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