CSS Sociology 2013



Q.1. Select the best option/answer and fill in the appropriate Circle on the OMR Answer Sheet. (20x1=20)

  1. Socialization is:

(a) Instinctive process

(b) Personal social learning

(c) Building up of norms and values in the personality by groups

(d) None of these

  1. Who can be taken as early pure sociologist among the social thinkers?

(a) August comte

(b) Ibn-e-Khaldun

(c) Durkheim

(d) None of these

  1. Ascribed social status of a person is determined by:

(a) Biological inheritance

(b) What he achieves

(c) Contacts abroad

(d) None of these

  1. In Cultural Lag the part that moves slowly is called:

(a) Material culture

(b) Symbolic culture

(c) Sub-culture

(d) None of these

  1. The spread of cultural traits and patterns in space is called:

(a) Assimilation

(b) Acculturation

(c) Diffusion

(d) None of these

  1. A Stimulus-Response Condition between two persons is called:

(a) Exchange

(b) Dialogue

(c) Interaction

(d) None of these

  1. Polandry is a form of marriage in which:

(a) Many women marry one man

(b) Many men are husbands of one woman

(c) One man marries a woman

(d) None of these

  1. A verified and verifiable proposition is called:

(a) Hypothesis

(b) Design

(c) Fact

(d) None of these

  1. Urbanism is:

(a) A process of migration

(b) An attitude

(c) Equal to urbanization

(d) None of these

  1. An operational definition of a concept is:

(a) Mediating variable

(b) Guideline for the researcher in the field

(c) A formal or lexiographic

(d) None of these

11. Culture is:

(a) What has been given to us by our fore fathers

(b) Man-made part of environment

(c) Music, drama, dance etc.

(d) None of these

  1. Innovation is:

(a) Invention

(b) Discovery

(c) Both (a) and (b)

(d) None of these

  1. Emphasis in quantitative data is on:

(a) Validity

(b) Reliability

(c) Formal procedures

(d) None of these

  1. A sample is:

(a) A process of selecting items.

(b) A smaller part representing the universe.

(c) Giving a few examples from population.

 (d) None of these

  1. When two or more persons interact with each other, they form:

(a) Community

(b) Group

(c) Society

(d) None of these

  1. A social caste is always:

(a) Exogamous and open

(b) Endogamous and closed

(c) Both (a) and (b)

(d) None of these

  1. A cricket match is an example:

(a) Truce

(b) Accommodation

(c) Competition

(d) None of these

  1. A socially expected and approved behavior is called:

(a) Folkway

(b) Social norm

(c) More

(d) None of these

  1. A push factor in migration means:

(a) People attracted by urban facilities

(b) People forced by circumstances leaving

(c) Both (a) and (b)

(d) None of these

  1. An Interview Guide is:

(a) The person who guides the interview.

(b) A booklet that explains the dynamics of an interview.

(c) The list of topics to be covered in an interview.

(d) None of these


Q.2. Heredity versus group influence has given birth to controversy in explaining socialization process. Where do you locate yourself in the theoretical debate? (20)

Q.3. Is Max Weber more relevant than Durkheim in today’s globalizing world? Discuss with reference to their theoretical contributions. (20)

Q.4. What is hypothesis? Develop a hypothesis and identify: (20)

(a) independent variable(s),

(b) dependent variable(s) and

(c) mediating variable (if any).

Q.5. Define and differentiate between caste and class. Discuss the dynamics of classes in the existing feudal system. (20)

Q.6. Discuss as to how the process of social and cultural change in Pakistan can be accelerated? Your answer must include theoretically relevant factors in the rate of change. (20)

Q.7. Discuss the nature and genesis of institutions along with the change taking place in Pakistani family. (20)

Q.8. Write Comprehensive notes on any TWO of the following: (10 each) (20)

(i) Marxist influence on sociological theory

(ii) Determinates of social mobility

(iii) Institutionalized evasions

(iv) Social Planning