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. In a hunter/gatherer society:

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

Question 5 5. 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.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following statements best describes what the dramaturgical approach is?

Question 7 7. This sociologist viewed society through the symbolic interaction perspective, which looks at the normal, everyday behavior and interactions between individuals to understand society.

Question 8 8. 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 9 9. 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 10 10. According to sociologist Charles Horton Cooley, it is through _____ that we begin to develop a sense of self.

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Question 11 11. _____ is when a large population is divided into smaller structural units and there's a high level of interdependence among individuals and structures.

Question 12 12. 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 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 used Darwin's theory of evolution to explain how society was comparable to a living organism that evolves and changes over time.

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

Question 17 17. Identify the type of sociologist Robert Merton was.

Question 18 18. According to Karl Marx, which group benefits from having a religious belief system?

Question 19 19. The main focus of Karl Marx's work was on which of the following social elements?

Question 20 20. How would Durkheim describe modern societies?

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Question 21 21. What was Du Bois' criticism of Booker T. Washington's work?

Question 22 22. In comparing society with a living organism's various systems, why would the government be considered the nervous system?

Question 23 23. What fault did Martineau find with America's system of democracy?

Question 24 24. Including the societies described by Lenski, how many types of societies have developed as of today?

Question 25 25. How did Durkheim go about exploring the reasons why an individual would commit suicide?

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Question 26 26. The study of social interaction in terms of theatrical performance is known as _____.

Question 27 27. How is sociological imagination related to a person's awareness of themselves in the society?

Question 28 28. According to Max Weber, how would an informal channel of communication affect an organization?

Question 29 29. The theory of the looking-glass self states that _____.

Question 30 30. According to Karl Marx, which of the following attitudes is behind the mindset of I and me?

Key Sociology Theorists Chapter Exam Instructions

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