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Sociology Practice Quiz #1

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sociology practice quiz #1
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1.  As defined by C. Wright Mills, which of the following “enables us to grasp history and biography and the relations between the two within society”?
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2.  During what decade did C. Wright Mills develop his theory about grasping the relationship between history and biography in society?
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3.  Feeling discomfort about rural Chinese society, where many generations of a family sleep in the same bed, is known as:
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4.  Why might a visitor to a rural Chinese community feel discomfort?
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5.  Which definition best describes the practice of sociology?
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6.  All of the following are listed in Chapter 1 as subdisciplines within the larger discipline of sociology EXCEPT:
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7.  How does the textbook author use dialogue from Pulp Fiction, in which the characters discuss how in Holland, people put mayonnaise on their french fries?
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8.  Sociologists and economists have shown that the benefits of higher education include higher median incomes for college graduates. This is known as:
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9.  According to Randall Collins’s (1979) research, the expansion of higher education is:
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10.  According to research used to question credentialism, what might it cost to buy a college diploma online?
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11.  All of the following are examples of social institutions used to prevent Web sites from undermining colleges' degree-conferring abilities EXCEPT:
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12.             which of the following is defined as a set of stories embedded within a social network about the standard ways a society meets it needs?
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13.  The Phillip Morris Company changed its name to Altira in an attempt to start a new:
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14.  The “grand narrative” that constitutes a social identity:
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15.  Some sociologists argue that the basis for all social life is:
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16.  Positivism is also known as:
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17.  Positivism is best defined as:
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18.  According to Comte, positivism arose out of a need to make ____________ sense of the social order in a time of declining religious authority.
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19.  As a formal field, sociology is a relatively ____________ discipline, as discussed in Chapter 
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20.  All of the following are known as the three epistemological stages of  human society, as explained by Comte, EXCEPT:
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21.  Which of the three historical epistemological stages of human society did Comte explain was highlighted by Enlightenment thinking such as Rousseau’s, Mill’s, and Hobbes’s beliefs in biological causes for human behavior?
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22.  Which of the three historical epistemological stages of human society did Comte claim was characterized by the development of social physics to explain human behavior?
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23.  Which of the three historical epistemological stages did Comte argue would explain human society by consulting the Bible or other religious texts?
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24.  Who was the author of the first methods book in the discipline of sociology?
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25.  In the book How to Observe Morals and Manners, the institution of marriage is criticized as:
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26.  Which of the following are known as “the founding fathers of the sociological discipline”?
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27.  Which of the following founders of sociology is known, in part, for having his writings become the basis of Communism?
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28.  In Communism it is believed that conflicts between classes drive social change. This is called:
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29.  To Marx, conflict between a small number of capitalists and a large number of workers would divide society. He referred to this large number of workers as:
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30.  As an ideology for society to follow, Marx said, “from each according to his abilities, to each:
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31.  Who criticized Marx for focusing exclusively on economics and social class as explanations for human behavior, and advocated sociological analyses that allowed for multiple influences?
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32.  Who wrote The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism?
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33.  The author of The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism argued that sociologists should study social behavior from the perspective of the people engaging in it. This is known as:
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34.  The Division of Labor in Society
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35.  According to the theory of social solidarity, the division of labor in a society helps to determine:
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36.  According to Suicide, one of the main social forces leading to suicide is a sense of normlessness that results from drastic changes in society. This normlessness was called:
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37.  Which of the following sociologists wrote Suicide in 1897?
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38.  Which of the following sociologists established the sociology of pure numbers?
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39.  The sociology of pure numbers is also known as:
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40.  American sociology in the United States began at which of the following universities?
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41.  The basic premise of the Chicago School was that human behaviors and personalities are shaped by social and physical environments. This is known as:
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42.  Which early U.S. sociologist told other sociologists in the Chicago School to “go out and get the seats of [their] pants dirty in real research”?
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43.  The Chicago School’s main laboratory for sociological research was:
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44.  According to your textbook’s author, Chicago School researcher Louis Wirth’s essay, “Urbanism as a Way of Life,” might be classified as which of the following today?
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45.  Charles H. Cooley argued that the “self” emerges from how an individual interacts with others and then interprets those interactions. He calls this:
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46.  George H. Mead described how the “self” internalizes the views of society as a whole, transcending the individual and particular situations. He calls this larger society:
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47.  “If men define situations as real they are real in their consequences” is the theory of which of the following Chicago School theorists?
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48.  Which of the following was the first African American to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard University?
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49.  Which of the following applied Durkheim’s theory of anomie to explain crime rates among African Americans after the abolition of slavery in the United States?
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50.  Which of the following modern sociological theories grew from Durkheim’s and others’ ideas that the best way to analyze society was to identify the roles that different aspects or phenomena play in the overall structure of society?
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