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A Knowledge Quiz For Sociology Students! - Quiz

In our society, much goes in to influence how people relate to each other and changes in their environment. Through the study of sociology, we understand the factors and how to understand the nature of those around us. Well, this is a knowledge quiz for sociology students. Let's see how much you know about the topic.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Social Stratification is...

    • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. A system in which people are divided into layers reflecting their relative wealth (property), power, and prestige
    Explanation
    Social stratification is a system in which people are divided into layers based on their relative wealth, power, and prestige. This means that individuals are categorized into different social classes or groups depending on their economic status, influence, and social standing. The division is based on factors such as property ownership, income, occupation, and social connections. The higher the wealth and power a person possesses, the higher their social status and the more privileges and opportunities they may have. This system can lead to inequalities and disparities in society, as those in higher social classes often have more advantages and resources compared to those in lower classes.

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  • 2. 

    One way to maintain global stratification is...

    • A.

      Colonization

    • B.

      Colonialism

    • C.

      Asking

    • D.

      Neocolonialism

    Correct Answer
    D. Neocolonialism
    Explanation
    Neocolonialism refers to the indirect control and exploitation of less developed countries by more powerful nations, maintaining global stratification. This is achieved through economic and political dominance, rather than direct colonization or colonialism. Neocolonialism involves the use of economic policies, trade agreements, and cultural influence to maintain control and exploit resources, often resulting in continued poverty and inequality in the less developed nations.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Most industrialized nation
    Explanation
    North America is considered the most industrialized nation because it has a capitalist economy, which promotes private ownership and investment in businesses. Additionally, North America has a significant portion of the global population and land, indicating a high level of development and industrialization.

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  • 4. 

    Which is an example of social mobility?

    • A.

      Structural and exchange

    • B.

      Intergenerational

    • C.

      Intragenerational

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Social mobility refers to the movement of individuals or groups within a social hierarchy. Structural mobility occurs when there is a change in the overall structure of society, such as economic development or political changes, leading to upward or downward mobility. Exchange mobility refers to the idea that individuals can move up or down the social ladder based on their own achievements or failures. Intergenerational mobility refers to the movement between social classes across different generations, while intragenerational mobility refers to mobility within a person's own lifetime. Therefore, all of the options listed (structural, exchange, intergenerational, and intragenerational) are examples of social mobility.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these groups is poor?

    • A.

      Children

    • B.

      African-Americans

    • C.

      Caucasians

    • D.

      Male head of Household

    Correct Answer
    A. Children
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Children" because the question asks which group is poor, and children are often considered a vulnerable group that is more likely to experience poverty due to factors such as lack of education, limited job opportunities, and dependence on caregivers for financial support. This answer does not imply that African-Americans, Caucasians, or male heads of households cannot also be poor, but it specifically identifies children as a group that is commonly associated with poverty.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. All choices below
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All choices below" because the question asks for a proposed explanation as to why people are poor, and all of the choices provided offer different perspectives on the issue. "It's the poor people's fault" suggests that individuals are responsible for their own poverty, "Loss of jobs" implies that unemployment can contribute to poverty, and "It's society's fault" suggests that societal factors and structures can lead to poverty. Therefore, the correct answer encompasses all of these potential explanations.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Shared cultural traits
    Explanation
    An ethnic group is defined by the shared cultural traits that its members possess. This includes common traditions, customs, language, religion, and other cultural practices that distinguish them from other groups. In contrast, the concept of an ethnic group does not solely depend on inherited biological traits or being treated unequally by a dominant group. It is primarily based on the cultural aspects that bind a group together and give them a sense of shared identity.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. All choices
    Explanation
    This answer is correct because all of the given options demonstrate examples of prejudice. Workers being divided by racial or ethnic lines implies discrimination based on race or ethnicity, which is a form of prejudice. Cliques in high school can often be based on stereotypes and prejudice towards certain groups. Membership in a fraternity can also involve exclusion and discrimination towards certain individuals based on various factors, which is another form of prejudice. Therefore, all of the choices provided illustrate different instances of prejudice.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Social characteristics considered proper for females and males
    Explanation
    Gender is defined as the social characteristics considered proper for females and males. This definition emphasizes that gender is not solely determined by biological characteristics, but also includes societal expectations and norms regarding how females and males should behave and present themselves. It recognizes that gender is a social construct that can vary across cultures and time periods, and that individuals may not necessarily conform to traditional gender roles and expectations.

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  • 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 __________________________.

    Correct Answer
    sexual harassment, harassment, sexual harassing, harassing
    Explanation
    Peter Griffin's actions of leering, ogling, giving neck massages, and rubbing Marge's back despite her repeated discomfort can be classified as sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is a form of harassment that involves unwanted sexual advances, comments, or actions that create a hostile or uncomfortable work environment. Peter's behavior is inappropriate, disrespectful, and violates Marge's boundaries, which is why he is fired on the grounds of sexual harassment.

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