Test Your Sociology Knowledge

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A Interesting and tricky quiz to test your knowledge about sociology, Let's play and see how well do you know about social science.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    As a social institution, Ihe economy:
    • A. 

      Produces and distributes goods and services.

    • B. 

      Guides the consumption ofgoods and services.

    • C. 

      Oper.nes in a relatively predictable manncr.

    • D. 

      All of the above are corrcct.

  • 2. 
    Over the course of human history, changes in which of the following ha\'c brought the greatest changes to the economy?
    • A. 

      Productivc tcchnology

    • B. 

      The family

    • C. 

      Population size

    • D. 

      Natual resourccs

  • 3. 
    The text dcscribes three technological revolutions that transfonned all of social life. Which of the following is NOT one of them?
    • A. 

      The Agricultural Revolution

    • B. 

      The Industrial Revolution

    • C. 

      The Immigration Revolution

    • D. 

      The Information Revolution

  • 4. 
    As societies industrialize,:1 smaller sharc of the population works in which of the following locations'!
    • A. 

      Farms

    • B. 

      Factories

    • C. 

      Assembly lines

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct.

  • 5. 
    The Industrial Revolution Was based on:
    • A. 

      The spread of cottage industry.

    • B. 

      People beginning to work in their homes.

    • C. 

      "decrease in productive specialization.

    • D. 

      New sources of energy.

  • 6. 
    Early factories in New Engi:lnd, where the Industrial Revolution first developed in the United States:
    • A. 

      Employed women for half the wages paid to men.

    • B. 

      Manufactured textiles.

    • C. 

      Discouraged any worker organizations.

    • D. 

      All orthe above are correct.

  • 7. 
    The postindustrial ecollomy is defined by:
    • A. 

      The spread of factories.

    • B. 

      Mass production of goods and services.

    • C. 

      Manufacturing of raw mnterials.

    • D. 

      Service work and computer technology.

  • 8. 
    What sector of the econolllY generates raw materials directly from the natural environment?
    • A. 

      Primary sector

    • B. 

      Secondary sector

    • C. 

      Tertiary sector

    • D. 

      None oflhe above is corrcct.

  • 9. 
    Tuming metals into automobiles is work that falls within the:
    • A. 

      Primary sector.

    • B. 

      Secondary sector.

    • C. 

      Tertiary sector.

    • D. 

      Any of the above would be correct.

  • 10. 
    Looking at economics around the world. the primary sector is the largest in:
    • A. 

      High.ineome nations.

    • B. 

      Middle-income nations.

    • C. 

      Low· income nations.

    • D. 

      It is thc same size in all nations.

  • 11. 
    The expansion of office work marks the growth of the economy's:
    • A. 

      Primary sector.

    • B. 

      Secondary sector.

    • C. 

      Tertiary sector.

    • D. 

      None of Ihe above is correct.

  • 12. 
    In Ihe United States, about what percentage of lite labor force perfomls tertiary sector work?
    • A. 

      18 percent

    • B. 

      38 percent

    • C. 

      58 percent

    • D. 

      78 percent

  • 13. 
    The concept "global economy" refers to:
    • A. 

      Expanding economic activity that moves across national borders.

    • B. 

      The faetthat only a few countries now contribute to the global economy.

    • C. 

      The fact that economic output is under lhe control of global political leadership.

    • D. 

      All of the above are correct.

  • 14. 
    Globalization of the economy means that
    • A. 

      World regions specialize in one sector ofeconomic activity.

    • B. 

      Morc and more products pass through several nations.

    • C. 

      A slll:lllnumber ofbusincsses represent a large share of the planet's economic output.

    • D. 

      All of tthe above are correct.

  • 15. 
    N a capitalist economic systcm. "justice" amounts to:
    • A. 

      Doing what is best for socicty's poorest mcmbers.

    • B. 

      Everyone being more or less socially cqual.

    • C. 

      Rreedom ofthc m:nkelplace where a person can follow self interest.

    • D. 

      All of the above are correc!.

  • 16. 
    The United Stales is amoslly capitalist nation because:
    • A. 

      The vast majority ofproducliv~ businesses arc privately owned.

    • B. 

      We have a system of free elections.

    • C. 

      Of our high living standards.

    • D. 

      Of the extensivc government control of the economy.

  • 17. 
    Socialism is an economic system in which there is:
    • A. 

      Collective control of production.

    • B. 

      Private ownership of property.

    • C. 

      Pursuit of individual proflt.

    • D. 

      All of the abo\'e arc COrTect.

  • 18. 
    In ~cialist economic system. "justice" amounts to:
    • A. 

      Trying to meel the basic needs of all in a equal manner.

    • B. 

      Doing whatcver helps boost company earnings.

    • C. 

      Frecdom of the marketplace.

    • D. 

      All of the above arc COrTect.

  • 19. 
    Which of the following concepts refcrs to a political and economic systcm that combines a mostly markct·based economy with extensive social welfare programs?
    • A. 

      Capitalism

    • B. 

      Socialism

    • C. 

      Welfare capitalism

    • D. 

      Communislll

  • 20. 
    An example ofa country with a mostly private economy and extensive social welfare programs is:
    • A. 

      The United States.

    • B. 

      Sweden

    • C. 

      Japan.

    • D. 

      All of the above arc eOrTect

  • 21. 
    The concept "state cllpitillism" refers to a system in which:
    • A. 

      The government owns :llld opcr:lles most economic enterprises.

    • B. 

      Privately-owned companies cooperate closely with the government.

    • C. 

      The government owns but docs not operate most economic enterprises.

    • D. 

      Large businesses control the go\'ernment.

  • 22. 
    Contrasted to socialist economic systems, capitalist economic systems Iypieally:
    • A. 

      Generate more economic inequality.

    • B. 

      Generate less economic inequality.

    • C. 

      Gener:lte about the same level of inequality.

    • D. 

      Do not generate any social equality.

  • 23. 
    Conceming the issue of personal freedom. capitalist systems emphasize peoplc's______ • while socialisl systems emphasize people's________ .
    • A. 

      Colleclivc needs; personal needs

    • B. 

      Freedom from basic want: freedom to pursue their self·interest

    • C. 

      Freedom to pursue their self-interest; freedom from basic want

    • D. 

      Social needs; malerial needs

  • 24. 
    In the United States about what share of the population aged sixteen and older is in the paid labor force?
    • A. 

      Onc-fifth

    • B. 

      One-third

    • C. 

      Two-thirds

    • D. 

      Nine-tenths

  • 25. 
    Over the course of the last century. the number of people involved in agricultural work:
    • A. 

      Has remained aboutthc samc.

    • B. 

      Has declined steadily.

    • C. 

      Has increased dramatically.

    • D. 

      Has stayed the samc, although a larger sharc of workers arc immigrants.

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