About Social science

The natural sciences, which include physics, biology, and chemistry, are distinct from social science. Individuals and societies are examined in social science rather than in physical science, which studies the physical environment. Interpretation and qualitative research methods are more common in certain academic fields of study.


Academic fields in social sciences focus on the study of human society. In this field of study, researchers look at how individuals interact with one other and with the world around them.

The study of social sciences helps us understand how society functions, from the reasons of economic development and unemployment to the factors that make individuals content. For a variety of reasons, this knowledge is critical. Additionally, it aids in the formulation of business and governmental policy.

The social sciences include:

  • Political science
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • Social psychology
  • Economics

Importance of Social Science

Businesses may benefit greatly from knowing about the evolution of social science topics such as human behavior, relationships, and attitudes. To understand business, you need to know about economics. Some of the biggest companies in the world are increasingly looking for behavioral economists that utilize psychology to evaluate and forecast the economic decision-making processes of individuals and institutions.

Demographics, political science, and sociology are just a few of the numerous social science themes that are regularly used in business applications. Theories of human behavior from these subjects, such as advertising and marketing, are frequently incorporated into the advertising and marketing industries.

Following are some of the multiple choice questions on the Social science with answers that will help the students in developing their knowledge.

Social science MCQ

1. The thinnest layer of the earth is.

  • Crust
  • Mantle
  • Core
  • All of above

2. Why was Alluri Sitarama Raju well known?

  • He led the militant movement of tribal peasants in Andhra Pradesh
  • He led a peasant movement in Awadh
  • He led a satyagraha movement in Bardoli
  • He set up an organisation for the uplifment of the dalits

3. Assertion(A): It was declared that 26 January 1930 would be celebrated as a independence day when people's work to be taken up tries to struggle for complete independence.Reason (R): Mahatma Gandhi had to find a way to delete this abstract idea of freedom to more concrete issues of everyday life

  • Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A
  • Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.
  • A is correct but R is wrong.
  • A is wrong but R is correct.

4. In India, from Gujarat to Arunachal Pradesh the time lag is?

  • 2 hrs 05 min.
  • 2 hrs.
  • 2 hrs 10 min.
  • 2 hrs 15 min.

5. A unique combination of various disciplines

  • sociology
  • social science
  • social studies
  • social relation



7. What kind of movement was launched by the tribal peasants of Gudem Hills in Andhra Pradesh?

  • Satyagraha Movement
  • Militant guerilla movement
  • Non-violent movement
  • None of the above

8. Spain began to lose power during the reigns of... ?

  • The Bourbons
  • The Catholic Monarchs
  • The Habsburgs
  • none of the above

9. Europe is connected with South East Asia by ________ sea route

  • Suez
  • Panama
  • Nile
  • none of the above

10. _____ is the state of freedom from suffering and rebirth

  • Moksha
  • Kevala
  • Omniscience
  • none of the above

11. The most important measure of economic growth is...

  • GNP
  • GNC
  • DDP
  • GDP

12. Why did Mahatma Gandhi withdraw the Non cooperation movement in February 1922? Hint:-More than one answer.

  • Gandhiji felt the movement was turning violent in many places.
  • A violent clash at Gorakhpur.
  • He leaved the movement untouched throughout.
  • Both A & B

13. A group of islands is called an

  • Plateau
  • Archipelago
  • Plains
  • All of above

14. ________ were built over the remains of Buddha's body

  • Pillar
  • Monastries
  • Stupas
  • none of the above

15. Which country in Europe has a very low density of population?

  • Iceland
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • All of above

16. Which one is FALSE? Romans introduced to Hispania...

  • Roman Law
  • Latin
  • Architecture
  • Islam

17. Who was the first Bourbon king of Spain?

  • Felipe V
  • Carlos II

18. The wheel was invented in...?

  • Paleolithic
  • Ancient History
  • Bronze and Iron Ages
  • Neolithic

19. The Middle Ages began...

  • With the fall of the taifa kingdoms
  • With the discovery of America
  • With the fall of the Roman Empire
  • When Carlos II died

20. Christopher Columbus...

  • Discovered America
  • Was a King
  • Was an emperor
  • Won a decisive battle against the muslims

21. With which kings was Spain an Empire?

  • Catholic Monarchs
  • Lesser Habsburgs
  • Carlos I and Felipe II
  • The Bourbons

22. The Reconquista began with...

  • The discovery of America
  • The battle of Covadonga
  • The Fall of the Roman Empire
  • The conquist of Granada

