What two sociological perspectives are most linked to macrosociology?
A. symbolic interactionism and functionalism
B. functionalism and the conflict perspective
C. the conflict perspective and symbolic interactionism
D. symbolic interactionism and feminism
Question 2 of 25
Which of the following perspectives is most appropriate for a research sociologist to use
C. neither macro nor microsociology
D. both macro and microsociology depending on the situation
Question 3 of 25
What are the three primary variables in determining one's social class?
A. race, sex, residence
B. income, education, occupational prestige
C. sex (male or female)
D. one's particular ethnic descent
Question 4 of 25
Andrea is an aspiring associate editor for a major publisher. She is single but feels married to her work. Last year she received a $50,000 bonus for the excellent work she did in promoting new textbooks published by her employer. Based on this information, Andrea's ascribed status is ________ and her achieved status is ________.
A. female, married
B. bonus recipient, associate editor
C. married, bonus recipient
D. female, associate editor
Question 5 of 25
The difference between status and role is that:
A. status identification is strictly enforced but roles are not
B. we occupy a status which is a social position but play a role which is a social expectation
C. status is voluntary and role is obligatory.
D. status determines social position while role is not significant
Question 6 of 25
Which of the following groups is least qualified as a social institution?
A. neighborhood street gangs
D. the military
Question 7 of 25
The notion that the mass media represents the varied interests of many groups would reflect a position consistent with ________ theory.
D. symbolic interactionist
Question 8 of 25
Mechanical solidarity is to Gemeinschaft as ________ solidarity is to Gesellschaft.
Question 9 of 25
As societies grow larger, they divide work among members based on some standardized characteristic such as age or sex. This is referred to as ________.
A. social solidarity
B. the social imperative
C. the division of labor
D. class structure
Question 10 of 25
In the statement "poverty causes crime," the words "poverty" and "crime" are best described as ________ because they are subject to change.
A. unobtrusive measures
C. parametric measures
Question 11 of 25
What is a statement of how variables are expected to be related to one another, often according to predictions from a theory?
C. secondary prediction
D. primary function
Question 12 of 25
John developed a questionnaire to measure job satisfaction among industrial workers. He has administered his questionnaire to ten different workers' groups at the same plant and on the same shift but notes the results are inconsistent. John's concern reflects the issue of ________.
A. the reliability of his measure
B. the representativeness of the sample
C. the external validity of his findings
D. the validity of his operational definitions
Question 13 of 25
Tiffany has a keen interest in the original theories of William Sheldon on the relationship between body type and juvenile delinquency. She has...
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