MCQ Questions for Class 11 Sociology: Ch 3 Understanding Social Institutions

MCQ Questions for Class 11 Sociology: Ch 3 Understanding Social Institutions


1. Religion is considered as
(a) profane.
(b) a belief.
(c) sacred.
(d) custom.
► (c) sacred.

2. The form of power considered legitimate is
(a) Authority
(b) Political Party
(c) Welfare State
(d) Sovereignty
► (a) Authority

3. Functionalism believes that social institutions arise in response to the
(a) conflict among people.
(b) discrimination.
(c) needs of society.
(d) inequality in society.
► (c) needs of society.

4. The socially acknowledged and approved sexual union between two individuals is known as:
(a) Family
(b) Marriage
(c) Kinship
(d) Procreation
► (b) Marriage

5. In simple or pre-modern societies most of the people were engaged in
(a) industrial production.
(b) agricultural production.
(c) business.
(d) minor work.
► (b) agricultural production.

6. Identify the structure of the family where men exercise authority and dominance
(a) Patriarchy
(b) Matriarchy
(c) Polygamy
(d) Patrilineal
► (a) Patriarchy

7. Who wrote the pioneering work ‘The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism’?
(a) Karl Marx
(b) Anthony Giddens
(c) Max Weber
(d) Emile Durkheim
► (c) Max Weber

8. According to Durkheim, 'profane' is connected with normal life while 'sacred' is related with
(a) supernatural.
(b) mundane.
(c) everyday activities.
(d) power.
► (a) supernatural.

9. The reason for the sudden decline in sex ratio can be attributed to -
(a) Female foeticide
(b) Life expectancy rate
(c) Son preference
(d) Maternal mortality rate
► (a) Female foeticide

10. 'The undisputed political rule of a state over a given territorial region' is known as
(a) sovereignty.
(b) democracy.
(c) monarchy.
(d) bureaucracy.
► (a) sovereignty.

11. The concept of 'sacred' is related with
(a) everyday life.
(b) profane.
(c) supernatural.
(d) power.
► (c) supernatural.

12. Institution of Politics is concerned with the
(a) domination.
(b) parliament.
(c) distribution of power.
(d) elections.
► (c) distribution of power.

13. The focal point of industrial developments were
(a) cities.
(b) rural areas.
(c) factories.
(d) market.
► (c) factories.

14. The economic system in which highly complex division of labour is present is the feature of
(a) modern societies.
(b) simple societies.
(c) globalization.
(d) rural economy.
► (a) modern societies.

15. The family in which person is married is known as
(a) family of procreation.
(b) family of orientation.
(c) nuclear family.
(d) joint family.
► (a) family of procreation.
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