Society And Social Interaction: Practice Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Which of the following is a building block of society?

    • A.

      Institutions

    • B.

      Statuses and roles

    • C.

      Groups

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the options mentioned (institutions, statuses and roles, and groups) are building blocks of society. Institutions refer to the established systems and structures that regulate social behavior and interactions. Statuses and roles are the positions and behaviors individuals occupy within a society. Groups are collections of individuals who share common interests, goals, or characteristics. All these elements contribute to the formation and functioning of society, making "All of the above" the correct answer.

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  • 2. 

    Achieved statuses are always positive.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Achieved statuses can be positive or negative, depending on the individual's accomplishments or actions. For example, achieving a high-ranking position in a company would be considered a positive achieved status, while being convicted of a crime would be a negative achieved status. Therefore, the statement that achieved statuses are always positive is incorrect.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is not an ascribed status?

    • A.

      Race

    • B.

      Gender

    • C.

      Social class of our parents

    • D.

      One’s education

    Correct Answer
    D. One’s education
    Explanation
    One's education is not an ascribed status because it is not something that is automatically assigned to an individual at birth or based on their personal characteristics. Education is a achieved status, meaning it is obtained through personal effort and achievement, such as attending school and gaining knowledge and skills. Ascribed statuses, on the other hand, are those that are assigned to individuals based on characteristics they are born with or have no control over, such as race, gender, or social class of their parents.

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  • 4. 

         ______ refers to the expectations required of a role.

    • A.

      Role expectation

    • B.

      Role performance

    • C.

      Role set

    • D.

      Role conflict

    Correct Answer
    A. Role expectation
    Explanation
    Role expectation refers to the expectations required of a role. It is the set of behaviors, attitudes, and skills that are expected from an individual occupying a particular role. These expectations are typically defined by society, organizations, or individuals who have a stake in the role. Role expectations provide a guideline for how individuals should behave and perform in their roles, and they help to define the responsibilities and obligations associated with the role.

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  • 5. 

     When a person disengages from a role this is known as:  

    • A.

      Role expectation

    • B.

      Role performance

    • C.

      Role exit

    • D.

      Role strain

    Correct Answer
    C. Role exit
    Explanation
    When a person disengages from a role, it is known as role exit. This term refers to the process of leaving a social role or position that was previously held. It involves disengaging from the responsibilities, expectations, and behaviors associated with that role. Role exit can occur voluntarily or involuntarily and may involve a transition to a new role or a complete abandonment of the previous role.

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  • 6. 

    Dramaturgical analysis is a perspective of social interaction that compares real life to a dramatic presentation in a theatre, as if everyone in real life was performing on a stage.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Dramaturgical analysis is a theoretical perspective that views social interaction as a performance, similar to actors on a stage. It suggests that individuals present themselves in a certain way to create specific impressions and manage the impressions others have of them. This perspective emphasizes the role of social scripts, front-stage and back-stage behavior, and the use of props and costumes in shaping social interactions. Therefore, the statement that dramaturgical analysis compares real life to a dramatic presentation in a theatre is accurate, making the answer "True".

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  • 7. 

    Genderlects are:

    • A.

      How we should act as males and females

    • B.

      The biological and physiological characteristics of sexual identity

    • C.

      The linguistic styles that reflect the different worlds of women and men

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. The linguistic styles that reflect the different worlds of women and men
    Explanation
    Genderlects refer to the linguistic styles that reflect the different worlds of women and men. It is not about how we should act as males and females or the biological and physiological characteristics of sexual identity. Genderlects focus on the language patterns, vocabulary, and communication styles that are associated with specific genders and how they shape and reflect the social and cultural differences between men and women.

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  • 8. 

    The amount of personal space an individual maintains is constant, regardless of the circumstances.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "The amount of personal space an individual maintains is constant, regardless of the circumstances" is false. Personal space is not a fixed concept and can vary depending on various factors such as cultural norms, individual preferences, and the specific situation. Different circumstances may require individuals to adjust their personal space boundaries, such as in crowded public places or intimate social interactions. Therefore, the amount of personal space an individual maintains can change based on the circumstances.

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  • 9. 

    Supportive interactions are based on:

    • A.

      Exchange

    • B.

      Cooperation

    • C.

      Both a and b

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Both a and b
    Explanation
    Supportive interactions are based on both exchange and cooperation. This means that in supportive interactions, there is a mutual exchange of resources, information, or assistance between individuals or groups. Additionally, there is a willingness to cooperate and work together towards a common goal. Both exchange and cooperation are essential elements in fostering supportive interactions.

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  • 10. 

    Our onstage presentation of self often includes:  

    • A.

      Costumes

    • B.

      Props

    • C.

      Our mannerisms

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Our onstage presentation of self often includes costumes, props, and our mannerisms. Costumes help us create a specific look or character, props enhance the storytelling and add depth to our performance, and our mannerisms reflect our personality and emotions. Therefore, all of the above options contribute to our onstage presentation of self.

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