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1. Sociological Perspective

Sociology is defined as: | a.| the methodological analysis of groups and individuals.|
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| b.| the scientific analysis of premodern people.|
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| c.| the academic discipline that examines individual human behavior.|
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| d.| the systematic study of human society and social interaction.|
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correct: d 
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2| According to sociologist C. Wright Mills, the ability to see the relationship between individual experiences and the larger society is referred to as: | a.| the reality perception.|
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| b.| the sociological imagination.|
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| c.| the conflict perception.|
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| d.| the symbolic interaction approach.|
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correct: b 
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3| French philosopher ________ is credited with having coined the term sociology to describe a new science that would engage in the study of society. | a.| Emile Durkheim|
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| b.| Herbert Spencer|
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| c.| Max Weber|
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| d.| Auguste Comte|
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correct: d 
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4| In Society in America, ________ examined religion, politics, child rearing, slavery, and immigration to the United States, paying special attention to social distinctions based on class, race, and gender. | a.| Harriet Martineau|

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| b.| Auguste Comte|
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| c.| Jane Addams|
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| d.| Herbert Spencer|
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correct: a 
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5| French sociologist Emile Durkheim observed that rapid social change and a more specialized division of labor produce strain in society; these strains lead to a breakdown in traditional organization, values, and authority and to a dramatic increase in: | a.| cultural conflict.|

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| b.| social disorganization.|
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| c.| anomie.|
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| d.| social solidarity.|
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correct: c 
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6| This German economist and philosopher stressed that history is a continuous clash between conflicting ideas and forces. He believed that class conflict is necessary in order to produce social change and a better society. | a.| Karl Marx|

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| b.| Frederick Schmidt|
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| c.| Max Weber|
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| d.| Emile Durkheim|
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correct: a 
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7| The first department of sociology in the United States was established ________, where the faculty was instrumental in starting the American Sociological Society (now known as the American Sociological Association). | a.| at Harvard University|

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| b.| at the University of Chicago|
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| c.| at Yale University|
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| d.| at the University of California at Berkeley|
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correct: b 
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8| ________ perspectives are based on the assumption that society is a stable, orderly system. | a.| Conflict|
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| b.| Functionalist|
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| c.| Interactionist|
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| d.| Developmental|
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correct: b 
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9| Debbie is interested in how changes in society are related to homelessness. She is examining how the movement of factory jobs from the United States to overseas locations has contributed to the increase in the number of homeless people. Debbie is conducting a: | a.| macrolevel analysis.|

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| b.| microlevel analysis.|
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| c.| mesolevel analysis.|
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| d.| transactional-level analysis.|
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correct: a 
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10| Sociologists applying a ________ framework to the study of consumerism would primarily focus on a microlevel analysis of people's face-to-face interactions. | a.| functionalist|
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| b.| conflict|
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| c.| symbolic interactionist|
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| d.| postmodern|
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correct: c 
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