Social Science Quiz Chapter 1-3

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Social Science Quizzes & Trivia

. Whether you’re studying it for college, career purposes or you’re simply curious about how the mind works when put in contact with other minds out in the world, let’s take a look at the study of social science, shall we? What do you know about human society and social relationships? Let’s find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is not considered a social science?
    • A. 

      Sociology

    • B. 

      Geography

    • C. 

      Philosophy

    • D. 

      Economics

  • 2. 
    Social science and natural science are both scientific but differ in focus because?
    • A. 

      Natural science deals with spiritual values

    • B. 

      Social science deals with all aspects of the group life of humans

    • C. 

      Social science deals mostly with matter and energy

    • D. 

      Natural science does not deal with living things

  • 3. 
    One difference between natural and social science is that social science tends to?
    • A. 

      Be more empirical

    • B. 

      Utilize the scientific method more frequently

    • C. 

      Use controlled experiments less often

    • D. 

      Be more mathematical

  • 4. 
    ________________ is a social science, while _________________ is a natural science.
    • A. 

      Geology | geography

    • B. 

      Astrology | astronomy

    • C. 

      Geography | geology

    • D. 

      Agronomy | horticulture

  • 5. 
    Anthropology most often studies the relationship between?
    • A. 

      The natural environment and trading system

    • B. 

      Biological traits and socially acquired characteristics of humans

    • C. 

      Physics and biology

    • D. 

      Marketing strategies and geography

  • 6. 
    Which social science is most concerned with the distribution of resources in society?
    • A. 

      Psychology

    • B. 

      Economics

    • C. 

      Linguistics

    • D. 

      Anthropology

  • 7. 
    In the statement "the less time you spend online, the higher your test scores are".
    • A. 

      The amount of time spent online is the dependent variable

    • B. 

      There is a positive relationship between time online and test scores

    • C. 

      There is a negative relationship between time spent online and test scores

    • D. 

      Test scores are the independent variable

  • 8. 
    How do social scientists measure concepts like happiness, frustration or satisfaction?
    • A. 

      By inverting their meaning

    • B. 

      By sampling them across a non-representative population

    • C. 

      By reflexively determining their relative importance

    • D. 

      By operationalizing the concepts

  • 9. 
    Social research that involves " Hanging out" with people in order to study them is calles?
    • A. 

      The comparative method

    • B. 

      Ethnographic research

    • C. 

      The historical method

    • D. 

      The cross-cultural method

  • 10. 
    The study of why different cultures grow different sorts of crops is a question of ?
    • A. 

      Geology

    • B. 

      Demography

    • C. 

      Geography

    • D. 

      Cartography

  • 11. 
    A stratified random sample is ?
    • A. 

      Un-biased and not proportional

    • B. 

      Biased and proportional

    • C. 

      Non-proportional and biased

    • D. 

      Un-biased and proportional

  • 12. 
    The human species most probably originated five to seven million years ago in?
    • A. 

      Europe

    • B. 

      Africa

    • C. 

      Asia

    • D. 

      South America

  • 13. 
    "The family that walks on all fours" program found that some of the children's anability to walk upwright was due mainly to what cause?
    • A. 

      Natural Selection

    • B. 

      Mutation

    • C. 

      Competition

    • D. 

      Migration

  • 14. 
    The process of random genetic changes that create new characteristics is called?
    • A. 

      Natural selection

    • B. 

      Mutation

    • C. 

      Competition

    • D. 

      Migration

  • 15. 
    Genetic engineering, including cloning technology, presents society with?
    • A. 

      Easy solutions for medical problems without ethical questions

    • B. 

      No choices, only solution

    • C. 

      Clear benefits, with no moral complications

    • D. 

      Extraordinarily difficult moral and political questions

  • 16. 
    The scientific name for the human is ?
    • A. 

      Homo ludens

    • B. 

      Homo genous

    • C. 

      Homo pithicus

    • D. 

      Homo sapiens

  • 17. 
    Genetic explanations for human behaviors are the topic of study for the discipline of ?
    • A. 

      Geobiology

    • B. 

      Political biology

    • C. 

      Sociobiology

    • D. 

      Economic anthropology

  • 18. 
    The moors were armies of what group ?
    • A. 

      Rome

    • B. 

      England

    • C. 

      Moravia

    • D. 

      North African Muslims

  • 19. 
    What percent (+/-) of the population of western europe died as a result of the Black Death?
    • A. 

      5 percent

    • B. 

      100 percent

    • C. 

      40 percent

    • D. 

      90 percent

  • 20. 
    The historical era dating from the 1400's to the 1600's is called ?
    • A. 

      The Stone Age

    • B. 

      The Renaissance

    • C. 

      The Victorian Era

    • D. 

      The Iron Era

  • 21. 
    The most powerful institution in the Middle Ages in Europe was ? 
    • A. 

      The banks

    • B. 

      The catholic church

    • C. 

      The peasants

    • D. 

      The explorers

  • 22. 
    Put the following historical periods in cronological order by numbering them from 1 to 4. (1=earliest, 4=most recent)
    • A. The middle Ages
    • A.
    • B. The Age of Agriculture
    • B.
    • C. The Industrial Revolution
    • C.
    • D. The Renaissance
    • D.
  • 23. 
    Name the three important revolutions of the mid-late 18th century?
  • 24. 
    What is the scientific term for passing random beneficial genetic mutations to offspring?
  • 25. 
    What is the name of the island where Darwin developed his theory of evolution?
  • 26. 
    The kind of social system in which there are lords and serfs is called ?
  • 27. 
    What was the primary languague of the Roman Empire?