Social Norms And Sanctions

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This quiz on norms and sanctions will deal with quiestions regarding the social rules of behaviour and the forms of punishment against violation of those particular rules. What do you know about them? Let’s find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A Social Sanction is...
    • A. 

      A behavior that punishes or rewards a person for following or not following a norm

    • B. 

      An approved behavior for a specific social situation

    • C. 

      A Value of what is right or wrong, good or bad

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 2. 
    Jane smiles at Stephanie for holding the door open for her. This is an example of a ________ sanction.
  • 3. 
    Curtis carries the elderly person's groceries to his car for him. The elderly man tips him $1. This is an example of a _______________ sanction.
  • 4. 
    President Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in the Middle East prior to taking office. This is an example of what kind of social sanction?
    • A. 

      Positive

    • B. 

      Formal

    • C. 

      Informal

    • D. 

      Informal

    • E. 

      Positive, Formal

  • 5. 
    Thomas went to the bank and stole $500 from the bank teller. He was caught and received a 5 year prison sentence. Which of the four types of sanctions is this?
  • 6. 
    Mary Ann received a very nice thank you card for the nice gift she gave her Aunt Sarah last year. This is an example of a ___________ sanction.
    • A. 

      Positive

    • B. 

      Negative

    • C. 

      Positive Formal

    • D. 

      Negative Informal

    • E. 

      Informal

  • 7. 
    Something that a group of people consider right or wrong, good or bad is called a __________
  • 8. 
    Which of the following is a norm?
    • A. 

      Using utensils at the dinner table while eating

    • B. 

      Saying "thank you" in response to someone doing something nice for you

    • C. 

      Holding the door open for someone who has their hands full

    • D. 

      Driving on the right side of the road in the USA

    • E. 

      All of these are norms