Chapter 6 Deviance And Social Control: Quick Quiz

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Chapter 6 Deviance And Social Control: Quick Quiz

Chapter 6 Quick Quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Much involvement in illegal deviant behavior

    • B. 

      Little interest in the study of deviance

    • C. 

      Widespread agreement about what behavior should be considered deviant

    • D. 

      A lack of consensus about what behavior should be seen as deviant

  • 2. 
    According to the labeling theory, deviance is ______.
    • A. 

      A label imposed by others upon a given behavior

    • B. 

      A property inherent in the actor

    • C. 

      A label created by the person who commits a deviant act

    • D. 

      An objective reality

  • 3. 
    According to opportunity theory, ______.
    • A. 

      Society discourages the individual from engaging in deviant behavior

    • B. 

      Deviance or conformity arises from the relative opportunity structure that frames a person’s life

    • C. 

      Society has no impact on human biological impulses

    • D. 

      Individuals freely choose to partake in deviant behavior

  • 4. 
    According to the conflict explanation of deviance, the cause of deviance can be traced to ______.
    • A. 

      The gap between the goals of success and the means of achieving them

    • B. 

      The breakdown of the family and other social controls

    • C. 

      The presence of diverse cultural groups in American society

    • D. 

      The exploitative nature of capitalism

  • 5. 
    Feminist theorists argue that most theories of deviance ______.
    • A. 

      Stereotype women

    • B. 

      Are only about men

    • C. 

      Call for the exploitation of women by men

    • D. 

      Are not related to gender

  • 6. 
    One characteristic of white-collar criminals is that they see themselves as respectable persons maintaining a non criminal self image.  They do this by use of ______.
    • A. 

      Techniques of neutralization

    • B. 

      Forgery

    • C. 

      Labeling

    • D. 

      Leading a double life

  • 7. 
    The difference between sociological and psychological theories to explain deviance is that ______.
    • A. 

      Sociological explanations focus on factors outside the individual, and psychological explanations address conditions within the individual

    • B. 

      Psychological explanations are based on genetics while sociologist focus on personality

    • C. 

      Only psychological explanations are accepted by the medical community

    • D. 

      Sociological explanations are more accurate

  • 8. 
    Thomas Szasz argues that mental illness is neither mental nor illness.  He claims that a mental illness is a physical illness or that a person ______.
    • A. 

      Lacks coping skills or is using inappropriate coping skills

    • B. 

      Is using behaviors for attention

    • C. 

      Is apathetic

    • D. 

      Lacks ability to function in society

  • 9. 
    The two most common victims of hate crimes in the United States are ______.
    • A. 

      African Americans and American Jews

    • B. 

      Muslims and African American

    • C. 

      Male homosexuals and Jews

    • D. 

      Whites and people with disabilities

  • 10. 
    A specific form of deviance that involves the violation of rules that have been written into law is called ______.
    • A. 

      Shunning

    • B. 

      A morals violation

    • C. 

      Crime

    • D. 

      Shaming