Primary And Secondary Sociology Class

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Sociology Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What statement is the least accurate description of primary and secondary groups?
    • A. 

      Secondary groups are less formal than primary groups.

    • B. 

      Primary groups play a key role in the development of self.

    • C. 

      Secondary groups are larger than primary groups and more anonymous.

    • D. 

      Primary groups provide a buffer from the threatening aspects of society.

  • 2. 
    Patrick has been a member of the Democratic Party since he registered to vote over 40 years ago. He eventually became a part of the local party leadership and is now the county party chairman. Patrick's experience in the Democratic Party supports which of the following conclusions about primary and secondary groups?
    • A. 

      Membership in primary groups requires persistent hard work.

    • B. 

      Secondary groups tend to break down into primary groups.

    • C. 

      Secondary groups are less satisfying than primary groups.

    • D. 

      If secondary groups don't become more intimate, they disappear.

  • 3. 
    With respect to group size, Georg Simmel noted that:
    • A. 

      As groups grow larger, they become less stable.

    • B. 

      As groups grow larger, they become more intimate.

    • C. 

      As groups grow smaller, they become less stable.

    • D. 

      As groups grow smaller there is a greater confusion of roles.

  • 4. 
    The society that is given credit for ushering in "the dawn of civilization" is the __________.
    • A. 

      Pastoral society

    • B. 

      Horticultural society

    • C. 

      Agricultural society

    • D. 

      Industrial society

  • 5. 
    Frank works for the Owens Corning Fiberglass Plant as a chemical engineer. He is also a deacon in his local parish. For Frank, Owens Corning serves as a _______________ group and his parish affiliation falls under the classification of a ________________ group.
    • A. 

      Secondary/primary

    • B. 

      Reference group/out-group

    • C. 

      Out-group/in-group

    • D. 

      Primary/secondary

  • 6. 
    The term for collective tunnel vision coined by Irving Janis is __________________.
    • A. 

      The Invisible Factor

    • B. 

      The Peter Principle

    • C. 

      Group polarization

    • D. 

      Groupthink

  • 7. 
    Another term for a "socioemotive" leader is a/an _____________________ leader.
    • A. 

      Expressive

    • B. 

      Instrumental

    • C. 

      Democratic

    • D. 

      Authoritarian

  • 8. 
    Groups toward which we feel antagonisms are known as:
    • A. 

      Out-group

    • B. 

      Reference group

    • C. 

      Primary group

    • D. 

      Professional group