UExcel Sociology: Social Groups & Organizations Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Zoe admires the cheerleaders at her school and enjoys watching them at games. She frequently copies hairstyles that she sees the girls wearing. The cheerleading squad is an example of a _____.

Question 2 2. These are the social connections, or links between the actors:

Question 3 3. If a group's main goal is to finish a project as efficiently as possible, which type of leader are they likely to prefer?

Question 4 4. Groupthink occurs when group members want

Question 5 5. Social facilitation helps us to appreciate that our ______ for doing a task is also influenced by how good we perceive ourselves to be at the task.

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Question 6 6. Stanley Milgram is best known for his study on _____.

Question 7 7. Which of the following examples doesn't reflect one of the principles of McDonaldization?

Question 8 8. Members of a volleyball team have started to feel hostility toward the team they lost to in the championship game. This is an example of _____.

Question 9 9. More and more people are signing up on social media sites every day. Trying to understand why people are doing this is an example of _____.

Question 10 10. A study that monitored the performance of people taking a driving test to obtain their license found that the presence of an additional person in the car ______ the likelihood that the person taking the test would pass.

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Question 11 11. Several of Justin's closest friends surprised him with a large birthday party. Which of the following best describes the group of friends?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is NOT an example of a formal organization?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is NOT true of laissez-faire decision-making?

Question 14 14. Maya has just been assigned to complete a difficult task with a large group of coworkers who do not know each other. What should she expect about the group's performance in this situation?

Question 15 15. Chloe heads to the front of the store to check out. Although there are two lines that have a light on and appear to be open, everyone is lined up at only one of them. Chloe assumes there must be something wrong at the shorter line or else everyone would be in it, so she heads to the back of the longer line. This is an example of _____.

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Question 16 16. A prison is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 17 17. Which of the following is NOT one of the principles of McDonaldization?

Question 18 18. Motivation is high when performing a/an ______ task that others observe.

Question 19 19. It is important to separate the concept of _____ from social conformity. This concept is different because it involves complying with an authority figure and does not involve a change in behavior or belief to fit in with a group.

Question 20 20. This is a structure of relationships that links people, or groups of people, together:

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Question 21 21. Social facilitation is the idea that you will likely do ______ on a simple task and ______ on a more complex task when other people are watching you.

Question 22 22. McDonaldization is built on which of Max Weber's theories?

Question 23 23. These are the individuals or organizations linked together by social networks:

Question 24 24. The design team is frustrated because their supervisor, Mario, is a control freak who has no interest in hearing the team's opinions. Which style of leadership decision-making does Mario exhibit?

Question 25 25. Leaders who are dominantly expressive tend to:

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Question 26 26. Which of the following can explain the phenomenon of social loafing?

Question 27 27. This is the information passed between the actors:

Question 28 28. A restaurant is an example of _____.

Question 29 29. Shana is a member of a debate group for her history class. They are only supposed to participate in one debate. Which of the following best describes this group of students?

Question 30 30. Motivation is lower for more ______ tasks because we fear making mistakes.

UExcel Sociology: Social Groups & Organizations Chapter Exam Instructions

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