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Sociology Practice Quiz #3

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sociology practice quiz #3
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1.  An ordered series of questions intended to elicit information from research respondents is known as:
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2.  Lance is a sociologist who has mailed 10,000 surveys to possible respondents in a population he is studying. He hopes to get responses from, and have a sample of, at least 5,000. This is known as:
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3.  The main reason that achieving high response rates and limiting selection bias are so important is that they lead to:
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4.  The General Social Survey (GSS) is replicated yearly with a new sample of 2,000 respondents. This is an example of:
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5.  A type of longitudinal study in which the same sample of respondents is tracked over a long period of time is known as:
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6.  Researchers studying social movements often use which of the following methods, which involves collecting data from written reports and other artifacts that date to a specific time period?
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7.  The notion that our culture, lacking a history of feudalism, was uniquely individualistic and nonpaternalistic is known as:
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8.  Rogers Brubaker (1992) studied the notions of citizen and statehood in both France and Germany. His method of research is known as:
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9.  The general approach to comparative research is to:
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10.  Perhaps the most difficult method to apply to the social sciences, as compared with laboratory-based natural sciences, is/are:
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11.  LeeAnn is a graduate student in sociology who is studying media depictions of gun violence in popular films such as Rambo and Scarface. Her choice of methods is known as:
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12.  In content analysis research, which of the following refers to observations that are implied, but not easily observed?
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13.  All of the following are described as golden rules of ethical conduct in social research EXCEPT:
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14.  Research subjects have a right to know that they are participating in a study and what the study consists of. This is known as:
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15.  Social research aimed to influence public policy and society as a whole is referred to as:
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16.  A set of beliefs, traditions, and practices that is the total of the social categories and concepts that people embrace is one definition of:
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17.  The word culture derives from the Latin word colere, which means:
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18.  In Chapter 3, the pictures of the U.S. Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial are used as examples of:
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19.  Which of the following was a poet and cultural critic who defined culture as the pursuit of perfection and broad knowledge of the world, in contrast to narrow self-centeredness and material gain? 
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20.  One of the two main categories of culture that includes values, beliefs, norms, and behaviors is known as:
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21.  Everything in our constructed environment, including technology, buildings, furniture, clothing, and books, is part of:
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22.  Slang terms such as LOL, ROFL, and BRB are examples of:
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23.  According to ___________, the language we speak directly influences and reflects the way we think about and see the world.
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24.  A type of nonmaterial culture known as ____________ is a system of concepts and relationships sometimes used to understand cause and effect.
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25.  Galileo’s discovery that the earth revolved around the sun rather than standing at the center of the universe is an example of:
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26.  Low culture such as hip-hop music is also known as:
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27.  Which of the following is TRUE regarding the value of high versus low culture?
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28.  First names that are given to males often cross over to females in the United States, according to Lieberson’s research. This is referred to as:
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29.  It is important to take into account differences across cultures without making value judgments. This is known as:
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30.  Gender and engaging in enjoyable premarital sex are examples of learned behaviors that are not natural or universal, and are known as:
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31.  Baseball in the United States and cockfighting in Bali are examples of which of the following? 
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32.  While they are difficult to define, ____________ are smaller subgroups within a larger dominant society that share some of the dominant cultural values, but also have some of their own, unique material and nonmaterial or symbolic culture.
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33.  The various musical genres and the groups inspired by them, such as heavy metal music and the goths, are examples of which of the following?
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34.  Which of the following is an example of a Giffen good in the United States?
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35.              If ____________ are abstract cultural beliefs, then ____________ are how they are put into play.
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36.  The experience of learning a culture’s norms, values, and so on is known as:
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37.  The first form of mass media was the:
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38.  According to data presented in Chapter 3, by 1964, what percentage of U.S. households had a television set?
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39.  Gramsci’s concept for the historical process in which a dominant group exercises moral and intellectual leadership by voluntarily receiving the approval and consent of the masses is known as:
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40.  Gramsci’s concept for getting people to do what you want them to do by force and sometimes violence is known as:
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41.  Research questions, such as why fairy tales often begin with a mother’s death, are an example of the analysis of media content stemming from Gramsci’s work and known as:
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42.  Similar to sociologists’ research, Herbert Gans (1979) studied television news outlets’ decisions on what to include (or not to include) in the news. What did he find?
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43.  Deliberate, long-term media campaigns such as Smokey the Bear, which began in 1944 and is still with us today, are examples of ads used by non-profit organizations to educate the public. They are commonly known as:
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44.  All of the following are part of the “three general principles” of the movie industry’s Production Code, EXCEPT:
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45.  The O. J. Simpson murder case and Hurricane Katrina are examples of which of the following?
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46.  Jean Kilbourne’s college lectures and film, Killing Us Softly (1979), examine which of the following issues?
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47.  In response to feminist critiques of the media’s messages to girls and women, which of the following advertisements feature women with human imperfections such as cellulite and frizzy hair?
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48.  In the United States, six major companies, including Disney and Time-Warner, own what percentage of the media?
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49.  The fact that the United States hardly has a free press due to the private ownership of broadcast companies and their reliance on advertising and financial support can be analyzed as which of the following?
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50.  Fewer and fewer groups own more and more of the media. The media can be said to be increasingly:
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