Sociology Test 1

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1.  Which of the following historical changes is among the factors that stimulated the development of sociology as a discipline?
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2.  Sociology differs from the older discipline of philosophy by focusing on:
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3.  Examples of people applying their knowledge of sociology at work include people in:
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4.  A criticism of the symbolic-interaction approach is that it:
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5.  The idea that the social world guides our actions and life choices just as the seasons influence activities and choice of clothing describes:
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6.  Which of the following statements might be made by a sociologist using the social-conflict approach?
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7.  Sociologists cannot identify "laws of society" that allow us to predict individual human behavior:
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8.  Which of the following is a manifest function of sports?
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9.  Which of the following best describes the focus of the structural-functional approach?
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10.  According to Comte's approach, the kind of thinking favored by people such as Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb, becomes common in a society at which stage of societal development?
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11.  Name the three social changes in European history that were especially important to the development of sociology.
12.  Since beginning this course in sociology, how has your view of the world changed? Provide one specific example of something in your life that you see differently now compared to before you started this course. Is this change a good thing? Explain.
13.  Which of the following is the best example of a latent function of going to college?
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14.  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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15.  According to Comte, people living in Europe during the Middle Ages thought of society as:
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16.  Which of the following is an accurate criticism of the structural-functional approach?
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17.  The sociological perspective reveals that:
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18.  The recognized and intended consequences of a social pattern are referred to as:
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19.  The basic idea of the symbolic-interaction approach is that society is:
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20.  Sociology provides an advantage to students preparing for later careers by preparing them for work:
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21.  In which of the countries noted below did sociology first appear as a formal discipline?
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22.  Unlike simple stereotypes, sociological generalizations:
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23.  Which theoretical approach would highlight the fact that, on average, African American families have less income than white families?
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24.  Using the structural-functional approach, which of the following questions might you ask about marriage?
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25.  Which of the following statements is based on a symbolic-interaction analysis of sports?
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26.  Which of the following would be the focus of a social-conflict analysis of sports?
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27.  Building social relationships and creating tens of thousands of jobs are two of the ____ of sports.
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