Sociology Practice Quiz #4

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1.  The belief that happiness and fulfillment can be achieved through the acquisition of material possessions is known as:
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2.  Who wrote the 2003 book Point of Purchase: How Shopping Changed American Culture, which mentions that 24 hours after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the mayor of New York City urged its citizens to take the day off and go shopping?
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3.  Which of the following has been found to be disproportionately more common in lower-income schools and advertises in U.S high schools in exchange for providing televisions, video equipment, and satellite dishes?
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4.  The act of turning media against itself, such as the actions of Rockin’ Rollen and Adbusters, is called:
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5.  Political scientist Joseph Nye refers to American cultural and diplomatic dominance that persuades, rather than forces others to conform, as:
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6.  Challenging the propaganda in advertising, Adbusters encourages people not to shop at all on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, which is widely known as the busiest shopping day of the year in the United States. They call this:
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7.  According to estimates in Chapter 3, there are about how many potential consumers living in the Middle East?
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8.  Which of the following is TRUE regarding future plans by McDonald’s in the Arab region?
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9.  Due to growing anti-Americanism in the Middle East, new diplomatic efforts have included all of the following EXCEPT:
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10.  What criminal sentence did Rockin’ Rollen, the Rainbow Man, receive for being found guilty of taking a hostage and causing an eight-hour police standoff?
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11.  An example of material culture is:
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12.  An example of nonmaterial culture is:
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13.  The lifelong process by which people learn and internalize the values, beliefs, and norms required to become a functioning member of a society is known as:
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14.  The  primary units of socialization for babies are:
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15.  The story of the abused child named Anna teaches lessons about the importance of which of the following influences on human development?
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16.  Cooley’s theory of socialization states that the self develops from our interactions with others and their reactions to us. This theory is known as:
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17.  Concepts such as I, me, and generalized other are part of which theorist’s work?
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18.  The final step in Mead’s theory of socialization is the development of an internalized sense of the total expectations of others. This is known as:
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19.  Which theory uses game playing to understand the development of self?
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20.  Which theorist extends his theory of socialization to span an entire lifetime, rather than just limiting it to explanations of childhood or adolescence?
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21.  The four main categories of agents of socialization are:
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22.  According to Laureau’s (2002) study of parents’ social class and the socialization of their children, both black and white middle-class parents structure their children’s leisure time with formal activities. Laureau calls this:
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23.  Admission into elite boarding schools is partly based on preferential treatment given to children who come from families in which at least one other family member attended the same school. These children are known as:
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24.  Expected conformity, especially among teenage friends, is known as:
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25.  The popular children’s television program Sesame Street was created for which of the following reasons?
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26.  A drastic type of adult socialization that may occur when adults change environments is known as:
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27.  Military boot camps and prisons are places that control all of the basics of people’s day-to-day lives, and are known as:
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28.  A recognizable social position that an individual occupies, such as “student” or “professor,” is known as a:
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29.  The expectations and duties that come attached to a particular status are known as:
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30.  The expectation that young university professors must “publish or perish” is an example of:
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31.  All of the statuses that an individual occupies at any given time comprise her or his:
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32.  Most college students occupy many statuses at one time: student, employee, citizen, son or daughter, and so on. This list of statuses is known as:
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33.  Involuntary statuses that we are born into are called:
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34.  Voluntary statuses that we become over time are called:
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35.  Venus Williams is one of the top women’s tennis players in the world. This status overrides all of her other statuses and is known as her:
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36.  The expectations that Barbie dolls are for girls and G.I. Joe dolls are for boys are examples of:
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37.  The theory that tries to explain the process by which ideas, concepts, and values are socially constructed is known as:
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38.  An example of the social construction of childhood in the United States is that in preindustrial times, toys specifically made for children:
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39.  The three basic tenets of symbolic interactionism theory include all of the following EXCEPT:
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40.  Which of the following theories contains concepts such as front stage and backstage, and has its roots in the work of William Shakespeare?
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41.  According to Goffman, we all try to make good impressions on others and we actively work to ensure that others believe that they are doing the same. He calls this:
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42.  According to Goffman, the esteem in which an individual is held by others is known as:
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43.  Front stage mistakes, such as if your sociology professor belches loudly during a lecture, are known as:
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44.  Saying “hello” when answering the telephone signals the start of an encounter in the first bracket, and is known to dramaturgists as:
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45.  Goffman’s term for refraining from directly interacting with someone you know until an opening bracket has been issued is known as:
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46.  Unconscious signals of our true feelings, such as nonverbal behaviors, are known by Goffman as:
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47.  Garfinkel’s method for critically acting upon and studying social interactions is:
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48.  Which of the following and his or her students studied social interactions by breaching experiments?
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49.  Dalton Conley’s experiences with “J. T. LeRoy” are an example of:
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50.  According to the example discussed in Chapter 4, “J. T. LeRoy” was really
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