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Sociology Set 1 2017-2018 ISC (Arts) Class 12 Question Paper Solution

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Sociology [Set 1]
Marks: 70Academic Year: 2017-2018
Date: March 2018
  • Attempt all question from part I
  • Attempt five questions from part II

Part – I
[20]1
[2]1.i

Answer briefly the following question : 

What are the two types of unilineal descents?

Concept: Kinship
Chapter: [0.012] Types of Social Institutions
[2]1.ii

Answer briefly the following question : 

Distinguish between consanguineous kinship and affinal kinship.

Concept: Kinship
Chapter: [0.012] Types of Social Institutions
[2]1.iii

Answer briefly the following question :

Who are sharecroppers?

Concept: Agrarian Economy, Jajmani System and Rural Employment
Chapter: [0.043] Agrarian Economy, Jajmani System and Rural Employment.
[2]1.iv

Answer briefly the following question :

Define the term modernization.

Concept: Aspects of Development
Chapter: [0.07200000000000001] Aspects of Development
[2]1.v

Answer briefly the following question :

Explain what is meant by couvade.

Concept: Kinship
Chapter: [0.012] Types of Social Institutions
[2]1.vi

Answer briefly the following question : 

Write the full forms of MGNREGA and IRDP.

Concept: Agrarian Economy, Jajmani System and Rural Employment
Chapter: [0.043] Agrarian Economy, Jajmani System and Rural Employment.
[2]1.vii

Answer briefly the following question : 

What is an avuncupotestal family?

Concept: Family and Kinship
Chapter: [0.012] Types of Social Institutions
[2]1.viii

Answer briefly the following question :

Define assimilation.

Concept: Contact of Tribes with Wider Society
Chapter: [0.053] Contact of tribes with wider society (assimilation, acculturation and isolation; tribal transformation)
[2]1.ix

Answer briefly the following question :

Give the meanings of the terms beliefs and rituals.

Concept: Definition of Religion and Society
Chapter: [0.021] Definition and Concepts of Religion and Science; Beliefs, Rituals, Superstitions, Taboo
[2]1.x

Answer briefly the following question :

What are free goods ? Give an example.

Concept: Economic Organisation
Chapter: [0.040999999999999995] Economic Organisation
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Part – II
[10]2
[5]2.i

Define degrees of kinship. Discuss its types with examples.

Concept: Kinship
Chapter: [0.012] Types of Social Institutions
[5]2.ii

Define social stratification. Discuss its features. 

Concept: Social Stratification: the Elements
Chapter: [0.061] Social Stratification: the Elements
[10]3
[5]3.i

Discuss the structural and functional changes of the Indian joint family system.

Concept: Family and Kinship
Chapter: [0.012] Types of Social Institutions
[5]3.ii

Explain the various rules related to marriage.

Concept: Kinship and Marriage: Many Rules and Varied Practices
Chapter: [0.012] Types of Social Institutions
[10]4
[5]4.i

How are Malinowski’s and Radcliffe Brown’s functional theories on religion different from each other? 

Concept: Theories of Religion
Chapter: [0.022000000000000002] Theories of Religion: Animism, Naturism, Totemism, Functional Theorie
[5]4.ii

Define communalism with reference to plural society in India. 

Concept: Communalism, Fundamentalism and Secularism in a Plural Society
Chapter: [0.024] Communalism, Fundamentalism and Secularism in a Plural Society
[10]5
[5]5.i

Briefly discuss the Panchayati Raj System. 

Concept: Political Organization
Chapter: [0.03] Political Organization
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[5]5.ii

Describe any five types of economies of tribal India.

Concept: Economies of Indian Tribes
Chapter: [0.042] Economies of Indian Tribes
[10]6
[5]6.i

Discuss how cultural contact led to the changes in dormitories in tribal India. 

Concept: Dormitories in Tribal India
Chapter: [0.052000000000000005] Dormitories in Tribal India
[5]6.ii

Write an account on the geographical and racial classification of tribal India.

Concept: Definition of Tribe, Features and Classification
Chapter: [0.051] Definition of Tribe, Features and Classification
[10]7
[5]7.i

Define Ethnicity. Discuss its features.

Concept: Race and Ethnicity
Chapter: [0.063] Caste [0.064] Race and Ethnicity
[5]7.ii

Explain the theory of the divine origin of the caste system.

Concept: Class: the Class System: Its Nature, Development, Types of Classes
Chapter: [0.062] Class
[10]8
[5]8.i

Discuss the relationship between social change and sustainable development. 

Concept: Aspects of Development
Chapter: [0.07200000000000001] Aspects of Development
[5]8.ii

Explain how patriarchal ideology affects the status of women. 

Concept: Class: the Class System: Its Nature, Development, Types of Classes
Chapter: [0.062] Class
[10]9
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[5]9.i

Media acts as an agency of social change. Explain.

Concept: Role of Mass Media in Creating Social Change
Chapter: [0.075] Role of Mass Media in Creating Social Change
[5]9.ii

Write a short note on the Maoist Movement in Chhattisgarh.

Concept: Social Movements: Meaning, Causes and Their Role in Society.
Chapter: [0.073] Social Movements: Meaning, Causes and Their Role in Society.
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