Chapter 1 An Introduction To Sociology: Quick Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Sociology is the study of:
    • A. 

      People in a society

    • B. 

      Interactions among people

    • C. 

      Social institutions

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 2. 
    Which theory believes that people in society battle over scarce resources like money, power, and prestige?
    • A. 

      Structural functionalism

    • B. 

      Conflict

    • C. 

      Symbolic interaction

    • D. 

      Feminist


  • 3. 
     Which research method utilizes public records such as marriage and divorce certificates, police records, and birth and death certificates?
    • A. 

      Survey research

    • B. 

      Participant observation

    • C. 

      Experiment

    • D. 

      Secondary data analysis


  • 4. 
    A person who weighs 100 pounds steps onto a scale which indicates that they weigh 200 pounds. He/she gets off the scale, steps back on, and it still reads 200 pounds. That scale is considered:
    • A. 

      Reliable but not valid

    • B. 

      Valid but not reliable

    • C. 

      Both reliable and valid

    • D. 

      Neither reliable nor valid

    • E. 

      Obviously broken


  • 5. 
    Which of the following is NOT an ethic from the American Sociological Association that all researchers must follow?
    • A. 

      Monetarily compensate the respondents

    • B. 

      Protect the respondent’s mental/physical welfare

    • C. 

      Publish all findings

    • D. 

      State who funded the research

    • E. 

      All of the above are ethics


  • 6. 
    The Hawthorne effect explains how human behavior is altered when being watched.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 7. 
     If a researcher wished to collect data from a group such as females in California or men over the age of 30, these groups would be known as:
    • A. 

      Sub-grouping

    • B. 

      Population

    • C. 

      Sample

    • D. 

      Random sample


  • 8. 
    When conducting research, all biases, prejudices, and assumptions must be suspended.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 9. 
    Which theory believes that society is made up of many building blocks that all play a part in maintaining stability?
    • A. 

      Structural functionalism

    • B. 

      Conflict

    • C. 

      Symbolic interaction

    • D. 

      Feminist


  • 10. 
    Which research method would be likely to yield the most valid results for respondents in their natural setting?
    • A. 

      Experiment

    • B. 

      Observation

    • C. 

      Survey research

    • D. 

      Data analysis


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