Chapter 1 Quiz

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  1. According to Karl Marx, class conflict
    is the key to the unfolding of history.
  2. True or False? Women have not made many contributions to the development of the field of sociology.
  3. In which of these universities was the first American sociology department established?
    University of Chicago
  4. Changes that were demanded by student protestors in the 1960s have become a part of mainstream American life. Those students are now a part of the established middle class. This illustrates the concept of ____.
    dynamic equilibrium
  5. Which of the following is NOT a component of the sociological perspective?
    individual explanations for behavior
  6. How does the sociological perspective apply to individual behavior?
    Individual behavior is often predictable from the categories to which the individual belongs.
  7. The Philadelphia Negro is a classic work of urban sociology written by ____.
    W. E. B. Du Bois
  8. True or False? Understanding the individuals who make up a group enables sociologists to predict group behavior.
  9. Preparing for an interview by learning about the company, polishing one’s shoes, and purchasing something new to wear would all be considered examples of ____.
    presentation of self
  10. True or False? Sociological research contributed to the 1954 Supreme Court decision to make segregated schools illegal.
  11. True or False? Sociology is generally the same as common sense.
  12. What pioneering sociologist was the first to use statistical techniques to study social behavior?
    Emile Durkheim
  13. ____ refers to the ability to control the behavior of others even against their will.
  14. The idea that sociologists should keep their personal biases out of their sociological work is referred to as ____ and was developed by ____.
    value-free sociology / Max Weber
  15. Advocates of conflict theory tend to see social living as ____.
    a contest
  16. The majority of the women who participated in the early years of American sociology were
    considered social workers.
  17. What theoretical perspective assumes that most parts of a society exist for the welfare and survival of society?
  18. Sociology may be intellectually liberating because it
    deepens our understanding of our own behavior.
  19. According to your text, Weber has been credited with being the single most important influence on the development of ____.
    sociological theory
  20. The sociological perspective that views human needs and goals as the primary concern of sociology is referred to as ____.
    humanist sociology
  21. Which of these is a postmodern perspective on society?
    Culture shapes our opinions about what is truth.
  22. The level of analysis that focuses on the study of people as they interact in daily life is called ____.
  23. According to the text, sociologist Emile Durkheim revealed that suicide rates vary with social characteristics.  Which of these characteristics did Durkheim NOT relate to rates of suicide?
    level of intelligence
  24. The only sociologist to ever win a Nobel Prize was ____.
    Jane Addams
  25. What branch of feminist theory sees capitalism as a source of female oppression?
    socialist feminism
  26. The early Chicago School of sociology was closely associated with the idea of ____.
    social reform
  27. What theoretical perspective emphasizes the contributions made by each part of society?
  28. True or False? The sociological imagination enables the individual to understand the impact of social forces on people’s lives.
  29. True or False? Sociologists are in agreement that they should not get involved in trying to solve social problems; sociology is the study of what is, not what should be.
  30. What economic condition does postmodernism pertain to?
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Chapter 1 Quiz
2013-09-30 20:50:33

Sociology 101
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