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Question 1| | 1 / 1 point|
Sociology is the study of _____.
| | what seems natural or normal to a given group of people| | | human society|
| | how groups interact with one another|
| | all of the above|
| | none of the above|
Question 2| | 1 / 1 point|
Paradoxically, using our sociological imagination helps us _____. | | create an image of how people in other societies live| | | develop hypotheses that we can test with statistical data| | | make the familiar strange|

| | understand the theories developed by Marx, Weber, and Durkheim| Question 3| | 0 / 1 point|
Which of the following is an example of using one’s sociological imagination? | | being in unfamiliar surroundings and imagining being in a more comfortable place| | | creating different hypotheses to explain an individual’s behavior| | | creating a story to explain unfamiliar social customs| | | being puzzled by how people in another country greet one another and then thinking about how people in your own country greet one another and why they do it the way they do| Hide Feedback|

| Feedback:  Using your sociological imagination allows you to recognize how the social world works and why.|

Question 4| | 1 / 1 point|
Questioning the reasons why people choose to attend college and the importance of a college degree is an example of _____. | | using the sociological imagination|
| | typical adolescent rebelliousness|
| | interpretive sociology|
| | exploring one’s social identity|
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| Feedback:  Using your sociological imagination allows you to recognize how the social world works and why.|

Question 5| | 1 / 1 point|
Social identity is _____.
| | a construct that no longer has meaning in the postmodern era| | | a collection of social roles that a person might fill| | | a way that individuals define themselves in relation to groups they are a part of or groups they choose not to be a part of| | | determined by the social group into which a person is born| Question 6| | 1 / 1 point|

A social institution can be described as _____.
| | an organization established by the government to provide social services| | | a group of social positions, connected by social relations, that perform a social role| | | an organization where different social groups gather to exchange ideas and information| | | a monolithic system of interconnected social identities| Question 7| | 0 / 1 point|

Which of the following is an example of a social institution? | | education system|
| | government|
| | marriage|
| | all of the above|
| | none of the above|
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| Feedback:  Social institutions do not have to be established by any particular organization or group and do not necessarily have physical locations.|

Question 8| | 1 / 1 point|
Which of the following contributors to the development of sociology argued for the importance of identifying scientific laws that govern human behavior? | | Jane Addams|
| | Émile Durkheim|
| | Auguste Comte|
| | Talcott Parsons|
Question 9| | 0 / 1 point|
According to Karl Marx, throughout history social change has been sparked by _____. | | discoveries made by explorers|
| | racial discrimination|
| | class conflict|
| | leaders’ desire for more territory|
Question 10| | 1 / 1 point|
Which of the “founding fathers” of sociology put forth the idea that sociologists should examine social behavior from the perspective of those engaging in the behavior? | | Émile Durkheim|
| | Georg Simmel|
| | Karl Marx|
| | Max Weber|
Question 11| | 0 / 1 point|
The Chicago School of American Sociology emphasized the importance of _____. | | the social and moral consequences of the division of labor.| | | the environment in shaping...
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