CBSE Sample Question Paper Sociology (2019-20) Humanities/Arts Notes | EduRev

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SOCIOLOGY (039) 
CLASS XII 
SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER 2019-20 
 
TIME: 3HOURS                                                                                                Maximum Marks: 80 
 
General Instructions 
 
1. The question paper is divided into four sections.  
2. There are 38 questions in all. All questions are compulsory.  
3. Section A includes question No. 1-20. These are objective type questions. As per the question, 
there can be either one or two answers only. 
4. Section B includes question No.21-29. These are very short answer type questions carrying 2 
marks each. Answer to each question should not exceed 30 words.  
5. Section C includes question No. 30-35. They are short answer type questions carrying 4 
marks each. Answer to each question should not exceed 80 words.  
6. Section D includes question No. 36-38. They are long answer type questions carrying 6 marks 
each. Answer to each question should not exceed 200 words each. Question no 38 is to be 
answered with the help of the passage given.  
 
 SECTION A 
 
1.  The term Demography is of Greek origin and is composed of two words demos 
meaning________ and graphien implying ___________.  
1 
2.  According to Robert Malthus, population rises in ___________ progression whereas 
agricultural production grows in _______________ progression.  
1 
3.  Correct the given incorrect statement. The National Family Planning Programme was 
renamed as the National Population Programme. 
1 
4.  The changing age structure offers a demographic dividend for India. Identify from the 
following choices, the relevant age range that allows for demographic dividend-  
a) 0-14 
b) 15-64 
c) 64-75 
d) 75 and above 
1 
5.  A bill of exchange which allowed merchants to engage in long distance trade during pre-
colonial period in India is called ___________.  
1 
6.  The goods that people buy and use conveys their socio-economic status. _____________ is 
the term coined to refer to this relationship by Max Weber.  
1 
7.  There is a controversy about the sale of kidneys by the poor to cater to rich patients who need 
kidney transplants. This refers to the negative social effects of the process of 
_______________.  
1 
8.  ______________ lower the cost of farming because the government pays part of the price 
charged for inputs.  
1 
9.  Correct the given statement.  
A nation is a peculiar sort of community that is easy to describe and easy to define. 
 
1 
10.  “Privileged minorities such as extremely wealthy people are not usually referred to as 
minorities.” Is this statement true or false?  
1 
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SOCIOLOGY (039) 
CLASS XII 
SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER 2019-20 
 
TIME: 3HOURS                                                                                                Maximum Marks: 80 
 
General Instructions 
 
1. The question paper is divided into four sections.  
2. There are 38 questions in all. All questions are compulsory.  
3. Section A includes question No. 1-20. These are objective type questions. As per the question, 
there can be either one or two answers only. 
4. Section B includes question No.21-29. These are very short answer type questions carrying 2 
marks each. Answer to each question should not exceed 30 words.  
5. Section C includes question No. 30-35. They are short answer type questions carrying 4 
marks each. Answer to each question should not exceed 80 words.  
6. Section D includes question No. 36-38. They are long answer type questions carrying 6 marks 
each. Answer to each question should not exceed 200 words each. Question no 38 is to be 
answered with the help of the passage given.  
 
 SECTION A 
 
1.  The term Demography is of Greek origin and is composed of two words demos 
meaning________ and graphien implying ___________.  
1 
2.  According to Robert Malthus, population rises in ___________ progression whereas 
agricultural production grows in _______________ progression.  
1 
3.  Correct the given incorrect statement. The National Family Planning Programme was 
renamed as the National Population Programme. 
1 
4.  The changing age structure offers a demographic dividend for India. Identify from the 
following choices, the relevant age range that allows for demographic dividend-  
a) 0-14 
b) 15-64 
c) 64-75 
d) 75 and above 
1 
5.  A bill of exchange which allowed merchants to engage in long distance trade during pre-
colonial period in India is called ___________.  
1 
6.  The goods that people buy and use conveys their socio-economic status. _____________ is 
the term coined to refer to this relationship by Max Weber.  
1 
7.  There is a controversy about the sale of kidneys by the poor to cater to rich patients who need 
kidney transplants. This refers to the negative social effects of the process of 
_______________.  
1 
8.  ______________ lower the cost of farming because the government pays part of the price 
charged for inputs.  
1 
9.  Correct the given statement.  
A nation is a peculiar sort of community that is easy to describe and easy to define. 
 
