Key Sociology Theorists Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. _____ is when a large population is divided into smaller structural units and there's a high level of interdependence among individuals and structures.

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

Question 12 12. Which of the following statements best describes post-modern society?

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

Question 15 15. This sociologist used Darwin's theory of evolution to explain how society was comparable to a living organism that evolves and changes over time.

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Question 16 16. In a hunter/gatherer society:

Question 17 17. According to Karl Marx, how did the ruling class unconsciously control the masses?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is true about the symbolic interaction perspective / interactionism?

Question 19 19. For Emile Durkheim, a society increasing taxes in order to build more schools in a district to handle a growing student population demonstrates which societal concept?

Question 20 20. According to Karl Marx, which of the following concepts could be used a catalyst for changing the conditions of the working class?

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Question 21 21. Why did Gerhard Lenski believe the level of technology was crucial for the survival of a society?

Question 22 22. Why did Max Weber believe that informal organizations and family businesses would be potentially unsuccessful?

Question 23 23. The theory of the looking-glass self states that _____.

Question 24 24. The main focus of Karl Marx's work was on which of the following social elements?

Question 25 25. _____ functions in a social structure are intended and obvious.

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Question 26 26. According to C. Wright Mills, which of the following is the definition of a public issue?

Question 27 27. In comparing society with a living organism's various systems, why would the government be considered the nervous system?

Question 28 28. Harriet Martineau wrote a series of articles that she hoped would help ordinary people better understand taxes, tariffs and the state budget. This series was titled:

Question 29 29. What was Du Bois' criticism of Booker T. Washington's work?

Question 30 30. Which statement regarding Durkheim's research is correct?

Key Sociology Theorists Chapter Exam Instructions

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