Sociology Practice Quiz #5

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    According to data on the effectiveness of Head Start programs in the United States, which of the following is TRUE?
    • A. 

      The data are clear: these programs are a colossal failure.

    • B. 

      The data are clear: these programs are a total success.

    • C. 

      The data show positive results for girls and negative results for boys.

    • D. 

      The results for later years are uneven, but they do give hope that early intervention programs can provide benefits to some disadvantaged students.

  • 2. 
    Whose work includes creating Web sites for Nike and McDonald’s, as well as the photo-sharing site Flickr?
    • A. 

      Simmel

    • B. 

      Merton

    • C. 

      Fake

    • D. 

      Cooley

  • 3. 
    A duo such as the superhero Batman and his sidekick Robin is an example of which type of group?
    • A. 

      A dyad

    • B. 

      A triad

    • C. 

      A party

    • D. 

      A small group

  • 4. 
    A married couple and their firstborn child are a type of group known as:
    • A. 

      A dyad

    • B. 

      A triad

    • C. 

      A party

    • D. 

      A small group

  • 5. 
    Which of the following wrote “The Dyad and the Triad,” which argues that the number of people in a group helps to determine the form of the social relations within the group?
    • A. 

      Durkheim

    • B. 

      Fake

    • C. 

      Simmel

    • D. 

      Cooley

  • 6. 
    All of the following are basic forms of political relations that can evolve within a triad depending upon what role the entering third party assumes, EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Mediator

    • B. 

      The third party rejoices

    • C. 

      Divide and conquer

    • D. 

      Chaos reigns supreme

  • 7. 
    A person who intentionally tries to drive a wedge between two other people is termed by Simmel as:
    • A. 

      Divide and conquer

    • B. 

      Troublemaker

    • C. 

      Buttinski

    • D. 

      Scapegoat

  • 8. 
    According to Simmel, the three types of groups larger than a triad include all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Small groups

    • B. 

      Parties

    • C. 

      Large groups

    • D. 

      Aggregates

  • 9. 
    All of the following are characteristics of Simmel’s small group EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      They are made up of three or fewer people

    • B. 

      Face-to-face interaction is unifocal

    • C. 

      They lack formal arrangements or roles

    • D. 

      Equality

  • 10. 
    According to Simmel, the essential feature of a party is that it is:
    • A. 

      Multifocal

    • B. 

      Unifocal

    • C. 

      Unfocused

    • D. 

      Difficult to control

  • 11. 
    The characteristics of a formal structure and status differentiation are essential to which of Simmel’s type of group?
    • A. 

      Triad

    • B. 

      Small groups

    • C. 

      Party

    • D. 

      Large group

  • 12. 
    Cooley distinguished between two types of groups he called:
    • A. 

      Triads and dyads

    • B. 

      Small and large groups

    • C. 

      Primary and secondary groups

    • D. 

      Parties and wild bashes

  • 13. 
    A family is an example of which type of group identified by Cooley?
    • A. 

      Primary group

    • B. 

      Secondary group

    • C. 

      Small group

    • D. 

      Large group

  • 14. 
    Your intro sociology class is probably which of the following type of group identified by Cooley? 
    • A. 

      A secondary group

    • B. 

      A small group

    • C. 

      A large group

    • D. 

      A party

  • 15. 
    Which of the following conducted experiments and established a test that demonstrates the power of group conformity?
    • A. 

      Asch

    • B. 

      Cooley

    • C. 

      Merton

    • D. 

      Simmel

  • 16. 
    Which of the following type of groups are significant in that they distinguish between the relative power to define what is normal versus abnormal type of behaviors within the groups?
    • A. 

      In- and out-groups

    • B. 

      Primary and secondary groups

    • C. 

      Small and large groups

    • D. 

      Parties and large groups

  • 17. 
    Stigmatized groups, such as gays and lesbians in the United States, are known as:
    • A. 

      Primary groups

    • B. 

      Secondary groups

    • C. 

      In-groups

    • D. 

      Out-groups

  • 18. 
    Marina is a 10-year-old girl who idolizes singers like Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera. She compares herself to them and imitates them while singing in front of her bedroom mirror. These singers are known as Marina’s:
    • A. 

      In-group

    • B. 

      Out-group

    • C. 

      Reference group

    • D. 

      Primary group

  • 19. 
    Which of the following types of groups do people compare themselves to, even if they don’t know each other personally?
    • A. 

      In-groups

    • B. 

      Out-groups

    • C. 

      Reference groups

    • D. 

      Primary groups

  • 20. 
    Sets of dyads held together by ties between the individuals are known as:
    • A. 

      Triads

    • B. 

      Social networks

    • C. 

      Primary groups

    • D. 

      Reference groups

  • 21. 
    A set of stories that explain the content of a particular relationship are known as a:
    • A. 

      Tie

    • B. 

      Connection

    • C. 

      Dyad

    • D. 

      Triad

  • 22. 
    The sum of stories about a set of ties that exist between people is known as a(n):
    • A. 

      Social network

    • B. 

      Narrative

    • C. 

      Uniplex tie

    • D. 

      Multiplex tie

  • 23. 
    Sociologists refer to the degree to which ties are reinforced through indirect paths within a social network as:
    • A. 

      Embeddedness

    • B. 

      Structural holes

    • C. 

      Social capital

    • D. 

      A narrative

  • 24. 
    The fact that relatively weak ties that are not reinforced through indirect paths often turn out to be the most valuable, especially in job searches, is known as:
    • A. 

      A structural hole

    • B. 

      Embeddedness

    • C. 

      The strength of weak ties

    • D. 

      Networking

  • 25. 
    The example of how real estate agents earn money by contractually maintaining or creating distance or contact between potential buyers and sellers highlights which of the following?
    • A. 

      Structural holes

    • B. 

      Narratives

    • C. 

      Social capital

    • D. 

      Bureaucracies

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