Sociology

star goldstar goldstar goldstar goldstar greyFemaleMale
30 Questions - Developed by: LT - The quiz is developed on: - 62.618 taken

  • 1
    What might a sociologist say about people's selection of marriage partners?
    When it comes to love, opposites attract.
    Typically, a person marries someone of similar social position.
    People marry because they fall in love.
    When it comes to romance, it’s all a matter of personal taste.
  • 2
    Three campus roommates are talking about why they are in university. A sociological view of going to university highlights the effect of:
    All of the above are correct.
    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.
    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:
    Less money, power, and other resources.
    Lower social integration.
    More clinical depression.
    Greater self-esteem.
  • 4
    Following the thinking of C. Wright Mills, we would have expected the sociological imagination to be more widespread:
    Among very religious people
    During times of peace and prosperity.
    During times of social crisis.
    Among the very rich.
  • 5
    C. Wright Mills claimed that the "sociological imagination" transformed:
    Scientific research into common sense.
    People into supporters of the status quo
    Personal problems into public issues.
    Common sense into laws of society.
  • 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.
    Studying other societies is a good way to learn more about ourselves.
    All of the above are correct.
    Nations the world over are increasingly interconnected.
  • 7
    Making use of the sociological perspective encourages:
    People to be happier with their lives as they are.
    Challenging commonly held beliefs
    The belief that society is mysterious.
    Accepting conventional wisdom.
  • 8
    Which of the following historical changes is among the factors that stimulated the development of sociology as a discipline?
    The power of tradition
    A belief that our futures are defined by "fate"
    The rise of industrial factories and cities
    The founding of the Roman Catholic Church
  • 9
    Who said “the medium is the message”?
    Marshal McLuhan
    Harold Innis
    Dorothy Smith
    John Porter
  • 10
    Which theoretical approach was used by early sociologists Auguste Comte and Emile Durkheim?
    None of the above is correct.
    The social-conflict approach
    The structural-functional approach
    Symbolic-interaction approach
  • 11
    Identify the three sociologists who played a part in the development of sociology’s structural-functional approach.
    Harriet Martineau, Robert Merton, W.E.B. Du Bois
    Auguste Comte, Herbert Spencer, Emile Durkheim
    Herbert Spencer, Karl Marx, Auguste Comte
    Auguste Comte, Karl Marx, W.E.B. Du Bois
  • 12
    Who was the sociologist who distinguished between the manifest functions and the latent functions of social patterns?
    C. Wright Mills
    Robert K. Merton
    Talcott Parsons
    William Graham Sumner
  • 13
    Which of the following is an accurate criticism of the structural-functional approach?
    It focuses too much on social dysfunction
    It is a politically liberal view of society.
    It ignores inequality that can generate tension and conflict.
    It focuses too much on power divisions in society
  • 14
    Using the social-conflict approach, a sociologist might highlight which of the
    following?
    Income differences among young people in high school
    Racial inequality in a company’s hiring and promotion practices
    Gender inequality in college sports
    All of the above are correct.
  • 15
    The social-conflict approach sometimes receives criticism for:
    Being openly political.
    Promoting the status quo.
    All of the above are correct.
    Focusing on values that everyone shares.
  • 16
    Science can be defined as:
    Belief based on a society’s traditions
    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
  • 17
    Interpretive sociology is sociology that:
    Focuses on action and focuses on the meaning people attach to behavior.
    Seeks to bring about change.
    An objective reality "out there."
    Focuses on action
    Focuses on the meaning people attach to behavior.
  • 18
    Which of the following statements about critical (conflict) sociology is true?
    All of the above are correct
    Critical sociology seeks to bring about desirable social change
    Critical sociology focuses on the meaning people attach to behavior.
    Critical sociology endorses the principle of being value-free.
  • 19
    The birth of the discipline of sociology took place during the development of which type of society?
    Pastoral
    Industrial
    Agrarian
    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?
    A larger share of a society’s people live in cities.
    There are fewer types of jobs and fewer people now work for income.
    The rate of social change increases.
    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
    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 family.
    Religion.
    Politics.
    The economy.
  • 23
    As the suffering of workers became worse, Marx predicted that they would:
    Eventually starve to death.
    Go into business for themselves.
    Demand that women as well as men join the labor force.
    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 strain
    Role exit
    Role ambiguity
    Role set
  • 25
    Garfinkel’s research, called ethno methodology, involves:
    Tracking people’s roles over the life course.
    The study of interaction in terms of theatrical performance
    Studying the way people make sense of their everyday surroundings.
    Studying unfamiliar cultural systems.
  • 26
    The study of social interaction in terms of theatrical performance is referred to as:
    The social construction of reality.
    Ethno methodology.
    The Thomas theorem.
    Dramaturgical analysis.
  • 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
    Being very self-conscious
    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?
    Primary sex characteristics
    Gender roles
    Sexual orientation
    Secondary sex characteristics
  • 30
    Where would you look in Canadian schools to find courses in which men outnumber women?
    The sciences
    Any and all subjects
    The social sciences
    The fine arts