Key Sociology Theorists Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. A _____ is an organization with a well-defined formal hierarchy and chain of command, with competence rather than personality as the basis for job appointment.

Question 2 2. This sociologist used Darwin's theory of evolution to explain how society was comparable to a living organism that evolves and changes over time.

Question 3 3. This sociologist viewed society through the symbolic interaction perspective, which looks at the normal, everyday behavior and interactions between individuals to understand society.

Question 4 4. Which of the following statements best describes what the dramaturgical approach is?

Question 5 5. _____ is when a large population is divided into smaller structural units and there's a high level of interdependence among individuals and structures.

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Question 6 6. This sociologist developed the functional perspective theory of society, which views society as an organism with various parts that each have a function to perform.

Question 7 7. This sociologist developed a theory of self referred to as the looking glass self, which basically states that our self-image comes from both our own self-reflection and what others think of us.

Question 8 8. According to sociologist Charles Horton Cooley, it is through _____ that we begin to develop a sense of self.

Question 9 9. All of the following are society types identified by Gerhard Lenski EXCEPT:

Question 10 10. Which of the following statements best describes post-modern society?

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Question 11 11. According to Karl Marx, _____ was the deciding principle of social life.

Question 12 12. All of the following statements concerning Karl Marx and his works and ideas are true, EXCEPT:

Question 13 13. W.E.B. Du Bois developed the idea of _____, which explained what it was like for black people living in a white world.

Question 14 14. This sociologist believed that sociologists should not only study the issues surrounding society, but also do something about them. S/he also implemented an observational method of research.

Question 15 15. This sociologist believed that knowledge was the crucial element to social change, and that it is the job of social scientists to connect individual problems with greater social issues in order to create changes that would solve these problems.

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Question 16 16. In a hunter/gatherer society:

Question 17 17. The power elite of the nation is made up of individuals from all of the following groups EXCEPT:

Question 18 18. What did Martineau find during her trips to the United States?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is defined as 'a group that is characterized by intimate, face-to-face association and cooperation'?

Question 20 20. According to Durkheim, anomie causes which of the following?

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Question 21 21. For Karl Marx, how did religion affect the lives of working-class people?

Question 22 22. Herbert Spencer was one of the top three sociologists to contribute to the theoretical _____ perspective .

Question 23 23. The idea of sociocultural evolution describes _____.

Question 24 24. How did Karl Marx view the world?

Question 25 25. Karl Marx met Friedrich Engels and then later wrote which of the following documents with him?

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Question 26 26. 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 27 27. Which statement regarding Durkheim's research is correct?

Question 28 28. The study of social interaction in terms of theatrical performance is known as _____.

Question 29 29. How did Du Bois' The Souls of Black Folk become an inspiration in the fight for American civil rights during the 1960s?

Question 30 30. Which of the following are the elements of society that may actually disrupt the social system?

Key Sociology Theorists Chapter Exam Instructions

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