Sociology Quiz Questions: Exam!

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Sociology Quiz Questions: Exam!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Choose the one social factor that does NOT promote social mobility.
    • A. 

      Greater wealth

    • B. 

      Greater education

    • C. 

      Greater democracy

    • D. 

      Lessened immigration

  • 2. 
    What did Marx call the class that does NOT own the means of production and must sell its labor to those who do?
    • A. 

      The working class

    • B. 

      The underclass

    • C. 

      Labor

    • D. 

      The proletariat

  • 3. 
    Which measure of social class ranks people on income, education, occupation, or some combination?
    • A. 

      Status

    • B. 

      Class

    • C. 

      Socioeconomic status

    • D. 

      Prestige indicators

  • 4. 
    The richest 20 percent of the U.S. population hold approximately what percent of total income?
    • A. 

      20%

    • B. 

      30%

    • C. 

      50%

    • D. 

      90%

  • 5. 
    Men are ______ likely as women to die in a motor vehicle accident.
    • A. 

      Half

    • B. 

      Twice

    • C. 

      Four times

    • D. 

      Twenty times

  • 6. 
    When men end up alone (never married, divorced, widowed):
    • A. 

      They are happier

    • B. 

      The form support networks

    • C. 

      They are more successful at work

    • D. 

      Their health suffers

  • 7. 
    In 2009, full-time, full-year female workers earned an all-time high of ______ percent of what men earn.
    • A. 

      94

    • B. 

      86

    • C. 

      78

    • D. 

      68

  • 8. 
    Informal discrimination that serves as a barrier to women’s promotions in traditionally male careers is known as:
    • A. 

      The glass ceiling

    • B. 

      Limited achievement

    • C. 

      Glass escalators

    • D. 

      The glass bottomed boat

  • 9. 
    Which of these would be MOST likely to report experiencing sexual harassment?
    • A. 

      Male college students

    • B. 

      Female college students

    • C. 

      Male non-college students

    • D. 

      Female non-college students

  • 10. 
    The classic sociological theory of illness was first formulated by:
    • A. 

      Marx

    • B. 

      Weber

    • C. 

      Talcott Parsons

    • D. 

      Durkheim

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is a norm associated with the sick role?
    • A. 

      Sick people should enjoy being sick

    • B. 

      Sick people should be helf responsible their own illness

    • C. 

      Sick people should seek and follow medical advice

    • D. 

      Sick people should work as much as they can, despite their illness

  • 12. 
    Women are:
    • A. 

      Less likely to live in a nursing home than men

    • B. 

      More likely to live longer than men

    • C. 

      Less likely to be disabled than men

    • D. 

      Report better health than men

  • 13. 
    The most commonly reported forms of mental illness in the U.S. are:
    • A. 

      Major depression and problems with alcohol

    • B. 

      Obsessive compulsive disorder and depression

    • C. 

      Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

    • D. 

      Alcohol and drug abuse

  • 14. 
    Rates of depression are highest among
    • A. 

      A. Working mothers and father

    • B. 

      B. Unemployed men

    • C. 

      C. Married mothers and unemployed women

    • D. 

      D. Women without children or husbands

  • 15. 
    The family differs from other social institutions in that it:
    • A. 

      A. May be biological as well as social

    • B. 

      B. Is an organized pattern of social interaction for meeting a societal need

    • C. 

      C. Is important for the maintenance of society

    • D. 

      D. None of these; the family doesn’t differ from other social institutions

  • 16. 
    About _____ American children grow up in poverty
    • A. 

      A. One in two

    • B. 

      B. One in five

    • C. 

      C. One in ten

    • D. 

      D. One in twenty

  • 17. 
    Homogamy refers to:
    • A. 

      A. People marrying others similar to themselves

    • B. 

      B. People marrying others different from themselves

    • C. 

      C. Homosexual marriages

    • D. 

      D. Marrying people on the basis of physical attractiveness

  • 18. 
    _________ Grandparents report that they see their grandchildren at least once per month and have a good relationship with them.
    • A. 

      A. Few

    • B. 

      About 10%

    • C. 

      About 20%

    • D. 

      Most

  • 19. 
    Approximately what percent of all births in the U.S. are to unmarried women?
    • A. 

      10%

    • B. 

      20%

    • C. 

      33%

    • D. 

      40%

  • 20. 
    The function of education that pertains to the teach of specific skills such as reading and mathematics is known as:
    • A. 

      A. Selection and allocation

    • B. 

      B. Training and knowledge

    • C. 

      C. Social control

    • D. 

      D. Socialization

  • 21. 
    The practice of evaluating children relatively early in their school experience and encouraging them to follow a particular educational program based on these evaluations is known as:
    • A. 

      A. Counseling

    • B. 

      B. Facilitating

    • C. 

      C. Tracking

    • D. 

      D. Curriculum planning

  • 22. 
    A major reason that students who are tracked into low-ability groups learn less than other students is that they:
    • A. 

      A. Are less likely to learn

    • B. 

      B. Are taught less

    • C. 

      C. Forget more

    • D. 

      D. Are less willing to learn

  • 23. 
    According to your text, the lasting contribution of Weber’s analysis of the Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism is the idea that:
    • A. 

      A. Religion is a totally independent institution

    • B. 

      B. Protestantism revolutionized social institutions

    • C. 

      C. Capitalism benefited Protestants more than others

    • D. 

      D. Religion can be important element in social change

  • 24. 
    What is the fastest-growing major world religion?
    • A. 

      A. Roman Catholicism

    • B. 

      B. Judaism

    • C. 

      C. Islam

    • D. 

      D. Buddhism

  • 25. 
    The ability to get others to do something against their wishes is called:
    • A. 

      A. Power

    • B. 

      B. Influence

    • C. 

      C. Politics

    • D. 

      D. Conflict

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