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EE310 Unit 1: Setting the Stage – Quiz Template

1. Of the following, which variable do sociologists emphasize the most as being the determining motivation for our thinking and behavior? (Points: 3)        Random chance events
       Natural born in instincts
       Inherited genetic structure
       Ones society and social location

2. The first goal of each scientific discipline is to: (Points: 3)        Explain why something happens
       Make generalizations why things happen
       Look for patterns when things happen
       Predict what will happen in the future

3. A sociological theory concerned with the issues of who benefits from particular social arrangements and how the powerful maintain their positions is known as: (Points: 3)        Coercion theory

       Conflict theory
       Functionalism
       Symbolic interactionism

4. Which of the following sociological perspectives views society as a system of highly interrelated structures or parts that operated together harmoniously? (Points: 3)        Conflict
       Symbolic interactionism
       Societalism
       Functionalism

5. Sociologists who analyze how behavior depends on the ways that people define themselves and others are most likely: (Points: 3)        Ethnomethodologists
       Functionalists
       Symbolic interactionists
       Conflict theorists

6. Mark views society as a system of interrelated parts, while John views society as composed of groups competing for scarce resources. Mark would be considered a _______________ theorists and John would be considered a __________________ theorist. (Points: 3)        Symbolic interactionist; functionalist

       Conflict; functionalist
       Functionalist; symbolic interactionist
       Functionalist; conflict

7. People all over the world, especially college students, are breaking down national boundaries because of advances in communication, trade, and travel. This is referred to as:...
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