Ashley Ryann

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Ashley Ryann
2010-02-25 00:57:54
Sociology Test

Sociology Test
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  1. In 1970, 400 doctors were used to address the needs of New York City school children—including many white children—but how many doctors were present in 1993 after racial demographics had changed?
  2. What sociological significance does Jonathan Kozol represent regarding education in the U.S.?
    he was an author who highlighted the inequality in schools
  3. General practices found in every culture, such as dancing, food preparation, interaction with family, and religion, are known as:
    cultural universals.
  4. Education refers to the process:
    whereby some people consciously and formally teach while others adopt the social role of learner.
  5. Which of the following statements about education in the U.S. is correct?
    The proportion of people 25 years of age or older with a college degree rose from 8 percent in 1960 to about 28 percent in 2007.
  6. In 1960, 41 percent of people age 25 or over held a high school diploma, what was the percentage as of 2007?
  7. Among the following nations, which had the lowest percentage of persons who had completed higher education as of 2002?
  8. Among the following nations, which had the highest percentage of persons who had completed higher education as of 2002?
  9. Teaching students about the physical and political geography of their state, their country, and the world is a (an):
    manifest function of education.
  10. Teaching students to read and write, to calculate numbers, and to master the facts of their society's history are all examples of:
    manifest functions of education.
  11. Bestowing status on students by awarding them a diploma after they have successfully completed all graduation requirements would be considered a:
    manifest function of education.
  12. In 1996, Great Britain decided to instill which of the following core values via socialization in the school system?
    politeness, punctuality, faithfulness
  13. The Chinese government revised their nation's history curriculum recently by:
    stating the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and not the U.S. played a central role in defeating Japan during World War 2.
  14. Schools are responsible for transmitting culture. Which of the following statements illustrates this point?
    Chinese schools are teaching its students about China's crucial involvement in defeating Japan during World War 2 instead of U.S. contributions.
  15. The popular search engine Google—a huge influence on how we learn today—began when?
  16. Search engine Google, which has had a large influence on how we interact with information—especially in an academic setting—handles what percentage of Internet searches in the U.S.?
  17. Which of the following is a result some researchers have found regarding young readers and online content?
    they are ignoring lengthier articles
  18. A college requires students to live on campus during their first two years to help foster a sense of community among diverse groups. This:
    serves a latent function of education.
  19. Which sociological perspective emphasizes the integrative power of education in human society?
    functionalist perspective
  20. Which sociological perspective emphasizes that the common identity and social integration fostered by education contributes to overall societal stability and consensus?
    functionalist perspective
  21. In schools in the U.S., bilingualism has been defended on the grounds:
    that it is a means to encourage cultural diversity.
  22. In the past, what was one of the most obvious examples of the integrative function of education in the U.S.?
    promotion of a common language
  23. Critics of bilingualism in schools in the U.S. argue that:
    bilingualism undermines the social and political integration that education has traditionally promoted.
  24. Teachers and guidance counselors may encourage male students to pursue careers in the sciences, but they steer equally talented female students into careers as early childhood teachers. Such socialization into traditional gender roles is considered a form of:
    social control.
  25. Which of the following school programs was initiated as an "agent of social change?"
    sex education classes, affirmative action admissions programs, Project Head Start
  26. In 2007-2008, U.S. campuses hosted how many international students?
  27. From which country did U.S. campuses host the most students from during the 2007-2008 school year?
  28. To what country did most U.S. students study abroad in during the 2007-2008 school year?
    Great Britain
  29. Numerous sociological studies have revealed that additional years of formal schooling are associated with which of the following?
    openness to new ideas, more liberal social viewpoints, more liberal political viewpoints
  30. Which sociologist pointed out that better-educated people tend to have greater access to factual information?
    Robin Williams