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Introduction to Sociology - The Basics: Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Sociology is defined as _____.

Question 2 2. 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 3 3. Macionis identified four ways that sociology can help personal growth. Which of the following is NOT one of the four ways he identified?

Question 4 4. 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?

Question 5 5. 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?

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Question 6 6. People who have a career directly helping to improve people's lives using sociological concepts are _____.

Question 7 7. 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 8 8. A study investigating the best way for a local school to work with the local city council, with both entities working toward the common goal of an educated population, would most likely be approached from the _____.

Question 9 9. Historically, manufacturing changed from being done in small-scale shops to large, industrialized factories. Analyze the reason why sociologists are interested in this scenario.

Question 10 10. Which famous theorist actually coined the term sociology in 1838?

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Question 11 11. All of the following questions are considered appropriate for the field of sociology to study, EXCEPT:

Question 12 12. 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 13 13. Why are theories important in social sciences?

Question 14 14. Which set of terms below correctly identifies Comte's three stages of society, in chronological order from earliest to latest?

Question 15 15. Comte believed in approaching the study of sociology through a perspective called 'positivism.' Which statement below best defines Comte's concept of 'positivism'?

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Question 16 16. 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 17 17. Which of the general groups below would be considered a 'social institution' by most sociologists?

Question 18 18. Select the answer that contains the original meaning of the word 'manufacturing.'

Question 19 19. Which of the major perspectives in sociology is most likely to examine social problems such as political arguments between the rich and the poor?

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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