(Papers) CISCE : Download Class X Exam Papers-2017 (Sociology)



(Papers) CISCE : Download Class X Exam Papers-2017 (Sociology)



Sociology :

  • Subject : Sociology
  • Year : 2017
  • Duration : 3 Hour

Instructions :

  1. Answer Question 1 from Part I and five questions from Part II.
  2. The intended marks for questions or parts of questions are given in brackets 

Question 1
Answer briefly each of the following questions: [10 2]
(i) Distinguish between polyandry and polygyny.
(ii) Define Gotra.
(iii) Explain the term superstition.
(iv) What is meant by barter exchange?
(v) Differentiate between sex and gender.
(vi) What is meant by globalisation?
(vii) What is the basic difference between religion and science?
(viii) Define racism.
(ix) Name any two laws that have helped in the empowerment of women.
(x) What is meant by social change?

Question 2

(a) What is meant by kinship usages? Discuss the kinship usage of avoidance, in detail. [5]
(b) Define marriage. Discuss its functions in human life. [5]

Question  3
(a) Discuss the meaning of family, with respect to matriarchal societies. [5]
(b) ‘Family is a universal institution’. In this context, discuss the reasons for its universal existence.[5]

Question  4
(a) What is communalism? How can the problem of communalism be controlled in India? [5]
(b) Explain Animism as a theory of religion. [5]

Question 5
(a) Explain hypergamy as a form of marriage and its effects on the Indian society. [5]
(b) ‘Morality is an informal means of social control’. Discuss. [5]

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