Sociology Exam Prep

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  • 1. 
    A Pressure Group Is...
    • A. 

      The dominant ideology that ensures norms are accepted in society

    • B. 

      The counter-ideology

    • C. 

      Organization aiming to influence large institutions(the state)

    • D. 

      Organization aiming to promote the dominant ideology

  • 2. 
    The following are factors of the Breakdwon Approach to Social Movements
    • A. 

      Relative depervation theory, systemic theory and the moblization approach

    • B. 

      Relative Deperivation Theory and Sytemic Theory

    • C. 

      Mobilization Approach, Utilitarian Perspective and Political Conflict Perspective

    • D. 

      Systemic Theory and Political Conflict Theory

  • 3. 
    The Culture Approach to Social Movements suggest that the following at types of Framing
    • A. 

      Economic Power, Political Power and Ideological Power

    • B. 

      Frame alignment, Diagnostic Frames, Prognostic Frames and Motivational Frames

    • C. 

      Frame alignment, Class Solidarity, Prognostic Frames and Motivational Frames

    • D. 

      Econonmic Power, Political Power, Class Solidarity and Frame Alignment

  • 4. 
    The Resource Mobilization Approach theorizes that Social Movements...
    • A. 

      Are like a product being marketed and sold, similar to propaganda

    • B. 

      Are the breakdown of stability in society

    • C. 

      Are about control and are lead by one inidivdual with followers

    • D. 

      Only support the interests of certain classes in society

  • 5. 
    Refusal to obey laws is an example of..
    • A. 

      Direct Action

    • B. 

      Civil Disobedience

    • C. 

      Direction of Change

    • D. 

      Target of Change

  • 6. 
  • 7. 
    Max Weber stated that Calvinism supported and is parrellel with...
    • A. 

      Capatlism

    • B. 

      Racism and Sexism

    • C. 

      A Religious State with Religious Politics

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 8. 
     The term Collect Effervescene means..
    • A. 

      Objects and words that only holy people can speak

    • B. 

      The sacred and profane

    • C. 

      An energy beyond a person that can be explained through religion

    • D. 

      The repersentation of the devine in everyday life

  • 9. 
    When scarred symbols are intergrated into society regardless of their religious associations is..
    • A. 

      Civil Religion

    • B. 

      Secular State and Religious Politics

    • C. 

      Collect Effervscene

    • D. 

      Religious State and Secular Politics

  • 10. 
    Reigions are highly variable but fullfill the basic functions of..
    • A. 

      Providing rituals, morals and norms

    • B. 

      Providing a set of beliefs that can guide an individuals actions

    • C. 

      Explaining the unexplainables of society

    • D. 

      Provides comfort, strengthens communitys and assures followers of larger cosmic order

  • 11. 
  • 12. 
    Globalization is...
    • A. 

      The growth of culture

    • B. 

      The increase in TNC worldwide

    • C. 

      The worldwide distribution of wealth

    • D. 

      The worldwide exchange of money, goods, services and culture

  • 13. 
    The event caused an International Financial Crisis and lead to huge national debt
    • A. 

      Colonization and Imperalism

    • B. 

      The 2000 Oil Crisis

    • C. 

      The creation of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund

    • D. 

      The 1973 Oil Crisis

  • 14. 
    Neo-Liberalism key concepts are..
    • A. 

      Privatisation, austerity measures and liberated markets

    • B. 

      Liberated markets, Free trade and Reducing Traiffs

    • C. 

      Goverment support of public service and creation jobs to stimulate economy

    • D. 

      Opening boundaries of trade and adpoting the idea of Keynesian Economics

  • 15. 
    Transnational Corporations(TNC) affect the global enviorment by..
    • A. 

      Resisting globalization

    • B. 

      Using child labour because it is cheaper

    • C. 

      Selling goods that create toxic fumes and waste

    • D. 

      Eploiting resources

  • 16. 
  • 17. 
    Ubranization is..
    • A. 

      The behaviours associated with cities

    • B. 

      The nature, extent and distribution of cities in the larger society

    • C. 

      The behaviours and values one adapts from living in a city

    • D. 

      The creation on urbanism

  • 18. 
    Durkhiem said that there are two types Solidarity; Mechanical meaning that social bonds are created on likeness and shared beliefs/rituals and .....
    • A. 

      Organic, an example is a small town/city where people are from all over and create a common culture

    • B. 

      Semi-Mechanical meaning that social bonds are created based on labour and culture

    • C. 

