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Key Sociology Theorists Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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 2 2. All of the following statements concerning Karl Marx and his works and ideas are true, EXCEPT:

Question 3 3. According to Karl Marx, _____ was the deciding principle of social life.

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. 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 6 6. Which of the following statements best describes post-modern society?

Question 7 7. All of the following are society types identified by Gerhard Lenski EXCEPT:

Question 8 8. Which of the following statements best describes what the dramaturgical approach is?

Question 9 9. This sociologist viewed society through the symbolic interaction perspective, which looks at the normal, everyday behavior and interactions between individuals to understand society.

Question 10 10. _____ 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 11 11. W.E.B. Du Bois developed the idea of _____, which explained what it was like for black people living in a white world.

Question 12 12. 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 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. According to sociologist Charles Horton Cooley, it is through _____ that we begin to develop a sense of self.

Question 15 15. 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 16 16. In a hunter/gatherer society:

Question 17 17. According to Durkheim, anomie causes which of the following?

Question 18 18. How is sociological imagination related to a person's awareness of themselves in the society?

Question 19 19. According to Max Weber, how would an informal channel of communication affect an organization?

Question 20 20. What fault did Martineau find with America's system of democracy?

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Question 21 21. _____ functions in a social structure are intended and obvious.

Question 22 22. To Marx, the wealthy or capitalists were known as the _____

Question 23 23. Why can we say that Durkheim's theory had predictive powers?

Question 24 24. According to Erving Goffman, how does the presentation of self compare to the way a person performs in a theater?

Question 25 25. According to Karl Marx, why did the working class need to develop class consciousness?

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Question 26 26. The idea of sociocultural evolution describes _____.

Question 27 27. Why did Spencer believe that the rich and powerful in a society would be more successful?

Question 28 28. The theory of the looking-glass self states that _____.

Question 29 29. According to Karl Marx, which group benefits from having a religious belief system?

Question 30 30. Du Bois was the first person of color to achieve which of the following?

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