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CLEP Introductory Sociology: Study Guide & Test Prep Final Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following studies the relationship between social construction and health and disease?

Question 2 2. Students at a high school make friends and find future romantic partners. This is an example of _____.

Question 3 3. The social institution of religion is characterized by its focus, through both belief and ritual, on the _____.

Question 4 4.

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross theorized that dying people go through five stages of grief. People usually encounter these stages in which order?


I. Acceptance

II. Anger

III. Bargaining

IV. Denial

V. Depression

Question 5 5. An apartment renter in Portland cannot afford the rent increase of his apartment complex, and he must move out so a wealthier occupant can rent the unit. This is an example of _____.

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Question 6 6. All of the following are examples of mass behavior EXCEPT _____.

Question 7 7. In sociological theory, deviance refers to _____.

Question 8 8. Sociological theory is divided into all of the following major sub-fields EXCEPT _____.

Question 9 9.

Three researchers, each based in a different major U.S. city, interview college students on their stress levels during finals week. On a scale of 1-10 (from least to most stressed), researcher 1 reported an average stress level of 7, researcher 2 an average of 6, and researcher 3 an average of 8.


Which of the following is true of this study?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is the most stable type of social group?

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Question 11 11. According to the world systems theory, an external area is _____.

Question 12 12. According to the cultural transmission theory, which of the following explains the origins of prejudice?

Question 13 13. Which of the following explains the terms ''race'' and ''ethnicity'' correctly?

Question 14 14. Which of the following theorists promoted the idea of bureaucracy in organizations, where employees were loyal to organizations rather than employers?

Question 15 15. Which of the following argues that the concept of gender should be completely removed from society?

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Question 16 16. Which stage of a social movement life cycle has little to no organization?

Question 17 17. Which dance was feared in 19th century England because it required couple to embrace each other closely?

Question 18 18. Leaders who are dominantly expressive tend to:

Question 19 19. Sarah travels from her home in New Jersey to a vacation condo in New Mexico and is relieved to find that she can enjoy the same juicy burger at her favorite hamburger chain so far away from home. Which concept of McDonaldization is at work?

Question 20 20. In which country did Durkheim find the highest rate of suicide?

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Question 21 21. A _____ is an organization with a well-defined formal hierarchy and chain of command, with competence rather than personality as the basis for job appointment.

Question 22 22. All of the following are examples of an ascribed status EXCEPT:

Question 23 23. Why is mass media an important agent of socialization?

Question 24 24. Which of the following items best fit within the practice of interpretivist sociology?

Question 25 25. Which of the following statements is true about interpretivist sociologists?

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Question 26 26. During the Holocaust, the Nazis killed millions of people because they were Jewish. This is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 27 27. Minority groups are characterized by _____.

Question 28 28. Which of the following was NOT a consequence of the development of new technology during the second agricultural revolution?

Question 29 29. The _____ sector of the economy involves the supplying of services to consumers and businesses.

Question 30 30. Pornography is defined as _____.

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Question 31 31. Which type of sexism occurs when a society gives different opportunities or advantages to one sex in a specific context?

Question 32 32. Select the answer that contains the original meaning of the word 'manufacturing.'

Question 33 33. Which famous theorist actually coined the term sociology in 1838?

Question 34 34. Some sociologists believe that _____ is a function of school that perpetuates inequality.

Question 35 35. Which answer choice lists the basic stages of traditional family life in the correct order?

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Question 36 36. Which of the following describes Freud's legacy?

Question 37 37. Which of the following answer choices best describes Erik Erikson's late adulthood stage of psychosocial development?

Question 38 38. Vanna was born into an old money family and lives off a generous trust fund. She spends much of her time working with charity organizations and attending social events. Vanna is a member of which social class?

Question 39 39. According to Durkheim's theory, which function does deviance NOT serve in society?

Question 40 40. The continuity theory asserts that _____.

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Question 41 41. Which of the following answer choices best describes the symbolic-interaction perspective on aging?

Question 42 42. Which of the following terms best describes a gathering of people who share a purpose?

Question 43 43. Encouraging the full participation of every group member, supporting debate and productive conflict within the group, dividing group members into smaller brainstorming groups, and allowing the group to express its opinion before the leader expresses hers are all examples of:

Question 44 44. Herbert Spencer was one of the top three sociologists to contribute to the theoretical _____ perspective .

Question 45 45. Which of the following is an example of nonverbal communication that can sometimes sabotage our intended presentation of self?

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Question 46 46. Which of the following research designs would be considered experimental?

Question 47 47. Race is determined, in part, by which of the following?

Question 48 48. Periphery countries are often referred to as third-world countries. How are these countries characterized?

Question 49 49. Sex describes the _____ differences between male and female.

Question 50 50. A recent news item mentions a study showing that though more women than men go to college, men are still more likely to earn doctoral degrees than women. Which theoretical perspective in sociology would be most likely to address an issue such as this one?

CLEP Introductory Sociology: Study Guide & Test Prep Final Exam Instructions

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