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OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: Social Institutions Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Identify the type of sociologist Robert Merton was.

Question 2 2. Who defined faith as the ultimate concern?

Question 3 3. Objects, places, people, or things forbidden by a faith are known as _____.

Question 4 4. Which of the following is NOT a benefit of extended family?

Question 5 5. What are defined as rules that a society uses to regulate behavior and that are enforced through the levying of penalties?

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Question 6 6. Which of these was written by Polanyi?

Question 7 7. What type of social change is the civil rights movement a good example of?

Question 8 8. Which political system is governed by elected officials?

Question 9 9. Which of these is defined as the studying of the planned-out, rational decisions that a society makes when determining how to use and maximize their resources?

Question 10 10. Which of these is not an example of a custom?

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Question 11 11. Historically, manufacturing changed from being done in small-scale shops to large, industrialized factories. Analyze the reason why sociologists are interested in this scenario.

Question 12 12. Which of the following examples represents a function of a school?

Question 13 13. What are defined as traditional and widely accepted ways of behaving, or actions that are specific to a particular society?

Question 14 14. The field of sociology first developed due to three major changes in European societies in the 18th and 19th centuries. What were these three major changes?

Question 15 15. What is the main purpose of social institutions?

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Question 16 16. Who is credited with being the first to propose the idea of formal and substantive approaches to economics?

Question 17 17. _____ functions in a social structure are unintended and not blatantly obvious.

Question 18 18. No group can complete its tasks or achieve its goals without _____ from its members.

Question 19 19. Which of the following is true?

Question 20 20. Which of the following are the elements of society that may actually disrupt the social system?

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Question 21 21. The Judeo-Christian Ten Commandments are an example of a _____.

Question 22 22. Which one of the following is a primary characteristic of social change?

Question 23 23. Why are matrifocal families more common than patrifocal families?

Question 24 24. Colleges help prepare students for their future careers. This is an example of a _____ function of the school.

Question 25 25. Which of these approaches signifies the study of how people adapt to their natural environments in order to survive?

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Question 26 26. In the United States' educational system, students have the option of tertiary education, or...

Question 27 27. Is there such thing as a best type of family? Why or why not?

Question 28 28. Which of the following best defines a layman?

Question 29 29. Which one of the following is NOT a way that social change is sent into motion?

Question 30 30. Macionis identified four ways that sociology can help personal growth. Which of the following is NOT one of the four ways he identified?

OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: Social Institutions Chapter Exam Instructions

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