Chapter 2 Society And Culture: Quick Quiz

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Chapter 2 Society And Culture: Quick Quiz

The world is made up of different people and each have a culture they identify with however absurd it is seen by others. When you are a sociology student you get to understand the reasoning behind their beliefs and practices. So you remember what we covered in chapter two on society and culture. Take this quick quiz and refresh your memory!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      A diverse group of people who share a distinctive culture in a geographic location

    • B. 

      A flock of birds

    • C. 

      A group of cars in a parking lot

    • D. 

      An all-you-can-eat buffet

  • 2. 
    Hunting and gathering societies:
    • A. 

      Invented the internet

    • B. 

      Were involved in global trade

    • C. 

      Ate a lot of fast food

    • D. 

      Lived off the resources that were directly around them such as animals and vegetation

  • 3. 
    Culture is learned.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    High culture would include things that appeal to the upper class such as the opera or ballet.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Ethnocentrism refers to:
    • A. 

      The tendency to judge other cultures using the standards of one’s own culture

    • B. 

      The view that some societies are superior to one’s own

    • C. 

      The coexistence of diverse cultures with equal standing in a society

    • D. 

      Judging another culture by its own standard

  • 6. 
    Multiculturalism involves:
    • A. 

      Discriminating practices

    • B. 

      Making judgments

    • C. 

      Embracing the uniqueness of disparate groups

    • D. 

      Adopting dominant traits

  • 7. 
    According to conflict theory culture:
    • A. 

      Contributes to a smooth functioning society

    • B. 

      Allows people to communicate

    • C. 

      Helps maintain the society

    • D. 

      Allows some to exploit others

  • 8. 
    Cultural universals include:
    • A. 

      Music

    • B. 

      Literature

    • C. 

      Movies

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      The means of production were mechanized as a result of new technology

    • B. 

      Began in Britain and spread to other countries through diffusion

    • C. 

      Most people continued to live in rural areas

    • D. 

      New modes of transportation brought about greater mobility

  • 10. 
     A ______ can be anything that carries a meaning and represents something else.
    • A. 

      Value

    • B. 

      Law

    • C. 

      Symbol

    • D. 

      All of the above