Dr. Amy Glenn
SOCI1301

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Question 1 of 40

The systematic study of social behavior and human groups is known as:

psychology
political science
anthropology
sociology
Question 2 of 40

The sociological imagination is:

the systematic study of social behavior and human groups.
a construct that serves as a measuring rod against which people's emotions, thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes are evaluated.
the awareness that allows people to comprehend the link between their immediate, personal social settings and the remote, impersonal social world.
stresses the examination of small groups and utilizes laboratory experiments.
Question 3 of 40

The awareness that allows people to comprehend the link between their immediate, personal social settings and the remote, impersonal social world is called:

the sociological imagination
anthropology
a theory
verstehen
Question 4 of 40

Which one of the following is most closely associated with the concept of the sociological imagination?

Émile Durkheim
Max Weber
Karl Marx
C. Wright Mills
Question 5 of 40

The body of knowledge obtained by methods based upon systematic observation is called a (an):

theory
verstehen
science
ideal type
Question 6 of 40

Which of the following disciplines investigates personality and individual behavior?

history
psychology
political science
sociology
Question 7 of 40

Which of the following academic disciplines emphasizes the influence that society has on people's attitudes and behavior and the ways in which people shape society?

anthropology
economics
sociology
physics
Question 8 of 40

Émile Durkheim is known for his classic sociological study of:

suicide
abortions
soccer
crowd control
Question 9 of 40

Auguste Comte, Harriet Martineau, and Jane Addams all believed that sociological investigation should focus on:

understanding society
improving the quality of life in society
resolving individual emotional problems
examining preindustrial societies
Question 10 of 40

Which sociologist translated the works of Auguste Comte into English and emphasized the impact that the economy, law, trade, and population could have on contemporary social problems?

Émile Durkheim
Jane Addams
Harriet Martineau
Talcott Parsons
Question 11 of 40

Which early sociologist applied the concept of evolution to societies in order to explain how they change, or evolve, over time?

Émile Durkheim
Charles Darwin
Harriet Martineau
Herbert Spencer
Question 12 of 40

Anomie refers to:

a model that serves as a measuring rod against which actual cases can be evaluated
a loss of direction that is felt in a society when social control of individual behavior has become ineffective
a classification scheme containing two or more categories
a type of suicide that is based on depression
Question 13 of 40

The word that Max Weber used to stress the need for sociologists to take into account people's emotions, thoughts, beliefs, understandings, and attitudes was:

verstehen
gemeinschaft
anomie
gesundheit
Question 14 of 40

An ideal type is:

a body of knowledge obtained by methods based on systematic observation
a construct or model that serves as a measuring rod against which actual cases can be evaluated
a detailed plan or method for obtaining data scientifically
an initiator of people's attitudes or behavior
Question 15 of 40

The concept of verstehen was introduced into sociology by:

Auguste Comte
Émile Durkheim
Max Weber
C. Wright Mills
Question 16 of 40

In The Communist Manifesto, Marx argued that the working class must:

ally with capitalists to build a better world
try to work toward a return to feudalism
overthrow the existing class system of capitalist societies
ignore all aspects of class divisions
Question 17 of 40

Early female sociologists such as Jane Addams were often active in poor urban areas as leaders of community centers known as:

settlement houses
communes
collective homes
utopian communities
Question 18 of 40

_____ stresses the study of small groups and often uses experimental study in laboratories.

Microsociology
Macrosociology
Middle-range sociology
Conflict theory
Question 19 of 40

Sociological studies that focus on large-scale phenomena or entire civilizations are defined as:

microsociology
interactionism
macrosociology
dramaturgy
Question 20 of 40

Which sociologist saw “society as a vast network of connected parts, each of which contributes to the maintenance of the system as a whole”?

Karl Marx
Erving Goffman
Max Weber
Talcott Parsons
Question 21 of 40

Which sociological perspective views society as being like a living organism in which each part of the organism contributes to its survival?

functionalist perspective
conflict perspective
interactionist perspective
all of the above
Question 22 of 40

The functionalist perspective refers to unconscious or unintended functions or hidden purposes as:

latent functions.
manifest functions.
macrofunctions.
quasi-functions.
Question 23 of 40

Open, stated, and conscious functions are called:

conspicuous functions.
latent functions.
manifest functions.
obvious functions.
Question 24 of 40

An element or a process of society that may actually disrupt a social system or lead to a decrease in stability is known as a:

latent function
manifest function
dysfunction
conflict function
Question 25 of 40

Which sociological perspective sees the social world as being in continual struggle?

functionalist perspective
conflict perspective
interactionist perspective
dramaturgical perspective
Question 26 of 40

Which individual helped to create the NAACP and believed that “knowledge was essential in combating prejudice and achieving tolerance and justice”?

Robert Merton
Jane Addams
W. E. B. Du Bois
C. Wright Mills
Question 27 of 40

Which sociological perspective is a framework for viewing human beings as living in a world of meaningful objects (which may include material things, actions, other people, and even symbols)?

functionalist perspective
conflict perspective
interactionist perspective
dialectical perspective
Question 28 of 40

Which term is used to describe a systematic, organized series of steps that ensures maximum objectivity and consistency in researching a problem?

the scientific method
social science
experiment
value neutrality
Question 29 of 40

The first step in the scientific method is:

reviewing the literature.
formulating the hypothesis.
developing a theory.
defining the problem.
Question 30 of 40

The second step in the scientific method is:

defining the problem
selecting the research design
reviewing the literature
collecting and analyzing data
Question 31 of 40

The third step in the scientific method is:

formulating the hypothesis
selecting the research design
reviewing the literature
collecting and analyzing data
Question 32 of 40

An operational definition is:

a speculative statement about the relationship between two variables
the extent to which a measure provides consistent results
an explanation of an abstract concept that is specific enough to allow a researcher to measure the concept
a relationship between two variables whereby a change in one coincides with a change in the other
Question 33 of 40

A speculative statement about the relationship between two or more variables is known as a:

correlation
hypothesis
sample
research design
Question 34 of 40

A variable is:

a measurable trait or characteristic that is subject to change under different conditions
the extent to which a measure provides consistent results
the unintended influence that observers or experiments can have on their subjects
a speculative statement about the relationship between two traits
Question 35 of 40

Social scientists call the variable that is hypothesized to cause or influence another variable a (an):

independent variable
dependent variable
spurious variable
operational variable
Question 36 of 40

The variable that is hypothesized to be influenced by another variable is called the:

independent variable
dependent variable
causal variable
resultant variable
Question 37 of 40

The relationship between a condition or a variable and a particular consequence, with one event leading to the other, is known as:

observation
causal logic
a correlation
an index
Question 38 of 40

The relationship between two variables whereby a change in one coincides with a change in the other is known as a (an):

index
correlation
operational definition
scale
Question 39 of 40

In which type of sample does each member of the entire population being studied have the same chance of being selected?

random sample
quota sample
index sample
Roper sample
Question 40 of 40

A representative sample is a selection from a larger population that:

gives researchers a general knowledge of the attitudes of a group
precisely reflects the attitudes of a group
is statistically found to be typical of that population
questions all of the subjects that a researcher can find in a two-month period