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Key Sociology Theorists Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. According to Karl Marx, _____ was the deciding principle of social life.

Question 2 2. All of the following statements concerning Karl Marx and his works and ideas are true, EXCEPT:

Question 3 3. W.E.B. Du Bois developed the idea of _____, which explained what it was like for black people living in a white world.

Question 4 4. 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.

Question 5 5. Which of the following statements best describes what the dramaturgical approach is?

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Question 6 6. This sociologist viewed society through the symbolic interaction perspective, which looks at the normal, everyday behavior and interactions between individuals to understand society.

Question 7 7. 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 8 8. Which of the following statements best describes post-modern society?

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

Question 10 10. 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.

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Question 11 11. According to sociologist Charles Horton Cooley, it is through _____ that we begin to develop a sense of self.

Question 12 12. 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 13 13. 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 14 14. _____ is when a large population is divided into smaller structural units and there's a high level of interdependence among individuals and structures.

Question 15 15. 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.

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Question 16 16. In a hunter/gatherer society:

Question 17 17. Cooley is one of the founders of which sociological perspective?

Question 18 18. _____ functions in a social structure are intended and obvious.

Question 19 19. Including the societies described by Lenski, how many types of societies have developed as of today?

Question 20 20. Which is an example of how sociological imagination can allow us to be active in creating social change?

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Question 21 21. To Marx, the wealthy or capitalists were known as the _____

Question 22 22. Which of the following is true about the symbolic interaction perspective / interactionism?

Question 23 23. How did Du Bois' The Souls of Black Folk become an inspiration in the fight for American civil rights during the 1960s?

Question 24 24. Emily has a large number of friends, is well-liked in the workplace, and is an active member of an animal rescue group. Emily has _____.

Question 25 25. Herbert Spencer was one of the top three sociologists to contribute to the theoretical _____ perspective .

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Question 26 26. Harriet Martineau was known as _____.

Question 27 27. According to Max Weber, how would an informal channel of communication affect an organization?

Question 28 28. According to Karl Marx, how did the ruling class unconsciously control the masses?

Question 29 29. According to Durkheim, anomie causes which of the following?

Question 30 30. How did Karl Marx view the world?

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