Introduction To Sociology - Practice Quiz

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Introduction To Sociology - Practice Quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following best describes sociology as a subject?
    • A. 

      The study of individual behavior

    • B. 

      The study of cultures

    • C. 

      The study of society and social interaction

    • D. 

      The study of economics

  • 2. 
    C. Wright Mills once said that sociologists need to develop a sociological __________ to study how society affects individuals.
    • A. 

      Culture

    • B. 

      Imagination

    • C. 

      Method

    • D. 

      Tool

  • 3. 
    A sociologist defines society as a group of people who reside in a defined area, share a culture, and who:
    • A. 

      Interact

    • B. 

      Work in the same industry

    • C. 

      Speak different languages

    • D. 

      Practice a recognized religion

  • 4. 
    The difference between positivism and antipositivism relates to:
    • A. 

      Whether individuals like or dislike their society

    • B. 

      Whether research methods use statistical data or person-to-person research

    • C. 

      Whether sociological studies can predict or improve society

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Studying Sociology helps people analyze data because they learn:
    • A. 

      Interview techniques

    • B. 

      To apply statistics

    • C. 

      To generate theories

    • D. 

      To generate theories

  • 6. 
    Which of the following was a topic of study in early sociology?
    • A. 

      Astrology

    • B. 

      Economics

    • C. 

      Physics

    • D. 

      History

  • 7. 
    A symbolic interactionist may compare social interactions to:
    • A. 

      Behaviors

    • B. 

      Conflicts

    • C. 

      Human organs

    • D. 

      Theatrical roles

  • 8. 
    Berger describes sociologists as concerned with:
    • A. 

      Monumental moments in people’s lives

    • B. 

      Common everyday life events

    • C. 

      Both a and b

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    Who coined the phrase symbolic interactionism?
    • A. 

      Herbert Blumer

    • B. 

      Max Weber

    • C. 

      Lester F. Ward

    • D. 

      W.I. Thomas

  • 10. 
    Which would a quantitative sociologists use to gather data?
    • A. 

      A large survey

    • B. 

      A literature search

    • C. 

      An in-depth interview

    • D. 

      A review of television programs

  • 11. 
    Seeing patterns means that a sociologist needs to be able to:
    • A. 

      Compare the behavior of individuals from different societies

    • B. 

      Compare the behavior of individuals from different societies

    • C. 

      Identify similarities in how social groups respond to social pressure

    • D. 

      Compare individuals to groups

  • 12. 
    Weber believed humans could not be studied purely objectively because they were influenced by:
    • A. 

      Drugs

    • B. 

      Their culture

    • C. 

      Their genetic makeup

    • D. 

      The researcher

  • 13. 
    Kenneth and Mamie Clark used sociological research to show that segregation was:
    • A. 

      Beneficial

    • B. 

      Harmful

    • C. 

      Illegal

    • D. 

      Of no importance

  • 14. 
    Which founder of sociology believed societies changed due to class struggle?
    • A. 

      Emile Comte

    • B. 

      Karl Marx

    • C. 

      Plato

    • D. 

      Herbert Spencer

  • 15. 
    Which research technique would most likely be used by a symbolic interactionist?
    • A. 

      Surveys

    • B. 

      Participant observation

    • C. 

      Quantitative data analysis

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    Which of these theories is most likely to look at the social world on a micro level?
    • A. 

      Structural functionalism

    • B. 

      Conflict theory

    • C. 

      Positivism

    • D. 

      Symbolic interactionism