Intro To Sociology

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  • 1. 
    The sociological perspective helps us recognize that the lives of individuals are shaped by the forces of society. Explain, in a short essay, how the sociological perspective reveals “the general in the particular." To illustrate, explain how society plays a part in your own decision to attend college

  • 2. 
    Who is considered the father of sociology?
    • A. 

      Auguste Comte

    • B. 

      Emile Durkeim

    • C. 

      Karl Marzk

    • D. 

      Darnelle Sterling


  • 3. 
    Which discipline defines itself as “the systematic study of human society”?           
    • A. 

      Sociology

    • B. 

      psychology

    • C. 

      Economics

    • D. 

      History


  • 4. 
    Peter Berger described using the sociological perspective as seeing the ______ in the _______.         
    • A. 

      Good; worst tragedies

    • B. 

      New; old

    • C. 

      Specific; general

    • D. 

      General; particular


  • 5. 
    According to Emile Durkheim, a category of people with a higher suicide rate typically has:         
    • A. 

      more clinical depression

    • B. 

      less money, power, and other resources.

    • C. 

      Lower social integration.

    • D. 

      Greater self-esteem.


  • 6. 
    C. Wright Mills claimed that the "sociological imagination" transformed:                        
    • A. 

      common sense into laws of society.

    • B. 

      personal problems into public issues

    • C. 

      People into supporters of the status quo.

    • D. 

      Scientific research into common sense.


  • 7. 
    Which of the following is a reason that it is important to understand the world beyond our own borders?           
    • A. 

      Nations the world over are increasingly interconnected

    • B. 

      Many problems that we face in Belize are far more serious elsewhere.

    • C. 

      Studying other societies is a good way to learn more about ourselves.

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct.


  • 8. 
    Learning more sociology helps us to:           
    • A. 

      Assess the truth of "common sense."

    • B. 

      assess the opportunities and constraints in our lives.

    • C. 

      Be more active participants in society.

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct.


  • 9. 
    Which of the following historical changes is among the factors that stimulated the development of sociology as a discipline?      
    • A. 

      the founding of the Roman Catholic church

    • B. 

      The rise of industrial factories and cities

    • C. 

      The power of tradition

    • D. 

      A belief that our futures are defined by "fate"


  • 10. 
    The term “sociology” was coined in 1838 by:           
    • A. 

      Karl Marx.

    • B. 

      Herbert Spencer.

    • C. 

      Adam Smith.

    • D. 

      Auguste Comte.


  • 11. 
    The major goal of sociology’s pioneers, including Comte and Durkheim, was:          
    • A. 

      To change social patterns and events.

    • B. 

      To help build an "ideal society."

    • C. 

      To discover how society actually operates.

    • D. 

      To prevent disruptive social change.


  • 12. 
    Comte described the earliest human societies as being at which stage of societal development?           
    • A. 

      Theological stage

    • B. 

      Metaphysical stage

    • C. 

      Scientific stage

    • D. 

      Post-scientific stage


  • 13. 
    _____ is a way of understanding the world based on science.               
    • A. 

      Theology

    • B. 

      Positivism

    • C. 

      Metaphysics

    • D. 

      Free will


  • 14. 
    The theoretical approach in sociology that assumes society is a complex system whose parts work together to promote solidarity and stability is the:           
    • A. 

      structural-functional approach.

    • B. 

      Social-conflict approach

    • C. 

      Symbolic-interaction approach

    • D. 

      None of the above is correct


  • 15. 
    The "framework for building theory that sees society as an arena of inequality that generates conflict and change" is the           
    • A. 

      structural-functional approach.

    • B. 

      Social-conflict approach

    • C. 

      Symbolic-interaction approach

    • D. 

      None of the above is correct


  • 16. 
    Which theoretical approach claims that it is not so much what people do that matters as much as what meaning they attach to their behavior?           
    • A. 

      structural-functional approach.

    • B. 

      Social-conflict approach

    • C. 

      Symbolic-interaction approach

    • D. 

      None of the above is correct


  • 17. 
    According to sociologists, human behavior reflects our personal "free will."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 18. 
    Sociology is defined as the systematic study of human society.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 19. 
    C. Wright Mills claimed that, most of the time, people were responsible for theirown problems
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 20. 
    Societies around the world are more interconnected than ever before.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 21. 
    Revolutionary changes in European societies sparked the development of sociology
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


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