Sociology

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  • 1
    What might a sociologist say about people's selection of marriage partners?
    Typically, a person marries someone of similar social position.
    When it comes to love, opposites attract.
    When it comes to romance, it’s all a matter of personal taste.
    People marry because they fall in love.
  • 2
    Three campus roommates are talking about why they are in university. A sociological view of going to university highlights the effect of:
    Class, because college students tend to come from families with above-average incomes.
    Age, because college students tend to be young.
    Our place in history, because a century ago going to college was not an option for most people.
    All of the above are correct.
  • 3
    According to Emile Durkheim, a category of people with a higher suicide rate typically has:
    Lower social integration.
    More clinical depression.
    Greater self-esteem.
    Less money, power, and other resources.
  • 4
    Following the thinking of C. Wright Mills, we would have expected the sociological imagination to be more widespread:
    Among the very rich.
    During times of social crisis.
    Among very religious people
    During times of peace and prosperity.
  • 5
    C. Wright Mills claimed that the "sociological imagination" transformed:
    Common sense into laws of society.
    Personal problems into public issues.
    People into supporters of the status quo
    Scientific research into common sense.
  • 6
    Which of the following is a reason that it is important to understand the world beyond our
    own borders?
    Many problems that we face in Canada are far more serious elsewhere.
    All of the above are correct.
    Nations the world over are increasingly interconnected.
    Studying other societies is a good way to learn more about ourselves.
  • 7
    Making use of the sociological perspective encourages:
    The belief that society is mysterious.
    Accepting conventional wisdom.
    Challenging commonly held beliefs
    People to be happier with their lives as they are.
  • 8
    Which of the following historical changes is among the factors that stimulated the development of sociology as a discipline?
    The rise of industrial factories and cities
    A belief that our futures are defined by "fate"
    The power of tradition
    The founding of the Roman Catholic Church
  • 9
    Who said “the medium is the message”?
    John Porter
    Marshal McLuhan
    Harold Innis
    Dorothy Smith
  • 10
    Which theoretical approach was used by early sociologists Auguste Comte and Emile Durkheim?
    None of the above is correct.
    The structural-functional approach
    Symbolic-interaction approach
    The social-conflict approach
  • 11
    Identify the three sociologists who played a part in the development of sociology’s structural-functional approach.
    Auguste Comte, Herbert Spencer, Emile Durkheim
    Auguste Comte, Karl Marx, W.E.B. Du Bois
    Harriet Martineau, Robert Merton, W.E.B. Du Bois
    Herbert Spencer, Karl Marx, Auguste Comte
  • 12
    Who was the sociologist who distinguished between the manifest functions and the latent functions of social patterns?
    C. Wright Mills
    Robert K. Merton
    William Graham Sumner
    Talcott Parsons
  • 13
    Which of the following is an accurate criticism of the structural-functional approach?
    It ignores inequality that can generate tension and conflict.
    It focuses too much on social dysfunction
    It is a politically liberal view of society.
    It focuses too much on power divisions in society
  • 14
    Using the social-conflict approach, a sociologist might highlight which of the
    following?
    Racial inequality in a company’s hiring and promotion practices
    Income differences among young people in high school
    Gender inequality in college sports
    All of the above are correct.
  • 15
    The social-conflict approach sometimes receives criticism for:
    Being openly political.
    All of the above are correct.
    Promoting the status quo.
    Focusing on values that everyone shares.
  • 16
    Science can be defined as:
    Belief based on a society’s traditions
    A logical system that bases truth on political goals
    Belief based on faith in ultimate truth
    A logical system that bases knowledge on direct, systematic observation.
  • 17
    Interpretive sociology is sociology that:
    Seeks to bring about change.
    Focuses on action
    Focuses on action and focuses on the meaning people attach to behavior.
    Focuses on the meaning people attach to behavior.
    An objective reality "out there."
  • 18
    Which of the following statements about critical (conflict) sociology is true?
    Critical sociology focuses on the meaning people attach to behavior.
    Critical sociology endorses the principle of being value-free.
    Critical sociology seeks to bring about desirable social change
    All of the above are correct
  • 19
    The birth of the discipline of sociology took place during the development of which type of society?
    Agrarian
    Pastoral
    Industrial
    Horticultural
  • 20
    Industrialization changes societies in many ways. All of the following except for one are changes brought on by industrialization. Which is NOT such a change?
    Advances in communication and transportation make society seem smaller.
    There are fewer types of jobs and fewer people now work for income.
    The rate of social change increases.
    A larger share of a society’s people live in cities.
  • 21
    Karl Marx believed that the industrial-capitalist system was:
    Giving rise to two great classes: capitalists and proletarians
    Very productive
    All of the above are correct.
    Concentrating wealth in the hands of a few.
  • 22
    Karl Marx argued that the dominant social institution is:
    The economy.
    Politics.
    Religion.
    The family.
  • 23
    As the suffering of workers became worse, Marx predicted that they would:
    Rise up against the capitalist system.
    Eventually starve to death.
    Demand that women as well as men join the labor force.
    Go into business for themselves.
  • 24
    Which of the following is involved when a plant supervisor wishes to be a good friend and confidant to the workers but must remain distant to rate the workers’ performances?
    Role ambiguity
    Role set
    Role exit
    Role strain
  • 25
    Garfinkel’s research, called ethno methodology, involves:
    The study of interaction in terms of theatrical performance
    Studying the way people make sense of their everyday surroundings.
    Tracking people’s roles over the life course.
    Studying unfamiliar cultural systems.
  • 26
    The study of social interaction in terms of theatrical performance is referred to as:
    Ethno methodology.
    The Thomas theorem.
    Dramaturgical analysis.
    The social construction of reality.
  • 27
    What does the term "presentation of self" mean?
    Trying to take attention away from others
    Being very self-conscious
    Efforts to create impressions in the minds of others
    Interaction that is highly formal
  • 28
    According to Erving Goffman, people usually make efforts to _____ their intentions.
    Reveal
    Hide
    Contradict
    Idealize
  • 29
    Which concept refers to attitudes and activities that a society links to people of each sex?
    Gender roles
    Sexual orientation
    Secondary sex characteristics
    Primary sex characteristics
  • 30
    Where would you look in Canadian schools to find courses in which men outnumber women?
    The social sciences
    The sciences
    Any and all subjects
    The fine arts

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