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Family Sociology Past Papers


Subject: Family Sociology

Time Allowed: 15 Minutes

Maximum Marks: 10

NOTE: Attempt this Paper on this Question Sheet only.  Please encircle the correct option. Division of marks is given in front of each question. This Paper will be collected back after expiry of time limit mentioned above.


Part-I Encircle the right answer, cutting and overwriting are not allowed. (10)

1. Nuclear family can be defined as a family with ________ members.
(a) Two adults with children
(b) Two adults with children and siblings
(c) Single adults
(d) a and b both
2. Monogamy is a marriage in which number of spouse is ________.
(a) 4
(b) 1
(c) 2
(d) None of them
3. Polygyny is a type of marriage in which ________ has more than one spouse.
(a) Men
(b) Women
(c) Both
(d) None of them
4. Primary Socialization occurs at ________.
(a) School
(b) Home
(c) Media
(d) Work place
5. By the age of __________ children have a partial understanding of what gender is.
(a) Two
(b) Five
(c) One
(d) Three
6. The most influential and controversial theory of the emergence of gender identity is that of ________.
(a) Sigmund Freud
(b) Nancy Chodorow
(c) Carol Gilligan
(d) None of them
7. Divorce refers to ________.
(a) Illegal marriage
(b) Child marriage
(c) Breaking the ties with spouse
(d) Union of spouses
8. Endogamy is a marriage is a marriage in which spouse is selected.
(a) Within some specified group
(b) Outside the specified group
(c) Within close relatives
(d) None of them
9. The functions of the family includes ________.
(a) Affection
(b) Economic provision
(c) Protective
(d) All of them
10. Nancy Chodorow argues that gender learning derives from the infant’s attachment to parents at ________ age.
(a) Early
(b) Middle
(c) Teen-ageing
(d) a & B both


Subject: Family Sociology

Time Allowed: 2 Hours 45 Minutes

Maximum Marks: 50



Part-II Give short answers, each question carries equal marks. (20)

Q#1: Define marriage and name its types.

Q#2: Define Changing Gender Roles.

Q#3: What is socialization? Draw difference between primary and secondary socialization.

Q#4: Write down any three of the family’s functions.


Part-III Give detailed answers, each question carries equal marks. (30)

Q#1: Write a detailed note on Gender Socialization process and factors responsible for Gender role socialization.

Q#2: How women’s working status is affecting family dynamics?

Q#3: Write a note on the following:

  1. a) Economic changes affecting the families
  2. b) Single parent families
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