Sociology Practice Quiz #4

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This quiz is to help me study for my sociology test.


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  • 1. 
    The belief that happiness and fulfillment can be achieved through the acquisition of material possessions is known as:
    • A. 

      Consumerism

    • B. 

      Materialism

    • C. 

      Buyerism

    • D. 

      Shopaholic-ism

  • 2. 
    Who wrote the 2003 book Point of Purchase: How Shopping Changed American Culture, which mentions that 24 hours after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the mayor of New York City urged its citizens to take the day off and go shopping?
    • A. 

      Gans

    • B. 

      Lieberson

    • C. 

      Figlio

    • D. 

      Zukin

  • 3. 
    Which of the following has been found to be disproportionately more common in lower-income schools and advertises in U.S high schools in exchange for providing televisions, video equipment, and satellite dishes?
    • A. 

      MTV

    • B. 

      ESPN

    • C. 

      Channel One

    • D. 

      The Food Network

  • 4. 
    The act of turning media against itself, such as the actions of Rockin’ Rollen and Adbusters, is called:
    • A. 

      Culture jamming

    • B. 

      Hegemony

    • C. 

      Domination

    • D. 

      Reflection theory

  • 5. 
    Political scientist Joseph Nye refers to American cultural and diplomatic dominance that persuades, rather than forces others to conform, as:
    • A. 

      Authority

    • B. 

      Soft power

    • C. 

      Hard power

    • D. 

      Dominance

  • 6. 
    Challenging the propaganda in advertising, Adbusters encourages people not to shop at all on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, which is widely known as the busiest shopping day of the year in the United States. They call this:
    • A. 

      Anti-Christmas Day

    • B. 

      Buy Nothing Day

    • C. 

      Stop the Insanity Day

    • D. 

      Red Friday

  • 7. 
    According to estimates in Chapter 3, there are about how many potential consumers living in the Middle East?
    • A. 

      100 million

    • B. 

      200 million

    • C. 

      300 million

    • D. 

      500 million

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is TRUE regarding future plans by McDonald’s in the Arab region?
    • A. 

      It plans to open 1,000 new restaurants.

    • B. 

      It plans to open about 10 new restaurants.

    • C. 

      It plans to close 175 restaurants.

    • D. 

      It plans to remain the same size.

  • 9. 
    Due to growing anti-Americanism in the Middle East, new diplomatic efforts have included all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Broadcasting positive messages about the United States over the radio

    • B. 

      Organizing a Middle East book tour for popular American authors

    • C. 

      Dropping leaflets over Iraq

    • D. 

      Buying expensive television ads featuring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

  • 10. 
    What criminal sentence did Rockin’ Rollen, the Rainbow Man, receive for being found guilty of taking a hostage and causing an eight-hour police standoff?
    • A. 

      Two years in prison

    • B. 

      A life sentence

    • C. 

      Three life sentences

    • D. 

      The death penalty

  • 11. 
    An example of material culture is:
    • A. 

      Values

    • B. 

      Money

    • C. 

      Norms

    • D. 

      Behavior

  • 12. 
    An example of nonmaterial culture is:
    • A. 

      Money

    • B. 

      Books

    • C. 

      Values

    • D. 

      Cars

  • 13. 
    The lifelong process by which people learn and internalize the values, beliefs, and norms required to become a functioning member of a society is known as:
    • A. 

      Education

    • B. 

      Socialization

    • C. 

      Dramaturgy

    • D. 

      Ethnomethodology

  • 14. 
    The  primary units of socialization for babies are:
    • A. 

      Day care centers

    • B. 

      Peers

    • C. 

      The media

    • D. 

      The family

  • 15. 
    The story of the abused child named Anna teaches lessons about the importance of which of the following influences on human development?
    • A. 

      Money

    • B. 

      Proper hygiene

    • C. 

      Human interaction

    • D. 

      Healthy nutrition

  • 16. 
    Cooley’s theory of socialization states that the self develops from our interactions with others and their reactions to us. This theory is known as:
    • A. 

      Role-playing

    • B. 

      Dramaturgy

    • C. 

      Reflection theory

    • D. 

      Looking-glass self theory

  • 17. 
    Concepts such as I, me, and generalized other are part of which theorist’s work?
    • A. 

      Mead’s

    • B. 

      Cooley’s

    • C. 

      Goffman’s

    • D. 

      Erickson’s

  • 18. 
    The final step in Mead’s theory of socialization is the development of an internalized sense of the total expectations of others. This is known as:
    • A. 

      The socialized other

    • B. 

      The first person other

    • C. 

      The generalized other

    • D. 

      The significant other

  • 19. 
    Which theory uses game playing to understand the development of self?
    • A. 

      Cooley’s looking-glass self theory

    • B. 

      Mead’s role-playing theory

    • C. 

      Merton’s role theory

    • D. 

      Goffman’s dramaturgy theory

  • 20. 
    Which theorist extends his theory of socialization to span an entire lifetime, rather than just limiting it to explanations of childhood or adolescence?
    • A. 

      Mead

    • B. 

      Cooley

    • C. 

      Erickson

    • D. 

      Goffman

  • 21. 
    The four main categories of agents of socialization are:
    • A. 

      Television, music, videos, and books

    • B. 

      Schools, the military, colleges, and day care centers

    • C. 

      Peers, religion, sororities, and fraternities

    • D. 

      Family, schools, peers, and media

  • 22. 
    According to Laureau’s (2002) study of parents’ social class and the socialization of their children, both black and white middle-class parents structure their children’s leisure time with formal activities. Laureau calls this:
    • A. 

      High culture

    • B. 

      Low culture

    • C. 

      Forced culture

    • D. 

      Concerted cultivation

  • 23. 
    Admission into elite boarding schools is partly based on preferential treatment given to children who come from families in which at least one other family member attended the same school. These children are known as:
    • A. 

      Gifted

    • B. 

      Legacies

    • C. 

      Special

    • D. 

      Silver-spooned

  • 24. 
    Expected conformity, especially among teenage friends, is known as:
    • A. 

      Peer pressure

    • B. 

      Adolescent angst

    • C. 

      Teenage wasteland

    • D. 

      Role strain

  • 25. 
    The popular children’s television program Sesame Street was created for which of the following reasons?
    • A. 

      To apply technological advancements in animation to a show

    • B. 

      To provide educational opportunities for low-income children

    • C. 

      To create a lifestyle of earnings for its creator, Jim Henson

    • D. 

      To provide socialization opportunities to infants and toddlers