Test Your Knowledge About Types Of Authority! Trivia Quiz

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Test Your Knowledge About Types Of Authority by taking this trivia quiz. Authority is basically the power that one has to give orders, which others are expected to follow, and there are different types of authorities, just like there is leadership. Authority is mostly based one where gets the power from, the best learning more about it, and how to exercise it too.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is another term for illegitimate power?
    • A. 

      Authority

    • B. 

      Coercion

    • C. 

      Communism

    • D. 

      Socialism

  • 2. 
    What were the three sources of authority identified by Max Weber?
    • A. 

      Religious, familial, educational

    • B. 

      Militaristic, political, economic

    • C. 

      Global, regional, national

    • D. 

      Traditional, rational-legal, charismatic

  • 3. 
    What type of authority is based on written rules that are reasonable and agreed to by the people?
    • A. 

      Traditional authority

    • B. 

      Rational-legal authority

    • C. 

      Global, regional, national

    • D. 

      Totalitarian authority

  • 4. 
    What is the routinization of charisma?
    • A. 

      The impeachment of a charsmatic leader by his or her followers

    • B. 

      The transtion of authority from a charismatic leader to either traditional or rational-legal authority

    • C. 

      The bureaucratization of a cult

    • D. 

      The belief in a charismatic leader being "the one and only"

  • 5. 
    What term describes the idea that everyone has the same basic arights by virtue of being born in a country or by immigrating and becoming a naturalized citizen?
    • A. 

      Representative democracy

    • B. 

      Direct democracy

    • C. 

      Universal citenship

    • D. 

      Oligarchy

  • 6. 
    Which of the following platforms would a dedicated Democrat most likely embrace?
    • A. 

      Laws that favor business and provide tax breaks for the wealthy

    • B. 

      Teh abolition of all loaws restricting capitalism

    • C. 

      A reinterpretation of the Constitution and public ownership of property

    • D. 

      Legislation that transfers income from teh rich to poor and controls wages, working conditions, and competition

  • 7. 
    What term describes people who think alike on a particular issue and who can be mobilized for political action?
    • A. 

      Special-interest group

    • B. 

      Lobbyist

    • C. 

      Social group

    • D. 

      Political aggregate

  • 8. 
    Which sociologist coined the term "power elite" to describe the top leaders of the largest corporations, most powerful generals and admirals, and certain elite politicians who make the major decision in the US?
    • A. 

      Lews coser jr

    • B. 

      C. wright mills

    • C. 

      Talcott parsons

    • D. 

      Kai ericson

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is the best description of an economy?
    • A. 

      A system of producing and distributing goods and services

    • B. 

      A system of checks and balances

    • C. 

      A system of protecting the people from unsafe products

    • D. 

      A system of power and authority to finance governments

  • 10. 
    When did the first noticeable conditions of social inequality occur in human societies?
    • A. 

      When powerful rulers were able to gain control of military power

    • B. 

      When hunting and gathering clans began to compete with other clans for hunting rights

    • C. 

      When subsistence economies flourished due to the invention of the plow

    • D. 

      When surplus was generated through a division of labor.

  • 11. 
    In which society did power shift from the heads of families and clans to a ruling elite, leading to greater inequality?
    • A. 

      Hunting and gathering society

    • B. 

      Agricultural society

    • C. 

      Horticultural society

    • D. 

      Industrial society

  • 12. 
    Who was the sociologist who coined the phrase "conspicuous consumption" to describe the elaborate consumption of material goods?
    • A. 

      Talcott parsons

    • B. 

      Herbert spencer

    • C. 

      Thorstein veblen

    • D. 

      Michael burawoy

  • 13. 
    What is a pure form of capitalism where market forces operate without government interference?
    • A. 

      Welfare capitalism

    • B. 

      Corporate capitalism

    • C. 

      Socialist capitalism

    • D. 

      Laissez-faire capitalism

  • 14. 
    In a capitalist economy, who or what determines the price of goods?
    • A. 

      A central committee

    • B. 

      The nations leadership

    • C. 

      Teh cost of producing the item

    • D. 

      Market forces

  • 15. 
    What are the three essential components of socialism?
    • A. 

      Public ownership of the means of production, central planning, free-market economy

    • B. 

      Central planning, public ownership of the means of production, distribution without profit motive

    • C. 

      Free-market economy, public ownership of the means of production, pursuit of profit

    • D. 

      Distribution of goods without a profit motive, individual owernship of the means of prodcution, competition

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