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  • 1. 
    Charles Colley referred to a small social group whose members share personal and enduring relationships using the term:
    • A. 

      Primary group

    • B. 

      Expressive group

    • C. 

      Secondary group

    • D. 

      Instrumental group

  • 2. 
    What is the sociological term coined by Irving Janis for a limited understanding of some issue caused by group conformity?
    • A. 

      Groupthink

    • B. 

      Tunnel vision

    • C. 

      Doublethink

    • D. 

      Bureaucratic ritualism

  • 3. 
    A secondary group is a social group that:
    • A. 

      We experience late in life

    • B. 

      Is generally much smaller than a primary group

    • C. 

      Is impersonal and tries to accomplish some specific goal

    • D. 

      Engages in unimportant activities

  • 4. 
    The term "bureaucracy" refers to:
    • A. 

      A small, primary organization

    • B. 

      An organizational model rationally designed to perform tasks efficiently

    • C. 

      An organizational model that operates informally

    • D. 

      Any source of inefficiency in organizational operation

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Expressive leadership

    • B. 

      Instrumental leadership

    • C. 

      Secondary leadership

    • D. 

      Democratic leadership

  • 6. 
    In what way do men and women typically differ in their use of space?
    • A. 

      Women commenly seek to control more space than men

    • B. 

      Older women use more space than younger men

    • C. 

      There is no difference: Men and women use space in the same way

    • D. 

      Men commonly seek to control more space than women

  • 7. 
    The study of social interaction in terms of theatrical performance is referred to as:
    • A. 

      Dramaturgical analysis

    • B. 

      Ethnomethodology

    • C. 

      The social construction of reality

    • D. 

      The Thomas theorem

  • 8. 
    The Thomas theorem states that:
    • A. 

      A role is as a role does

    • B. 

      Situations defined as real are real in their consequences

    • C. 

      People act out only the roles that thier culture provides

    • D. 

      People know the world only through their language

  • 9. 
    What is the term for a social position that is received at birth or involuntarily taken on later in life?
    • A. 

      Master status

    • B. 

      Passive role

    • C. 

      Ascribed status

    • D. 

      Achieved status

  • 10. 
    What do sociologists call two or more people who identify and interact with one another?
    • A. 

      A crowd

    • B. 

      A dyad

    • C. 

      A social group

    • D. 

      A micro-system

  • 11. 
    People riding together on a subway are correctly called a social group
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Stanley Milgram's research withe the "teacher-learner" demonstrated that only sociopathic German Nazis would engage in harmful behavior like the holocaust
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Understanding why someone is telling a joke

    • B. 

      Having a different social background than the joke teller

    • C. 

      Understanding the two realities presented in the joke and approaching their difference

    • D. 

      Knowing the joke teller well

  • 14. 
    Being an honors student is an example of which of the following?
    • A. 

      Asribed status

    • B. 

      Role set

    • C. 

      Role status

    • D. 

      Achieved status

  • 15. 
    In Sociology, the term "status" refers to the level of importance of a person
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    A person's sex or racial identity is an asribed status
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    A master status refers to being the best in one's occupational field
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Passengers sitting in an airport gate area and waiting to board a plane are an example of a:
    • A. 

      Group

    • B. 

      Population

    • C. 

      Crowd or aggregate

    • D. 

      Category

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is typically true of a social network?
    • A. 

      Networks are "fuzzy" groups containing people we "know of" rather than those we "know"

    • B. 

      Networks are built on primary relationships

    • C. 

      Networks have clear boundaries defining membership

    • D. 

      Networks foster a strong sense of membership

  • 20. 
    As groups increase in size, interaction becomes more intense and more personal
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Oligarchy refers to the rule of the many by the few
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Georg Simmel referred to a group of three as a dyad
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the traits of bureaucracy noted by Max Weber?
    • A. 

      Favoring kin (relatives) over strangers

    • B. 

      Specialization

    • C. 

      Rules and regulations

    • D. 

      Hierarchy of offices

  • 24. 
    Stanley Milgram's research, in which subjects used a "shock generator," showed that:
    • A. 

      People become angry towards those who disagree with them, even if it is a teaching-learning situation

    • B. 

      The ability to tolerate pain varies withe cultural background, and the type of task assigned to them

    • C. 

      The conclusions of Soloman Asch's research were incorrect

    • D. 

      Ordinary people will follow the orders of a "legitimate" authority figure, even if it cause pain to another

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      Passive role

    • B. 

      Ascribed status

    • C. 

      Master status

    • D. 

      Achieved status