Sociology Trivia Questions Test! Quiz

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Sociology Trivia Questions Test! Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The corners of life that people occupy, such as jobs, income, education, gender, age, and race, are referred to as the social imperative.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Sociologists often use "common sense" to understand the way the world "is".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Herbert Spencer believed the most capable and intelligent members of a society would survive while the weak and less capable would die, thus improving society, in a master plan he called "the survival of the fittest"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Emile Durkheim identified the degree of social integration as the primary variable to explain different rates of suicide within different European nations.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    According to Max Weber, the "sign" Calvinists looked for as an indication they were saved was their successful investment in capital.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Sociology places no importance on ethics and values during research.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Ethnocentrism is purely a negative trait with no redeeming qualities.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    A person who professes a belief in freedom and equality but also demonstrates behavior that is sexist and racist is involved in value contradiction.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Ascribed status is involuntary and achieved status is voluntary.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    All master statuses are achieved statuses.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Some people have a contradiction or a mismatch between their statuses.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The difference between role and status is that we occupy a status and play a role.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Stereotypes deeply influence how we react to one another.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    When experiencing groupthink, people take on a collective tunnel vision and are convinced there is only one right viewpoint with a single course of action.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Sociologist Ervin Goffman (1963) used the term stigma to refer to characteristics that discredit people, including violations of norms of ability and violations of norms of appearance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Human sexuality illustrates how a group's definitions of an act, not the act itself, determines whether or not it is considered deviant.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    By employing techniques of neutralization, even the most dedicated deviants can view themselves as conformists, or non-deviants.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Functionalists believe deviance has no useful purpose in society and only contributes to social chaos.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    In a caste system, social stratification is based on ascribed status.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    In a class system, there is little opportunity for movement between classes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    In contrast to most other stratification systems, Karl Marx's system had only two classes, each depending on the individual's relationship to the means of production.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Wealth and income are interchangeable terms, each meaning the same in reference to social class.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Lower-class parents encourage their children to be creative as they grow up, while middle class parents focus on having their children defer to authority.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    The higher a person's position on the social class ladder, the more likely they will become a victim of crime.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    In exchange mobility, about the same number of people move up and down the social class ladder, which results in the overall social-class system showing little change.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False