Sociology questions set 58

By | September 24, 2018

Sociology

Question 1
Who has envisioned an alternative stage (an alternative society) in which ''speech will cease to govern the stage''?
A
Foucault
B
Derrida
C
Lemert
D
None of the above
Question 2
in Durkheim's work the term collective representations refers to.
A
effervescent ceremonies that create a feeling o belonging
B
images of gods or totems that are widely recognized
C
shared ideas and moral values often symbolized by an object or figurehead
D
ideological tools used to obscure class divisions
Question 3
The feeling of aimlessness or despair often associated with unsettling conditions is.
A
alienation
B
amorality
C
anomie
D
ascription
Question 4
An instance of focused interaction is called.
A
a meeting
B
an event
C
a moment
D
an Encounter
Question 5
Prof. S.C. Dube's study on village compost pit and its failure is due to
A
Inequality of caste and gender
B
Religious disharmonies
C
Intergenerational conflict
D
None of the above
Question 6
Dominant groups tend to use all but which of the following methods in dealing with minorities?
A
forced assimilation
B
cultural relativity
C
population transfers
D
economic exploitation
Question 7
What percentage of the earth's people live in low-income areas?
A
10%
B
35%
C
56%
D
5%
Question 8
The hormones involved in the development of sex characteristics are.
A
phlogiston and progesterone
B
progesterone and testosterone
C
estrogen and amalyase
D
progesterone and estrogen
Question 9
Which of the following is not a reason for the rise in single households in Europe?
A
social resistance to cohabitation
B
the trend towards later marriages
C
the high rate of divorce
D
an ageing population with a growing number of households made up of widows/widowers
Question 10
Which of the following is NOT a feature of all socially stratified systems?
A
people share characteristics without necessarily identifying with each other
B
people's life-chances and experiences depend heavily on their social ranking
C
the ranks of different social categories tend to change very slowly over time
D
stratification occurs because of inequalities in assets or property
Question 11
One strength of ethnography is that.
A
the influence of specific variables can be controlled by the investigator
B
it usually generates richer and more in-depth information than other methods
C
it is essential when a study is primaritly historical or has a historical dimension
D
it can only be used to study relatively small groups or communities
Question 12
If we fail to respect and obey social norms we may face punishment through informal or formal.
A
techniques of neutralization
B
deviance
C
cultural transmission
D
sanctions
Question 13
Norbert Elias argued that effective communication systems have an evolutionary survival value How did he illustrate this in humans?
A
by studying whole body language
B
by studying the face
C
by studying sign language
D
by studying small tribal groups
Question 14
Durkheim's famous definition of religion includes three main elements Which of these is not one of the three? W
A
religion is a form of culture
B
religion involves belief in God
C
religion provides a sense of purpose
D
religion involves beliefs and ritual practices
Question 15
The SMSA is based on.
A
a town smaller than 2500 residents
B
one or more counties containing at least one city of 50, 000 residents or two cities totaling 50, 000
C
a town of 10, 000 and surrounding counties
D
a city of at least 100, 000 residents and its suburbs
Question 16
Culture change means
A
change in social structure.
B
change in social relationship.
C
change in the culture of a society.
D
None of these
Question 17
The end of the Cold war:
A
raised new concerns about nuclear proliferation
B
has shifted American policy toward cooperative internationalism
C
created new possibilities for the world balance of power
D
All of the above
Question 18
Which of the following is a group?
A
commuters riding a train
B
spectators watching the construction of a building
C
lines of people at a supermarket checkout counter
D
softball players performing in a playoff tournament
Question 19
Which sociologist introduced the concept of culture lag?
A
William F. Ogburn
B
Talcott Parsons
C
Auguste Comte
D
Thorstein Veblen
Question 20
Key to Marx's thinking is idea of social
A
Interaction
B
Social norms
C
Social structure
D
Social conflict
There are 20 questions to complete.

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