Topic 1 - Introduction To Social And Cultural Studies

11 Questions | Total Attempts: 100

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Name:
  • 2. 
    Relativism is a theory that argues for the existence of absolute truths.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is connected to structuralism?
    • A. 

      Plato

    • B. 

      Durkheim

    • C. 

      Marx

    • D. 

      Foucault

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 7. 
    Can I invent a private language?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 8. 
    Is relativism a descriptive theory of a prescriptive theory?
    • A. 

      Descriptive

    • B. 

      Prescriptive

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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