QUIZ _ Three Major Perspectives

Question 1 of 10

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Symbolic interactionists view _____ as the primary motivation for human behavior.

Select one of the following:

  • whether or not action is functional

  • struggles for social and economic resources

  • achieving social solidarity

  • people’s definition of the situation

Question 2 of 10

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According to ____ theory, norms and values are defined by the most powerful groups in society.

Select one of the following:

  • functionalist

  • conflict

  • symbolic interaction

  • social exchange

Question 3 of 10

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According to Karl Marx, the most important influence on what humans think and how they behave is:

Select one of the following:

  • the economic organization of society

  • the educationall organization of society

  • the socio-emotional organization of society

  • the religious organization of society

Question 4 of 10

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Critics of functionalism argue that it

Select one of the following:

  • is inherently conservative, given its emphasis on stability.

  • understates the roles of power and conflict in society

  • is incorrect in its belief that inequality is necessary for the equitable distribution of societal resources

  • all of these are criticisms of functionalism

Question 5 of 10

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Which of the following emphasizes a micro perspective?

Select one of the following:

  • Functionalism

  • Conflict Theory

  • Symbolic Interactionism

  • all of the above

Question 6 of 10

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Which of the following statements about social change would be most supported by Conflict theorists?

Select one of the following:

  • Social change evolves from an ever-evolving set of social relationships and the creation of new meaning systems.

  • Social change comes through the mobilization of people struggling for resources.

  • Social change occurs when there is social disorganization and society seeks equilibrium.

  • Social change evolves when people are educated about the society that they are living in.

Question 7 of 10

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Emile Durkheim, Karl Marx and Max Weber were ________ theorists.

Select one of the following:

  • conflict

  • microsociological

  • macrosociological

  • symbolic interactionist

Question 8 of 10

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One students argued that an increasing number of students abuse prescription drugs today. This is because major pharmaceutical companies and doctors keep prescribing unnecessary medicine to their patients in order to increase their revenue and income. This creates easy access for youth who are not properly informed the associated risk of the medication. Her theory is most associated with _________.

Select one of the following:

  • Functionalism

  • Conflict Theory

  • Symbolic Interaction Theory

  • Social Darwinism

Question 9 of 10

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According to _________, social order stems from consensus on public values.

Select one of the following:

  • Functionalism

  • Conflict Theory

  • Symbolic Interaction Theory

  • Feminist Theory

Question 10 of 10

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____________ view society as an entity larger than the sum of its parts and conceived of society as an integrated whole – each part contributing to the overall stability of the system.

Select one of the following:

  • Functionalist theorists

  • Conflict theorists

  • Symbolic Interaction theorists

  • Feminist theorists

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QUIZ _ Three Major Perspectives

E. Donnelly
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