Quiz: Introduction To Sociology!

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Quiz: Introduction To Sociology!

Welcome to your introductory quiz to the wonderful study of sociology – wherein we analyze the developments, structure, and general functioning processes of human society. Take the following quiz on sociology to see how much you truly know about social issues going into your new subject!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Sociology is the study of:
    • A. 

      People in a society

    • B. 

      Interactions among people

    • C. 

      Social institutions

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Which theory believes that people in society battle over scarce resources like money, power, and prestige?
    • A. 

      Structural functionalism

    • B. 

      Conflict

    • C. 

      Symbolic interaction

    • D. 

      Feminist

  • 3. 
     Which research method utilizes public records such as marriage and divorce certificates, police records, and birth and death certificates?
    • A. 

      Survey research

    • B. 

      Participant observation

    • C. 

      Experiment

    • D. 

      Secondary data analysis

  • 4. 
    A person who weighs 100 pounds steps onto a scale which indicates that they weigh 200 pounds. He/she gets off the scale, steps back on, and it still reads 200 pounds. That scale is considered:
    • A. 

      Reliable but not valid

    • B. 

      Valid but not reliable

    • C. 

      Both reliable and valid

    • D. 

      Neither reliable nor valid

    • E. 

      Obviously broken

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is NOT an ethic from the American Sociological Association that all researchers must follow?
    • A. 

      Monetarily compensate the respondents

    • B. 

      Protect the respondent’s mental/physical welfare

    • C. 

      Publish all findings

    • D. 

      State who funded the research

    • E. 

      All of the above are ethics

  • 6. 
    The Hawthorne effect explains how human behavior is altered when being watched.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
     If a researcher wished to collect data from a group such as females in California or men over the age of 30, these groups would be known as:
    • A. 

      Sub-grouping

    • B. 

      Population

    • C. 

      Sample

    • D. 

      Random sample

  • 8. 
    When conducting research, all biases, prejudices, and assumptions must be suspended.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Which theory believes that society is made up of many building blocks that all play a part in maintaining stability?
    • A. 

      Structural functionalism

    • B. 

      Conflict

    • C. 

      Symbolic interaction

    • D. 

      Feminist

  • 10. 
    Which research method would be likely to yield the most valid results for respondents in their natural setting?
    • A. 

      Experiment

    • B. 

      Observation

    • C. 

      Survey research

    • D. 

      Data analysis

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