Sociology Chapter 1 Quiz Questions And Answers

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Sociology Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Most sociologists use _____ ideas in classifying social class.
    • A. 

      Durkheim's

    • B. 

      Weber's

    • C. 

      Marx's

    • D. 

      Lenin's

  • 2. 
    The sociological perspective stresses the_________  in which people live.
    • A. 

      Common sense

    • B. 

      Social contexts

    • C. 

      Social conflicts

    • D. 

      Economic contexts

  • 3. 
    According to Marx, the _________ were the capitalists with the means to produce wealth.
    • A. 

      Royalty.

    • B. 

      Working class.

    • C. 

      Proletariat.

    • D. 

      Bourgeoisie

  • 4. 
    Max Weber claimed that the _____ was the central force of social change.
    • A. 

      Media.

    • B. 

      Education.

    • C. 

      Economics.

    • D. 

      Religion.

  • 5. 
    The sociological perspective that is based on the central idea that society is a whole unit, made up of interrelated parts that work together is:
    • A. 

      Functionalism

    • B. 

      Symbolic interactionism

    • C. 

      Conflict theory

    • D. 

      Neo-conflict theory

  • 6. 
    Who discussed about the degree to which people are tied to their social groups is referred to as social integration?
    • A. 

      Durkheim

    • B. 

      Martineau

    • C. 

      Cooley

    • D. 

      Spencer

  • 7. 
    Which of the following sociologists was deaf?
    • A. 

      Spencer

    • B. 

      Marx

    • C. 

      Sapir

    • D. 

      Martineau

  • 8. 
    What is positivism?
    • A. 

      A person who is very optimistic about life.

    • B. 

      A positive way to analyze sociology.

    • C. 

      The use of the scientific method to study social groups.

    • D. 

      A type of ethnographical survey.

  • 9. 
    What is symbolic interactionism?
    • A. 

      A theoretical perspective in which society is viewed as composed of symbols that people use to establish meaning, develop their views of the world, and communicate with one another.

    • B. 

      The use of control groups and experimental groups and dependent and independent variables to test causation.

    • C. 

      The study of society.

    • D. 

      An examination of small-scale patterns of society.