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SOC 1010 - Cook-Mucci - Final (Semester Review)
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Polygamy, the practice of having more than one husband or wife at a time, is illegal in all 50 states. Which of the following accurately explains why?
practicing polygamy is considered deviant in American culture
It is the end of the school year at Oak Academy and Carols has just received the perfect attendance award. This reward for following rules is an example of
Amandou is Nigerian. In his home village, people are very flexible with time. A meeting may be scheduled for morning, afternoon or evening. No one is expected to arrive at a meeting at an EXACT time. When Amandou first visited America, he was confused by the concern for punctuality and promptness. Amandou was experiencing
____ are highly oversimplified and exaggerated categories often used to judge groups of people instead of carefully understanding them.
According to the sociological perspective, gender differences are caused by which of the following?
What is alienation?
separation from other people, meaningful work, or ourselves as active beings
Lorenzo's hypothesis suggests the more religious a teenager is, the less likely he/she is to have sexual intercourse before marriage. Lorenzo measures religiosity by the number of times a week a person prays and he measures experience by the number of sexual partners a person has had. By turning these abstract concepts into something measurable, Lorenzo is involved in
Which would a quantitative sociologist use to gather data?
A large survey
Rose works in human resources at the University. A 65 year old widow just left Rose's office after submitting an application to be an administrative assistant. Although the elderly applicant was qualified, Rose believes the woman is too old for the job. This prejudice is an example of
Katrina works as an accountant and her husband Ralph works as a radiologist. They both leave for work at the same time each morning and arrive home from work at the same time each evening. However, when Katrina gets home from work, she cooks dinner, washes the dishes, and does the laundry while Ralph relaxes. The work that Katrina does after coming home is
The second shift
Most of the family television shows in the U.S. depict the father as the head of the family, with males having authority over women and children. Such shows portray
Karl Marx, who would understand the social forces in the world from a conflict perspective, would say the central organizing force of society is
Because of technology, cultural diffusion
Occurs more rapidly than it did 30 years ago
Which statement provides the best operational definition of "childhood obesity"
body weight at least 20 percent higher than a healthy weight for a child of that height
Richard is a 17-year-old Hispanic male living in rural poverty raised by his single mother. Neither of Richard's parents went to college. Richard's high school has a relatively high percentage of students who drop out before they graduate. There are no AP courses or foreign languages taught in the school and there are very limited extracurricular activities. Alfred is a 17-year old Caucasian male living in a wealthy suburb. Both of Alfred's parents are college educated. Alfred attends a high school with many opportunities, including several AP classes, three foreign languages taught and lots of extracurricular activities. What would a sociologist predict about the social and economic outlook of Alfred and Richard?
A student like Richard is not as likely to do as well economically as a student like Alfred because of the opportunity system he was born into
Within the last 30 years the gap between the wealthy and the poor in the U.S.
has increased (the gap is wider).
For sociologists, defining race is based on _____ characteristics, while ethnicity is based on ____ characteristics.
Contemporary sociologists follow research examples of sociologists like Jane Adams and W.E.B. DuBois who used research to find ways to improve the lives of people living in poverty and facing discrimination. Research like theirs, that is used to improve the lives of others, would be considered
Dr. Lavita is doing research on how participation in Greek life affects the rates of student retention (whether a student starts and graduates from the same university). She surveys senior students at Tennessee Tech, which has a relatively small Greek population. She finds that Greek life had no impact on retention rates of the students she surveyed. Dr. Lavita publishes her research and says that Greek life does not have an impact on retention rates of students in U.S. universities. What is the problem with Dr. Lavita's findings?
Dr. Lavita can't generalize results found at Tech to other universities with different kinds of Greek life.
A nation's flag is:
According to Marx, the ___ owns the means of production in a society.
Which of the following is typically the earliest agent of socialization
Which of the following best describes how deviance is defined?
deviance is culturally defined
Social stratification is a system that:
ranks society members into categories
As a Caucasian in the United States, being reasonably sure that you will be dealing with authority figures of the same race as you is a result of
The terms masculine and feminine refers to a person's
___is/are an individuals's self conception of being male or female based on his or her association iwth masculine or feminine gender roles.
Which of the following is the best example of a gender stereotype
Women tend to be overly emotional, while men tend to be levelheaded.
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