Abbi Haines SOC Final

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  • 1. 
    According to emile durkheim a category of people with a higher suicide rate typically has
    • A. 

      Lower self integration

    • B. 

      Greater self esteem

    • C. 

      Less money power and other resources

  • 2. 
    The u.s. falls within which category of the worlds nations
    • A. 

      Low income nations

    • B. 

      High income nations

    • C. 

      Middle income nations

  • 3. 
    Making use of sociological perspective encourages
    • A. 

      Accepting convential wisdom

    • B. 

      People to be happier with their lives as they are

    • C. 

      Challenging commonly held beliefs

  • 4. 
    The term sociology was coined by
    • A. 

      Karl marx

    • B. 

      Auguste comte

    • C. 

      Herbert spencer

  • 5. 
    Looking at the u.s. high suicide rates are typical of states in which people
    • A. 

      Have higher incomes

    • B. 

      Live spread apart in rural areas

    • C. 

      Live in a warmer climate

  • 6. 
    Herbert spencer described human society as having much in common with
    • A. 

      The human body

    • B. 

      The human brain

    • C. 

      Planets and stars

  • 7. 
    W.e.b. du bois claimed that ----- was the major problem facing the U.S during the 20th century.
    • A. 

      Race

    • B. 

      Class

    • C. 

      Gender

  • 8. 
    Sociologists focus only on unusual patterns of behavior
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    As discipline sociology first took root in france, germany and england
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Critical sociology can best be described as an ---approach
    • A. 

      Activist

    • B. 

      Scientific

    • C. 

      Value free

  • 11. 
    Qualitive research has special appeal to investigators who favor which theoretical approach
    • A. 

      The structural functional approach

    • B. 

      The social conflict approach

    • C. 

      The symbolic interaction approach

  • 12. 
    A researcher doing participant observation may break in to a setting more easily with the help of a
    • A. 

      Research assitant

    • B. 

      Key informant

    • C. 

      Bigger budget

  • 13. 
    The sociologist who called on his colleagues to be value free was
    • A. 

      Max weber

    • B. 

      Karl marx

    • C. 

      Herbert spencer

  • 14. 
    In making judgements about how society should be improved the approach in sociology rejects max webers goal that researchers be value free
    • A. 

      Critical

    • B. 

      Postivist

    • C. 

      Scientific

  • 15. 
    The u.s. is the most --- of all countries
    • A. 

      Culturally uniform

    • B. 

      Slowing changing

    • C. 

      Multicultural

  • 16. 
    Key values of u.s. culture
    • A. 

      Always fit together easily

    • B. 

      Are sometimes in conflict with one another

    • C. 

      Are shared by absolutely everyone in a society

  • 17. 
    Other than english which is the most widey spoken language
    • A. 

      Spanish

    • B. 

      German

  • 18. 
    George murdock pointed to many cultural universities which of teh following is not an example of culutral universal
    • A. 

      Belief in a heavenly afterlife

    • B. 

      Funeral rights

    • C. 

      Telling jokes

  • 19. 
    The term homo sapiens the name of our species comes from the latin meaning
    • A. 

      "thinking person"

    • B. 

      "person who evolves"

    • C. 

      "person of culture"

  • 20. 
    Gerhard lenski claimed that which of the following has the greatest power to shape a society
    • A. 

      Technology

    • B. 

      Human ideas

    • C. 

      Human desire for change

  • 21. 
    The first type of society to generate a material surplus is
    • A. 

      Horticultural and pastoral

    • B. 

      Agrarian

    • C. 

      Industrial

  • 22. 
    Gerhard lenski claims that the development of more complex technology
    • A. 

      Has both positive and negative effects

    • B. 

      No effect

    • C. 

      Entirely positive

  • 23. 
    The driving force of social change according to marx is
    • A. 

      The way in which society is held together

    • B. 

      Social conflict between classes

    • C. 

      Advancing technology

  • 24. 
    The focus of lawerence kohlbergs research was
    • A. 

      Cognition

    • B. 

      Moral reasoning

    • C. 

      The importance of gender in socialization

  • 25. 
    Mead placed the origin of the self in
    • A. 

      Social experience

    • B. 

      Bilogical drives

    • C. 

      Culture

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