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Sociology Practice Quiz #5

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sociology practice quiz #5
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1.  According to data on the effectiveness of Head Start programs in the United States, which of the following is TRUE?
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B.
C.
D.
2.  Whose work includes creating Web sites for Nike and McDonald’s, as well as the photo-sharing site Flickr?
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B.
C.
D.
3.  A duo such as the superhero Batman and his sidekick Robin is an example of which type of group?
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B.
C.
D.
4.  A married couple and their firstborn child are a type of group known as:
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B.
C.
D.
5.  Which of the following wrote “The Dyad and the Triad,” which argues that the number of people in a group helps to determine the form of the social relations within the group?
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B.
C.
D.
6.  All of the following are basic forms of political relations that can evolve within a triad depending upon what role the entering third party assumes, EXCEPT:
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B.
C.
D.
7.  A person who intentionally tries to drive a wedge between two other people is termed by Simmel as:
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B.
C.
D.
8.  According to Simmel, the three types of groups larger than a triad include all of the following EXCEPT:
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B.
C.
D.
9.  All of the following are characteristics of Simmel’s small group EXCEPT:
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B.
C.
D.
10.  According to Simmel, the essential feature of a party is that it is:
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B.
C.
D.
11.  The characteristics of a formal structure and status differentiation are essential to which of Simmel’s type of group?
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B.
C.
D.
12.  Cooley distinguished between two types of groups he called:
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B.
C.
D.
13.  A family is an example of which type of group identified by Cooley?
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B.
C.
D.
14.  Your intro sociology class is probably which of the following type of group identified by Cooley? 
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B.
C.
D.
15.  Which of the following conducted experiments and established a test that demonstrates the power of group conformity?
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B.
C.
D.
16.  Which of the following type of groups are significant in that they distinguish between the relative power to define what is normal versus abnormal type of behaviors within the groups?
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B.
C.
D.
17.  Stigmatized groups, such as gays and lesbians in the United States, are known as:
A.
B.
C.
D.
18.  Marina is a 10-year-old girl who idolizes singers like Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera. She compares herself to them and imitates them while singing in front of her bedroom mirror. These singers are known as Marina’s:
A.
B.
C.
D.
19.  Which of the following types of groups do people compare themselves to, even if they don’t know each other personally?
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B.
C.
D.
20.  Sets of dyads held together by ties between the individuals are known as:
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B.
C.
D.
21.  A set of stories that explain the content of a particular relationship are known as a:
A.
B.
C.
D.
22.  The sum of stories about a set of ties that exist between people is known as a(n):
A.
B.
C.
D.
23.  Sociologists refer to the degree to which ties are reinforced through indirect paths within a social network as:
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B.
C.
D.
24.  The fact that relatively weak ties that are not reinforced through indirect paths often turn out to be the most valuable, especially in job searches, is known as:
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B.
C.
D.
25.  The example of how real estate agents earn money by contractually maintaining or creating distance or contact between potential buyers and sellers highlights which of the following?
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B.
C.
D.
26.  According to Putnam’s research, although much data suggests that the United States is becoming less community-oriented and more selfish, which of the following events has led to a temporary revival of civic engagement among young people?
A.
B.
C.
D.
27.  The training and skills that make individuals more productive and valuable to employers, such as information, knowledge of people or things, and connections, are known as:
A.
B.
C.
D.
28.  According to data presented in Chapter 4, which of the following is TRUE regarding social capital in the United States today?
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B.
C.
D.
29.  The examples of more and more people bowling and eating alone are used to highlight which of the following?
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B.
C.
D.
30.  Which of the following cultures is a case study of a lifestyle that has endured and maintained its traditions despite wide changes in United States modern life?
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B.
C.
D.
31.  According to research in Chapter 5, about how many people visit the Amish communities of Pennsylvania each year?
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B.
C.
D.
32.  What appears to be the main reason for the success of Amish businesses when compared to other United States businesses?
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B.
C.
D.
33.  When analyzing the social structure of teenage sex in the United States, researchers report that what percentage of teens older than age 15 admit to engaging in sexual intercourse?
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B.
C.
D.
34.  President George W. Bush and other religious and conservative policy makers’ emphasis on abstinence programs and “virginity pledges” has led to:
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B.
C.
D.
35.  A general rule found in research, known as “no cycles of four” within two romantic heterosexual couples, is that people rarely date the ex of their ex-partner’s new boy- or girlfriend. What explanation is given for this finding?
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B.
C.
D.
36.  In their networking analysis of Nazis, Bearman and Stovel asked which of the following questions?
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B.
C.
D.
37.  Any social network that is defined by a common purpose and that has a boundary between its members and the rest of the social world is known within sociology as a(n):
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B.
C.
D.
38.  An example of organizational culture is this type of group that allows only certain groups of males to join, as it gives them preferential treatment in hiring, promotion, and so on:
A.
B.
C.
D.
39.  The shared beliefs and behaviors within a social group, also called “corporate culture,” are known as:
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B.
C.
D.
40.  The ways in which power and authority are distributed hierarchically within an organization are called:
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B.
C.
D.
41.  C. Wright Mills’s term for interlocking directorates is which of the following?
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B.
C.
D.
42.  A process by which organizations face the same conditions, and ultimately tend to end up like each other, is known as:
A.
B.
C.
D.
43.  Although the nature of the rules that govern social networks and organizations is virtually timeless, networks have changed dramatically over time because of which of the following?
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B.
C.
D.
44.  One new format for organizations that is displacing the traditional corporation is the peer-based production model known as:
A.
B.
C.
D.
45.  A popular example of the open-source format is this online encyclopedia called:
A.
B.
C.
D.
46.  Benkler’s (2006) term for “a new model of economic production in which the creative energy of large numbers of people is coordinated (usually with the aid of the Internet) into large meaningful projects” is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
47.  Conley uses the example of writing a Sociology 101 text without accepting any monetary compensation to highlight which of the following concepts?
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B.
C.
D.
48.  Which of the following is a federal law that eliminated quotas on national origins for potential immigrants to the United States?
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B.
C.
D.
49.  Today, the legal approach to immigration in the United States is based upon which of the following?
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B.
C.
D.
50.  Which of the following is TRUE regarding the applicability of network analysis within sociological research?
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B.
C.
D.
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