How Much Do You Know About Sociology? Trivia Quiz

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Sociology Quizzes & Trivia

Sociology is the study or analysis of social life, social change, social interaction, social causes, and consequences of human behavior and culture. Sociologists are the one who investigates or analyze the structure of groups and societies using different methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis. This quiz has been designed to test your knowledge about the basics of sociology. So let's take this quiz and seek answers. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which term defines who and what we are in relation to others?
    • A. 

      Role

    • B. 

      Status

    • C. 

      Role set

    • D. 

      Master status

  • 2. 
    In US society which of the following is often a master status?
    • A. 

      Occupation

    • B. 

      Physical of mental disability

    • C. 

      Race or color

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Role set refers to
    • A. 

      A number of roles found in any one society

    • B. 

      A number of roles attached to a singe status

    • C. 

      A number of roles that are more or less the same

    • D. 

      A number of roles within any one organization

  • 4. 
    Frank excels at football at his college, but he doesn't have enough time to study as much as he wants to this is an example of
    • A. 

      Role set

    • B. 

      Role strain

    • C. 

      Role conflict

    • D. 

      Role exit

  • 5. 
    The Thomas theorem states that
    • A. 

      Our statuses and roles are the key to our personality

    • B. 

      Most people rise to their level of incompetence

    • C. 

      People know the world only through their language

    • D. 

      Situations defines as real are real in thier consequences.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is the correct meaning of "presentation of self"?
    • A. 

      Efforts to create impressions in the minds of others

    • B. 

      Acting out a master status

    • C. 

      Thinking back over the process of role exit

    • D. 

      Trying to take attention away from others

  • 7. 
    Paul Ekman points to what as an important clue to deception by another person?
    • A. 

      Smiling

    • B. 

      Using tact

    • C. 

      Inconsistencies in a presentation

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    In her study of human emotion, Arlie Hochschild explains that companies typically
    • A. 

      Try to regulate the emotions of workers

    • B. 

      Want workers to be unemotional

    • C. 

      Encourage people to express their true emotions

    • D. 

      Profit from making customers more emotional

  • 9. 
    People are likely to "get" a joke when they
    • A. 

      Know something about more than none culture

    • B. 

      Have a different social background than the joke teller

    • C. 

      Understand the two different realities being presented

    • D. 

      Know why someone wants to tell the joke

  • 10. 
    Socialization, as a sociological term, describes:
    • A. 

      A person's internal mental state when in a group setting

    • B. 

      The difference between introverts and extroverts

    • C. 

      How people learn societal norms, beliefs, and values

    • D. 

      How people interact during social situations