23. Who conquered the last taifa kingdom (the kingdom of Granada)?

  • The visigoths
  • The muslims
  • Carlos II
  • The Catholic Monarchs

24. What provinces was the Peninsula divided into in Ancient History?

  • Roma, Galia and Lusitania
  • Baetica, Salmantica and Emerita Augusta
  • Baetica, Tarraconensis and Lusitania
  • Al-Àndalus, Toledo and castilla

25. Latitudinal and longitudinal extent of India is?

  • 10o
  • 20o
  • 30o
  • 40o

26. The Ancient History began...

  • With the fall of the Roman Empire
  • With the invention of writing
  • With the appearence of the first human being
  • With the discovery of America

27. Prehistory is divided into...

  • Stone Age (Paleolithic + Neolithic) and Bronze and Iron Ages
  • Metal Age (Paleolithic + Neolithic) and Wood Age
  • Stone Age (Bronze and Iron Age) and Neolithic
  • Neolithic and Bronze and Iron Ages

28. People became sedentary in:

  • Paleolithic
  • Bronze and Iron Ages
  • Neolithic
  • Ancient History

29. One of the reasons to study History is...

  • To copy the mistakes from the past
  • To understand our present
  • To change the past
  • To change our present

30. When was Indira-Point submerged under water?

  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2005
  • 2001

31. What is IST?

  • Indian Stretchable Time
  • International Standard Time
  • Indian Stabilized Time
  • Indian Standard Time

32. India lies in.

  • Northern & Eastern hemisphere
  • Southern & Eastern hemisphere
  • Northern & Western hemisphere
  • Southern & Western hemisphere

33. The land mass of India has an area of ................... million square kms.

  • 3.18
  • 3.28
  • 3.38
  • 3.48

34. Democracies take decisions in such a way that

  • They never go at wars
  • They always go at wars
  • They look for reasons to have wars
  • They reduce the chances of having wars

35. Election is a method that allows the citizens to

  • Criticise the government
  • Change the government
  • Choose the government
  • Both (2) and (3)

36. If the king of Bhutan has imposed a ban on all the public gatherings, which feature of democracy is violated?

  • Respect for rights
  • Rule of law
  • Decisions by elected heads
  • None of these

37. The success and evolution of democratic societies depends upon the

  • Non-participation of the citizens
  • Rules imposed by the government
  • Multi-party system
  • Active involvement of the citizens

38. Identify the features of democracy.

  • Rule of law
  • One person one vote
  • Free and unfair elections
  • Only (1) and (2)

39. Which of these is a good argument in favour of democracy?

  • A democratic government is a more accountable form of government
  • A democratic government leads to improved decision making
  • A democratic government allows dignity of citizens
  • All of these

40. If you plan to visit Kavaratti during your summer vacations, which one of the following Union Territories of India will you be travelling to?

  • Puducherry
  • Lakshadweep
  • Bangladesh
  • Nepal

41. Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Sikkim have common frontier with

  • China
  • Nepal
  • Bhutan
  • Myanmar

42. The easternmost longitude of India is

  • 97° 25′ E
  • 68° 7′ E
  • 77° 6′ E
  • 82° 32′ E

43. Tropic of Cancer does not pass through

  • Rajasthan
  • Orissa
  • Chhattisgarh
  • Tripura

44. Malpractice is a common feature in functioning democracies.

  • True
  • False
  • Can’t say
  • None of these

45. Identify which of these is a democratic country?

  • Country A - Citizens who do not follow the country’s official religion do not have the right to vote.
  • Country B – The voters are pressurised through violent methods to change their vote.
  • Country C – Every time the election result is unpredictable.
  • Country D- The press is restricted to broadcast the election news.

46. If your friend says that he is a part of a democratic family. What does he really mean?

  • All the family decisions are taken by his father
  • All the family decisions are taken by his mother
  • All the family decisions are taken by his grand father
  • Opinions of every member of the family matters

47. Why did General Dyer open fire on peaceful crowd in Jallianwalla Bagh? Mark the most important factor.

  • To punish the Indians.
  • To take revenge for breaking martial laws.
  • To create a feeling of terror and awe in the mind of Indians.
  • To disperse the crowd.

48. In the 19th century India, which Ideas where revived through a movement to develop nationalism?

  • History and fictions
  • Figures and images
  • Folklore or songs
  • Popular prints

49. Why was the Simon Commission sent to India?

  • To look into the Indian Constitution matter and suggest reform
  • To choose member of Indian Council.
  • To settle disputes between the government and the Congress leaders
  • To set up a government organisation

50. Everyone has interpreted the message of Mahatma Gandhi and the idea of swaraj in yet another way.

  • False
  • True

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