Sociology Practice Test! Trivia Quiz

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Sociology Practice Test! Trivia Quiz

In our society, there is much that goes in to influence how people relate to each other and to changes in their environment. Through the study of sociology, we get to understand the factors and how to understand the nature of those around us. James M. Henslin bases the quiz below on the Essentials of sociology Eighth edition. Take it up to see how well you understood his teachings.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      A process in which people are divided into groups reflecting their relative wealth, and prestige

    • B. 

      A system in which people are divided into layers reflecting their relative wealth (property), power, and prestige

    • C. 

      A process in which the government divides people into layers according to their financial need

    • D. 

      A system in which the more superior class of persons oppresses those of a lower class

  • 2. 
    One way to maintain global stratification is...
    • A. 

      Colonization

    • B. 

      Colonialism

    • C. 

      Asking

    • D. 

      Neocolonialism

  • 3. 
    North America has a capitalist economy, with 16% of the population and 31% of the land. North America is an example of a(n)
    • A. 

      Most industrialized nation

    • B. 

      Least industrialized nation

    • C. 

      Industrializing nation

    • D. 

      Greedy nation

  • 4. 
    Which is an example of social mobility?
    • A. 

      Structural and exchange

    • B. 

      Intergenerational

    • C. 

      Intragenerational

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Which of these groups is poor?
    • A. 

      Children

    • B. 

      African-Americans

    • C. 

      Caucasians

    • D. 

      Male head of Household

  • 6. 
    Which of the following choices is a proposed explanation as to why people are poor?
    • A. 

      All choices below

    • B. 

      It's the poor peoples fault

    • C. 

      Loss of jobs

    • D. 

      It's society's fault

  • 7. 
    What is the definition of an ethnic group?
    • A. 

      Inherited biological traits

    • B. 

      Shared distinctive identity

    • C. 

      Shared cultural traits

    • D. 

      A minority treated unequally by a dominant group

  • 8. 
    An example of prejudice is...
    • A. 

      Workers divided by a racial or ethnic line

    • B. 

      All choices

    • C. 

      Cliques in high school

    • D. 

      Membership in a fraternity

  • 9. 
    Gender is defined as...
    • A. 

      Attitudes and behaviors considered appropriate for females and males

    • B. 

      Social characteristics considered proper for females and males

    • C. 

      Negative stereotypes because of people and their age

    • D. 

      Biological characteristics which distinguishes males and females

  • 10. 
    Peter Griffin is always leering and ogling Marge's chest in the workplace. Recently, he has been giving her neck massages and rubbing her back. Marge repeatedly told him that it doesn't make her comfortable, yet he continues. The next day at work Peter is fired on the grounds of __________________________.