Sociology questions set 139

By | September 24, 2018

Sociology

Question 1
According to sociologists social group with three members are called
A
Triad
B
Dyadic
C
Tripal
D
Social groups
Question 2
Which of the following conducted observation research on two groups of high school males-the Saints and the Roughnecks-and concluded that social class played an important role in the varying fortunes of the two groups?
A
Richard Quincy
B
Edwin Sutherland
C
Emile Durkheim
D
William Chambliss
Question 3
Positivism is most accurately described as the belief that.
A
social research should highlight the positive aspects of social life
B
knowledge should be produced based on evidence from observations
C
sociologists should make more use of cfficial statistics
D
none of the above
Question 4
Which nation state has reached zero population growth?
A
Iran
B
Zimbabwe
C
the United States
D
Turkey
Question 5
Which term was used by Talcott Parsons in asserting that society tends toward a state of stability or balance?
A
charisma
B
magnetism
C
equilibrium
D
status quo
Question 6
Four principles of McDonaldisation are
A
Efficiency of culture and social life
B
Efficiency calculability uniformity automation
C
Efficiency of status and caste
D
Efficiency of technologies
Question 7
Which of the following is an aspect of culture?
A
a comic book
B
patriotic attachment to the flag of the United States
C
burial of a family pet in a cemetery plot
D
all of the above
Question 8
A good example of a primary group is.
A
the U.S Army
B
a family
C
AT&T Corp
D
all of the above
Question 9
Which model of migration admits immigrants to a country on a temporary basis often for economic reasons without giving citizenship rights?
A
classic
B
colonial
C
guest worker
D
illegal
Question 10
Which of these NOT viewed as a strength of surveys?
A
they are often undertaken by specialist agencies
B
they offer an appearance of precision
C
the data is easy to quantify and analyse
D
large numbers of people can be studied
Question 11
The group way of life characteristic of humans may be traced to.
A
our human ancestors way of life in trees
B
the fact that human infants are helpless for a long period of time
C
a faulty genetic development
D
the small size of humans relative to other animals
Question 12
Population began to increase steadily.
A
by around the middle of the 18th century
B
with improvements in agriculture technology and medicine
C
in the Bronze Age
D
in the 17th century when agriculture technology and medicine
Question 13
Sex stereotypes are traditionally found in.
A
books
B
movies
C
segregation of boys and girls in certain activities
D
all of the above
Question 14
The regulation of sex.
A
is attempted by societies by encouraging marriage
B
has become unimportant in the U.S
C
has no relationship to the liberalization of sexual norms
D
is unrelated to societal mores and taboos
Question 15
The solution Marx gave to the problem of alienation was.
A
Democracy
B
Communism
C
Dictatorship
D
None of these
Question 16
An ideology or doctrine spread through persuasion is.
A
propaganda
B
journalism
C
foreign policy
D
diplomacy
Question 17
Which one of these would not be regarded as a dysfunction of bureaucracy according to Merton?
A
the rules could be upheld at all cost even in the face of a better solution
B
people know they should be guaranteed fair and consistent treatment
C
adherence to the rules takes precedence over organizational goals
D
workers are not encouraged to be flexible in making decisions
Question 18
When does a society need laws?
A
when people commit too many sins
B
when the court system declares that they are needed
C
when the folkways and mores are not sufficient to control behavior
D
when it is necessary to create folkways and mores
Question 19
Which of these is not an ethical issue for researchers?
A
assessing the potential risks for research subjects
B
selecting a relevant theoretical perspective
C
protecting the anonymity of participants
D
safe storage of the raw data collected in the process
Question 20
Parsons' analysis of social system is based on the principle of
A
Manifest function
B
Division of labour
C
Homeostasis
D
Functional unity
There are 20 questions to complete.

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