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Foundations of Society Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the options below best represents an example of high culture activity?

Question 2 2. Ruth enjoys attending the opera and visiting art museums. These interests can be considered an example of _____.

Question 3 3. Why is mass media an important agent of socialization?

Question 4 4. Carlos' family goes to the Catholic church every Sunday; this is part of their _____ culture.

Question 5 5. All of the following choices are components of the language of a culture EXCEPT:

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Question 6 6. We often say that the British drive on the 'wrong side' of the road. This is an example of _____.

Question 7 7. Our _____ defines who we are in relation to others.

Question 8 8. If you were attempting to control the opinions that others have of you, what would you be doing?

Question 9 9. According to the structural-functional theory, which of the following statements about funeral rituals is FALSE?

Question 10 10. Why would a sociologist studying the social behavior of a particular group of people need to examine more than just the genetic background of the group?

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Question 11 11. A population in which people interact and share common interests is called a _____.

Question 12 12. The process by which we learn the attitudes, values, etc. that are important for interaction with others is called _____.

Question 13 13. The status that has the most impact on a person's social identity is his or her _____.

Question 14 14. Why is it important to rid ourselves of ethnocentric beliefs?

Question 15 15. Why is sociobiology considered controversial?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is true of impression management?

Question 17 17. Which of the following options are part of a culture?

Question 18 18. Choose the correct example below that distinguishes non-material culture.

Question 19 19. Socialization is important to our development. Of the options below, which would not include socialization?

Question 20 20. There are various elements of culture. Which of the following depicts a symbol in culture?

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Question 21 21.

Read the following statement and determine which of the options below is the correct term associated with the statement.


A teacher plays one role in relation to his students, another role in relation to his fellow teachers, another in relation to the school board and so on.

Question 22 22. There are three levels of status in sociology. Which of the following is the correct list?

Question 23 23. The agent of socialization that usually provides children with their first system of values, norms, and beliefs is their _____.

Question 24 24. All of the statements below represent cultural relativism except one. Choose the statement that does not represent cultural relativism.

Question 25 25. A role set consists of numerous roles attached to _____.

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Question 26 26. If you support social conflict theory, which of the following proposals would you MOST likely make?

Question 27 27. Which of the following statements best illustrates social conflict theory?

Question 28 28. Values are _____ standards for what is desirable.

Question 29 29. How does dramaturgical analysis describe the study of human social interaction?

Question 30 30. What is the difference between the debates surrounding nature versus nurture?

Foundations of Society Chapter Exam Instructions

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