Sociology CSS Paper 2003


Note: Attempt FIVE questions in all, including QUESTION NO-8. Which is COMPULSORY. All questions carry EQUAL marks. Write clearly.

  1. Durkheim wrote extensively on the suicide. Critically examine his views about Suicide.
  2. The young criminals have been on the increase in Pakistan for the last many years in jail. Write down critically the main factors .associated with Juvenile delinquency.
  3. What do you understand by diffusion of innovation? Taking Pakistani situation, are we in a position to reach the stage of taking off economically?
  4. Describe the idea of philosophy of money as presented by George Simmel. How and in what ways other scholars have presented their views to describe the idea of philosophy of money.
  5. When is survey research appropriate? What type survey research would you use to study heroin users. Defend the logic of your choice. *
  6. What do you understand by scales and indexes used in social sciences? When is it necessary to shift the base of an index and how is this process carried out?
  7. Write short notes on the following: (a) Aging of Population (b) Factors.influencing high divorce rate in Pakistan.


  1. Write only the correct answer in the Answer Book. Do not reproduce the question.
    (1) The term society in sociology is used to refer to: (a) The person living in an area (b) The persons professing the same religion. (c) The system of social relationship (d) The organized relations between individuals (e) None of the these.
    (2) Herbert Spencer classified the society into: (a) Four classes (b) Eight classes (c) Two classes (d) Three classes (e) None of these.
    (3) ‘The bourgeoisie type of society was compounded by: . (a) Max Weber (b) Karl Marks (c) Hegel (d) T.H. Green (e) None of these.
    (4) Language is important to society because: (a) It makes social contracts easy. (b) It raised man from a savage to a noble being (c) It is an invention of society (d) It easily satisfies man’s need of expression (e) None of these
    (5) Socialization is a process involving: (a) Setting up the social norms (b) Gradual changing of an organism (c) Declaring everything as belonging to society (d) Training to adapt id society (e) None of these.
    (6) According to Hegel assimilation is: (a) a person not a result (b) a person as well a result (c) a result and not a process (d) All of these. (e) None of these.
    (7) An association is characterized by: (a) Norms (b) Customs (c) Folk ways (d) Usage (e) None of these.
    (8) ‘The research process occurs: (a) Sometime quickly, sometimes slowly (b) With a very high degree of familiarization and rigour (c) Always through the interaction. of several scientists (d) Only irf the scientist’s imagination
    (e) None of these.
    (9) Operational definitions: (a) Are composed of primitive and derived terms (b) Represent concepts that can be directly observed (c) Are sets of procedures that describe measurement activities (d) Specify the meaning of concepts through obstensive definitions (e) None of these.
    (10) If we-develop a system that describe a cily}s. traffic flow by setting up a simulated road network, traffic signals and vehicles, we have constructed a/an: . (a) Axiomatic theory (b) Model (c) Ad-hoc classificatory system (cl) Taxonomy (e) None of these.
    (11) In principle, the age of a person is a: (a) control variable (b) continuous variable (c) discrete variable (d) spurious variable (e) None of these.
    (12) If a change in X produces a change in Y then: (a) X is not casually related to Y (b) X and Y do not ovary (c) X ‘could he cause of Y (d) Y is a cause of X (c) None of these.
    (13) Whai is the lowest Level of measurement in which numbers or symbols are used to classify objects: (a) Nominal (b) Ordinal (c) Internal (d) Ratio (e) None of these.
    (14) Population of Pakistan is around: (a) 150 million (b) 140 million (c) 160 million (d) 130 million (e) None of these.
    (15) Population of Pakistan has been increasing at the rate of: (a) 3 percent (b) 2.1 percent (c) 1.5 per cent (d) 2.6 percent (e) None of these.
    (16) Average life of a Pakistani woman is: (a) Equal to men (b) Shorter than man (c) Longer than man (d) None of these.
    (17) Status may be: (a) ascribed (b) achieved (c) Both ascribed and achieved (d) None of these
    (18) An achieved status is: (a) shared by caste-minded people (b) inherited from parents (c) derived from abilities and skills (d) dependent upon biological condition (e) None of these.
    (19) Role conflict -in society emerges out of the fact that: (a) Performers do not know the nature of Vole performed (b) There is lack of balance in the system of the role performed (c) They do not observe the desired standards, (d) They do not get adequate award -for the role performed (d) None of these.

(20) Bourgeoisie is a.term used by (a) Aristotle (b) Karl Marx (c) Max Weber (d) Maclur (d) None of these