Sociology questions set 103

By | September 24, 2018

Sociology

Question 1
The term informal economy is used to describe.
A
work where no money changes hands
B
the activities of small businesses
C
transactions outside the sphere of regular employment
D
organisations with less rigid rules and procedures
Question 2
Government.
A
is a pivotal institution
B
is the acting arm of the state
C
includes the political process
D
all of the above
Question 3
The socially defined expectations that a person in a given status follows are called.
A
a position
B
a role
C
a performance
D
an impression
Question 4
Totalitarianism.
A
is the authoritative formulation of policies that are binding and pervasive throughout the society
B
is a state in which the government is concerned with satisfying the needs of the total person
C
is a state in which the government seeks to control all subordinate governmental units all institutions and even personal associations and individual families
D
can incorporate only in a socialist society
Question 5
Marx's view of social class is that.
A
private ownership of the means of production perpetuates class divisions
B
talented people will always rise to the top
C
religion helps fight social inequality
D
the bourgeoisie will eventually triumph
Question 6
Inflation results when.
A
demand exceeds supply
B
supply exceed demand
C
there is control of purchasing power
D
consumers have no purchasing power
Question 7
The ''New Class'' is characterized as consisting of.
A
apolitical bureaucrats
B
the working poor
C
former members of the middle class
D
professionals with skills important in the information society
Question 8
Which of the following is an accurate statement regarding evolutionary perspectives on social change?
A
Lenski argues that evolution depends largely on changes in a society's level of technology and made of economic production
B
Social Darwinists like Spencer see evolution as inevitably leading to the downfall of society
C
Contemporary approaches take a unilinear view of evolution and assume all change equals progress
D
Parsons suggested that societies tend become simpler over time
Question 9
The most fundamental function of the family is.
A
ensuring the reproduction of the species
B
providing sex education
C
feeding its members
D
keeping members sheltered
Question 10
Emotions are socially constructed and presented sociologists looks at feeling rules that are found in specific situations and
A
Hope
B
Social actions
C
Expectations
D
Non verbal communication
Question 11
Structural-Functionalists describe society as.
A
a complex network of interaction at a micro-level
B
a source of conflict inequality and alienation
C
an unstable structure of social relations
D
a normative framework of roles and institutions
Question 12
A combination of many traits a trait is.
A
Trait
B
Complex
C
Family
D
None of these
Question 13
What does Berger (1963) describe as a metaphor for social reality?
A
a fairground ride
B
a circus
C
a puppet theatre
D
a ballet
Question 14
Idea of conflict was given by
A
Karl Marx
B
Emile Durkheim
C
Davis
D
Moore
Question 15
Who amongst the following sociologists has not considered conflict as a vital element of society?
A
Randall Collins
B
Lewis Coser
C
Talcott Parsons
D
Ralph Dahrendorf
Question 16
The nation that social institutions reinforce and legitimize class division is derived from.
A
Karl Marx
B
Emile Durkheim
C
Adam Smith
D
Max Weber
Question 17
Inequality has been explained as.
A
being part of the law of nature
B
resulting from the struggle for goods and services in a society
C
serving the needs of society
D
all of the above
Question 18
Which is NOT a theoretical perspective on international relations:
A
globalism
B
pluralism
C
scientific democracy
D
neorealism
Question 19
The salient features of Horticulturalist society are.
A
cultivation of crops
B
Dense populations
C
Food surplus and division of labour
D
All of above
Question 20
Fundamental of caste system a group of traditional is linked with
A
Occupation
B
Society
C
Culture
D
Tradition
There are 20 questions to complete.

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