Sociology Trivia Questions

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Sociology Trivia Questions

Sociology is a social science in which you will get to learn more about various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop a body of knowledge about social order, disorder, and change!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    According to the textbook sport contributes to the perpetuation of male dominance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    There was a variety of organized participant and spectator sports during the colonial period in North America
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Although there was a great diversity among the cultures of Native Americans only a few of the tribes engaged in physical activities
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    After the civil war, because of Emancipation Proclamation, blacks were given equal opportunities in sports such as boxing, baseball, and intercollegiate athletics
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    During the 1930-50 era the best amateur teams in basketball, baseball and football were company sponsored teams
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Horse racing was the first popular spectator sports
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The railroad played an instrumental role in staging the first intercollegiate athletic even
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The forms of sport in any given society evolve out of the social and cultural traditions of that particular group and can be understood only by understanding the social history of that society
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The first professional baseball team was player owned and player controlled
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    According to the Social Darwinism espoused by William Graham Sumner, winnning is seen as the just reward of the superior individual; losing is the overt manifestation of inferiority
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Both peer play and adult organized sport emphasize opportunities for player to develop interpersonal skills and make decisions
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The arguments that occasionally occur in peer play games are usually devoid of any learning experiences for the participants
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The research on youth sport dropouts shows that most young athletes who drop out of adult organized sports programs do not enjoy the emphasis on winning
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    One of the main consequences of contemporary childhoods spent largely indoors watching TV and playing video games is an increase in obesity among youth
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    There is a widespread consensus that acts of "incivility" between people have become more common in North American culture
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The slogan "sports build character" has substantial research findings showing this to be true
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The research evidence indicates that high school athletes as a group recieve lower grades then non-athletes
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Over the past 30 years, high school sports have increasingly become another commercialized industry of popular culture
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    High school sports programs are essential because they uniformly fulfill educational goals
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    It is common practice among NCAA Division 1 institutions that the money earned from collegiate sports is used to help other parts of the university
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    The first intercollegiate sport even in the U.S. was a rowing race between Harvard and Yale.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Examples given in the chapter on intercollegiate athletics demonstrate clearly that college athletic programs have continued to be modeled after amateur athletics
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Your textbook authors suggest that one of the needed reforms in intercollegiate athletics is that athletics departments must be separated from their institutions as self-contained corporate entities
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Division 1 male athletes in the revenue producing sports have the lowest grades and graduation rates of any athlete category
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Existing studies on catharsis and physical activity indicate that vigorous physical activity does not act as catharsis
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False