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GACE Behavioral Science: Social Processes Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. According to the structural-functional theory, which of the following statements about funeral rituals is FALSE?

Question 2 2. All of the following choices are components of the language of a culture EXCEPT:

Question 3 3. How are role conflict and role strain different?

Question 4 4. Which of these is a custom?

Question 5 5. We often say that the British drive on the 'wrong side' of the road. This is an example of _____.

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Question 6 6. Samuel has just been released from prison and must now adjust to a very different life in the ''real world.'' This change is an example of a _____.

Question 7 7. The process by which we learn the attitudes, values, etc. that are important for interaction with others is called _____.

Question 8 8. It is the norm for Americans to shake hands with people they meet for the first time. This is most likely an example of a _____.

Question 9 9. Jackeline is taking five college courses. She is very stressed because she needs to study for two tests on Monday and three tests on Tuesday. Jackeline is experiencing _____.

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

Question 12 12. How does school act as an agent of socialization?

Question 13 13. A role set consists of numerous roles attached to _____.

Question 14 14. John was born as a twin into an African-American family. He grew up and became the president of a company. Which of these is an ACHIEVED status?

Question 15 15. The status that has the most impact on a person's social identity is his or her _____.

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Question 16 16. Stephanie has studied for several years to become a veterinarian and her profession is one of the most important aspects of her life. Being a veterinarian is her _____.

Question 17 17. How does social conflict theory link culture with social power?

Question 18 18. Which of these is more likely to cause a culture's cultural values to change?

Question 19 19. In which scenario would the woman solve her dilemma by relying on her cultural values?

Question 20 20. Our _____ defines who we are in relation to others.

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Question 21 21. What can be learned from the famous case study of Anna, the girl who lived in social isolation for the first five years of her life, as well as from similar studies?

Question 22 22. In the _____ culture of the U.S., teen pregnancies would not exist. However, many teenagers engage in sexual intercourse despite education programs advocating celibacy.

Question 23 23. Which perspective promotes the idea that right and wrong are culturally defined instead of universal?

Question 24 24. Why is it important to rid ourselves of ethnocentric beliefs?

Question 25 25. The agent of socialization that usually provides children with their first system of values, norms, and beliefs is their _____.

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Question 26 26. What did Harry Harlow find when he separated baby monkeys from their mothers at birth and place them in isolation for the first six months of their lives?

Question 27 27. How does social interaction affect people?

Question 28 28. How does our childhood peer group act as an agent of socialization?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is an example of a cultural value?

Question 30 30. Why is mass media an important agent of socialization?

GACE Behavioral Science: Social Processes Chapter Exam Instructions

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