1 
10.  “Privileged minorities such as extremely wealthy people are not usually referred to as 
minorities.” Is this statement true or false?  
1 
11.  Sanskritisation has been criticised for which of the following reasons?  
a) It allows for positional change. 
b) It allows for structural change. 
c) It stops exclusion and discrimination. 
d) It accepts characteristics of Dalit culture. 
1 
12.  In the 19
th
 century, orthodox members of the Hindu community in Bengal formed an 
organisation called_____________ debating the issue of __________.  
1 
13.  A system of democracy in which the members of a group or community participate 
collectively in decision making. This is called-  
a) dictatorship 
b) monarchy 
c) representative democracy 
d) participatory democracy 
1 
14.  ___________carries the means to coerce whereas the essence of ____________is fairness.  
1 
15.  Democratic values and institutions are purely western. Is this statement true or false?  
1 
16.  ___________can impose fines but cannot award a sentence.  
1 
17.  The Land Ceiling Act proved to be toothless as some rich farmers actually divorced their 
wives but continued to live with them under _____________. 
1 
18.  Farmer suicide is a matrix event. Which of the following options is not responsible for farmer 
suicide?  
a) educational expenses 
b) agriculture loans 
c) diversification 
d) Marriage and dowry 
1 
19.  A situation where people do not enjoy the work but continue to do it only in order to survive 
is called ____________.  
1 
20.  Earlier architects and engineers had to be skilled draughtsmen but now computer does a lot of 
work for them. This phenomena is called _________________.  
1 
 SECTION-B  
21.  Identify the reasons for the rapid growth of metropolises.  
2 
22.  What are the two sets of principles to understand the theoretical interpretation of caste?  
2 
23.  What do you understand by the phrase Invisible Hand? 
OR 
What is marketisation?  
2 
24.  Illustrate the correlation between disability and poverty.  
OR 
State the meaning of the term ‘Social’ in the phrase Social Inequality and Exclusion. 
2 
25.  Examine how cultural diversity presents tough challenges.  2 
26.   How has English language impacted our society?  2 
27. I How can we say that rituals have secular dimensions as distinguished from secular goals?  
2 
28. b
) 
Exemplify how sanskritisation is a gendered process.  
2 
29.  What was the significance of 73
rd
 Amendment?  
OR 
What was the argument given by Dr. Ambedkar against the institution of Panchayati Raj? 
2 
  
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SOCIOLOGY (039) 
CLASS XII 
SAMPLE QUESTION PAPER 2019-20 
 
TIME: 3HOURS                                                                                                Maximum Marks: 80 
 
General Instructions 
 
1. The question paper is divided into four sections.  
2. There are 38 questions in all. All questions are compulsory.  
3. Section A includes question No. 1-20. These are objective type questions. As per the question, 
there can be either one or two answers only. 
4. Section B includes question No.21-29. These are very short answer type questions carrying 2 
marks each. Answer to each question should not exceed 30 words.  
5. Section C includes question No. 30-35. They are short answer type questions carrying 4 
marks each. Answer to each question should not exceed 80 words.  
6. Section D includes question No. 36-38. They are long answer type questions carrying 6 marks 
each. Answer to each question should not exceed 200 words each. Question no 38 is to be 
answered with the help of the passage given.  
 
 SECTION A 
 
1.  The term Demography is of Greek origin and is composed of two words demos 
meaning________ and graphien implying ___________.  
1 
2.  According to Robert Malthus, population rises in ___________ progression whereas 
agricultural production grows in _______________ progression.  
1 
3.  Correct the given incorrect statement. The National Family Planning Programme was 
renamed as the National Population Programme. 
1 
4.  The changing age structure offers a demographic dividend for India. Identify from the 
following choices, the relevant age range that allows for demographic dividend-  
a) 0-14 
b) 15-64 
c) 64-75 
d) 75 and above 
1 
5.  A bill of exchange which allowed merchants to engage in long distance trade during pre-
colonial period in India is called ___________.  
1 
6.  The goods that people buy and use conveys their socio-economic status. _____________ is 
the term coined to refer to this relationship by Max Weber.  
1 
7.  There is a controversy about the sale of kidneys by the poor to cater to rich patients who need 
kidney transplants. This refers to the negative social effects of the process of 
_______________.  
1 
8.  ______________ lower the cost of farming because the government pays part of the price 
charged for inputs.  
1 
9.  Correct the given statement.  
A nation is a peculiar sort of community that is easy to describe and easy to define. 
 
