Quiz: Sociology Practice Paper Questions!

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Quiz: Sociology Practice Paper Questions!

Review test for sociology finals. For college. For me


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Is removing ourselves from our experiences and reviewing questions critically and objectively.
    • A. 

      Sociological perspective

    • B. 

      Sociology

    • C. 

      Social theory

    • D. 

      Labeling theory

  • 2. 
    Define Sociology. What is Sociology’s main purpose?
    • A. 

      Sociology- systematic and scientific study of human behavior, social groups, and society. Sociology’s main purpose is looking for repeated patterns of behavior.

    • B. 

      A quality of mind that allows us to understand that who we are is a direct result of our past experiences

    • C. 

      A- They prevent us from being taken in by flukes. Theories help us to make sense out of and to understand observed patterns of behavior. They help us shape and direct our research efforts

  • 3. 
    What is the Sociological Imagination?
    • A. 

      Personal experience, authority(parents, education system), tradition, faith, science

    • B. 

      They prevent us from being taken in by flukes. Theories help us to make sense out of and to understand observed patterns of behavior. They help us shape and direct our research efforts

    • C. 

      A quality of mind that allows us to understand that who we are is a direct result of our past experiences.

  • 4. 
    Understand the origins of Sociology. When did it develop?
    • A. 

      A quality of mind that allows us to understand that who we are is a direct result of our past experiences.

    • B. 

      Sociology originated in Europe in the mid 19th Century.

    • C. 

      The differ on subject matter(micro or macro), they differ on assumptions, methodologies, and objectives.

  • 5. 
    What 3 things contributed to the origins of sociology is the United States?
    • A. 

      Industrialization, Urbanization, and Immigration

    • B. 

      Sociology originated in Europe in the mid 19th Century.

    • C. 

      A- personal experience, authority(parents, education system), tradition, faith, science

  • 6. 
    “father of sociology”, Believed we could look at society by using positivism. (scientific method) Social statics focuses on social structure or things that stay the same. Social Dynamics focuses on things that change.
    • A. 

      Auguste Comte

  • 7. 
    He wanted to study social influences. Did major studies on suicide. He found that men were more likely to commit suicide. He showed that social forces played a major role in suicide rates. Wrote against Spencer’s evolutionist ideas. Said suicide was based on the amount of social integration a person had.
    • A. 

      Karl Marx

    • B. 

      Max Weber

    • C. 

      Emile Durkheim

    • D. 

      Auguste Comte

  • 8. 
    Said sociologists should not try to change society, they should remain “value free” Also said that as humans we seek out material things. There are 3 ways to get these material things. Gain economically, gain political power, gain a style of life. But in order to gain one of these things, we must already have one of the others.
    • A. 

      Max Weber

    • B. 

      Karl Marx

    • C. 

      Emile Durkhiem

    • D. 

      Auguste Comte

  • 9. 
    What was the role of sexism in early sociology?
    • A. 

      It is removing ourselves from our experiences and reviewing questions critically and objectively.

    • B. 

      The field of sociology was mostly dominated by white males.

    • C. 

      A quality of mind that allows us to understand that who we are is a direct result of our past experiences.

  • 10. 
    What were the 4 things women were supposed to devote themselves to?
    • A. 

      Cooking, cleaning, children, church

  • 11. 
    What was Harriet Martineau’s main contribution to sociology?
    • A. 

      She translated the works of Auguste Comte into English

    • B. 

      She founded the Hull House in Chicago. Also helped start women working for social activism. They were trying to help the poor and to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor.

  • 12. 
    Where did the 1st department of Sociology begin in the United States?
    • A. 

      Boston

    • B. 

      Chicago

    • C. 

      New York

  • 13. 
    Who was the founder of the department of Sociology at the University of Chicago?
    • A. 

      Auguste Comte

    • B. 

      Max Weber

    • C. 

      Karl Marx

    • D. 

      Abion Small

  • 14. 
    What was Jane Adams’ legacy to the field of sociology?
    • A. 

      She translated the works of Auguste Comte into English

    • B. 

      She founded the Hull House in Chicago. Also helped start women working for social activism. They were trying to help the poor and to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor.

  • 15. 
    When did the field of sociology shift from social reform to social theory?
    • A. 

      1950's

    • B. 

      1940's

    • C. 

      1930's

    • D. 

      1920's

  • 16. 
    What did C. Wright Mills see as an imminent threat to freedom?
    • A. 

      Power elite

  • 17. 
    What are the 3 functions of theories for sociology?
    • A. 

      Personal experience, authority(parents, education system), tradition, faith, science

    • B. 

      They prevent us from being taken in by flukes. Theories help us to make sense out of and to understand observed patterns of behavior. They help us shape and direct our research efforts

    • C. 

      The differ on subject matter(micro or macro), they differ on assumptions, methodologies, and objectives

  • 18. 
    Be familiar with the 4 ways theories differ.
    • A. 

      The differ on subject matter(micro or macro), they differ on assumptions, methodologies, and objectives

    • B. 

      Personal experience, authority(parents, education system), tradition, faith, science

    • C. 

      They prevent us from being taken in by flukes. Theories help us to make sense out of and to understand observed patterns of behavior. They help us shape and direct our research efforts

  • 19. 
    - macro level theory. A society must be looked at as a system of interrelated parts. Causation is multiple and reciprocal (one part effects the whole). System tends toward equilibrium. We encounter strains and functions everyday. Change occurs in a very slow and adjusted fashion. 3 sources of change are exogenous factors, internal factors, and innovations and inventions. The value consensus promotes integration. Manifest= intended consequences. Latent= unintended consequences.
    • A. 

      Structural Functionalism

    • B. 

      Conflict theory

    • C. 

      Symbolic interaction theory

  • 20. 
    Karl Marx, macro level theory. It views society as diverse groups competing against one another for resources. Humans are natural beings. Humans have innate needs such as food, shelter, water, reproduction, and social interaction. Humans also have plastic (material) needs. Humans are social beings and we influence and shape each other. Marx believed that all human survival relies on productivity. Labor is the key. This is where the bourgeoisie and the Proliteriats come in to play. C. Wright Mills wrote “The Power Elite” this said that the people in power are at the top of military, political, and economic positions. It’s these people who control our society.
    • A. 

      Symbolic interaction

    • B. 

      Conflict theory

    • C. 

      Structual theory

  • 21. 
    Micro level theory. social construction, through social construction we give meanings to our society and through social interaction we find these meanings. Thomas Theorum says is people define situations as real, they are real in their consequences. Human beings act toward things on the basis of the meanings they attach to them. These meanings arise out of social interaction. These meanings can be changed or modified through social interaction.
    • A. 

      Symbolic interaction theory

    • B. 

      Conflict theory

    • C. 

      Structual functionalism

  • 22. 
    The rules and guidelines sociologists follow.
    • A. 

      Methodology

  • 23. 
    Personal experience, authority(parents, education system), tradition, faith, science are ways we gain ______
    • A. 

      Knowledge

  • 24. 
    Uses observation and is subjective, interviews focus groups, etc,.
    • A. 

      Qualitative

    • B. 

      Quantitative

  • 25. 
    Uses stats, objective
    • A. 

      Qualitative

    • B. 

      Quantitative