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ISC- XII – Sociology

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ISC -Guess – Paper in – SOCIOLOGY

(Time – Three hours)        (Maximum Marks – 70)

[Issued by ISC - Board]

(Candidates are allowed additional 15 minutes for only reading the paper.

They must NOT start writing during this time.)

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

The intended marks for questions or parts of questions are given in brackets [ ].

PART I (20 Marks)

Answer all questions.

Question 1

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

(i) Define the word descent.

(ii) Under what category can the terms avoidance, joking-relationship, amitate andteknonymy, be classified.

(iii) What is polygamy?

(iv) What is meant by patripotestal and avancupotestal?

(v) Define superstition.

(vi) What is social change?

(vii) Differentiate between capital goods and consumer goods.

(viii) How can tribes be classified on the basis of race?

(ix) Define the concept of collective responsibility in primitive law.

(x) Distinguish between assimilation and isolation.

PART II (50 Marks)

Answer any five questions.

Question 2

(a) Discuss the nature of marriage. [3]

(b) Discuss any six major functions of marriage. [3]

(c) Examine the views of Morgan on Clan. [4]

Question 3

(a) Differentiate between matriarchal and patriarchal societies, giving suitableexamples.[5]

(b) Discuss briefly the basic principles of Confucianism. [5]

Question 4

(a) Examine class as an effect of industrialization. [5]

(b) Discuss any two legislations that have helped improve the status of women inmodern India.[5]

Question 5

(a) Discuss any one social movement in India, explaining how it has helped in bringingabout social change.[5]

(b) Write a brief history of a caste movement and discuss its consequences. [5]

Question 6

(a) What is mass media? Discuss its types. [5]

(b) Distinguish between primitive law and modern law. [5]

Question 7

(a) Morality can do without religion, but religion is incomplete without morality.Discuss the given statement.[5]

(b) Define briefly the functions and dysfunctions of religion. [5]

Question 8

(a) Contact with the wider society has led to tribal transformation. Examine the givenstatement.[5]

(b) Discuss the policies of the government (post independence) for the upliftment ofIndian tribes.[5]

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