Introduction to Sociology
Lesson 1 Quiz
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Which of the following conclusions would sociologists most likely agree upon when discussing the importance of the sociological perspective?
It opens a window to unfamiliar worlds and offers a fresh look at familiar worlds.
It verifies our basic assumptions about life and the need to focus on human needs.
It challenges cultural tradition to provide a new framework of human understanding.
It enforces social solidarity and expands the importance of the social imperative. Question
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The event that most inspired Auguste Comte to pose the question, "What holds society together?" and begin developing sociology as a science was the ________.
industrialization of society
discovery of the new world by Christopher Columbus
development of the psychoanalytic approach
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Based on the theories formulated by Karl Marx, what was the ultimate goal of the proletariat?
The proletariat sought to establish a democratic society and independence.
The proletariat wanted to develop a society with a strong middle class.
The proletariat sought to develop a classless society free of exploitation.
The proletariat wanted to establish capitalism and a higher standard of living for all. Question
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What sociological phrase is used to describe "opening a window onto unfamiliar worlds and offering a fresh look at familiar worlds?"
The sociological perspective
The social imperative
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Frank is examining the broad stream of events that have occurred over the past 50 years, along with the specific experiences of his own life. By doing so, what sociological process has Frank undertaken?
The sociological imagination
The social imperative
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What is the underlying principle of symbolic interactionism?
It measures how society uses sanctions to control behavior.
It states that behavior is controlled by factors beyond one's control.
It explains how one's behavior depends on the way they define themselves and others.
It is based on the premise that a history of man is a history of class conflict. Question
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Many African Americans feel the flag of the Confederate States of America, "the stars and bars," is a sign of racial hatred. States' rights advocates view the same flag as "heritage, not hatred." Such a difference of opinion over the same material object is an illustration of which sociological perspective?
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Viewing society as composed of groups that engage in fierce competition for scarce resources is the underlying premise in ________.
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According to Robert Merton, the intended beneficial consequences of people's actions that help a social system...
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