CSS Sociology 2006

Q.1. what is the role of C.W. Mills in the development of Frankfurt school of conflict theory? Where and how he differs from his contemporaries? Discuss with evidence.

Q.2. What is a research design? What type of research design can used for studying the problems of drug addiction/HIV/AIDS in Pakistani society? Discuss with examples.

Q.3. rural-Urban migration is causing labour-drain from rural communities. What problems this situation is creating in the labour market of rural communities. As a subject scholar, what solutions do you suggest to minimize these problems? Discuss with examples.

Q.4. there is a thesis that “the development programmes/ strategies to change the fate of poor farming community in rural Pakistan are not based upon the evidence-based policy. Therefore, a failure in this regard is being faced for the last several decades”. How do you support this thesis? Make an evidence based argument in the light of different evaluations/assessments made for rural development in Pakistan.

Q.5. what role biradri/caste system is playing in decision making on political issues especially local bodies elections in rural areas of Pakistan? How this biradri-based political organization influences the community development process? Discuss in the light of issues/conflicts arising from the situation and their impact on the individual, family and society.

Q.6. Define social institution. What is the significance of family, religion and education as institutions in the process of socialization? Explain your answer with examples from Pakistan society.

Q.7. write short notes on the following:

  1. a) Drug Abuse

  2. b) Social Conflicts


1. Egoistic, the special type of stucide presented by Emile Durkheim, springing from:

(a) Excessive irregulation

(b) Excessive individualism

(c) over integration with group

(d) None of these b.

2. To Simmel, a mean of maintaining or increasing integration within groups is:

(a) Co-operation

(b) Competition

(c) Coercion

(d) Conflict

3. Sociology is introduced as an academic discipline by:

(a) Ibn-e-Khaldun

(b) Auguste Conte

(c) George Simmel

(d) Herbert Spencer

4. Society as a complex organization of parts that functiop. to fulfill the requiremem a..'1d promote the needs of the whole, is a concept of:

(a) Structural Functionalism

(b) Interaction School of thought

(c) Phenom ology

(d) None of these

5. The concepts of "Protestant" and "Bourgeoise" were presented by:

(a) Talca parson

(b) Karl Marx

(c) Max Weber

(d) Emile Durkheim

6. In "The Division of Labor in Society", Emile Durkheim presented the idea of:

(a) Mechanical & organic solidarity

(b) Social & psychological! solidarity

(c) Physical & social solidarity

(dJ Psychological & mechanical.: solidarity

(e) None of these

7. A large kinship group whose members inhibit one geographical area and believe the: are descendent from a common ancestor is known as:

(a) clan

(b) Tribe

(c) Kin group

(d) class

(e) None of these

8. The process by which cultural traits spread from one group or society to another is called:

(a) Folkways

(b) counter culture

( c) cultural complexes

(d) cultural diffusion

(e) None of these

9. The phenomena when educated and highly skilled people emigrate to a new country, their home country loses, is referred as:

(a) Chain migration

(b) Life-time migration

(c) Brain Drain

(d) Mover

 (e) None of these

10. A social condition in which values are conflicting, weak or absent is called:

(a) Assimilation

(b) Hawthrne effect

(c) invasion

(d) Anomie

(e.) None of these

11. The psychological stress caused when a person faces rapid cultura: change is called~ (a) Cultural shock (h) R~ ~ -c- n_"- ~. (1) Any method of data collection that directly removes the researcher from research site ~: .

(a) Erosion measure

(b) Accretion measure

(c) Unobtrusive measure

(d) None of these.

12. Commonly used measure of variability whose size indicates the dispersion of a distribution is: .

(a) Standard deviation

(b) Co-efficient of variation

(c) Standard score

 (d) Variance .

13. In sample selection a threat that occurs when individuals have been assigned to the experimental group on the basis of their extreme score on dependent variable is referred.as:

(a) Experimental mortality

(b) Maturation