ISC Class 12 Sociology 2019 Question Paper

Answer Question 1 from Part I and five questions from Part II.

Part I (20 Marks)

Answer all questions.

Question 1

Answer briefly each of the following questions: [10×2]

  1. Distinguish between Exogamy and Endogamy.

  2. What is meant by Avunculocal form of residence?

  3. Explain the theory of Animism.

  4. Differentiate between Levirate and Sororate.

  5. Define urbanisation.

  6. What is meant by Mass Media?

  7. Define the term Ethnocentrism.

  8. What is meant by domestic violence?

  9. Explain the term Brahmanisation.

  10. Define Kinship.

Part II (50 Marks)

Answer any five questions.

Question 2

(a) Discuss the differences between polygyny and polyandry as forms of marriage. [5]

(b) Define religion. Discuss religious beliefs and religious rituals. [5]

Question 3

(a) Discuss any five government policies for the upliftment of tribals. [5]

(b) Briefly discuss any five types of families. [5]

Question 4

(a) Explain the concept of fundamentalism. Examine the role of state in dealing with this problem. [5]

(b) Examine Telangana Movement as one of the urban-ethnic movements. [5]

Question 5

(a) ‘Jajmani system is a caste based system.’ Examine this statement with reference to rural India. [5]

(b) Make a comparative study of Joking relationships and Avoidance relationships in Kinship usages. [5]

Question 6

(a) What is a Political organisation? What role does it play in bringing about change in society? [5]

(b) Define gender bias. Examine its consequences for both, men and women. [5]

Question 7

(a) Make a comparative analysis between caste and class. [5]

(b) What is meant by prejudice? Elaborate on any four causes of prejudice. [5]

Question 8

(a) What is RTE? Discuss any four of its implications. [5]

(b) Define social movements. Explain any four reasons that lead to social movements. [5]

Question 9

(a) Examine the two types of Kinship. [5]

(b) Briefly discuss the role of traditional markets in rural India. [5]