Introduction To Sociology! Trivia Facts Quiz

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Sociology Quizzes & Trivia

Sociology is the way of studying humans in society, social life, social change, and causes. Sociologists are expert in investigating the structure or formations of groups, cultures, institutions, and the way humans connect within these contexts. Take this quiz to test and learn about basic Introduction to Sociology. The questions are easy and hard. So, pay attention while answering. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does the sociological perspective show us about whom any individual chooses to marry?
    • A. 

      There is no explaining personal feelings like love

    • B. 

      Peoples actions reflect human free will

    • C. 

      The operation of society guides many of our personal choices

    • D. 

      In the case of love opposites attract

  • 2. 
    In the personal value of studying sociology includes
    • A. 

      Seeing the opportunities and constraints in our lives

    • B. 

      The fact that it is good preparation for a number of careers

    • C. 

      Becoming more active participants in society

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 3. 
    The discipline of sociology first developed in
    • A. 

      Countries experiencing rapid social change

    • B. 

      Countries with strong traditions

    • C. 

      Countries with a history of warfare

    • D. 

      The worlds poorest countries

  • 4. 
    Which early sociologist coined the term sociology in 1838?
    • A. 

      Karl Marx

    • B. 

      Auguste Comte

    • C. 

      Adam Smith

    • D. 

      Herbert Spencer

  • 5. 
    Sociology's social conflict approach draws attention to
    • A. 

      How structure contributes to the overall operation of society

    • B. 

      How people construct meaning through interaction

    • C. 

      Patterns of social inequality

    • D. 

      The stable aspect of society

  • 6. 
    Empirical evidence refers to
    • A. 

      Quantitative rather than qualitative data

    • B. 

      What people consider "common sense"

    • C. 

      Information we can verify with our senses

    • D. 

      Patterns found in every known society

  • 7. 
    When trying to measure peoples "social class" you would have to keep in mind that
    • A. 

      Your measurement can never be both reliable and valid

    • B. 

      There are several ways to operationalize this variable

    • C. 

      There is no way to measure social class

    • D. 

      In the united states everyone agrees on what social class means

  • 8. 
    Interpretive sociology is a research orientation that
    • A. 

      Focuses on peoples actions

    • B. 

      Sees an objectives reality out there

    • C. 

      Seeks to increase social justice

    • D. 

      Focuses on the meanings people attach to behavior

  • 9. 
    In participant observation the problem of breaking in to a setting is often solved with the help of a
    • A. 

      Key informant

    • B. 

      Research assistant

    • C. 

      Bigger budget

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 10. 
    The critical sociology research orientation is linked most closely to which theoretical approach?
    • A. 

      Structural functional approach

    • B. 

      Social conflict approach

    • C. 

      Symbolic interaction approach

    • D. 

      None of the above