1 
10.  “Privileged minorities such as extremely wealthy people are not usually referred to as 
minorities.” Is this statement true or false?  
1 
11.  Sanskritisation has been criticised for which of the following reasons?  
a) It allows for positional change. 
b) It allows for structural change. 
c) It stops exclusion and discrimination. 
d) It accepts characteristics of Dalit culture. 
1 
12.  In the 19
th
 century, orthodox members of the Hindu community in Bengal formed an 
organisation called_____________ debating the issue of __________.  
1 
13.  A system of democracy in which the members of a group or community participate 
collectively in decision making. This is called-  
a) dictatorship 
b) monarchy 
c) representative democracy 
d) participatory democracy 
1 
14.  ___________carries the means to coerce whereas the essence of ____________is fairness.  
1 
15.  Democratic values and institutions are purely western. Is this statement true or false?  
1 
16.  ___________can impose fines but cannot award a sentence.  
1 
17.  The Land Ceiling Act proved to be toothless as some rich farmers actually divorced their 
wives but continued to live with them under _____________. 
1 
18.  Farmer suicide is a matrix event. Which of the following options is not responsible for farmer 
suicide?  
a) educational expenses 
b) agriculture loans 
c) diversification 
d) Marriage and dowry 
1 
19.  A situation where people do not enjoy the work but continue to do it only in order to survive 
is called ____________.  
1 
20.  Earlier architects and engineers had to be skilled draughtsmen but now computer does a lot of 
work for them. This phenomena is called _________________.  
1 
 SECTION-B  
21.  Identify the reasons for the rapid growth of metropolises.  
2 
22.  What are the two sets of principles to understand the theoretical interpretation of caste?  
2 
23.  What do you understand by the phrase Invisible Hand? 
OR 
What is marketisation?  
2 
24.  Illustrate the correlation between disability and poverty.  
OR 
State the meaning of the term ‘Social’ in the phrase Social Inequality and Exclusion. 
2 
25.  Examine how cultural diversity presents tough challenges.  2 
26.   How has English language impacted our society?  2 
27. I How can we say that rituals have secular dimensions as distinguished from secular goals?  
2 
28. b
) 
Exemplify how sanskritisation is a gendered process.  
2 
29.  What was the significance of 73
rd
 Amendment?  
OR 
What was the argument given by Dr. Ambedkar against the institution of Panchayati Raj? 
2 
  
 SECTION-C  
30.  Tribals have paid a disproportionate price for the development of the rest of the Indian 
Society. Identify the reasons.  
OR 
Show your understanding of the concept of role conflict using the case study of Khasi 
tribes. 
4 
31.  What is social stratification? Explain its key principles.  
4 
32.  Elucidate the Western and Indian meaning of secularism.  
OR 
Outline the Assimilationist and Integrationist policies of nation building. Give suitable 
examples for the same. 
4 
33.  What facts can you compile to show the hypocrisy of colonial administration in the 
context of Tea plantations they made in India?  
4 
34.  What examples can you find to show that Green Revolution strategies created regional 
inequalities?  
4 
35.  “The more mechanised an industry gets, the fewer people are employed.” Justify the 
statement with suitable examples.  
4 
 SECTION-D  
36.  Infer the reasons for the emergence of Post-Fordism and the new international division 
of labour with suitable example. 
6 
37.  In what ways has globalisation affected Print Media. 
OR 
What is the impact of liberalisation on Television as a form of mass media. 
6 
38.  Sociologists, attempts to classify Dalit movements have led them to believe that they 
belong to all the types, namely reformative, redemptive, revolutionary. …the anti-caste 
movement which began in the 19th century under the inspiration of Jotiba Phule and 
was carried out in the 1920s by the non-Brahmin movements in Maharashtra and Tamil 
Nadu and then developed under the leadership of Dr. Ambedkar had characteristics of 
all types. At its best it was revolutionary in terms of society and redemptive in terms of 
individuals. In partial context, the ‘post Ambedkar Dalit movement’ has had 
revolutionary practice. It has provided alternative ways of living, at some points 
limited and at some points radical and all-encompassing, ranging from changes in 
behaviour such as giving up eating beaf to religious conversion. It has focussed on 
changes in the entire society, from radical revolutionary goal of abolishing caste 
oppression and economic exploitation to the limited goals of providing scope for 
members of Scheduled Caste to achieve social mobility. But on the whole…this 
movement has been a reformist movement. It has mobilized along caste lines, but only 
made half hearted efforts to destroy caste; it has attempted and achieved some real 
though limited societal changes with gains especially for the educated sections among 
Dalits, but it has failed to transform society sufficiently to raise the general mass from 
what is still among the most excruciating poverty in the world.  
6 
 
 
(2+4) 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
a) a
a
) 
Define any two types of social movements.  
b)  
Dalit movements belong to all types of social movements. Explain.  
 
 
 
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