Sociology Exam 1

49 Questions  I  By Agwarshaw on September 25, 2011

  

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1.  Grandparents play a more important role, on average, in the lives of black families than in white families.
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2.     A form of polygamy in which a man is allowed to have more than one wife is also referred to as:   
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3.  Conflict theorists in sociology would have a favorable view of the dynamics and structure of the 1950s family.
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4.     According to the interactionist approach, gender differences between men and women exists primarily because of   
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5.     According to contemporary research, the breadwinner-homemaker family was   
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6.  Income inequality among US families has decreased in recent decades.
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7.     As marriage is transformed from instiution to companionship, it becomes stronger and more adaptable.   
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8.     The mestizo group of Mexican American settlers   
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9.  "Transnational mothers" are defined as mothers who
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10.     Which of the following is not an important value for working class parents to teach their children?   
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11.     When asked on surveys, such as the GSS, to which class they belong, most US residents respond that they are either   
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12.     Sociologists strive to be __________, or unaffected by their personal beliefs, when conducting their research.   
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13.     What explanation is NOT given by gender theorists for the invested interest of capitalists in maintaining the inequalities between men and women?   
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14.     Considering the overall costs and benefits that have accompanied women's increased independence in US society over the past few decades, most Americans feel the balance has been positive and value women's independence.   
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15.  Societal gender differences can be influenced by the degree of power men have over women in a society.
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16.     The sharp distinctions between what men and women do in families found in the U.S. is unique compared with most societies.   
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17.  American Indian children were less likely to experience physical punishment and more likely to enjoy independence than were European American children.
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18.     It has been argued that the white masters destroyed social organization among African American slaves.  As a result, slave family life was destroyed, with the only stable bond(s) remaining between:   
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19.     There were very few differences in family structure among African American, Hispanic, and Native American families.   
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20.     The breadwinner-homemaker family is NOT preferred by most people.   
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21.     Two conditions that contribute dramatically to the chances of a family becoming homeless are:   
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22.     Today, most Americans view the family as a(n) ______________ institution.   
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23.  Nagel (1996) claims that a good example of "ethnic renewal" where people of a mixed heritage were most likely to increasingly identify themselves of one distinct race would be
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24.     According to many conflict theorists in sociology, the primary reason that the 1950s family was not nearly as ideal as functionalist theorists suggest is that:   
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25.     The earning gap between men and women may be the consequence of   
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26.     Many couples who were married during the Great Depression stayed married because of economics, not necessarily because of happiness.   
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27.     The decline in marriage among African Americans can be explained by the following phenomenon:   
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28.     At the turn of the 20th century, over half of all married women in the US were working outside the home.   
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29.     In 1967, the Supreme Court declared laws forbidding marriages between whites and nonwhites as unconstitutional, based on a case of a white man and his black wife who lived in   
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30.     In prior American eras, women gained a certain social class position primarily through their husbands':   
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31.     Families that made more than $25,000 a year were twice as likely to be married as families who made less than $15,000 a year.   
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32.     In countries where socialism is practiced, women have gained substantially more power than women in countries whose economic and political systems are primarily capitalist.   
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33.     According the principles of postmodern perspective, women's interests in the family are the same as men's.   
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34.     Of the following, which is gendered?   
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35.     The concept of status group was introduced by the famous sociologist   
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36.     According to Fischer and Hout (2006), one of the major social developments of twentieth-century America was   
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37.  Status groups are mainly defined by the degree of education you have attained.
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38.     Family households in the US most likely to marry a spouse of a different race are from the __________ racial-ethnic group.   
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39.  Contrary to what they are considered today, children in colonial times were considered to be
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40.     According to interactionist theory proponents such as West and Zimmerman, the way to change contemporary male and female differences in infant caretaking is to involve men equally with women in the early caretaking of their young.   
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41.     Each class socializes its children to fill the same positions as their parents have filled.   
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42.  Gender theorists maintain that economic inequalities betwen men and women benefit capitalists because:
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43.     The ________________ category has become an umbrella for an extremely diverse group of people that differ in language, religion, alphabet, and physical features.   
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44.     The term "Hispanic" is considered useless by many because it   
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45.     In sociological terms, gender is considered a _________ creation, while sex is considered a __________ creation.   
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46.     The primary family unit in Western nations is   
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47.     The emergence of a protected, extended stage of childhood in the 1800s as a result of   
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48.     A group of people who share a common style of life and often identify with each other is called a(n)   
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49.     In the United States there appears to have been a broad cultural shift in the values Americans hold most dear.  The general trend has been from an emphasis on __________ to __________.   
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