When a class is somewhate extremely hereditary , it is called

A. Class
B. Caste
C. Clergy
D. kingship
Answer» B. Caste

Any portion of community marked off from the rest by social status is a

A. Varna
B. Gotra
C. Caste
D. Social class
Answer» D. Social class

Distinction between Indian castes primarily rest on

A. Fixed occupation
B. Religious sanctions
C. Political power and dominance
D. Relative ritual purity
Answer» D. Relative ritual purity

Who were allowed to wear secred thread

A. Only the Brahmins
B. First two varnas
C. First three varnas
D. Caste system have no ‘sacred thread’
Answer» C. First three varnas

Which among the following is extremely differentiated?

A. Caste system
B. Class system
C. Slavery system
D. Feudal system
Answer» A. Caste system

Which among the following is not the characteristics of ‘Jati’?

A. Political autonomy
B. Endogamy
C. Traditional occupation
D. Economic self sufficiency
Answer» D. Economic self sufficiency

In the context of ‘Varna Dharma’ varna is signified is

A. Jati
B. Culture
C. Colour
D. Caste
Answer» C. Colour

“Caste as status group is defined essentially in term of styles of life. Property and occupation enter as important elements in the style of life of a status group, but they need not be decisive. Thus the Sri Vaishnava Brahmins of Sripuram, who constitute to status group or community, include people with different occupations and economic positions.” Whose statement is this?

A. Max Weber
B. Andre Beteille
C. F. G. Bailey
D. M.N.Srinivas
Answer» B. Andre Beteille

Structural view of caste, considers caste to be a / an

A. Structure on which principle of stratification is based
B. Universal principle of stratification which can be applied to all society
C. Equivalent to varna and jati
D. Structure on which caste system is based
Answer» B. Universal principle of stratification which can be applied to all society

The marriage circle of caste was traditionally confined to a very small group within a /an

A. Village
B. Region
C. Clan
D. Group
Answer» B. Region

The use of caste for political purposes makes caste a/ an

A. Pressure group
B. Interest group
C. Association
D. Institution
Answer» B. Interest group

Name of the tribal panchayat in Kerala.

A. Attappady
B. Sholayur
C. Edamalakkudy
D. Amboori
Answer» A. Attappady

Sibu soren is the leader of which tribal movement?

A. Santal
B. Tana Bhagat
C. Jharkhand
D. Birsa Munda
Answer» C. Jharkhand
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