Sociology questions set 119

By | September 24, 2018

Sociology

Question 1
What is Howard Becker's famous definition of deviance?
A
deviant behavior is behavior that is labelled so by the law
B
deviant behavior is behavior that people so label
C
deviant behavior is that labelled by the perpetrators
D
deviant behavior is that which causes public offence
Question 2
A classic version was given by
A
Durkheim
B
Spencer
C
Comte
D
Karl Marx
Question 3
The second function of the legislative branch is to.
A
govern every state in the Union
B
ensure a system of representation
C
ensure that neither of the chambers has the upper hand
D
pass laws consistent with moral values
Question 4
The high divorce rate in industrial societies related to.
A
the importance of religion
B
the low status of women
C
emphasis on group goals
D
the stress on values of individualism and personal goals
Question 5
The compulsion of proximity describes.
A
wanting to meet face-to-face whenever possible
B
seeking experience of intimacy on the Internet
C
traveling to see foreign locations for holidays
D
creating feelings of security in on-line settings
Question 6
According to sociology a descriptive norm
A
The story of the society and environment
B
Explain why people are not social
C
Can either decrease or increase pro-environmental behavior
D
None of the above
Question 7
Which of the following is a criticism of the sick role?
A
Patients judgments regarding their own state of health may be related to their gender age social class and ethnic group
B
The sick role may be more applicable to people experiencing short-term illnesses than those with recurring long-term illnesses
C
Even simple factors such as whether a person is employed or not seem to affect willingness to assume the sick role
D
all of the above
Question 8
Adequate growth of the economy refers to the goals of.
A
maintaining current standards of living in spite of increasing population
B
increasing GNP per capita
C
approximately 4% growth rate per year
D
all of the above
Question 9
What proportion of world trade is accounted for by transnational corporations?
A
four fifths
B
two thirds
C
one quarter
D
half
Question 10
The most essential element of culture is.
A
cooperation
B
group activities
C
a warning system
D
language
Question 11
According to the cognitive development theory children learn gender roles according to.
A
instinct
B
attempt to elicit parental approval
C
which stage of cognitive development they have reached
D
biology
Question 12
The purpose of a reference group is to serve a (n)
A
normative function by enforcing standards of conduct and belief
B
comparison function by serving as a standard against which people can measure themselves and others
C
elimination function by dissolving groups that no longer have a social purpose
D
both a and b
Question 13
Zygmunt Bauman in his powerful sociological study modernity and holocaust was given in
A
1986
B
1989
C
1990
D
1998
Question 14
A rigorous set of techniques to technically record and then analyse what happens in everyday speech is called
A
Conversational analysis
B
Social interaction
C
Communication
D
Way of talking
Question 15
Middle-and upper-class parents foster the viewpoint that.
A
occupational success is desirable
B
success does not matter as much as happiness
C
their children should have a classical education
D
students should find peers with similar goals
Question 16
Collective behavior.
A
completely lacks structure
B
has some connection with social factors
C
is always disorganized
D
none of the above
Question 17
A new combination or a new use of existing knowledge is termed as.
A
Invention
B
discovery
C
Social Change
D
None of these
Question 18
Social scientists explain the incest taboo as.
A
biologically programmed
B
a religious universal
C
way of reducing family conflict
D
all of the above
Question 19
Which one of the following does not apply to social class systems?
A
class systems are relatively fluid
B
class position is entirely subjective
C
class is economically based
D
class positions are in part achieved
Question 20
Which of these terms is the odd one out?
A
causation
B
correlation
C
association
D
connection
There are 20 questions to complete.

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