20 MCQ on Social Work

 1. Developmental Social Work aims at

(A) Maximum utilization of resources

(B) Minimum utilization of resources

(C) Optimum utilization of resources

(D) Liberal utilization of resources

Answer: (C)


2. Social Pathology means

(A) Study of origin, nature and causes of social ills.

(B) Study of history of society.

(C) Study of psychopaths.

(D) Study of social taboos.

Answer: (A)


3. Match the following theories with their proponents:

Theories                                   Proponents

a. Phenomenological               1. Skinner

b. Psycho-Analytical               2. Maslow

c. Motivational                        3. Karl Rogers

d. Learning                              4. Sigmund Freud


       a b c d

(A) 2 1 3 4

(B) 3 4 2 1

(C) 3 4 1 2

(D) 1 2 3 4

Answer: (B)


4. Arrange the following international years in the chronology of their observance by UN (ascending order):

I. International Year of Child.

II. International Women’s Year.

III. International year of Elderly Persons.

IV. International Year of Family.

(A) IV, III, II, I

(B) II, III, IV, I

(C) II, I, IV, III

(D) II, I, III, IV

Answer: (C)


5. Family Counselling is

(A) Macro social work practice

(B) Meso social work practice

(C) Micro social work practice

(D) All of the above

Answer: (C)


6. Assertion (A): The function of professional social worker is empowering and capacity building of the oppressed sections of society.

Reason (R): Professional social workers have the requisite skills and sensitivity to deal with problems of oppressed section of society.


(A) Both (A) and (R) are correct.

(B) Both (A) and (R) are wrong.

(C) (A) is correct, but (R) is wrong.

(D) (R) is correct, but (A) is wrong.

Answer: (A)


7. Assertion (A): The joint family system is disintegrating in modern India.

Reason (R): Transition from Agrarian to Industrial economy is responsible for its disintegration.


(A) Both (A) and (R) are wrong.

(B) Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).

(C) (A) is correct, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).

(D) (R) is correct, but (A) is wrong.

Answer: (B)


8. What percentage of seats in educational institutions are reserved for Scheduled Castes in India?

(A) 22 percent

(B) 17 percent

(C) 15 percent

(D) 19 percent

Answer: (C)


9. What is not a function of a Welfare State?

(A) To meet the needs of the disadvantaged population.

(B) To bridge the gap between the poor and the rich.

(C) To cater to the materialistic needs of the population.

(D) To provide specific services on subsidised basis in the area of health and education.

Answer: (C)


10. Which is not a developmental characteristic of adulthood?

(A) Enuresis.

(B) Adjustment to the role of the head of the family.

(C) Earning for aging parents.

(D) Saving for future.

Answer: (A)

11. Make correct pairs by matching the code given below:

a. Early childhood       1. Adjusting to loss of partner

b. Declining age          2. Walking

c. Late childhood        3. Competence at work

d. Adulthood              4. Getting used to living away from parents


       a b c d

(A) 2 1 4 3

(B) 3 4 1 2

(C) 1 2 3 4

(D) 4 3 2 1

Answer: (A)


12. Arrange the following in correct sequence:

(i) Diagnostic summary

(ii) Home visit

(iii) Intake interviewwww.netugc.com

(iv) Referral


(A) (iv), (iii), (ii), (i)

(B) (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)

(C) (iii), (i), (iv), (ii)

(D) (ii), (iv), (i), (iii)

Answer: (A)


13. Who made the following statement? “Problems are unmet needs”

(A) Felix Biestek

(B) G.R. Bannerjee

(C) G. Mathew

(D) H.H. Perlman

Answer: (D)


14. Which of the following is not a principle of case work?

(A) Specific objectives

(B) Confidentiality

(C) Individualization

(D) Evaluation

Answer: (A)


15. Which of the following is not a principle of group work?

(A) Recognition of unique differences of each individual.

(B) Appropriate modification of group process.

(C) Enabling group members to involve themselves in the process of problem solving.

(D) Principle of indifferent attitudes towards members.

Answer: (D)


16. Which one of the following is a reference group?

(A) Occupational group.

(B) Group taken to evaluate one’s own aspect of life.

(C) A relative longer group.

(D) A group which allows for social mobility.

Answer: (B)


17. Which one of the following is not a defense mechanism?

(A) Sublimation

(B) Rationalisation

(C) Projection

(D) Confrontation

Answer: (D)


18. Assertion (A): The practice of social group work is important for social action.

Reason(R): Social action is essentially a group activity.


(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is correct explanation of (A).

(B) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is not the complete explanation of (A).

(C) (R) is true and (A) is not true.

(D) (A) is true, but (R) is not true.

Answer: (A)


19. Programme planning in group work practice includes

(A) Group members participates

(B) Group members interests

(C) The programme content

(D) All the above

Answer: (D)


20. The model of community organization propounded by Rothman is

(A) Locality Development

(B) Social Development

(C) Sustainable Development

(D) Community Development

Answer: (A)


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