Overla - Groups And Formal Organizations

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of members of a group?
    • A. 

      They have at least one interest or goal in common

    • B. 

      They take each others behavior into account

    • C. 

      They are in contact with one another

    • D. 

      They all have the same social status

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of domination?
    • A. 

      Physical force

    • B. 

      Imprisonment

    • C. 

      Ridicule

    • D. 

      Cooperation

  • 3. 
    Authority refers to using power
    • A. 

      To promote conflict

    • B. 

      In a socially approved way

    • C. 

      To discriminate against specific social categories of people

    • D. 

      In an illegal way

  • 4. 
    Primary relationships are more likely to develop if the size of the group is small.  What is the main reason for this fact?
    • A. 

      It is easier to know individuals well when you are in a small group rather than in a large group

    • B. 

      Large groups tend to be more coercive

    • C. 

      Large groups tend to be more informal and therefore there is a less structured environment in which to get to know people

    • D. 

      Large groups tend to meet more often than small groups

  • 5. 
    A motel manager requires that all maids wear the same uniform or they will be fired.  This is an example of _____
    • A. 

      Cooperation

    • B. 

      Conflict

    • C. 

      Coercion

    • D. 

      Conformity

  • 6. 
    When any of the maids on a motels staff is not feeling well, it is understood that the other maids will help her out by doing part of her work.  This is an example of _____
    • A. 

      Social exchange

    • B. 

      Cooperation

    • C. 

      Conformity

    • D. 

      Coercion

  • 7. 
    Thirty retired people who go on a two-week tour of Europe together are an example of a _____
    • A. 

      Primary group

    • B. 

      Secondary group

    • C. 

      Social network

    • D. 

      Formal group

  • 8. 
    According to conflict theory, which of the following is the main method of controlling conflict in prisons?
    • A. 

      The superior power of the guards

    • B. 

      The desire on the part of the inmates to get along with one another

    • C. 

      Cable television

    • D. 

      Training programs offered to inmates to further their education

  • 9. 
    Bureaucracies (an organization like our school or IBM)
    • A. 

      Keep written records of their activities

    • B. 

      Encourage the promotion of people based on social connections and family relationships

    • C. 

      Are informal organizations

    • D. 

      Rarely have written rules and procedures

  • 10. 
    A group of neighbors believes that the city government is not removing snow from their streets frequently enough in the winter.  This group sends representatives to the city council to present the problem.  This neighborhood group is an example of _____
    • A. 

      A primary relationship

    • B. 

      A formal group

    • C. 

      An informal group

    • D. 

      A social category

  • 11. 
    In the previous quesion, the city council would be an example of _____
    • A. 

      A primary relationship

    • B. 

      A formal group

    • C. 

      An informal group

    • D. 

      A social category

  • 12. 
    A hierarchy of authority (those with the least power at the bottom, those with the most power at the top)
    • A. 

      Should not exist in a bureaucracy

    • B. 

      Usually exists in informal organizations but is not necessary in formal organizations

    • C. 

      Is shaped like a pyramid

    • D. 

      Uses coercion and conflict to force people to follow unwritten rules

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is NOT an example of a group?
    • A. 

      The members of a tennis team

    • B. 

      All of the people attending a performance of a community play on a Friday night

    • C. 

      A fourth grade class

    • D. 

      A family

  • 14. 
    You are buying a house and have several appointments with your lawyer concerning completing the necessary paperwork.  This is an example of a _____
    • A. 

      Secondary relationship

    • B. 

      Primary relationship

    • C. 

      Social aggregate

    • D. 

      Social category

  • 15. 
    Marie's best friend lives across the street from her and they spend most of their free time together.  This is an example of a _____
    • A. 

      Secondary relationship

    • B. 

      Primary relationship

    • C. 

      Social aggregate

    • D. 

      Social category

  • 16. 
    Many of the residents of a small town have joined together to create a neighborhood park.  This collection of people is an example of a _____
    • A. 

      Social aggregate

    • B. 

      Social category

    • C. 

      Primary group

    • D. 

      Secondary group

  • 17. 
    Retired people over the age of 78 who are African - American and receiving Medicare payments are an example of _____
    • A. 

      Secondary group

    • B. 

      Primary group

    • C. 

      Social aggregate

    • D. 

      Social category

  • 18. 
    Workers at an insurance company are expected to work five hours of overtime a week without extra pay.  If they do not, the boss has implied that they will probably never receive a promotion within the company.  Which of the following best describes this situation?
    • A. 

      Cooperation

    • B. 

      Conflict

    • C. 

      Coercion

    • D. 

      Conformity

  • 19. 
    Those people present at a grocery store when a fire starts are an example of a _____
    • A. 

      Secondary group

    • B. 

      Primary group

    • C. 

      Social aggregate

    • D. 

      Social category

  • 20. 
    A group of heart surgeons meet to discuss the upcoming operation of a patient.  There are 12 cardiac experts in the group.  Eleven of them believe that the surgury should take place tomorrow, using the new equipment just purchased by the hospital for the very first time.  The one surgeon who objects states that the equipment has not been properly tested for the type of surgery that this patient requires.  The other eleven surgeons dismiss this doctors ideas and go ahead with the operation.  The patient dies.  This is a good example of _____
    • A. 

      a primary group

    • B. 

      A social network

    • C. 

      A bureaucracy

    • D. 

      Groupthink

  • 21. 
    Bureaucracies are rarely seen in postindustrial societies because computers have made them obsolete.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Members of a group must have contact with one another (in some way, shape, or form, and for some amount of time)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    If the leaders of a group try to listen to everyone's opinions, the chances of groupthink are reduced
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    A collection of people who share e-mail on the subject of coaching soccer (which I do) is an example of a group
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    In a social exchange, a person is involuntarily forced to do something that he or she does not want to do
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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