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National Open University Exam Past Question – AEM 741 October, 2013 Examination

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA AEM741 Rural Sociology

14/16, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island

 

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY October, 2013 Examination

 

 

Course Code:    AEM741

Course Title:      Rural Sociology

Credit Unit:        2

 

Time Allowed:  2hrs

 

INSTRUCTIONS: Answer any four questions. All questions carry equal marks.

 

1. (a) Briefly explain the concept of rural sociology

(b) Discuss three indicators for determining the degree of rurality. (c) Of what significance is rural sociology to national development?

(3mrks) (7mrks) (15mrks)
 

2.

 

(a) Identify and discuss five occupations that rural population engaged in. (b) What do you understand by fertility rate?

 

(10mrks) (2mrks)

(c) Enumerate three reasons why the rural people reproduce at higher rate than the urban people

(3mrks)

  (d)  Why is it that people like to migrate from rural area to urban area? (10mrks)
 

3.

 

(a) What do you understand by voluntary associations? (b) Mention five characteristics of associations.

(c) Briefly discuss four significance of voluntary association to members of the society.

(d) Differentiate between nucleated and dispersed settlement patterns

 

(5mrks) (5mrks) (10mrks) (5mrks)

 

4.

 

(a) What is agricultural system? (b) Define tree crop farming.

(c)  What do you understand by the following terms :(i) Monogamy (ii) Polygamy

(iii) Polyandry (iv) Exogamy (d)Endogamy.

 

(5mrks) (5mrks)

 

(15mrks)

 

5.

 

(a)Identify and discuss the factors responsible for  polygamous marriage in Nigeria. (b) Define economic institutions.

(c) Enumerate four basic factors of economics institution and discuss three of them.

 

(12mrks) (3mrks) (10mrks)

 

6.

 

Write short note on any five of the following: (a)  Formal education;

(b)  Crop rotation;

 

 

 

(c)  Democratic leadership;

(d)  Attributes of good leadership; and

(e)  Social stratification;

(f)   Migration.(5 marks each x 5)                                                                                                    (25mrks)

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