Overla - An Invitation To Sociology

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Chapter 1 Test


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  • 1. 
    Several members of a little league baseball team begin wearing their baseball caps backwards and soon the entire team is following this style. This is an example of
    • A. 

      Social structure

    • B. 

      Group conformity

    • C. 

      Group imagination

    • D. 

      Social Darwinism

  • 2. 
    Karl Marx believed that class conflict was inevitable because
    • A. 

      Latent functions are more common than manifest functions

    • B. 

      Social interdependence always leads to social unrest

    • C. 

      Social Darwinism states that a classless society is the most stable type of society

    • D. 

      Workers will eventually overthrow the capitalists just as slaves overthrew their masters

  • 3. 
    The changes caused by the Industrial Revolution, such as people moving from farms to cities, is an example of social
    • A. 

      Conformity

    • B. 

      Darwinism

    • C. 

      Dynamics

    • D. 

      Statics

  • 4. 
    Using the Internet for shopping is convenient and can save time. This is a __________________ function of this type of shopping.
    • A. 

      Latent

    • B. 

      Manifest

    • C. 

      Dynamic

    • D. 

      Static

  • 5. 
    Some people think that shopping over the Internet can lead to social isolation because people go to stores less often. This is a _______________ function of Internet shopping.
    • A. 

      Latent

    • B. 

      Dynamic

    • C. 

      Static

    • D. 

      Manifest

  • 6. 
    The distribution of power is most important in which of the following theoretical perspectives?
    • A. 

      Symbolic Interactionism

    • B. 

      Conflict perspective

    • C. 

      Functionalism

    • D. 

      Positivism

  • 7. 
    The theory that society benefits when each individual finds his or her own social class level without outside interference is called
    • A. 

      Group conformity

    • B. 

      Group imagination

    • C. 

      Class conflict

    • D. 

      Social Darwinism

  • 8. 
    When a baby waves "bye-bye" he/she is using
    • A. 

      Function

    • B. 

      Symbol

    • C. 

      Verstehen

    • D. 

      Rationalization

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is NOT associated with mechanical solidarity
    • A. 

      It existed in pre-Industrial times

    • B. 

      Everyone had a highly specialized role

    • C. 

      There was a widespread consensus of values

    • D. 

      There was a strong social pressure to conform

  • 10. 
    Most groups encourage their members to conform to the groups way of thinking and behaving
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Sociology is one of the oldest sciences, having been around about 400 years
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    A family is a group, but all of the people in this classroom are NOT a group.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Sociologists rarely challenge conventional social wisdom
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The sociological perspective allows sociologists to focus on the common behaviors of a group of people, rather than their individual differences.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    When you try to understand your friends feelings by placing yourself in his/her situation you are using verstehen.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Symbolic interactionists say that we are able to communicate with one another because we have a set of symbols that have similar meanings to all of us.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Sociological Imagination
    • A. 

      Auguste Compte

    • B. 

      C. Wright Mills

    • C. 

      Max Weber

  • 18. 
    Positivism
    • A. 

      Herbert Blumer

    • B. 

      Karl Marx

    • C. 

      Auguste Compte

  • 19. 
    A classless society
    • A. 

      Karl Marx

    • B. 

      Max Weber

    • C. 

      C. Wright Mills

  • 20. 
    Symbolic Interactionism
    • A. 

      Max Weber

    • B. 

      Herbert Blumer

    • C. 

      Karl Marx

  • 21. 
    Rationalization
    • A. 

      Auguste Compte

    • B. 

      Karl Marx

    • C. 

      Max Weber

  • 22. 
    Merton's theory of manifest and latent functions could be easily applied to high schools.  Using Perry High School as a model, identify AND discuss three manifest functions of PHS and three latent functions of PHS.12 points
  • 23. 
    Both a sociologist and a psychologist would be interested in ACT and SAT scores of high school students.  Consider how the scientific interest of the sociologist would differ from that of the psychologist.  Compare the similarities and contrast the differences.10 points
  • 24. 
    Consider which of the three perspectives the following sociologist adheres to:While at a college basketball game this person focuses on the colors of the two teams playing and which is most predominant in the crowd watching the game.  He/she focuses on the way that the crowd reacts to the different songs being played by the band.  They focus on the way that one coach consistently argues with the officials calls and how the other coach seems to sit back and patiently analyze the game.  They pay special attention to the way that the cheerleaders seem to have cheers for each and every possible scenario during the game.
    • A. 

      Functionalist

    • B. 

      Conflict

    • C. 

      Symbolic Interactionist

  • 25. 
    Consider which of the three perspectives the following sociologist adheres to:While at the same college basketball game this sociologist focuses on how everyone in the stadium seems to have a particular task that they are busily working on.  Ticket takers are taking tickets, ushers are showing people to their seats, vendors are selling people their food items, trainers and athletes are moving about busily , coaches are working on some of their pregame rituals.  Everyone seems to have a specific task that they are addressing.
    • A. 

      Functionalist

    • B. 

      Conflict

    • C. 

      Symbolic Interactionist

  • 26. 
    Consider which of the three perspectives the following sociologist adheres to:This sociologist is not even at the game.  He/she is concerned with how much money school A spends on its program as opposed to school B.  He/she is also looking at how much revenue is produced by television rights and merchandising.  He/she believes that school A does better athletically because school A makes more money off of its program and school A spends more on its athletic program. 
    • A. 

      Functionalist

    • B. 

      Conflict

    • C. 

      Symbolic Interactionist