Socl Final Exam Review

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Socl Final Exam Review

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
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  • 2. 
    The ____________ of society refers to the way society is organized.
    • A. 

      Ethos

    • B. 

      Culture

    • C. 

      Structure

    • D. 

      Sociological imagination

  • 3. 
    Which element of a social problem refers to the belief that a particular social condition is harmful to society?
    • A. 

      Operational

    • B. 

      Objective

    • C. 

      Subjective

    • D. 

      Theoretical

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the five traditional social institutions?
    • A. 

      Religion

    • B. 

      Family

    • C. 

      Prison

    • D. 

      Politics

  • 5. 
    Sociologists refer to the position a person holds in a group as his or her
    • A. 

      Folkway.

    • B. 

      Role.

    • C. 

      Institution.

    • D. 

      Status.

  • 6. 
    Symbolic interactionism emphasizes that
    • A. 

      Societal institutions meet the needs of people in society.

    • B. 

      The important symbols of society are distributed unequally.

    • C. 

      Human behavior is influenced by meanings that are created through social interaction.

    • D. 

      Institutional inequalities cause social problems.

  • 7. 
    According to C. Wright Mills, the ____________ is the ability to see the connections between our personal lives and the social world.
    • A. 

      Sociological imagination

    • B. 

      Anomie

    • C. 

      Functional perspective

    • D. 

      Ascribed status

  • 8. 
    A social problem is a social condition that
    • A. 

      A segment of society views as harmful to members of society and in need of remedy.

    • B. 

      Results in conflict among various population segments of a society.

    • C. 

      Everyone in a society agrees is problematic for the society.

    • D. 

      Interferes with the functioning of society.

  • 9. 
    Every status is associated with many _________, or the set of rights, obligations, and expectations associated with a status.
    • A. 

      Institutions

    • B. 

      Norms

    • C. 

      Values

    • D. 

      Roles

  • 10. 
    The sociological imagination allows us to see the connections between private troubles and ________.
    • A. 

      social institutions

    • B. 

      Sociology

    • C. 

      Social problems

    • D. 

      Public issues

  • 11. 
    Which perspective argues that the division of society into the "haves" and "have-nots" will create social problems?
    • A. 

      Functionalist

    • B. 

      Conflict

    • C. 

      Interactionist

    • D. 

      Anomie

  • 12. 
    Mental illness is considered a “hidden epidemic” because
    • A. 

      Health care providers tend to misdiagnose mentally ill patients as physically ill.

    • B. 

      Most mentally ill are institutionalized in hospitals or long-term care facilities.

    • C. 

      The shame associated with mental problems discourages people from acknowledging them.

    • D. 

      The mentally ill are more likely to stay at home and avoid contact with others.

  • 13. 
    Medicaid is funded
    • A. 

      By private insurance corporations.

    • B. 

      Solely by the state government.

    • C. 

      Solely by the federal government.

    • D. 

      Jointly by federal and state governments.

  • 14. 
    What is an example of how health problems impact poverty?
    • A. 

      Lower-class individuals experience greater adversity and stress as a result of their deprived and difficult living conditions.

    • B. 

      Individuals in higher social classes are less likely to be stigmatized for mental illness.

    • C. 

      The higher social classes are more likely to be diagnosed and treated for mental illness.

    • D. 

      Physical and mental health problems can limit one’s ability to pursue education and vocational training and/or employment

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is an argument in favor of a single-payer health care system?​
    • A. 

      It would place power in the hands of the states rather than the federal government.

    • B. 

      It would be a truly market based system.

    • C. 

      It would keep the government out of the business of health care.

    • D. 

      It would save money.

  • 16. 
    A symbolic interactionist is likely to study
    • A. 

      How illness keeps people from performing their roles.

    • B. 

      Health care as a market commodity in capitalistic systems.

    • C. 

      The varying definitions of diseases and conditions across cultures.

    • D. 

      How illness leads to other social problems in society.

  • 17. 
    Deinstitutionalization in mental health care refers to the process of
    • A. 

      Adding more private rooms, community dining facilities, and recreational areas in mental health hospitals.

    • B. 

      Reducing costly and often neglectful institutional care and providing more humane services in the community.

    • C. 

      Decreasing the numbers of doctors and other health care workers who practice in mental hospitals.

    • D. 

      Providing more job training in mental health facilities that will prepare patients to obtain employment when they leave the health care facility.

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is NOT true regarding the health environment of Americans?
    • A. 

      Americans tend to have unhealthy patterns of food consumption.

    • B. 

      American communities are designed for automobiles rather than pedestrians.

    • C. 

      Americans have the highest obesity rates of any industrialized nation.

    • D. 

      Americans tend to work fewer hours and take more time off than workers in other industrialized nations.

  • 19. 
    Which of the theoretical perspectives is most likely to study how changes in society affect health?
    • A. 

      Symbolic interactionism

    • B. 

      Conflict

    • C. 

      Feminism

    • D. 

      Structural-functionalism

  • 20. 
    What is the official name of the program commonly referred to as Obamacare?​
    • A. 

      Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

    • B. 

      No Child Left Behind Act

    • C. 

      Personal Health Protection and Rehabilitation Act

    • D. 

      Universal Health Care Initiative

  • 21. 
    Which of the following was NOT cited in the textbook as a strategy to improve mental health care?​
    • A. 

      ​improving access to mental health care

    • B. 

      Providing mental health support for college students

    • C. 

      Stigmatizing mental illness

    • D. 

      Eliminating the negative label of mental illness

  • 22. 
    The structural-functional perspective is more likely than the conflict or symbolic interactionist perspective to view drug abuse as
    • A. 

      due to the weakening of norms in society.

    • B. 

      Learned through interaction in small groups.

    • C. 

      A response to the inequality perpetuated by the capitalist system.

    • D. 

      The consequence of a psychological predisposition to experience pleasure from drugs.

  • 23. 
    _______________ theories propose that some individuals are predisposed to drug abuse.
    • A. 

      Biological

    • B. 

      Symbolic interaction

    • C. 

      Conflict

    • D. 

      Psychological

  • 24. 
    According to the symbolic interactionist perspective, people who use drugs do so because
    • A. 

      They have been exploited and alienated by a capitalistic society.

    • B. 

      They have learned to label the drug-using experience in positive terms.

    • C. 

      They have a biological predisposition to drug addiction.

    • D. 

      The society is in a state of anomie.

  • 25. 
    If an individual internalizes the label of a drug user, she is likely to
    • A. 

      Substitute legal for illegal drugs.

    • B. 

      Continue and sometimes escalate drug use.

    • C. 

      seek treatment for drug abuse.

    • D. 

      Quit using drugs of any kind.