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Intro To Sociology

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Sociology Quiz 1
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1.  Sociology is defined as the systematic study of human society.
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2.  Comte described the earliest human societies as being at which stage of societal development?           
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3.  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
4.  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?           
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5.  The term “sociology” was coined in 1838 by:           
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6.  Peter Berger described using the sociological perspective as seeing the ______ in the _______.         
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7.  The theoretical approach in sociology that assumes society is a complex system whose parts work together to promote solidarity and stability is the:           
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8.  According to Emile Durkheim, a category of people with a higher suicide rate typically has:         
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9.  The "framework for building theory that sees society as an arena of inequality that generates conflict and change" is the           
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10.  According to sociologists, human behavior reflects our personal "free will."
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11.  Revolutionary changes in European societies sparked the development of sociology
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12.  C. Wright Mills claimed that, most of the time, people were responsible for theirown problems
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13.  Which discipline defines itself as “the systematic study of human society”?           
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14.  Which of the following historical changes is among the factors that stimulated the development of sociology as a discipline?      
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15.  Who is considered the father of sociology?
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16.  _____ is a way of understanding the world based on science.               
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17.  Which of the following is a reason that it is important to understand the world beyond our own borders?           
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18.  Societies around the world are more interconnected than ever before.
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19.  The major goal of sociology’s pioneers, including Comte and Durkheim, was:          
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20.  C. Wright Mills claimed that the "sociological imagination" transformed:                        
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21.  Learning more sociology helps us to:           
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