In contemporary societies social institutions are.
highly specialized interrelated sets of social practices
disorganized social relations in a postmodern world
virtual communities in cyberspace
no longer relevant to sociology
Furnishing historical data about past societies with no written records is the task of:
The political organization that may have too much influence on elected officials because of its generous contribution is the.
Political Action Committee
A nationalistic revolution occurred in the.
communist takeover of China in 1949
Cuban revolution of 1959
is widespread in several societies
is practiced among Australian aborigines
has been a consistent feature in Western societies
has never been consistently or extensively practiced
The intended consequences of advertising is to:
create brand awareness and direct consumption
All of the above
Systems of beliefs and behavior designed to meet basic human needs are called.
the welfare system
When in sociology we speak of researchers using controls we mean.
being as precise as possible in defining an initial hypothesis
holding some variables constant to look at the effects of others
supervising the data collection process as closely as possible
seeking to manipulate the outcomes of a research process
Which one of these is NOT one of the newly industrializing countries?
Secondary deviance does not occur unless people.
reject deviant labels
accept deviant labels and eliminate the behavior in question
reject the deviant labels but maintain the behavior in question
accept the deviant labels and maintain the behavior in question
The Protestant denomination emphasized in Max Weber's Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism was.
In microeconomics the household is defined as.
the nuclear family
the extended family
everyone who lives under one roof
all of the above
constitute a subculture within the larger culture
tend to show solidarity to each other
exhibit clannish behavior
practice cultural relativity
Who has explained society has an objective existence apart from individuals?
Which of the following is likely to occur as a result of the computer revolution in the United States?
a restriction in the amount of information available to the general public
a plateauing of the amount of automation the workplace
a centralized accumulation of power in the hands of those who have access to computers
an increased involvement in society by people with disabilities
The world urbanization rate is rising highly It was 49% in 2005 and is likely to be 60% till.
None 0f these
The socially defined expectations that a persons in given status follows are called.
Marx proclaimed that religion would disappear when.
a new trend of moral individualism became established
a socialist revolution removed the need for capitalist ideology
church attendance dropped below 15%
people came to believe more in science and technology
The Mafia is an example of.
white collar crime
According to sociologists a group of people in often informal or non existent of society is called
There are 20 questions to complete.