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Sociology Final

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1.  Jean piaget's focus was on:
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2.  What concept refers to a social position that is recieved at birth or involuntarily assumed later in life?
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3.  Imagine that you were going to measure the age of a number of respondents taking part in a survey. As you record the data, you are using the concept ''age'' as:
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4.  Polytheism refers to:
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5.  Which of the following most closely conveys the point of the Sapir-Whorf thesis?
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6.  Using Robert Merton's strain theory, how would you classify a low-paid, yet compulsively conforming bank teller who never seems to want to get ahead but nevers seems to do anything wrong?
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7.  Which of the following typically forms as a breakaway group from some established religious organization?
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8.  How did Weber describe traditional societies?
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9.  Cultural transmission refers to the process of:
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10.  The intangible world of ideas created by members of a society is referred to as:
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11.  Which of the following concepts refers to people who interact in a defined territory and share culture?
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12.  The Thomas theorem states that:
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13.  .....................are rules about everyday, casual living;.....................are rules with great moral significance.
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14.  The Roman Empire at its peak power was what type of society?
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15.  What is the correct sociological term for all people with a common status, such as "college students"
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16.  The concept ''oligopoly'' refers to:
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17.  Animism is the belief that:
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18.  Which of the following concepts refers to ''the recognized violation of cultural norms''
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19.  A college professor with advanced degrees, moderate salary, and little power to shape national events can be described as having:
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20.  Karl Marx believed that the industrial-capitalist system was:
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21.  Read the four statements below. Which of the following is NOT  a trait of religious fundamentalism?
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22.  Which concept refers to a status that has special importance for social identity, often shaping a person's entire life?
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23.  The recognized and intended consequences of a social pattern are referred to as:
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24.  Which if the following concepts refers to a politicak and economic system that combines a mostly market-based economy with extensive social welfare programs?
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25.  Sociologist use what concept to refer to behavior people expect of someone who holds a particular status?
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26.  If you were born into a traditional caste system, you would expect that, based on birth, you would be:
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27.  What concept did Erving Goffman use to refer to a powerful and negative label that greatly changes a person's self-concept and social identity?
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28.  Social structures sometimes have negative consequences for the operation of society as a whole. What is the term for these negative consequences?
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29.  Science can be defined as:
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30.  Contrated to socialist economic systems, capitalist economic systems are typically:
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31.  The concept ''Karma'' refers to:
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32.  A caste system is defined as:
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33.  Globalization of the economy means that:
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34.  Which of the following DO NOT descirbe the operation of a socialist economy?
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35.  Read the four descriptions below. Which of them DOES NOT apply to a profession?
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36.  A temporary, loosely formed collection of people who may or may not interact is a:
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37.  What is the term for group leadership that emphasizes the completion of tasks?
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38.  Sociologists define a symbol as;
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39.  Gerhard Lenski claimed that which of the following has the greatest power to shape a society?
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40.  In the United States, the Amish would be an example of a:
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41.  Solomon Asch's research, in which subjects were asked to match lines, showed:
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42.  The driving force of social change, according to Marx, is:
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43.  A statement of how and why specific facts are related is called a:
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44.  Low-income countries have cultures that vale ehich of the following?
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45.  Cloward and Ohlin extended the Merton's theory of deviance, stating that crime;
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46.  At a given time you occupy a number of statuses. These statuses make up your:
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47.  The historical replacement of caste systems with class systems:
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48.  The concept ''primary labor market'' refers to:
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49.  In her research, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross found that death:
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50.  Three of the following statements below are apart of the definition of a cause-and-effect relationship. One is not. Which one is not? ASK JOE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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51.  If your a prisoner, a maximum -security prison would be which of the following types of organization from your point of view?
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52.  If you were to put together the lesson learned from the cases of Anna, Isabelle, and Genie, you would correctly conclude that:
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53.  Which of the following is the oldest of religion disucssed in the text?
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54.  Which of the following nations stands out as the most religious of all high-income countries?
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55.  A theory states that increasing a person's formal education results in increased earnings over a lifetime. In this theory, ''higher education'' is the:
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56.  Which of the following is every society's most important primary group?
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57.  Two variables are said to display correlation if:
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58.  The term ''sociology'' was coined in 1838 by?
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59.  Which discipline defines itself as ''the systematic study of human society''?
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60.  Looking over the long course of history, Durkheim claimed that societiees change as...............gives away to...............
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61.  What is the term for the process by which people disengage from important social roles?
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62.  What concepts refers to a person's fairly consistent pattern of acting, thinking, and feeling?
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63.  Which of the following refers to a religious organization that is largely outside a society's cultural traditions?
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64.  Edwin Lemert described ''primary deviance'' as; 
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65.  Cultural patterns that are widespread among society's population are referred to as:
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66.  Which of the following statements is a good example of cultural lag?
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67.  Confucianism is closely linked to the traditional culture of:
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68.  Read the four statement below. which one of these statements about stratification is NOT true?
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69.  At lowest level of social stratification in ancient Japan were the: 
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70.  Walter Reckless and Simon Dinitz claimed that ''good boys'' have the ability to rein in deviant impluses. They called their analysis:
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71.  Which of the following would you expect to be the least stable type of religious organization?
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72.  According to Mead, children learn to take the role of the other as they model themseleves on important people in their lives =, such as parents. Mead referred to these people as:
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73.  In capitalist economic system, ''justice'' amounts to:
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74.  Standards by which people share culture define what is desirable, good, and beautiful are called:
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75.  In the process of measurement, reliability refers to:
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76.  Concerning the issue of personal freedom, capitalist systems emphasize people's ................., while socialists systems emphasize people's.................
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77.  According to Davis-Moore thesis;
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78.  What type of leaders downplay their own power, letting the group function more or less on its own?
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79.  Which of the following is involved when a surgeon chooses not to operate on her own son because the personal involvement of motherhood could impair her professional objectivity as a physician?
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80.  Carol Gilligan extended Kohlberg's research, showing that:
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