QUIZ_Basic Concepts and Key Terms

Question 1 of 10

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The fundamental principle or lesson of sociology is that:

Select one of the following:

  • it is not possible to truly understand human behavior.

  • the social context shapes what people do and think

  • it is easiest to study the most extreme and unusual behavior.

  • one’s personality shapes his or her behavior and life chances

Question 2 of 10

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Socialization is:

Select one of the following:

  • assimilation into the existing society

  • education about the skills needed to succeed in society

  • creating your identity

  • the process through which people learn the expectations of society

Question 3 of 10

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“Social Institutions” include:

Select one of the following:

  • the family

  • religion

  • government

  • the economy

  • all of the above

Question 4 of 10

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_______________ refers to an established and organized system of social behavior with a recognized purpose.

Select one of the following:

  • Socialization

  • Social Institutions

  • Roles

  • the division of labor

Question 5 of 10

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"Nicole is a working mother. She is expected to work until late night as a sales manager almost everyday. She is also expected to make dinner for her young children." This is a prime example of ___________.

Select one of the following:

  • role conflict

  • role strain

  • role modeling

  • master status

Question 6 of 10

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Behavior that is recognized as violating expected rules and norms is called ____________.

Select one of the following:

  • role conflict

  • deviance

  • subculture

  • risky shift

Question 7 of 10

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Bureaucracy is characterized by ___________________________.

Select one of the following:

  • an authority hierarchy

  • a clear division of labor

  • explicit rules

  • impersonality

  • all of the above

Question 8 of 10

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Statistics show that today's younger generation change their jobs more frequently than the Baby Boomers did when they were adolescent. Why? Which of the following hypothesis is NOT fully based on sociological imagination?

Select one of the following:

  • Today’s younger generation have more access to a variety of jobs than the Baby Boomers did due to the development of job search websites.

  • Today’s younger generation are required to earn a variety of skills before entering the full-time job market due to the unstable economy.

  • Today’s younger generation are more materialistic and quickly move to high-paid jobs due to the glorified images of celebrity lives by the media.

  • Today’s younger generation are impatient and less loyal to their employers than the Baby Boomers since many of them are careless about their future.

Question 9 of 10

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Agents of socialization include:

Select one of the following:

  • family

  • peers

  • mass media

  • schools

  • all of the above

Question 10 of 10

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_____________ refers to the ability to grasp the relationship between individual lives and the larger social forces that help to shape them.

Select one of the following:

  • Sociological Imagination

  • Cultural Relativism

  • Scientific thinking

  • Individualistic thinking

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QUIZ_Basic Concepts and Key Terms

E. Donnelly
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Basic Concepts and Key Terms in Sociology

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