Sociology Final Exam Re-do

25 Questions | Total Attempts: 39

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Someone let me know that the only questions that are going to be on the test are the ones that our professor gave us last week. My bad! Here is the abridged test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Believing that "all politicians are corrupt" is an example of
    • A. 

      Racism

    • B. 

      Stereotyping

    • C. 

      Discrimination

    • D. 

      Prejudice

  • 2. 
    Forcing Native Americans onto reservations is an example of
    • A. 

      Anglo-conformity

    • B. 

      Subjugation

    • C. 

      Demographic transition

    • D. 

      Partition

    • E. 

      Population transfer

  • 3. 
    According to the text, Asian Americans have been especially successful because they
    • A. 

      Possess superior intelligence

    • B. 

      Profit from illegal activities such as gambling and prostitution

    • C. 

      Refuse to work at jobs that do not pay well

    • D. 

      Embrace education as the key to success

    • E. 

      Place little value on human life

  • 4. 
    The evidence clearly shows that race is declining in importance in America.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Almost ________ percent of all Americans will be members of minority groups in 2050.
  • 6. 
    Whereas _______ is a biological term, _______ is a psychological and cultural term.
    • A. 

      Gender; sex

    • B. 

      Identity; role

    • C. 

      Gender; gender identity

    • D. 

      Sex; gender

    • E. 

      Phenotype; genotype

  • 7. 
    The debate over explanations for sex differences persists, with the  ________ distinction still at the heart of the controversy.
    • A. 

      Nature versus nurture

    • B. 

      Culture versus socialization

    • C. 

      Innate forces versus genetic forces

    • D. 

      Gender roles versus gender identity

    • E. 

      Testosterone versus estrogen

  • 8. 
    According to conflict theory, gender roles persist because
    • A. 

      Men and women have differential access to the resources needed to succeed outside the home

    • B. 

      They are beneficial and efficient for human living

    • C. 

      Gender roles are incorporated into the self-concept through role taking and the looking-glass self

    • D. 

      They are essential to human survival

    • E. 

      Women are naturally better suited to perform certain tasks.

  • 9. 
    Women are hurt by the set of beliefs, norms, and values used to justify sexual inequality, known as
    • A. 

      Sexism

    • B. 

      Prejudice

    • C. 

      Gender identity

    • D. 

      Discrimination

    • E. 

      Gender roles

  • 10. 
    On the average, women in the United States are now earning ________ cents for every dollar earned by men.
    • A. 

      45

    • B. 

      52

    • C. 

      60

    • D. 

      76

    • E. 

      83

  • 11. 
    According to the text, the political position of women in the United States is
    • A. 

      Among the worst in the Western world

    • B. 

      More favorable than that of women in Scandinavian countries

    • C. 

      Harmed by "women's lib"

    • D. 

      Actually superior to that of men because women vote in greater numbers

    • E. 

      Measured by the dependency ratio

  • 12. 
    Sexual harassment laws passed in
    • A. 

      1964

    • B. 

      1991

    • C. 

      2002

    • D. 

      1980

  • 13. 
    Although _____ constitute only about 10 percent of health-care workers in the United States, they establish the framework within which everyone else works.
    • A. 

      Hospice personell

    • B. 

      Physicians

    • C. 

      Registered nurses

    • D. 

      Practical nurses

    • E. 

      Medical consultants

  • 14. 
    With the exception of __________, racial and ethnic minorities in the United States have poorer health than the general white population.
    • A. 

      Native Americans

    • B. 

      Dominicans

    • C. 

      Asian Americans

    • D. 

      Puerto Ricans

  • 15. 
    Graying (the aging of a population) is most common in
    • A. 

      Developing countries

    • B. 

      Highly industrialized countries

    • C. 

      Preindustrial societies

    • D. 

      African and Asian countries

  • 16. 
    The proportion of persons under age fifteen and over sixty-four to those between fifteen and sixty-four is known as the
    • A. 

      Dependency ratio

    • B. 

      Age cohort

    • C. 

      Population pyramid

    • D. 

      Ageism

  • 17. 
    The aging of the population is largely confined to the most highly industrialized societies.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    If a sick person in American society does not attempt to recover, he or she will be labeled a _________.
  • 19. 
    By 2050, the population pyramid of the United States is expected to resemble 
    • A. 

      A triangle

    • B. 

      A classic pyramid

    • C. 

      A rectangle

    • D. 

      An inverted pyramid

  • 20. 
    The poverty rate for Americans over 65 is lower than the official count indicates.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    In the film "The Gods Must Be Crazy," the tribe started having problems after they found a ________.
  • 22. 
    There is one more question about "The Gods Must Be Crazy," but I don't remember what it is. Just remember that the answer is conflict theory.
  • 23. 
    Including the "near poor" in the number of at-risk elderly means that about one in ________ of those age sixty-five and older is poor.
    • A. 

      Ten

    • B. 

      Twenty

    • C. 

      Two

    • D. 

      Six

  • 24. 
    People who posses some distinctive physical or cultural characteristics, are dominated by the majority, and are denied equal treatment are known as
    • A. 

      A minority

    • B. 

      A race

    • C. 

      An ethnic group

    • D. 

      A subculture

    • E. 

      A caste

  • 25. 
    The unequal treatment of individuals based on their membership in some minority is known as
    • A. 

      Stereotyping

    • B. 

      Prejudice

    • C. 

      Racism

    • D. 

      The ideal-type method

    • E. 

      Discrimination