Sociology Final Review

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Sociology Quizzes & Trivia

This includes I believe all of the chapters except 11, 12, 13 and 15. Hope it helps!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The text explains that slavery
    • A. 

      No longer exists in today's world

    • B. 

      Is found today in a mumber of low income nations in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa

    • C. 

      Is found in every country of the world

    • D. 

      None of the above is correct

  • 2. 
    In poor countries, the disadvantages women face relative to men are
    • A. 

      About the same as in rich nations

    • B. 

      Not as great as in rich nations

    • C. 

      Greater than in rich nations

    • D. 

      Just about nonexistent

  • 3. 
    The concept  "absolute poverty" refers to
    • A. 

      A lack of resources that is life threatening

    • B. 

      The absolute number of poor people in any country

    • C. 

      The real poverty rates as opposed to what governements claim to be the case

    • D. 

      The poverty rate in low income countries

  • 4. 
    Compared to poverty in the United States, poverty in low income nations is
    • A. 

      More likely to involve men

    • B. 

      More widespread and severe

    • C. 

      Less likely to involve children

    • D. 

      A less serious problem

  • 5. 
    Where on the planet would you find most high income nations?
    • A. 

      Spread evenly throughout all world regions

    • B. 

      Mostly in the Northern Hemisphere

    • C. 

      All within North America

    • D. 

      Mostly in the Southern Hemisphere

  • 6. 
    Which of the following statements about high income nations is correct?
    • A. 

      They are at the forefront of the Information Revolution

    • B. 

      They make use of large factories and advanced energy sources

    • C. 

      They contain almost all of the world's financial markets

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 7. 
    Which type of slevery refers to one person owning another?
    • A. 

      Chattel slavery

    • B. 

      Child slavery

    • C. 

      Debt bondage

    • D. 

      Servile forms of marriage

  • 8. 
    Which type of slavery consists of employers holding workers by paying them too little to covert their debts?
    • A. 

      Chattel slavery

    • B. 

      Child slavery

    • C. 

      Debt bondage

    • D. 

      Servile forms of marriage

  • 9. 
    Dependency theory claims that poor nations
    • A. 

      Are responsible for their own poverty

    • B. 

      Were "underdeveloped" by colonialism

    • C. 

      Suffer from traditional culture

    • D. 

      Suffer from a "technology gap"

  • 10. 
    While modernization theory focuses on _________, dependency theory focuses on __________
    • A. 

      Rich nations; poor nations

    • B. 

      The future; the past

    • C. 

      The production of wealth; the distribution of wealth

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 11. 
    Talcott Parsons described gender in terms of
    • A. 

      Power differences

    • B. 

      Complementarity

    • C. 

      Biological differences

    • D. 

      The sexual objectification of women

  • 12. 
    Structural-functional analysis points out that industrialization encourages
    • A. 

      Men to take control of the workplace

    • B. 

      The lessening of gender differences and a trend towards gender equality

    • C. 

      Women to have more children

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 13. 
    Feminists claim that rape is mostly about
    • A. 

      Power

    • B. 

      Sex

    • C. 

      Money

    • D. 

      Moral weakness

  • 14. 
    Female genital mutilation is most common in
    • A. 

      North America

    • B. 

      Africa

    • C. 

      Latin America

    • D. 

      Asia

  • 15. 
    Talcott Parsons explained that males tend toward ______ behavior, and females tend to be more ______
    • A. 

      Instrumental; expressive

    • B. 

      Sympathetic; empathic

    • C. 

      Egalitarian; hierarchical

    • D. 

      Rational; traditional

  • 16. 
    All of the following except for one are goals of feminism. Which is NOT a goal of feminism?
    • A. 

      Eliminating gender stratification

    • B. 

      Ending sexual violence

    • C. 

      Expanding human choice

    • D. 

      Opposing the Equal Rights Amendment

  • 17. 
    Which type of feminism accepts the basic organization of US society, but seeks to expand the rights and opportunities of women?
    • A. 

      Liberal feminism

    • B. 

      Socialist feminism

    • C. 

      Radical feminism

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 18. 
    Young men show greater ________ ability than young women; young women show greater ____________ ability than young men.
    • A. 

      Intellectual; sensory

    • B. 

      Mathematical; verbal

    • C. 

      Verbal; mathematical

    • D. 

      Sensory; intellectual

  • 19. 
    The point of describing gender in the Israeli kibbutzim is
    • A. 

      To show that gender is basically biological

    • B. 

      To show that women can dominate men

    • C. 

      To show that cultures define gender in different ways

    • D. 

      To show that boys and girls should not be raised by biological parents

  • 20. 
    The chapter argues that gender is not a matter just of difference, but also a matter of difrences in
    • A. 

      Power

    • B. 

      Wealth

    • C. 

      Privileges

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 21. 
    All of the following are elements of George Herbert Mead's theory of the social self except
    • A. 

      To understand intention, you must imagine a situation from the point of view of the other

    • B. 

      The self develops mainly through the normal evolution of an individual from one stage of development to another

    • C. 

      It is by taking the role of another that we become self aware

    • D. 

      In the end, social experience is the exchange of symbols

  • 22. 
    According to Carol Gilligan, males use a ___________ perspective for moral reasoning
    • A. 

      Care and responsibility

    • B. 

      Justice

    • C. 

      Mechanical

    • D. 

      Indpendent

  • 23. 
    Most children's exposure to people from different backrounds occurs from
    • A. 

      School

    • B. 

      The peer group

    • C. 

      The mass media

    • D. 

      The total institution

  • 24. 
    Studies of childhood isolation consistently conclude that
    • A. 

      There is not enough data to show what happens when children are isolated

    • B. 

      Everyone goes through socialization differently

    • C. 

      Social isolation in infancy causes permanent development damage

    • D. 

      What happens in infancy is not important to the socialization process

  • 25. 
    Elisabeth Kubler-Ross described death as an orderly transition involving five specific stages. All of the following are her stages except
    • A. 

      Resignation

    • B. 

      Envy

    • C. 

      Negotiation

    • D. 

      Acceptance