Sociology Midterm Quiz Questions

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Sociology midterm vocab chapters 1,2,3,4,5,14,15,16


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  • 1. 
    As defined by C.write mills, which of the following "enables us to grasp history and biography and the realtions between the two with society"?
    • A. 

      Formal society

    • B. 

      Sociological imagination

    • C. 

      Microsociology

    • D. 

      Macrosociology

  • 2. 
    To Marx, conflict between a small number of capitalists and a large number of workers would divide society. He refered to this large number of workers as:
    • A. 

      Employees

    • B. 

      Proletariat

    • C. 

      Subordinates

    • D. 

      Slaves

  • 3. 
    What type of research describes people's behavior in rich detail and focuses on the meanings people give to their actions?
    • A. 

      Inductive research

    • B. 

      Qualitative research

    • C. 

      Quantitative research

    • D. 

      Deductive research

  • 4. 
    While they are difficult to define,____________ are smaller subgroups withing a larger dominant society that share some of the sominant sultural values, but also have some of their own, unique material and non matereial or symbolic culture.
    • A. 

      High culture

    • B. 

      Low culture

    • C. 

      Mini culture

    • D. 

      Subcultures

  • 5. 
    One of the two main categories of culture that includes values, beliefs, norms, and behaviors is known as:
    • A. 

      Subculture

    • B. 

      Counterculture

    • C. 

      Nonmaterial or symbolic culture

    • D. 

      Material culture

  • 6. 
    Concepts such as I, me, and generalized other are part of which theorist's work?
    • A. 

      George Herbert mead

    • B. 

      Charles horton cooley

    • C. 

      Erving goffman

    • D. 

      Sigmund frued

  • 7. 
    It could be argued that the most important kinds of socialization take place in:
    • A. 

      In-groups

    • B. 

      Secondary groups

    • C. 

      Reference groups

    • D. 

      Primary groups

  • 8. 
    Marx described workers as being alienated from
    • A. 

      The process of production

    • B. 

      Other people

    • C. 

      Themselves

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Arlie Hoscschild argued that many workers seek refuge from the ________ in the ________
    • A. 

      Home; workplace

    • B. 

      Children; workplace

    • C. 

      Family; office

    • D. 

      Workplace; home

  • 10. 
    When a dyad becomes a triad, the third member can gain tremendous power. Which role involves playing one member can gain tremendous power. Which role involves playing one member against the other for his or her own advantage?
    • A. 

      Mediator

    • B. 

      Divide and conquer

    • C. 

      The third that rejoices

    • D. 

      Coalition

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