GACE Behavioral Science: Introduction to Sociology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Select the answer that contains the original meaning of the word 'manufacturing.'

Question 2 2. The idea of sociocultural evolution describes _____.

Question 3 3. A major structure, made up of groups or ideas that influence people's daily lives, views of the world, or integration into society, is called a _____.

Question 4 4. Including the societies described by Lenski, how many types of societies have developed as of today?

Question 5 5. Dr. Sondheim believes that all mental illness is caused by an imbalance of chemicals in the brain, and thus the only effective treatment is medication. Which stage of society most fits with Dr. Sondheim's view of mental illness?

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Question 6 6. What did Martineau find during her trips to the United States?

Question 7 7. When did both the American and French Revolutionary wars have a large impact on theoretical development within the early stages of sociology as a field?

Question 8 8. Comte believed in approaching the study of sociology through a perspective called 'positivism.' Which statement below best defines Comte's concept of 'positivism'?

Question 9 9. 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?

Question 10 10. Why are theories important in social sciences?

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Question 11 11. Why did Gerhard Lenski believe the level of technology was crucial for the survival of a society?

Question 12 12. Which is an example of how sociological imagination can allow us to be active in creating social change?

Question 13 13. Susan has just been hired for a competitive job in a corporation because she is a close friend of the CEO. In this example, the employer has failed to follow which of Weber's principles?

Question 14 14. In Emile Durkheim's theories of social structures, which of the following is NOT an example of social facts?

Question 15 15. Macionis identified four ways that sociology can help personal growth. Which of the following is NOT one of the four ways he identified?

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Question 16 16. The main focus of Karl Marx's work was on which of the following social elements?

Question 17 17. Capitalism and socialism are both forms of what type of system?

Question 18 18. Karl Marx met Friedrich Engels and then later wrote which of the following documents with him?

Question 19 19. Harriet Martineau was known as _____.

Question 20 20. The field of sociology first developed due to three major changes in European societies in the 18th and 19th centuries. What were these three major changes?

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Question 21 21. The power elite of the nation is made up of individuals from all of the following groups EXCEPT:

Question 22 22. All of the following questions are considered appropriate for the field of sociology to study, EXCEPT:

Question 23 23. Sociology is defined as _____.

Question 24 24. Which famous theorist actually coined the term sociology in 1838?

Question 25 25. For Emile Durkheim, a society increasing taxes in order to build more schools in a district to handle a growing student population demonstrates which societal concept?

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Question 26 26. You are designing a study examining whether different local pronunciations of words change the way people interpret the meaning behind those words. Which sociological theory would you be concerned with?

Question 27 27. People who have a career directly helping to improve people's lives using sociological concepts are _____.

Question 28 28. Jorge's town is hit by a tornado, and he believes it is because the god of weather is upset at the villagers. Which stage of society most fits Jorge's view of this event?

Question 29 29. According to Max Weber, how should employees be aligned with organizational tasks in a non-personal organization?

Question 30 30. Which of the major perspectives in sociology is most likely to examine social problems such as political arguments between the rich and the poor?

GACE Behavioral Science: Introduction to Sociology Chapter Exam Instructions

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