Sociological Theory Final Exam Practice

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SOC3000 Final Exam Lisa M. Kruse Sociological Theory WMU


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  • 1. 
    The progress of Sociological knowledge has gone through three phases: Theological, Theoretical and Empirical 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    What are the two main ideas of the Enlightenment? 
  • 3. 
    Which theorist is most closely linked to Positivism? 
    • A. 

      George Herbert Mead

    • B. 

      August Comte

    • C. 

      Karl Marx

    • D. 

      Harriet Martineau

  • 4. 
    According to Comte, what was the purpose of Sociology? What were we to study? 
    • A. 

      Reorganizing society after the French Revolution destroyed democracy

    • B. 

      Study the progress of new democracy

    • C. 

      Observe society's laws and rights through Empiricism

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    What is the function of theory? Check all that are correct. 
    • A. 

      To prove things to be true

    • B. 

      Explain phenomena

    • C. 

      To come up with new concepts

    • D. 

      To provide insight

  • 6. 
    What are the three main assumptions of the field of Sociology? Assumptions about   ___________________ Assumptions about   ___________________ Assumptions about   ___________________
  • 7. 
    For Durkheim, what is the root of everything social? 
    • A. 

      Collective Effervescence

    • B. 

      Society

    • C. 

      The Economy

    • D. 

      Religion

  • 8. 
    What caused the shift from mechanical to organic solidarity?
    • A. 

      Competition

    • B. 

      The enlightenment

    • C. 

      Division of labor

    • D. 

      Class consciousness

  • 9. 
    The four types of suicide are: _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________
  • 10. 
    Which theorist considers the cult o the individual to be the new sacred element? 
    • A. 

      Emile Durkheim

    • B. 

      George Herbert Mead

    • C. 

      Karl Marx

    • D. 

      August Comte

  • 11. 
    According to George Herbert Mead, humans don't act, they react. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    What is George Herbert Mead's assumption about human nature?
    • A. 

      We are born a blank slate

    • B. 

      We use symbols to react

    • C. 

      There are natural laws ordering society

    • D. 

      A and B

  • 13. 
    Overproduction leads to social change and a collapse in capitalism through class struggle.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    To increase the value of an item, one must create surplus labor. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The major sociological question Karl Marx tackled in his life work is:
    • A. 

      What is the ideal or utopian society?

    • B. 

      How does capitalism work?

    • C. 

      Why is capitalism so exploitative?

    • D. 

      Why are individuals social and altruistic?

  • 16. 
    Peter Kivitso, in Classical Sociological Theory: An Introduction, also states that Marx was more concerned with determining how communism or socialism would work as a utopian society than in studying the existing system of capitalism.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the three theoretical frameworks within the field of sociology?
    • A. 

      Social Physics

    • B. 

      Structural Functionalism

    • C. 

      Social Conflict

    • D. 

      Symbolic Interactionism

  • 18. 
    In discussing paradigms: tradition and religion is to theology what _________ is to science.
    • A. 

      Facts

    • B. 

      Laws

    • C. 

      Truth

    • D. 

      Theory

  • 19. 
    Sociologists believe that we never directly experience the world, we only encounter it through our perspectives.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Assumptions are considered to be the basis of thinking and theorizing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Concepts are:
    • A. 

      Used to provide examples

    • B. 

      Tricky to define

    • C. 

      Parts of theory

    • D. 

      Concepts consist of all of the above

  • 22. 
    Enlightenment thinkers believed that progress was only possible if societies choose to advance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Auguste Comte, the father of modern sociology, believed that there were natural laws ordering society and human interaction that could be discovered and adhered to in order to create a more just and peaceful society.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Pre-modern society was conceptualized as individual, or micro-level, interactions and it wasn't until the scientific stage that society was thought of as a structural entity (i.e. as a state or nation).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    This is defined as the attempt of alienated individuals to find self-worth in belongings and wealth.
    • A. 

      Commodification

    • B. 

      Market expansion

    • C. 

      Commodity Fetish

    • D. 

      All of the above are attempts of the alienated to find self-worth

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