Sociology questions set 177

By | September 24, 2018

Sociology

Question 1
Which of the following is true regarding the functionalist and conflict theories of social stratification?
A
Conflict theory is better at explaining inequality
B
Only functionalist theory has merit when discussing social structure
C
Some sociologists have tried to synthesize the conflict and functionalist perspectives to argue that stratification systems are institutions that have evolved in order to reduce conflict
D
none of the above
Question 2
The model in urban ecology that stresses distance of residence from central business based on social class is the.
A
sector model
B
concentriczone model
C
multiple nuclei model
D
wedgehsape model
Question 3
Culture refers to
A
interwoven pattern of behaviour
B
interrelationship of people
C
traditions of society
D
traditions of society
Question 4
In some cultures a women a can have several husbands at one time. This custom is called.
A
lunacy
B
polyandry
C
polygyny
D
serial marriage
Question 5
Karl Marx noted great differences in wealth and
A
Knowledge
B
Power
C
Authority
D
None of the above
Question 6
The society which lacks consistent guidelines for people to learn is termed as.
A
Inconsistent society
B
Incoherent society
C
Anomic Society
D
None of these
Question 7
The process of circulating petitions in order to place specific issues before the legislators is called.
A
impressment
B
appeasement
C
innuendo
D
initiative
Question 8
Non material culture consists of.
A
Customs and beliefs ideas
B
tools and domestic items
C
Books and written material
D
None of these
Question 9
To some degree according to some research heredity determines.
A
the ability to control impulses
B
leadership abilities
C
sociability
D
all of the above
Question 10
The civil rights movement in the United States was a.
A
reform movement
B
nationalistic movement
C
changeresistant movement
D
ethical movement
Question 11
The female role as a passive and domestic creature may be conditioned by.
A
children's picture books
B
stress on male sports in school
C
TV ads showing women as domestics
D
all of the above
Question 12
According to Durkheim social facts are.
A
ways of behaving that are external to individuals
B
only things that have been shown to be true
C
social insights into collective behaviour
D
information captured by official statistics
Question 13
In modern societies members perform different tasks and are highly interdependent this kind of solidarity is called.
A
Organic solidarity
B
Mechanical solidarity
C
Interdependence solidarity
D
None of these
Question 14
ldeologies tend to arise during periods of.
A
prosperity
B
crisis
C
natural disasters
D
conversations among intellectuals
Question 15
Modern Interactionists are.
A
Erving Goffman
B
Herbert Blumer
C
Both a & b
D
None of these
Question 16
Lysosomes are cytoplasmic organelles which are specialized in their
A
histology
B
morphology
C
cytology
D
Chemical biology
Question 17
It may be said that the three branches of government.
A
are absolutely separated from one another
B
undergo checks and balances among one another
C
are integrated into a cohesive unit
D
make for speedy decision making
Question 18
According to Edward T Hall which of the following zones of personal space is the one normally used in interaction with friends and close acquaintances?
A
intimate distance
B
personal distance
C
social distance
D
public distance
Question 19
Durkheim's approach to religion involved the opposed concepts of.
A
good and evil
B
children of light and children of darkness
C
natural and supernatural
D
sacred and profane
Question 20
Which of the following are measures of dispersion? (1) Skewness (2) Variance (3) Standard Deviation (4) Harmonic Mean Codes:
A
(1), (3) & (4)
B
(2), (3) & (4)
C
(1), (2) & (3)
D
(1), (2) & (4)
There are 20 questions to complete.

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