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Sociology Quizzes & Trivia

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


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  • 1. 

    Another name for nature is ______________ while an alternative term for nurture is ______________.

    • A.

      Socialization/genetics

    • B.

      Heredity/the social environment

    • C.

      Biology/environment

    • D.

      Biology/sociobiology

    Correct Answer
    B. Heredity/the social environment
    Explanation
    The question is asking for alternative terms for "nature" and "nurture". The term "heredity" is another name for nature, as it refers to the genetic factors that are inherited from parents. On the other hand, "the social environment" is an alternative term for nurture, as it encompasses the external factors such as upbringing, culture, and experiences that shape an individual's development.

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  • 2. 

    According to textbook, _________ make us human.

    • A.

      Friends

    • B.

      Genes

    • C.

      Society

    • D.

      Isolation

    Correct Answer
    C. Society
    Explanation
    According to the textbook, society plays a crucial role in shaping our human identity. It is through our interactions with others, the shared beliefs, values, and norms that we develop a sense of self and belonging. Society provides the framework for socialization, where we learn language, customs, and behaviors that are essential to being human. Additionally, society provides opportunities for cooperation, collaboration, and the development of complex social structures that are unique to human beings.

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  • 3. 

    Individuals who are approximately the same age and linked by some common interest are best described as being a/an:

    • A.

      Peer group.

    • B.

      In-group.

    • C.

      Out-group.

    • D.

      Reference group.

    Correct Answer
    A. Peer group.
    Explanation
    Individuals who are approximately the same age and linked by some common interest are best described as being a peer group. A peer group refers to a social group consisting of individuals who are similar in age, social status, and interests. These groups often play an important role in socialization and the development of individuals, as they provide a sense of belonging, support, and the opportunity to learn from one another. Peer groups can have a significant influence on an individual's behavior, attitudes, and values.

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  • 4. 

    All of the following are components of the looking glass self, except:

    • A.

      We interpret others' reactions.

    • B.

      We develop a self concept.

    • C.

      We project our self on others.

    • D.

      We imagine how we appear to those around us.

    Correct Answer
    C. We project our self on others.
    Explanation
    The looking glass self theory, proposed by Charles Cooley, suggests that our self-concept is shaped by how we believe others perceive us. It involves three components: interpreting others' reactions, developing a self-concept, and imagining how we appear to others. However, the statement "we project our self on others" does not accurately describe the components of the looking glass self theory. This statement implies that we project our own self onto others, which is not a component of the theory.

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  • 5. 

    Our first significant others to gender socialize us are our:

    • A.

      Siblings.

    • B.

      Parents.

    • C.

      Teachers.

    • D.

      Peers.

    Correct Answer
    B. Parents.
    Explanation
    Parents are our first significant others who play a crucial role in socializing us. From a young age, parents shape our understanding of gender roles and expectations through their own behaviors, attitudes, and teachings. They are the primary source of guidance and influence in our early years, providing us with the foundation for understanding societal norms and values related to gender. Siblings, teachers, and peers also contribute to our socialization, but parents have the most direct and influential role in shaping our initial understanding of gender.

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  • 6. 

    All of the following are examples given by the author of expression of emotions, except:

    • A.

      Men kissing.

    • B.

      Facial expressions.

    • C.

      Squeals.

    • D.

      Applause.

    Correct Answer
    D. Applause.
    Explanation
    The author provides examples of various ways in which emotions are expressed, such as men kissing, facial expressions, and squeals. However, applause is not mentioned as an example of expression of emotions.

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  • 7. 

    The texbook presents the case of Isabelle to illustrate the fact that:

    • A.

      Child abuse is a serious social problem.

    • B.

      Being with others is the key to being "human" and "civilized".

    • C.

      A child's development is based on their nutritional health.

    • D.

      Raising children in a single parent home has significant problems.

    Correct Answer
    B. Being with others is the key to being "human" and "civilized".
    Explanation
    The textbook presents the case of Isabelle to illustrate that being with others is the key to being "human" and "civilized". Isabelle, who was isolated for the first six years of her life, lacked social interaction and was unable to speak or understand language. After being placed in a nurturing environment with others, she gradually learned to communicate and develop social skills. This case highlights the importance of social interaction in human development and the detrimental effects of isolation on a child's ability to become fully human and civilized.

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  • 8. 

    Our perception of how people in general think of us is called:

    • A.

      Taking the role of other.

    • B.

      Looking-glass self.

    • C.

      Generalized other.

    • D.

      Play.

    Correct Answer
    C. Generalized other.
    Explanation
    Generalized other refers to our perception of how people in general think of us. It is the collective viewpoint and expectations of society that shape our understanding of ourselves. This concept emphasizes the influence of social interactions and societal norms on our self-perception and behavior. It suggests that we develop our sense of self by considering how others perceive us and conforming to the expectations of the broader social group.

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  • 9. 

    Sociologists think of people as:

    • A.

      Unpredictable individual behaviors.

    • B.

      Puppets

    • C.

      Robots

    • D.

      Predictable human behaviors.

    Correct Answer
    A. Unpredictable individual behaviors.
    Explanation
    Sociologists view people as unpredictable individual behaviors because they believe that human actions and choices cannot be easily determined or predicted. They argue that individuals have agency and can make independent decisions, which are influenced by a complex interplay of various factors such as social, cultural, and personal contexts. This perspective rejects the notion of people being puppets or robots, as it emphasizes the unique and dynamic nature of human behavior.

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  • 10. 

    A _____ _____ is a place where people are cut off from the rest of society and come under near total control of officials.

    • A.

      Total socialization.

    • B.

      Total institution

    • C.

      Family socialization.

    • D.

      Family institution

    Correct Answer
    B. Total institution
    Explanation
    A total institution is a place where people are cut off from the rest of society and come under near total control of officials. In a total institution, individuals have all aspects of their lives controlled, including their daily routines, behavior, and interactions with others. Examples of total institutions include prisons, military barracks, and mental health institutions. These institutions aim to completely reshape and control the individuals within them, often through strict rules, regulations, and surveillance.

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