Macro I Comprehensive Quiz

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This is the final assessment for SOWK 301: Macro Practice I


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Historical frameworks that have shaped current social systems include:
    • A. 

      Social conditions and ideological currents

    • B. 

      Oppressed populations

    • C. 

      Western policy and agency functions

    • D. 

      A and b only

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Social conditions which social workers face include all BUT WHICH of the following?
    • A. 

      Population growth and migration

    • B. 

      Community-based services

    • C. 

      Industrialization and urbanization

    • D. 

      Change in institutional structures

  • 3. 
    The belief that income differences between rich and poor are natural and arise because rich are more fit is termed:
    • A. 

      Liberalism

    • B. 

      Democracy

    • C. 

      Social Darwinism

    • D. 

      Manifest Destinity

  • 4. 
    Oppressed populations in Jamaica include which of the following?
    • A. 

      Social workers

    • B. 

      People with disabilities

    • C. 

      Sexual offenders

    • D. 

      The middle class

  • 5. 
    Income inequality, loss of identification with community, technological trends and changes in patterns of affiliation:
    • A. 

      Have fostered improvements in various areas of society

    • B. 

      Have created challenges or adjustment

    • C. 

      Have led to new social problems

    • D. 

      B and c only

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Intervention at the community or organizational level is refered to as:
    • A. 

      Social Work

    • B. 

      Macro-level change

    • C. 

      Social welfare

    • D. 

      Learned helpnessness

  • 7. 
    The pathology of  a problem is refered to as:
    • A. 

      The exegesis of a problem

    • B. 

      The casual factors associated with the problems

    • C. 

      Possible solutions to a problem

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    Social workers become involved in the community and organizational change through which domain?
    • A. 

      Identification of a problem

    • B. 

      Recognition of a need

    • C. 

      Identification of an opportunity for change

    • D. 

      A and B only

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Karen, a recent social work graduate, is excited about working with her community to assist its elderley residents to develop a support group that deals with loss. In plannig for change, Karen is likely to:
    • A. 

      Review literature on the topic

    • B. 

      Gather historical information from people affected by the need

    • C. 

      Organize and coordinate various participants

    • D. 

      A and B only

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    If Karen is to accomplish the task of identifying major problems from key informants, which question is she likely to ask?
    • A. 

      What is the diference between a condition and a problem?

    • B. 

      What roles have local residents played in past efforts at change?

    • C. 

      What literature is considerd key to understanding the problem?

    • D. 

      Where can useful quantitative data be found?

  • 11. 
    When faced with ensuring that collected data is meaningful and intrerpretable:
    • A. 

      Cross-sectional analysis provides a number of different perspectives.

    • B. 

      Time-series comparisons are preffered when available.

    • C. 

      Standards of sorts may be used to define a problem or population.

    • D. 

      A and C only

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    When seeking to understand communities we must recognize that functions of community:
    • A. 

      Include socialization and social control

    • B. 

      Are inextricably intertwined

    • C. 

      Includes analysis of structures

    • D. 

      Aand b only

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    Which theoritical structure is useful when seeking to understand communities?
    • A. 

      Systems Theory

    • B. 

      Human ecology theory

    • C. 

      Human behaviour theories

    • D. 

      Power, change and politics theory

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    Gavin, a community social worker, generally operates from a Conflict Theory Perspective. Which is likely to be his view of the community?
    • A. 

      There is competition for resources

    • B. 

      The community controls government decision making

    • C. 

      Oppression comes largely from the "isms" (racisim, classism).

    • D. 

      A and c

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    Practitioners need a systematic approach to conceptualizing and analyzing community strengths adn social problems because:
    • A. 

      Communities constantly change.

    • B. 

      Community-level macro change requires an understanding of history and development of a community.

    • C. 

      The community in which one lives has a lot to do with who one is and the problems one faces.

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      B and c only

  • 16. 
    Identifying community boundaries, profiling social problems, and understanding dominant values are relevant to which of the following tasks?
    • A. 

      Determining community characteristics

    • B. 

      Analyzing organizations internally

    • C. 

      Examining the system's readiness for change

    • D. 

      Selecting an appropriate change approach

  • 17. 
    Nonprofit agencies, public agencies, and for-profit agencies all constitute:
    • A. 

      In-kind services

    • B. 

      Service-delivery units

    • C. 

      Beneficiaries of services

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    Citizen participation rolls as identified by Burke include all BUT WHICH of the following?
    • A. 

      Resource allocation

    • B. 

      Review and commitment

    • C. 

      Advisory

    • D. 

      Shared decision making

  • 19. 
    Communication, cooperation, coordination, collaboration, and consolidation represent:
    • A. 

      Theories of community practice

    • B. 

      Types of community functions

    • C. 

      Levels of interaction among service providers

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    Mike is a recent hire at SDC andhas been assigned to the community of Broad Leaf. Which question is Mike likely to ask in his quest to understand past experiences with the community members and problem?
    • A. 

      How do representatives of this group perceive the sustaining system?

    • B. 

      How should the condition statement be framed?

    • C. 

      What literature is considered key to understanding the condition, problem, need or opportunity?

    • D. 

      What plans does this community have to upgrade?

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    Mike also needs to select factors that help him in understanding the population he's working with. Which of the following questions is NOT relevant to this activity?
    • A. 

      Which factors appear to be the most logical ones to be addressed in this episode of change?

    • B. 

      How long has SDC been working with this community?

    • C. 

      What appear to be the major factors that help in understanding the population?

    • D. 

      What pattern of behaviour exists tohelp to understand why the community has reacted as it has?

  • 22. 
    An etiology:
    • A. 

      Is defined as "the underlying causes of a problem or disorder."

    • B. 

      Denotes that there willb e simple, linear, cause-and-effect relationships of a problem in macro practice.

    • C. 

      Requires that the practitioner keep an open mind and let quantitative data, related information, and the personal experiences of the target population representatives inform an understanding of the problem.

    • D. 

      A and c only

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 23. 
    In many cases, alternative explainations of cause and effect are all logical and "correct". The decision that must be made, however, is not one of choosing the "correct" perspective on etiology, :
    • A. 

      But on the working hypothesis of the etiology.

    • B. 

      But to identify the key informants that could assist in identification of the condition, problem, need or opportunity.

    • C. 

      But rather on building support for the proposed change.

    • D. 

      But rather on selecting the subgroup(s) to be addressed.

  • 24. 
    The fourth task in conducting an analysis of the population as proposed by Netting, Kettner and McMurtry is to:
    • A. 

      Develop an intervention hypothesis.

    • B. 

      Develop a change strategy.

    • C. 

      Develop a working hypothesis of etiology about the problem.

    • D. 

      Review the literature unique to this population.

  • 25. 
    a.) Review the major concepts, issues, and perspectives identified in both the problem analysis and population analysis. b.) Examine all factors contribution to an understanding of the population and the problem, and select those seen as most important and most useful in explaining the current problem. And c.) Prepare a hypothesis of etiology that clearly identifies factors seen as contributing to the problem and that also identifies consequences or results of those factors. These are all items to be completed when doing which of the following?
    • A. 

      Selecting an appropriate change approach

    • B. 

      Developing a change strategy

    • C. 

      Defining process objectives

    • D. 

      Defining outcome objectives

    • E. 

      None of the above

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