Sociology

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  • 1
    What might a sociologist say about people's selection of marriage partners?
    When it comes to romance, it’s all a matter of personal taste.
    When it comes to love, opposites attract.
    People marry because they fall in love.
    Typically, a person marries someone of similar social position.
  • 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.
    Class, because college students tend to come from families with above-average incomes.
    Age, because college students tend to be young.
    All of the above are correct.
  • 3
    According to Emile Durkheim, a category of people with a higher suicide rate typically has:
    Less money, power, and other resources.
    Greater self-esteem.
    Lower social integration.
    More clinical depression.
  • 4
    Following the thinking of C. Wright Mills, we would have expected the sociological imagination to be more widespread:
    During times of peace and prosperity.
    Among the very rich.
    During times of social crisis.
    Among very religious people
  • 5
    C. Wright Mills claimed that the "sociological imagination" transformed:
    People into supporters of the status quo
    Scientific research into common sense.
    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?
    Studying other societies is a good way to learn more about ourselves.
    All of the above are correct.
    Many problems that we face in Canada are far more serious elsewhere.
    Nations the world over are increasingly interconnected.
  • 7
    Making use of the sociological perspective encourages:
    Accepting conventional wisdom.
    The belief that society is mysterious.
    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?
    A belief that our futures are defined by "fate"
    The rise of industrial factories and cities
    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?
    The structural-functional approach
    None of the above is correct.
    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?
    Talcott Parsons
    C. Wright Mills
    Robert K. Merton
    William Graham Sumner
  • 13
    Which of the following is an accurate criticism of the structural-functional approach?
    It focuses too much on power divisions in society
    It is a politically liberal view of society.
    It focuses too much on social dysfunction
    It ignores inequality that can generate tension and conflict.
  • 14
    Using the social-conflict approach, a sociologist might highlight which of the
    following?
    Income differences among young people in high school
    Gender inequality in college sports
    Racial inequality in a company’s hiring and promotion practices
    All of the above are correct.
  • 15
    The social-conflict approach sometimes receives criticism for:
    All of the above are correct.
    Being openly political.
    Focusing on values that everyone shares.
    Promoting the status quo.
  • 16
    Science can be defined as:
    A logical system that bases knowledge on direct, systematic observation.
    A logical system that bases truth on political goals
    Belief based on faith in ultimate truth
    Belief based on a society’s traditions
  • 17
    Interpretive sociology is sociology that:
    Seeks to bring about change.
    Focuses on action and focuses on the meaning people attach to behavior.
    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?
    Critical sociology seeks to bring about desirable social change
    Critical sociology endorses the principle of being value-free.
    All of the above are correct
    Critical sociology focuses on the meaning people attach to behavior.
  • 19
    The birth of the discipline of sociology took place during the development of which type of society?
    Industrial
    Pastoral
    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.
    Advances in communication and transportation make society seem smaller.
    The rate of social change increases.
    There are fewer types of jobs and fewer people now work for income.
  • 21
    Karl Marx believed that the industrial-capitalist system was:
    Concentrating wealth in the hands of a few.
    Very productive
    All of the above are correct.
    Giving rise to two great classes: capitalists and proletarians
  • 22
    Karl Marx argued that the dominant social institution is:
    The economy.
    The family.
    Religion.
    Politics.
  • 23
    As the suffering of workers became worse, Marx predicted that they would:
    Rise up against the capitalist system.
    Go into business for themselves.
    Eventually starve to death.
    Demand that women as well as men join the labor force.
  • 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 ambiguity
    Role set
    Role exit
  • 25
    Garfinkel’s research, called ethno methodology, involves:
    The study of interaction in terms of theatrical performance
    Tracking people’s roles over the life course.
    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:
    Ethno methodology.
    Dramaturgical analysis.
    The social construction of reality.
    The Thomas theorem.
  • 27
    What does the term "presentation of self" mean?
    Trying to take attention away from others
    Efforts to create impressions in the minds of others
    Being very self-conscious
    Interaction that is highly formal
  • 28
    According to Erving Goffman, people usually make efforts to _____ their intentions.
    Reveal
    Idealize
    Contradict
    Hide
  • 29
    Which concept refers to attitudes and activities that a society links to people of each sex?
    Gender roles
    Secondary sex characteristics
    Primary sex characteristics
    Sexual orientation
  • 30
    Where would you look in Canadian schools to find courses in which men outnumber women?
    The social sciences
    The fine arts
    Any and all subjects
    The sciences

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