Sociology Basic Knowledge Test! Trivia Questions Quiz

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Sociology Basic Knowledge Test! Trivia Questions Quiz

Sociology is the study and analysis of human relationships and institutions which elucidates necessary affairs of the world, communities, and personal life. Sociology research about social causes and outcomes of family conflict, religious faith, racial and gender identity, crime and law, etc. This quiz has been designed to test your knowledge about basic sociology. Read the questions and answer according to the options provided. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is Sociology?
    • A. 

      Study of society.

    • B. 

      Study of sociopaths.

    • C. 

      Systematic study of human society and social interaction.

    • D. 

      Systematic study of sociological perspectives.

  • 2. 
    Good sociology is:
    • A. 

      Organized, Systematic

    • B. 

      Inquiring

    • C. 

      Curious, Committed

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Who are the four important founding theorists in sociology?
    • A. 

      Marx, Durkheim, Jung, Freud

    • B. 

      Marx, Durkheim, Simmel, Weber

    • C. 

      Jung, Freud, Darwin, Marx

    • D. 

      Simmel, Darwin, Twain, Weber

  • 4. 
    "A basic image of society that guides thinking and research" is the definition for what?
    • A. 

      Sociological Cause and Effect

    • B. 

      Sociological Research Theory

    • C. 

      Sociological Imagination

    • D. 

      Theoretical Paradigm

  • 5. 
    What is the theory?
    • A. 

      A statement of how and why specific facts are related.

    • B. 

      A set of logically interrelated statements that attempts to describe, explain and (occasionally) predict social events.

    • C. 

      Sociologically created answers to sociological questions.

    • D. 

      A and B.

  • 6. 
    The five theories are functionalism, conflict theory, social interactionism, feminism, postmodernism.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Functionalism:
    • A. 

      Is rooted in the tradition of Durkheim (elaborated by Talcott Parsons)

    • B. 

      Believes that society is a system

    • C. 

      Functionalist perspectives are based on the assumption that society is a stable and orderly system.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 8. 
    Conflict Perspective:
    • A. 

      Rooted in the work of Marx and Weber

    • B. 

      Focuses on power and its deployment

    • C. 

      Groups in society are engaged in a continuous power struggle for control over scarce resources

    • D. 

      All true

    • E. 

      All false

  • 9. 
    Karl Marx
    • A. 

      Focused on economic arrangements.

    • B. 

      Believed that scarce or limited resources created conflict.

    • C. 

      None of the above.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 10. 
    Max Weber
    • A. 

      Disagreed with Marx that all power is economic

    • B. 

      Added prestige (status)

    • C. 

      There are different forms of authority

    • D. 

      None of the above

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    What are 'feminist perspectives'?
    • A. 

      Sociology by, for and about women.

    • B. 

      Focus on the significance of gender in understanding and explaining inequalities that exist between men and women.

    • C. 

      Both

  • 12. 
    Existing theories have been unsuccessful in explaining social life in contemporary societies that are characterized by post-industrialization, consumerism, and global communications. This is the definition of what theory?
    • A. 

      Conflict theory

    • B. 

      Social interactionism

    • C. 

      Postmodernism

    • D. 

      Feminism

    • E. 

      Functionalism