SOC 101 Exam 1 Part 1

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  • Question 1

1 out of 1 points

 Rousseau said that the more materials a society has, more inequality and social conflict occurs. Who else is known to have said this?


  • Question 2

1 out of 1 points

 You decide to do a quantitative study. To gather information, you will:
Answers:  Do one-on-one interviews outside of Cabell Library
 Eat McDonalds for 30 days to see what effects it has on your body
 Do a field study of people who go to Belle Isle

Do a campus-wide survey

  • Question 3

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 The parallels between the Stanford Prison Experiment and the prison abuses at Abu Ghraib prison refer best to what theory?
Answers:  Strain theory
 Weber’s Life Choices
 Standpoint theory

Labeling theory

  • Question 4

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 A historical process where a dominant group exercises moral and intellectual leadership is also called:
Answers:  Active audiences


 Unintended media effects
 Popular culture
  • Question 5

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 This type of group has regular interaction and a high emotional attachment, such as a family:
Answers:  Out-group
 Secondary group

Primary group

  • Question 6

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 Some people are included in “protected populations,” which makes them harder to research for ethical reasons. Which of the following would be considered a “protected population” :


 College students
 City workers
 Hospice volunteers
  • Question 7

1 out of 1 points

 This status is one into which you are born into and is an involuntary status.
Answers:  Achieved


  • Question 8

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 The Asch experiments tested what?
Answers:  Aggression


  • Question 9

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Durkheim’s research concluded that men commit suicide more than women.
Answers:  True
  • Question 10

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Goffman inferred that we are all struggling to make a good impression on our audience. He called this:

Impression management

Social construction
Off stage
  • Question 11

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How many states currently allow same-sex marriage in the United States?
Answers:  38 states + DC
 13 states
 1, Massachusetts

Every state

  • Question 12

1 out of 1 points

Macro themes of sexualization and de-sensitivity to violence would be what type of media effect?
Answers:  Short-term unintended
Long-term intended

Long-term unintended

Short-term intended
  • Question 13

1 out of 1 points

 Positivism is best defined as:
Answers:  The study of symbolic interactions between individuals and society
 The effect of religion on social institutions
 The relationship between culture and media institutions

The idea that we can scientifically study social institutions and the individuals within them

  • Question 14

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 This theory emphasizes the social, political, and material inequality of a social group:
Answers:  Queer theory
 Symbolic Interactionist theory

Conflict theory

 Functionalist theory
  • Question 15

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 In a social network, our relationships to other people are described as:
Answers:  Behaviors


  • Question 16

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 Which of the following theorists viewed increasing population as a bad thing; that higher population would only result in conflict over resources and starvation:
Answers:  Max Weber

Thomas Malthus

 Emile Durkheim
 George Ritzer
  • Question 17

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 Because of the parallels between totems, spaces, and community, Durkheim compares religion to what other social institution?
Answers:  Education


  • Question 18

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 Sociology is:
Answers:  Something biological
 A closer look into the human mind

The systematic study of human society

 A class I have to take to graduate
  • Question 19

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 Behaviors that do not conform to cultural norms is called:
Answers:  Anomie
 Labeling theory

Social deviance

  • Question 20

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 Goffman developed this theory, where he viewed life as a theatrical performance, with props, scripts, and roles.
Answers:  Ethnomethodology


 Nonmaterial culture
 Anticipatory socialization