Sociology Chapters 1 & 2

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Sociology - Chapter 1


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  • 1. 
    What percent of undergrads have 4 or more credit cards?
    • A. 

      32

    • B. 

      50

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      12

    • E. 

      60

  • 2. 
    Who came up with the Sociological Imagination?
    • A. 

      Plato

    • B. 

      C. Wright Mills

    • C. 

      Herbert Spencer

    • D. 

      Emile Durkhim

    • E. 

      Karl Marx

  • 3. 
    What is the Sociological Imagination?
    • A. 

      The idea that different levels of power create conflict.

    • B. 

      The ability to see society different from an individualistic view.

    • C. 

      The idea that there are no right or wrongs.

    • D. 

      The idea that theories are not sufficient to explain modern society.

  • 4. 
    What is Sociology?
    • A. 

      The study of money and the economy.

    • B. 

      The study of politics and government.

    • C. 

      The study of mental processes.

    • D. 

      The study of human society and social interaction.

  • 5. 
    Is national recession a personal or public issue?
    • A. 

      Personal

    • B. 

      Public

  • 6. 
    People in our day need a global Sociological Imagination due to what?
    • A. 

      Global warming

    • B. 

      Global recession

    • C. 

      Global interdependence

    • D. 

      Global dependence

  • 7. 
    When did the Development of Sociolgy come about?
    • A. 

      Revolutionary War

    • B. 

      1900's

    • C. 

      Age of Enlightment (Age of Reason)

    • D. 

      Vietnam War

  • 8. 
    Which revolutions helped spur the need to understand how society works?
    • A. 

      American

    • B. 

      French

    • C. 

      Industrial

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Who coined the term "sociology"?
    • A. 

      C. Wright Mills

    • B. 

      Georg Simmel

    • C. 

      Karl Marx

    • D. 

      Auguste Comte

  • 10. 
    What are statics?
    • A. 

      Forces that change society.

    • B. 

      A scientific inquiry.

    • C. 

      Forces that keep society stable.

    • D. 

      Occurs when there is rapid social change.

  • 11. 
    What is "positivism"?
    • A. 

      A philosophy that the world can be understood through scientific inquiry.

    • B. 

      A philosophy that forces keep society stable.

    • C. 

      The philosophy that having a positive attitude is crucial to society.

    • D. 

      The philosphy that the woman who rocks the cradle contributes greatly to society.

  • 12. 
    Who was a contemporary of Charles Darwin?
    • A. 

      Emile Durkheim

    • B. 

      Karl Marx

    • C. 

      Herbert Spencer

    • D. 

      C. Wright Mills

  • 13. 
    What is Social Darwinism?
    • A. 

      Social evolution.

    • B. 

      Rapid social change.

    • C. 

      The theory of the fittest.

    • D. 

      The study of human society and social interaction.

  • 14. 
    Who was the found of the functional perspective and did an early study of suicide?
    • A. 

      Charles Darwin

    • B. 

      Emile Durkheim

    • C. 

      Georg Simmel

    • D. 

      Herbert Spencer

  • 15. 
    What is an anomie?
    • A. 

      A revolution.

    • B. 

      Happens when there is rapid social change.

    • C. 

      Happens when there is slow social change.

    • D. 

      Different levels of power.

  • 16. 
    Example of a "dynamic".
    • A. 

      Religious faith

    • B. 

      Healthy marriages

    • C. 

      Family traditions

    • D. 

      A revolution

  • 17. 
    Who was the founder of the Conflict Theory?
    • A. 

      Herbert Spencer

    • B. 

      C. Wright Mills

    • C. 

      Aristotle

    • D. 

      Karl Marx

  • 18. 
    What is the Conflict Theory?
    • A. 

      The theory of survival of the fittest.

    • B. 

      The theory that suicide is largely a social phenomenon.

    • C. 

      The theory that class struggle leads to a revoluton then a classless society.

    • D. 

      The ability to see society different from an individualistic view.

  • 19. 
    Who are the bourgeoisie?
    • A. 

      Owners

    • B. 

      Workers

    • C. 

      Rich

    • D. 

      Poor

  • 20. 
    Who are the proletariats?
    • A. 

      Owners

    • B. 

      Workers

    • C. 

      Rich

    • D. 

      Poor

  • 21. 
    Who wrote the book The Philosphy of Money
    • A. 

      W.E.B. DuBois

    • B. 

      Karl Marx

    • C. 

      Georg Simmel

    • D. 

      Auguste Comte

  • 22. 
    Where did sociology begin?
    • A. 

      England

    • B. 

      America

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Germany

  • 23. 
    Where was the first school of sociology?
    • A. 

      Chicago

    • B. 

      Atlanta

    • C. 

      New York

    • D. 

      France

  • 24. 
    Who developed the 2nd school of sociology at Atlanta University in Georgia?
    • A. 

      Herbert Spencer

    • B. 

      Auguste Comte

    • C. 

      George Simmel

    • D. 

      W.E.B. DuBois

  • 25. 
    The idea that society is a stable, orderly system brought about by concensus?
    • A. 

      Symbolic Interactionist Perspective

    • B. 

      Conflict Perspective

    • C. 

      Manifest Function

    • D. 

      Structural/Functional Perspective

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