Principles Of Sociology Final Exam Question

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  • 1. 
    What would a sociologist be most likely to say about why an individual chooses a particular person to marry?
    • A. 

      People's actions reflect human free will

    • B. 

      Society influences human behavior more than most people realize

    • C. 

      Love, and therefore marriage, cannot be scientifically explained

    • D. 

      In the case of love, opposites attract


  • 2. 
    Making use of the sociological perspective encourages? 
    • A. 

      Challenging commonly held beliefs

    • B. 

      People to become isolated from one another

    • C. 

      The belief that society has little effect on the average individual

    • D. 

      Accepting conventional idea


  • 3. 
    Thomas Hobbe's idea that society reflects a selfish human nature illustrates the thinking common to Comte's ___________ of societal development. 
    • A. 

      Scientific stage

    • B. 

      Post-Scientific stage

    • C. 

      Theological stage

    • D. 

      Metaphysical stage


  • 4. 
    ____________ is a way of understanding the world based on science
    • A. 

      Theology

    • B. 

      Common Sense

    • C. 

      Positivism

    • D. 

      Tradition


  • 5. 
    Social structures sometimes have negative consequences for the operation of society. What concept refers to these negative consequences? 
    • A. 

      Latent functions

    • B. 

      Social dysfunctions

    • C. 

      Manifest functions

    • D. 

      Eu functions


  • 6. 
    The basic idea of the symbolic-interaction approach is that society is 
    • A. 

      The reality people construct as they interact with one another

    • B. 

      An arena of conflict between categories of people

    • C. 

      A system that operates to benefit people

    • D. 

      A collection of structures that operate together in a orderly way


  • 7. 
    Gender blindness refers to failing to consider the importance of gender in sociological research
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 8. 
    Which of the following concepts refers to the lifelong social experience by which human beings develop their potential and learn culture?
    • A. 

      Naturalism

    • B. 

      Behaviorism

    • C. 

      Internalization

    • D. 

      Socialization


  • 9. 
    Which of the following concepts refers to an individual person's fairly consistent pattern of acting, thinking, and feeling?
    • A. 

      Personality

    • B. 

      Behavior

    • C. 

      Socialization

    • D. 

      Human Nature


  • 10. 
    Which theory, developed by the psychologists John B. Watson, claims that most human behavior is not instinctive but learned within a social environment
    • A. 

      Naturalism

    • B. 

      Biological Psychology

    • C. 

      Evolutionary psychology

    • D. 

      Behaviorism


  • 11. 
    The Harlow's research with rhesus monkeys, as well as cases of isolated children such as Anna, leads us to believe
    • A. 

      Social isolation is harmful to monkeys but presents no danger to human children

    • B. 

      Long-term social isolation leads to permanent developmental damage in both monkeys and humans

    • C. 

      Even several months of social isolation is typically fatal to both monkeys and humans.

    • D. 

      Both monkeys and humans "bounce back" from long-term isolation


  • 12. 
    Jean Piaget's focus was on 
    • A. 

      How children develop their motor skills

    • B. 

      How children respond to stimulation

    • C. 

      Cognition, which means how people think and understand

    • D. 

      The role of heredity in shaping human behavior


  • 13. 
     The focus of Lawrence Kohlberg's research was 
    • A. 

      Cognitive development

    • B. 

      The importance of gender in socialization

    • C. 

      Social isolation

    • D. 

      Moral reasoning


  • 14. 
    George Herbert Mead placed the origin of the self in 
    • A. 

      Biological drives

    • B. 

      Social experience

    • C. 

      Culture or the demands of society on us as individuals

    • D. 

      The functioning of the brain.


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