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Sociology quiz over chapter one. Need to pass this in order to pass exam

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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      This shows that the social world guides human behavior

    • B. 

      This shows that people's actions reflect human free will

  • 2. 
    Which woman made a mark as an early sociologist by studying the evils of slavery and also translating the writings of Auguste Comte?
    • A. 

      Jane Addams

    • B. 

      Harriet Martineau

  • 3. 
    The early US sociologist who earned the first doctorated ever awarded by Harvard Uni to a person of color was:
    • A. 

      Herbert Spencer

    • B. 

      W.E.B Du Bois

  • 4. 
    The pioneering sociologist who founded Chicago's hull house to assist immigrants and who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize was:
    • A. 

      Jane Addams

    • B. 

      Harriet Martineau

  • 5. 
    The theoretical approach in sociology that assumes society is a complex system whose parts work together to promote solidarity and stability is the:
    • A. 

      Structional-Functional Approach

    • B. 

      Social-Conflict Approach

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      May not be funtional for another category

    • B. 

      Is unlikely to change over time

  • 7. 
    The social-conflict theory draws attention to:
    • A. 

      How people construct meaning through interaction

    • B. 

      Patterns of social inequality

  • 8. 
    Durkheim documented that categories of people with weaker social ties have lower suicide rates
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Historically, hte sociological perspective was most likely to develop in:
    • A. 

      Countries experiencing rapid social changes

    • B. 

      Nations with little social change

    • C. 

      Isolated villages

    • D. 

      Countries where feudalism was strong

  • 11. 
    The term "sociology" was coined in 1838 by:
    • A. 

      Adam Smith

    • B. 

      Karl Marx

    • C. 

      Herbert Spencer

    • D. 

      Auguste Comte

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is NOT a function of the economy, as a social institution?
    • A. 

      Guides patterns of consumption of goods and services

    • B. 

      Operates in a relatively predictable manner

    • C. 

      Promotes a "pure" form of capitalism

    • D. 

      Organizes the production and distribution of goods and services

  • 13. 
    Education is the social institution by which society provides people with important knowledge, including:
    • A. 

      Cultural norms and values

    • B. 

      Job skills

    • C. 

      Basic facts and information

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 14. 
  • 15. 
    The concept "ethnocentrism" refers to:
    • A. 

      Taking pride in one's ethnicity

    • B. 

      Judging another culture by it's own standards

    • C. 

      Judging another culture by the standards of one's own culture

  • 16. 
    The theoretical approach that highlights the link between culture and social inequality is the:
    • A. 

      Symbolic-interaction approach

    • B. 

      Sociobiology approach

    • C. 

      Social-conflict approach

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is true of huntin and gathering societies?
    • A. 

      Population is small;people are nomadic

    • B. 

      Population is large; most people are farmers

    • C. 

      Population is large; people live in villages

  • 18. 
    The concept "counterculture" refers to:
    • A. 

      Popular culture

    • B. 

      Cultural patterns that oppose those that are widely held

    • C. 

      High culture

  • 19. 
    The theoretical approach that highlights the way any cultural pattern helps meet human needs is the:
    • A. 

      Social-conflict approach

    • B. 

      Structional-functional approach

    • C. 

      Symbolic-interaction approach

  • 20. 
    Which of the following does NOT characterize changes brought on by industrialization?
    • A. 

      The economy becomes more productive

    • B. 

      Tradition becomes a more powerful part of culture

    • C. 

      New forms of transportation and communication make the world seem smaller

  • 21. 
    Compared w/hunting and gathering societies, horticultural and pastoral societies display more job specializatoin and social inequality
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Cultural lag refers to the fact that some cultural elements change more quickly than others do
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Folkways are norms that are taken very seriously as they are essential to a group's core values
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Which of the following statements comes closest to describing Erik H. Erikson's view of socialization?
    • A. 

      Personality involves tensions between the forces of biology and forces of culture

    • B. 

      Personality develops mostly in childhood

    • C. 

      Personality develops over the entire life course in patterned ways

    • D. 

      We come to see ourselves as we think others see us

  • 25. 
    Jean Piaget's focus was on:
    • A. 

      How children are stimulated by thier environment

    • B. 

      Cognition- how people think and understand

    • C. 

      How children develop their motor skills

    • D. 

      The role of heredity in shaping human behavior

  • 26. 
    When Charles Horton Cooley used the term "looking-glass self," he was referring to the fact that:
    • A. 

      People see things only from thier own point of view

    • B. 

      People are self-absorbed

    • C. 

      Our actions are a reflection of our values

    • D. 

      People see themsleves as they think others see them

  • 27. 
    Mead considered the "generalized other" to be:
    • A. 

      Widespread cultural norms and values people take as their own

    • B. 

      Any "significant other"

    • C. 

      A person who provides complete care for a child

    • D. 

      Important individuals in a person's life

  • 28. 
    Our basic drives or needs as humans are reflected in Freud's concept of:
    • A. 

      Superego

    • B. 

      Ego

    • C. 

      Id

    • D. 

      Generalized other

  • 29. 
    Which of the following statements linkin nature and nurture does sociology hold to be correct?
    • A. 

      For human beings, nurture is more important than nature

    • B. 

      Humans have powerful instincts the same way other animals do

    • C. 

      The acorn doesn't fall far from the tree

    • D. 

      For human beings, nature is more important than nurture

  • 30. 
    Taken together, the cases of Anna and Genie provide strong evidence that:
    • A. 

      Both social experience and the presense of the birth mother are crucial to early development

    • B. 

      Any negative effects of long-term social isolation can be overcame in a relatively short time

    • C. 

      As long as there is no abuse, social isolation for yrs has no effect

    • D. 

      Social experience has a crucial rold in forming human personality

  • 31. 
    Childhood and all the other stages of the life course are defined in much the same way in all societies
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    Over the course of the last century, the mass media have had less and less influence on people in the US
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    Of all social institutions, the family is the one with the greatest impact on socialization for most people
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False