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Karl Marx equated power with

Selected
Answer: a. ownership of the means of production.

Correct Answer:
a. ownership of the means of production.

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Suicides by people who kill themselves out of a sense of duty to the group or self-sacrifice
would be termed _____ suicides by Durkheim.

Selected
Answer: b. anomic.

Correct Answer:
d. altruistic.

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Both sociologists and psychologists are interested in alcoholism; however in investigating
alcoholism, a _____ would be most interested in the patterns of alcohol consumption among
individuals and social groups.

Selected
Answer: b.
sociologist
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b.
sociologist

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Why did sociology as a discipline emerge?

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Answer: d. a and b above.

Correct Answer:
e. a, b and c
above.

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The main focus or unit of analysis for sociologists is:
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Answer: e.
groups.
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e.
groups.

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_____ is the view that generalizations are valid only if they rely on evidence that can be
observed directly or verified through our senses.

Selected
Answer: b. Scientific method

Correct Answer:
d. Empiricism

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C. Wright Mills used the term _____ to refer to the relationship between individual experiences
and forces in the larger society that shape our actions.

Selected
Answer: e. sociological imagination

Correct Answer:
a. phenomenology

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When common sense is correct or "makes sense," it is usually after-the-fact.

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Answer: True
Correct Answer:
True

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A sociological theory concerned with the issues of who benefits from particular social
arrangements and how the powerful maintain their positions is known as

Selected
Answer: d. symbolic interactionism.

Correct Answer:
a. conflict theory.
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Which of the following is the major focus of the field of psychology?

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Answer: d. individual behavior and mental processes

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d. individual behavior and mental processes

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Herbert Spencer believed that society is similar to a:

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Answer: b. living
organism
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e. human brain

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Which of the following is a finding from Durkheim's study of suicide?

Selected
Answer: e. none of the
above.
Correct Answer:
d. a, b, & c above.

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Of the following theorists, who believed that the entire history of human societies could be
seen as a history of struggles between those who own and control the means of production
and those who do the work?

Selected
Answer: a. Karl
Marx.
Correct Answer:
a. Karl
Marx.

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The Functionalist perspective and _____ can be thought of as opposite sides of the same
coin.
Selected
Answer: e. Conflict
Theory
Correct Answer:
e. Conflict
Theory

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_____ theorists contend that social change is pushed forward by social conflict.

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Answer: b.
Conflict
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b.
Conflict

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Sociologically, the positive connection between hours of study and students test scores
demonstrates _____ preparing before taking examinations.

Selected
Answer: b. a latent function of

Correct Answer:
a. a manifest function
of

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According to _____, the task of the sociological imagination is to see the relationship
between individual experiences and larger social forces.

Selected
Answer: d. C. Wright Mills

Correct Answer:
d. C. Wright Mills

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The sociological imagination asks us to

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Answer: e. broaden our perspective beyond individual experiences.

Correct Answer:
e. broaden our perspective beyond individual experiences.
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Principles of Sociology, the first sociology textbook, was written by:

Selected
Answer: b. Herbert
Spencer
Correct Answer:
b. Herbert
Spencer

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Which sociological perspective is focused on how individuals make sense of or interpret their
social world?

Selected
Answer: a. Interactionist

Correct Answer:
a. Interactionist

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A symbolic interactionist would be most likely to ask which of the following questions?

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Answer: c. How is the educational system used to benefit those in power?

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Answer: e. What messages are communicated to students by the structure in
which education takes place?

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Which of the following is (are) a component of the definition of sociology?

Selected
Answer: b. science

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e. all of the above

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Social Darwinism attributes one’s lack of success to:
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Answer: a. barriers created by society

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d. the inferiority of the individual

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The main goal of sociology is to:

Selected
Answer: b. rectify social problems.

Correct Answer:
e. understand the forces that mold individuals and shape their
behavior.

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Who was the first African-American to receive a PhD from Harvard?

Selected
Answer: e. W.E.B. Du
Bois.
Correct Answer:
e. W.E.B. Du
Bois.