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Social Groups & Organizations: Intro to Sociology Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The presence of others might improve your performance during which of the following situations?

Question 2 2. Which of the following can explain the phenomenon of social loafing?

Question 3 3. The concept Max Weber introduced that explains a societal shift from traditions and emotions to logical, practical thought is called _____.

Question 4 4. Groups that experience groupthink disregard _____ in order to maintain harmony in the group.

Question 5 5. Which of the following describes the likely outcome of decisions shaped by groupthink?

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Question 6 6. People in groups loaf less when

Question 7 7. Select the characteristic that must be present in order for a group to be considered a formal organization.

Question 8 8. Which of the following is NOT an example of a formal organization?

Question 9 9. What is a preventative measure that can be taken to reduce the chances of groupthink?

Question 10 10. The availability of larger and larger soft drinks at gas stations is an example of which principle of McDonaldization?

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Question 11 11. Several of Justin's closest friends surprised him with a large birthday party. Which of the following best describes the group of friends?

Question 12 12. Members of a volleyball team have started to feel hostility toward the team they lost to in the championship game. This is an example of _____.

Question 13 13. A nuclear family is _____.

Question 14 14. Groupthink occurs when group members want

Question 15 15. McDonaldization is a built on which of Max Weber's theories?

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Question 16 16. Leaders who are dominantly expressive tend to:

Question 17 17. A restaurant is an example of _____.

Question 18 18. Which of the following is NOT true of laissez-faire decision-making?

Question 19 19. The design team is frustrated because their supervisor, Mario, is a control freak who has no interest in hearing the team's opinions. Which style of leadership decision-making does Mario exhibit?

Question 20 20. An entrepreneur wants to form a company that will have a very stable group of employees. What group size is most likely to provide the most stability in her company?

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Question 21 21. Stanley Milgram is best known for his study on _____.

Question 22 22. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are _____.

Question 23 23. More and more people are signing up on social media sites every day. Trying to understand why people are doing this is an example of _____.

Question 24 24. Anita is at a party with her cheerleading squad. She perceives those partygoers who are not involved with cheerleading as being members of _____.

Question 25 25. Which of the following is NOT one of Weber's four types of rationality?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following examples doesn't reflect one of the principles of McDonaldization?

Question 27 27. A group of boy scouts who feel a sense of camaraderie is an example of _____.

Question 28 28. The king of a small country wants to go to war. Everyone agrees with him in an attempt to gain his favor, even though they would be attacking a much larger nation. This an example of:

Question 29 29. If a group's main goal is to finish a project as efficiently as possible, which type of leader are they likely to prefer?

Question 30 30. A new student at a high school can display normative conformity by performing all of the following actions EXCEPT:

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