Sociology Chapter Two Quiz

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Sociology Chapter Two Quiz - Quiz

You may know the very basics of sociology at this point, but why don’t we kick things up a notch and see how much you know about the second chapter of the subject. How many questions can you get right?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Of all the worlds countries the united states is the most

    • A.

      Multicultural

    • B.

      Culturally uniform

    • C.

      Slowly changing

    • D.

      Resistant to cultural diversity

    Correct Answer
    A. Multicultural
    Explanation
    The correct answer is multicultural. This is because the United States is known for its diverse population, with people from various ethnicities, cultures, and backgrounds living together. The country celebrates and embraces this diversity, which is reflected in its multicultural society.

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  • 2. 

    Ideas created by members of society are part of

    • A.

      High culture

    • B.

      Material culture

    • C.

      Norms

    • D.

      Non material culture

    Correct Answer
    D. Non material culture
    Explanation
    Non-material culture refers to the intangible aspects of a society, including ideas, beliefs, values, and norms. It encompasses the shared knowledge, language, customs, and rituals that shape social behavior and interactions. Ideas created by members of society, such as philosophies, ideologies, and theories, are considered part of non-material culture as they do not have a physical form. Therefore, the correct answer is non-material culture.

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  • 3. 

    US culture holds a strong belief in

    • A.

      The traditions of the past

    • B.

      Individuality

    • C.

      Equality of condition for all

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Individuality
    Explanation
    US culture holds a strong belief in individuality. This means that Americans value and prioritize personal freedom, independence, and uniqueness. They believe in the importance of expressing oneself, pursuing personal goals and ambitions, and making individual choices. This belief in individuality is reflected in various aspects of American culture, such as the emphasis on personal rights and freedoms, the celebration of individual achievements, and the encouragement of self-expression and self-reliance.

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  • 4. 

    Subculture refers to

    • A.

      A part of the population lacking culture

    • B.

      Elements of popular culture

    • C.

      People who embrace high culture

    • D.

      Cultural patterns that set apart segment of a society's population

    Correct Answer
    D. Cultural patterns that set apart segment of a society's population
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "cultural patterns that set apart segment of a society's population." Subculture refers to the distinct cultural patterns, beliefs, and behaviors that differentiate a particular group or segment of a society from the larger mainstream culture. It represents a subset of a larger culture and can include various subgroups such as countercultures, youth cultures, or ethnic cultures. Subcultures often develop their own unique language, fashion, music, and values, which distinguishes them from the dominant culture.

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  • 5. 

    Which region of the united states has the largest share of people who speak a language other than English at home.

    • A.

      The southwest

    • B.

      The northeast

    • C.

      The northwest

    • D.

      The south

    Correct Answer
    A. The southwest
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the southwest. This region of the United States has a higher percentage of people who speak a language other than English at home compared to other regions. This can be attributed to factors such as proximity to the Mexican border and a larger population of Hispanic and Latino communities in states like Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. These factors contribute to a higher prevalence of Spanish and other non-English languages spoken in households in the southwest region.

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  • 6. 

    In human history the dawn of civilization took place with the development of

    • A.

      Hunting and gathering

    • B.

      Pastoralism

    • C.

      Industry

    • D.

      Agriculture

    Correct Answer
    D. Agriculture
    Explanation
    Agriculture is the correct answer because it represents a significant milestone in human history. The development of agriculture allowed humans to transition from a nomadic lifestyle to settled communities. With the ability to cultivate crops and domesticate animals, humans were able to produce a stable food supply, leading to population growth and the establishment of permanent settlements. Agriculture also paved the way for the development of complex societies, as surplus food allowed for specialization of labor, the emergence of social hierarchies, and the growth of trade and commerce.

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  • 7. 

    Which theoretical approach focuses on the link between culture and social inequality

    • A.

      The structural functional approach

    • B.

      The social conflict approach

    • C.

      The symbolic interaction approach

    • D.

      The sociobiology approach

    Correct Answer
    B. The social conflict approach
    Explanation
    The social conflict approach focuses on the link between culture and social inequality. This theoretical approach emphasizes the role of power dynamics and social structures in creating and perpetuating social inequalities. It argues that culture is not neutral, but rather reflects the interests of dominant groups in society. It explores how cultural norms, values, and beliefs can be used to maintain and justify social inequalities, such as those based on race, class, gender, or other social categories. This approach highlights the importance of understanding the ways in which culture contributes to and reinforces social inequality.

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