Topic 1 - Introduction To Social And Cultural Studies

Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
| By Dunno
D
Dunno
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 1 | Total Attempts: 367
Questions: 11 | Attempts: 367

SettingsSettingsSettings
Study Quizzes & Trivia

Cultural fanatics who have vast knowledge both worldwide and regional try out this quiz. It will gauge how much knowledge you really have about the different cultures around the globe and in your close-knit community.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Name:

  • 2. 

    Relativism is a theory that argues for the existence of absolute truths.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Relativism is a theory that argues against the existence of absolute truths. It posits that truth is subjective and can vary depending on individual perspectives, cultural norms, or historical contexts. Therefore, the statement that relativism argues for the existence of absolute truths is incorrect.

    Rate this question:

  • 3. 

    Which of the following is connected to structuralism?

    • A.

      Plato

    • B.

      Durkheim

    • C.

      Marx

    • D.

      Foucault

    Correct Answer
    B. Durkheim
    Explanation
    Durkheim is connected to structuralism because he was one of the founders of the structural-functionalism theory in sociology. He believed that society is made up of various social structures and institutions that function together to maintain social order. Durkheim emphasized the importance of studying social facts and how they shape individual behavior. His work laid the foundation for the structuralist approach, which focuses on analyzing the underlying structures and systems that influence human behavior and society as a whole.

    Rate this question:

  • 4. 

    Structuralism sees social life as.....

    • A.

      Something an individual lives within

    • B.

      Something which exists within the individual

    • C.

      Something the individual does in their spare time

    • D.

      Something which has no effect on the individual

    Correct Answer
    A. Something an individual lives within
    Explanation
    Structuralism views social life as something an individual lives within. This perspective emphasizes the importance of social structures and systems in shaping an individual's thoughts, behaviors, and experiences. It suggests that individuals are influenced by larger social forces, such as cultural norms, institutions, and social hierarchies, which shape their identities and interactions. In this view, social life is not seen as something separate from the individual, but rather as a fundamental part of their existence and a significant determinant of their actions and experiences.

    Rate this question:

  • 5. 

    Post-structuralism is....

    • A.

      Concerned with the structure of social life

    • B.

      Interested in society independent of the individual

    • C.

      Claims that there is no such thing as society, only the individual matters

    • D.

      Concerned with the role of the individual in society

    Correct Answer
    D. Concerned with the role of the individual in society
    Explanation
    Post-structuralism is concerned with the role of the individual in society. This perspective emphasizes that individuals are not passive recipients of social structures, but active agents who contribute to the construction of meaning and power relations within society. Post-structuralists argue that society is not a fixed entity, but rather a complex and ever-changing web of discourses, practices, and power dynamics that are shaped by the actions and interactions of individuals. Therefore, post-structuralism seeks to understand how individuals navigate and negotiate their identities, subjectivities, and power relations within social structures.

    Rate this question:

  • 6. 

    Which of the following could be a social text? Tick all that apply.

    • A.

      A newspaper article

    • B.

      A photo

    • C.

      A flower

    • D.

      A piece of music

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. A newspaper article
    B. A photo
    C. A flower
    D. A piece of music
    Explanation
    A social text refers to any form of communication or expression that carries social meaning or messages. A newspaper article can be considered a social text as it conveys information, opinions, and ideas to a wide audience. A photo can also be a social text as it captures a moment or tells a story visually. A piece of music can be a social text as it can convey emotions, cultural values, or social commentary. However, a flower alone does not typically carry social meaning or messages, so it would not be considered a social text.

    Rate this question:

  • 7. 

    Can I invent a private language?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    The question is asking whether it is possible to invent a private language. The correct answer is "No" because language is a means of communication and understanding between individuals, and for a language to be effective, it needs to be shared and understood by a community of speakers. Inventing a private language would defeat the purpose of communication as it would not be understood by others. Language is a social construct that requires interaction and mutual understanding, making the invention of a private language impractical.

    Rate this question:

  • 8. 

    Is relativism a descriptive theory of a prescriptive theory?

    • A.

      Descriptive

    • B.

      Prescriptive

    Correct Answer
    A. Descriptive
    Explanation
    Relativism is a descriptive theory because it seeks to describe and explain the diversity of moral beliefs and practices across different cultures and societies. It does not prescribe or advocate for any specific moral framework or set of values. Instead, it acknowledges and analyzes the relativity and subjectivity of moral judgments, recognizing that what is considered morally right or wrong can vary depending on cultural, historical, and individual perspectives.

    Rate this question:

  • 9. 

    The following is a definition from Bilton et al (2002:7):"Social practices that are regularly and continously repeated, legitimised and maintained by social norms" What term is this a definition for?

    • A.

      Society

    • B.

      Culture

    • C.

      Social institutions

    • D.

      Social movements

    Correct Answer
    C. Social institutions
    Explanation
    The given definition describes social practices that are regularly and continuously repeated, legitimized, and maintained by social norms. These practices are typically organized within specific structures and systems in society. This aligns with the concept of social institutions, which refer to established patterns of behavior and relationships that fulfill specific social needs and functions within a society. Therefore, the correct answer is social institutions.

    Rate this question:

  • 10. 

    The following is a definition from Bilton et al (2002:7):"A broad alliance of people with common interests or goals acting collectively to promote or prevent some form of social change"What term is this a definition for?

    • A.

      Social insitution

    • B.

      Cultural norm

    • C.

      Social norm

    • D.

      Social movement

    Correct Answer
    D. Social movement
    Explanation
    The given definition describes a "broad alliance of people with common interests or goals acting collectively to promote or prevent some form of social change." This aligns with the concept of a social movement, which refers to organized efforts by a group of individuals to bring about societal change or address a specific social issue. Social movements often involve collective action, such as protests, demonstrations, or advocacy campaigns, to raise awareness, mobilize support, and push for change.

    Rate this question:

  • 11. 

    Which of the following is compatible with constructivism?

    • A.

      We are shaped by our culture whilst also contributing to our culture

    • B.

      We are always able to act independently of our culture

    • C.

      We are shaped by culture but have no influence on it

    • D.

      Culture is static

    Correct Answer
    A. We are shaped by our culture whilst also contributing to our culture
    Explanation
    This answer is compatible with constructivism because constructivism emphasizes that individuals actively construct their own knowledge and understanding of the world through their interactions with their environment, including their culture. This answer acknowledges that individuals are shaped by their culture, meaning that culture influences their beliefs, values, and behaviors. However, it also recognizes that individuals have agency and can contribute to their culture, meaning that they can actively participate in shaping and influencing their cultural context.

    Rate this question:

Back to Top Back to top
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.