Sociology Chapter 2 Quiz

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 97

SettingsSettingsSettings
Please wait...
Sociology Quizzes & Trivia

This is for sociology class. Anyone is welcome to take this quiz anytime. :)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Beliefs, values, and other assumptions about the world are examples of:
    • A. 

      Nonmaterial culture.

    • B. 

      Non-normative components of society.

    • C. 

      Normative components of society.

    • D. 

      Material culture.

  • 2. 
    A tendency to use our own group's ways of doing things as a yardstick for judging others is called:
    • A. 

      Ethnocentrism.

    • B. 

      Eurocentrism.

    • C. 

      Ethno-relativism.

    • D. 

      Cultural relativism.

  • 3. 
    A type of written gestures that help convey the feelings that go with words are called:
    • A. 

      Body cues.

    • B. 

      Emoticons.

    • C. 

      Latent messages.

    • D. 

      Dysfunctional discourse.

  • 4. 
    The author of your course textbook claims that language facilitates all of the following, except:
    • A. 

      Cumulative human experience

    • B. 

      Identical experience of apes and other animals.

    • C. 

      Shared past.

    • D. 

      Shared perspective.

  • 5. 
    All of the following are true about the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, except:
    • A. 

      Their original assumptions were incorrect.

    • B. 

      They studied the Hopi.

    • C. 

      Their original assumptions were inaccurate.

    • D. 

      Their hypothesis is still valid today.

  • 6. 
    The term cultural lag, which means that not all parts of a culture change at the same pace, was coined by sociologist ____________________.
    • A. 

      Robert Merton

    • B. 

      William Ogburn

    • C. 

      Talcott Parsons

    • D. 

      C. Wright Mills

  • 7. 
    The primary differing factor between tools and technology:
    • A. 

      Can be equated to tools and the technology to use them.

    • B. 

      Sets a framework for a group's nonmaterial culture.

    • C. 

      Are minor modifications of existing technologies.

    • D. 

      Has lead to workers compensation.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following groups is most likely to be classified as a counterculture?
    • A. 

      Members of the NAACP

    • B. 

      A group of survivalists living in Montana

    • C. 

      A group of New York cab drivers

    • D. 

      A group of students belonging to the Middle Eastern Student Association

  • 9. 
    When we either follow or break norms, we see _____ in people's reactions.
    • A. 

      Deviations

    • B. 

      Norms

    • C. 

      Values

    • D. 

      Sanctions

  • 10. 
    According to the author, "one groups _____ may be another group's ______.
    • A. 

      Gesture/folkway.

    • B. 

      Folkways/mores

    • C. 

      Law/taboo

    • D. 

      Hero/villain.