Sociology questions set 87

By | September 24, 2018

Sociology

Question 1
The functionalist theory of inequality suggests that.
A
high rewards and incentives ensures that the most skilled individuals will take the most important social positions
B
inequality is inevitable and we are born into poverty or wealth
C
there are no social functions of inequality so it should be eradicated
D
the idea of a meritocracy is a dangerous ideology
Question 2
For a young guitar player a rock band seen on TV would represent a (n).
A
reference group
B
membership group
C
involuntary group
D
all of the above
Question 3
When a new nation is formed.
A
older tribal loyalties must be abandoned
B
a "we feeling must emerge among people
C
people must acknowledge a common history and a sense of a common future
D
all of these
Question 4
Dependency theorists from low-income countries drew on the ideas of.
A
Walt Rostow
B
Karl Marx
C
Immanuel Wallerstein
D
Bretton Woods
Question 5
Which of the following is a leading exponent of the view that the criminal justice system serves the interests of the powerful?
A
Richard Quinney
B
Edwin Sutherland
C
Stanley Milgram
D
William Chambliss
Question 6
The central point of a culture is
A
complex
B
theme
C
ethos
D
pattern
Question 7
Who coined the term sociology and is generally considered to be the founder of sociology?
A
Karl Marx
B
Auguste Comte
C
Max Weber
D
Emile Durkheim
Question 8
Most researchers today use only two approaches to determine social class They are the.
A
life style approach
B
reputational approach
C
subjective approach
D
occupational prestige and socioeconomic status(SES)
Question 9
Key to world of culture, is a system of symbols that allows members of a society to communication with one another is called
A
Language
B
Language spoken
C
Linguistic
D
All of the above
Question 10
The first European people to form a nation were is.
A
Scots
B
Picts
C
Slavs
D
English
Question 11
The school of though that considers power to be brokered by various interest groups is called.
A
pluralism
B
power elitism
C
absolute power
D
authoritarianism
Question 12
In preindustrial societies education was intended for.
A
the masses
B
a small elite
C
productive persons
D
the obviously intelligent
Question 13
The factor of socialisation is
A
religion
B
culture
C
organisation
D
all of these
Question 14
Birthrates.
A
generally correspond to population density
B
are low in Western Europe and Japan
C
are high in Arabia and interior African
D
are low BOTH in Western Europe and Japan and high in Arabia and Africa
Question 15
What is meant by reflexivity in sociological research?
A
research findings feed back into society and as a result may change it
B
research findings empower the general public making them more confident
C
research funders have control over research findings and who has access
D
sociologists learn more about the society they live in
Question 16
Through association with people who are meaningful to us we achieve a sense of security love acceptance companionship and personal worth This is a(n)
A
anticipatory bond
B
expressive tie
C
family tie
D
instrumental bond
Question 17
A formal structure of an organizations is its.
A
leadership structure
B
full-time employees
C
bylaws and body of officers
D
appearance to its general public
Question 18
The coexistence of diverse groups is called.
A
gatekeeping
B
pluralism
C
assimilation
D
continued subjugation
Question 19
Who was father of Sociology?
A
Auguste Comte
B
Franz Boas
C
Karl Marx
D
Durkheim
Question 20
Comte argued that knowledge passed through which three stages?
A
theological metaphysical positive
B
ignorance understanding truth
C
philosophical biological sociological
D
functionalist marxist interactionist
There are 20 questions to complete.

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