UExcel Sociology: Foundations of Society Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why is mass media an important agent of socialization?

Question 2 2. For years, murder wasn't an official crime in many societies because it was such a heinous act that it ''went without saying'' that it was wrong. This phrase demonstrates a society's _____.

Question 3 3. The process by which we learn the attitudes, values, etc. that are important for interaction with others is called _____.

Question 4 4. What can be learned from the famous case study of Anna, the girl who lived in social isolation for the first five years of her life, as well as from similar studies?

Question 5 5. All of the following statements about socialization are true, EXCEPT:

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Question 6 6. What did Harry Harlow find when he separated baby monkeys from their mothers at birth and place them in isolation for the first six months of their lives?

Question 7 7. If you support social conflict theory, which of the following proposals would you MOST likely make?

Question 8 8. How does dramaturgical analysis describe the study of human social interaction?

Question 9 9. It is the norm for Americans to shake hands with people they meet for the first time. This is most likely an example of a _____.

Question 10 10. Jackeline is taking five college courses. She is very stressed because she needs to study for two tests on Monday and three tests on Tuesday. Jackeline is experiencing _____.

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Question 11 11. How are role conflict and role strain different?

Question 12 12. Which of the following options are part of a culture?

Question 13 13. Why is it important to rid ourselves of ethnocentric beliefs?

Question 14 14. We often say that the British drive on the 'wrong side' of the road. This is an example of _____.

Question 15 15. Stephanie has studied for several years to become a veterinarian and her profession is one of the most important aspects of her life. Being a veterinarian is her _____.

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Question 16 16. How does our childhood peer group act as an agent of socialization?

Question 17 17. The status that has the most impact on a person's social identity is his or her _____.

Question 18 18. The culture of American cowboys is an example of _____.

Question 19 19. Which of the following is NOT an example of a counterculture?

Question 20 20. Samuel has just been released from prison and must now adjust to a very different life in the ''real world.'' This change is an example of a _____.

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Question 21 21. Which perspective promotes the idea that right and wrong are culturally defined instead of universal?

Question 22 22. How does social conflict theory link culture with social power?

Question 23 23. How does school act as an agent of socialization?

Question 24 24. According to the structural-functional theory, which of the following statements about funeral rituals is FALSE?

Question 25 25. Why is sociobiology considered controversial?

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Question 26 26. All of the following choices are components of the language of a culture EXCEPT:

Question 27 27. A population in which people interact and share common interests is called a _____.

Question 28 28. A crown and a tiara both represent royalty in many cultures. These are two examples of _____.

Question 29 29. Novels on a bestseller's list would most likely be considered part of _____.

Question 30 30. Smalltown University claims to have the most honest students in the country. However, the number of students caught cheating and plagiarizing is about average. The students' behavior illustrates the university's _____.

UExcel Sociology: Foundations of Society Chapter Exam Instructions

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