      Semi-Orangic meaning that like Mechanical, social bonds are created on likeness but also include labour and culture

    • D. 

      Organic, an example is a large city and its dynamic cultures and labour

  • 19. 
    Genetrification is..
    • A. 

      Having lower classes move into upper class areas of cities

    • B. 

      Uniting cities through removing segregation

    • C. 

      Having segreated areas in cities

    • D. 

      The reinvestment in city capital by having high classes move into downtown, lower class areas

  • 20. 
    Suburbanization is...
    • A. 

      Having higher classes move out of the cities and into the outskirts

    • B. 

      Development of ares of houses outside the political boundaries of cities

    • C. 

      The estbalishment of apartments and condos

    • D. 

      The development of a blase attitude

  • 21. 
  • 22. 
    Marshall McLuhan believed that the "medium was the message" and in Hot and Cool Media. What is Hot Media?
    • A. 

      Includes the viewer, demands particpation and uses multiple senses at a time ex: TV or talking on the phone

    • B. 

      Includes the viewer and uses one sense at a time ex: Radio or Moive

    • C. 

      Excludes the viewer,uses one sense at a time and is passive and linear. ex: Radio or Movie

    • D. 

      Exlcudes the viewer and involves vertical integration ex: TV or talking on the phone

  • 23. 
    A type of Private Ownership is Conglomerate Ownership, what does this mean?
    • A. 

      One company that owns organizations that are assiociated with different types of media

    • B. 

      A company having many firms that engage in a variety of unrelated activites (both media and non media)

    • C. 

      Aims to satisfy the public and social objectives in society

    • D. 

      One company that owns a number of media organizations in different areas but provide the same service

  • 24. 
    Private Ownership of the Media repersents...
    • A. 

      The increase in Globalization

    • B. 

      The interests of society

    • C. 

      The interests of companies and the media content is uncensored

    • D. 

      The decrease in public ownership

  • 25. 
    Assimilationist, in regards to race and films, refers to..
    • A. 

      The black and white "friendship" films, Amercian Dream/ Saviour Films

    • B. 

      Blazploitation methods being used in films

    • C. 

      Privately owned media compaies not producing films that are multi-cultural

    • D. 

      The Social Realism in films

  • 26. 
  • 27. 
    Thomas Malthusian, pre-enlightenment theorized the following about population growth
    • A. 

      Humans should be left to reproduce as they please. This will allow the population growth to be sustainable

    • B. 

      There are three sucessive stages; pre-trasitional, transitional anf the final stage

    • C. 

      Humans are not to be held accountable for sustaining the population growth. There will be no balance between resources and population

    • D. 

      Population growth is a secondary issue. The main issue is the widespread economic inequality

  • 28. 
    Following the "Baby Boomers" from 1947-1966 came...
    • A. 

      Generation X

    • B. 

      The Canadian Census

    • C. 

      A decrease in population growth that lasted for 20 years

    • D. 

      Generation X, Baby Bust and Baby Boom Echo

  • 29. 
    The demographic components equation; Pt2-Pt1=(Bt1t2-Dt1t2)+(INt1t2-OUTt1t2) measures...
    • A. 

      The life expectancy and death rate of a population

    • B. 

      Population at two periods through the births and deaths in both periods and the migration in the periods

    • C. 

      The amount of people migrating in and out of a population

    • D. 

      Birth and Death Rate

  • 30. 
    The Demongraphic Transition Theory has three stages; Pre-transitional, Transitional and the Final Stage. What happens in these stages..
    • A. 

      Pre-trans: high births/deaths(small growth in pop.), trans: high births and low deaths(major increase in pop), final: birth and deaths both lower to natural level

    • B. 

      Pre-trans: high births (major growth in pop.), trans: high deaths (major decrease in pop), Final: very low birth/death (pop. levels out)

    • C. 

      Pre-trans and trans: increasing birth and decreasing deaths, final: increasing death and decreasing births (pop. levels out)

    • D. 

      Pre-trans: before increase in births/death(normal pop. level), trans: huge decrease in deaths (pop. becomes unlevel) final: increase in deaths and increase in births(pop. is still higher)

  • 31. 
  • 32. 
    • A. 

      Material needs have higher value then the enviorment. Humans are more engaged in protecting themself then the enviroment.

    • B. 

      Social Movements working towards "Green Methods" being adapted by the gov't

    • C. 

      The anthropocentric ideology in modern societies

    • D. 

      Enviormental problems being frammed socially