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Introduction to Sociology: The Basics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the general groups below would be considered a 'social institution' by most sociologists?

Question 2 2. Select the answer that contains the original meaning of the word 'manufacturing.'

Question 3 3. What is a simple definition of feminism?

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. Which set of terms below correctly identifies Comte's three stages of society, in chronological order from earliest to latest?

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Question 6 6. Of the choices below, which would be a general definition of sociology?

Question 7 7. Macionis identified four ways that sociology can help personal growth. Which of the following is NOT one of the four ways he identified?

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. What are the three stages of society according to Comte?

Question 10 10. 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 11 11. Of the options below, which is not an example of the Structural-Functional Theory?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is not an example of a social issue related to public policy?

Question 13 13. 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 14 14. 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 15 15. 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 _____.

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Question 16 16. 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 17 17. Sociology is defined as _____.

Question 18 18. What was Auguste Comte famous for in the field of sociology?

Question 19 19. Why are theories important in social sciences?

Question 20 20. 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?

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Question 21 21. People who have a career directly helping to improve people's lives using sociological concepts are _____.

Question 22 22. Which of the following would not be considered a career in the field of sociology?

Question 23 23. 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 24 24. 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 25 25. Which famous theorist actually coined the term sociology in 1838?

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Question 26 26. All of the following questions are considered appropriate for the field of sociology to study, EXCEPT:

Question 27 27. 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 28 28. Which of the following statements would not be a topic studied in the field of sociology?

Question 29 29. Why are theories important?

Question 30 30. What statement below would best indicate the Metaphysical Stage?

Introduction to Sociology: The Basics Chapter Exam Instructions

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