Sociology Test Paper: Trivia Quiz

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Sociology Test Paper: Trivia Quiz

Below is a sociology test paper that is just perfect for anyone who is willing to test out their understanding of human being and how they choose to relate to each other daily. Think you have what it takes to tackle it? Give it a try and be sure to consult your notes for areas that are problematic for you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A criminal act motivated by prejudice is also known as a _____.
  • 2. 
    A minority is...
    • A. 

      A group of people with physical or cultural traits different from those of the dominant group in society.

    • B. 

      A group of people with physical or cultural traits the same of those of the dominant group in society.

    • C. 

      A group of people with physical or cultural traits different from those of the submissive group in society.

    • D. 

      A person with physical or cultural traits different from those of the dominant group in society.

  • 3. 
    An extreme form of prejudice that assumes superiority of one group over others is called _____.
  • 4. 
    An interest group is a group organized to influence political decision making.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Cultural pluralism is the desire of a group to maintain some sense of identity separate from the dominant group.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Gender identity is a sense of being male or female based on learned cultural values.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Is Gender Socialization common in the US? Explain.
  • 8. 
    People sharing certain inherited physical characteristics that are considered important within a society is...
    • A. 

      Ethnic Minority

    • B. 

      Race

    • C. 

      Minority

    • D. 

      Assimilation

  • 9. 
    Sexism is a set of beliefs, attitudes, norms, and values used to justify sex inequality.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The acceptance of equal access based on the law is de jure segregation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The concentration of women in lower-status positions is _____.
  • 12. 
    The denial of equal access based on everyday practice is de facto segregation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The unequal distribution of scarce resources based on age is...
    • A. 

      Ageism

    • B. 

      Age stratification

    • C. 

      Sexism

    • D. 

      Interest Group

  • 14. 
    Unemployment that includes people not counted in the traditional unemployment categories is also known as _____.
  • 15. 
    What are some stereotypes of the elderly?
  • 16. 
    What does it mean to assimilate?
  • 17. 
    What does subjugation mean? Is there still subjugation today?
  • 18. 
    What is a stereotype? 
  • 19. 
    What is biological determinism?
  • 20. 
    What is the classification of people as male or female based on biological characteristics?
  • 21. 
    What was the world's worst genocide and who was behind it? Explain his reasoning for doing what he did.
  • 22. 
    Where does institutionalized discrimination normally happen? Does it happen in the US?
  • 23. 
    Which class are typically unemployed people who come from families that have been poor for generations?
    • A. 

      Middle Class

    • B. 

      Lower Class

    • C. 

      Upper-Lower Class

    • D. 

      Underclass

  • 24. 
    Widely held negative attitudes towards a group and its individual members is...
    • A. 

      Prejudice

    • B. 

      Stereotype

    • C. 

      Hate Crime

    • D. 

      Racism

  • 25. 
    ______ is treating people differently based on ethnicity, race, religion, and culture.