Sociology Midterm

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Sociology 101


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  • 1. 
    Social location  looks at  the social constructs that make us who we are, such as:
    • A. 

      Race

    • B. 

      Stereotypes

    • C. 

      Gender

    • D. 

      A & c

  • 2. 
    Sociology is the study of human ______________ & _______________. (Put a comma between your two answers)
  • 3. 
    What does sociology look at?
    • A. 

      Sociological imagination

    • B. 

      Family unit, SES, social institutions

    • C. 

      Politics, effects of economy

    • D. 

      B & c

  • 4. 
    When looking at nature vs. nurture, sociology looks to nurturing & outside factors.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The immediate goal of sociology is to:
    • A. 

      Situate one's biology within history

    • B. 

      Develop sociological imagination

    • C. 

      See problems as caused by individual factors

    • D. 

      A & b

  • 6. 
    What is the cornerstone of sociology?
    • A. 

      Socialization

    • B. 

      Predicting behavior & trends in society

    • C. 

      To see community problems as caused by larger sociological issues

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    The historical conditions that led to the formation of sociology are:
    • A. 

      Shift from urban to rural populations & a shift from traditional to future thinking

    • B. 

      American revolution & the acceptance of soft sciences

    • C. 

      Industrial Revolution, political revolutions, & globalization/imperialism

    • D. 

      Expansionism, the American Civil war, & capitalism

  • 8. 
    Functionalism is the study of how order & society are maintained despite great unrest & upheaval.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Which proponent of sociology encouraged positivism & applied sociology?
    • A. 

      Emile Durkheim

    • B. 

      Auguste Comte

    • C. 

      Max Weber

    • D. 

      Herbert Spencer

  • 10. 
    Herbert Spencer espoused:
    • A. 

      Civilized Darwinism

    • B. 

      The use of pure sociology as opposed to applied sociology

    • C. 

      Allowing the weaker members of society to die off as a means of maintaining the strength & integrity of a society

    • D. 

      B & c

  • 11. 
    Who the hell is Karl Marx????
    • A. 

      Developed the conflict theory & talked about production relations

    • B. 

      Divided society into the bourgeoisie & the proletariats

    • C. 

      Talked about class struggle, the economic base & it's creation of the superstructure

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    Name 3 things that Durkheim contributed to sociology.
  • 13. 
    Max Weber advocated the ____________________ study of sociology.
    • A. 

      Vershtein

    • B. 

      Applied

    • C. 

      Capitalistic

    • D. 

      Objective

  • 14. 
    Max Weber felt that capitalism merged easily with the ideals of Calvinists.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is a microsociological view of sociology? 
    • A. 

      Conflict theory

    • B. 

      Functionalism

    • C. 

      Barbarous Darwinism

    • D. 

      Symbolic interactionism

  • 16. 
    What are the big 3 perspectives in sociology?
  • 17. 
    Which view interprets latent & manifest functions that create the basis for social cohesion & consensus?
    • A. 

      Applied sociology

    • B. 

      Functionalism

    • C. 

      Pure sociology

    • D. 

      Vershtein

  • 18. 
    Manifest functions are intended benefits & latent functions are unintended benefits. Ex: the manifest function of a place of worship is to worship; the latent function is to bring the community together.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Symbolic interactionism examines ____________.
  • 20. 
    What is culture?
    • A. 

      The part of society that deals w/values, religion, traditions, language.

    • B. 

      The lens through which we perceive & evaluate our surroundings.

    • C. 

      Material & non-material/symbolic representations of society

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 21. 
    Symbolic culture refers to language, literature, music, & traditions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    What are material expressions of symbolic culture?
    • A. 

      Cultural artifacts

    • B. 

      Clothing

    • C. 

      Food

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 23. 
    Professor McCord is at a strip joint where he feels disoriented & at odds with the fundamental difference in values that he encounters there.  What is this called in sociological terms?
    • A. 

      Ethnocentrism

    • B. 

      Cultural relativism

    • C. 

      Culture shock

    • D. 

      Cultural leveling

  • 24. 
    _______________ are expectations & rules of behavior meant to reflect & enforce values of culture.
    • A. 

      Values

    • B. 

      Negative sanctions

    • C. 

      Norms

    • D. 

      Positive sanctions

  • 25. 
    Pick the set of norms in order of severity from minor to most severe.
    • A. 

      Mores, taboo, folkways

    • B. 

      Folkways, taboo, mores

    • C. 

      Taboo, mores, folkways

    • D. 

      Folkways, mores, taboo

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