Chapter 16 quiz
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tragedy of the commons
In Minnesota, there are regulations on the number of days deer can be hunted each year and the number of deer one hunter can kill. These hunting limitations are put in place to prevent the extinction of the deer population. What concept from the text is illustrated here?
Consider the major theoretical perspectives routinely explored throughout the text. Which theoretical perspective might explore the ways in which designating and redefining an animal species as endangered changes the way people interact with and treat them?
Thanks to satellite radio stations like SiriusXM radio, U.S. radio stations can be heard throughout the world. The commercials on these radio stations convey American ideas and culture to other countries. This best exemplifies
a regressive social movement
The International Forum of Globalization seeks to reduce the impact of globalization by advocating for "living locally." This best illustrates
The story of the eradication of small pox that opens this chapter is an example of the power of
Reggie has the opportunity to travel to China as part of his job. He will be there working for three weeks. His biggest concern is having food similar to what he eats at home. While in China, Reggie is pleasantly surprised to see many of the same fast-food restaurants as in his hometown. This best exemplifies
Consider the major theoretical perspectives routinely explored throughout the text. Which theoretical perspective suggests that social change occurs as a result of population growth and advancements in technology?
emergent norm theory
Which of the following is a theory on collective action that suggests individuals who are part of a crowd make their own decisions about their behavior and that norms are created through others' acceptance or rejection of these norms?
When she was in elementary school, Anika used to wear Silly Bandz to school every day. According to the textbook, this is an example of
public goods dilemma
Oscar donates a portion of his employment sick time to a workplace sick bank to help his coworkers every month, even though he himself has never needed extended sick time off from work and may never need it in the future. He does this because he knows people must be willing to donate even if it they'll never need it in order for the sick time donation bank to work. This is an example of a
ideas and cultural debates
Marilyn is a sociology PhD candidate who is writing a dissertation that was inspired by her interest in postmodernity, which focuses on _____ rather than material things.
The internet was available long before online classes were available. It took schools and universities years to adapt to the new technology. According to your textbook, this slowness to adapt to new technology could be called
the idea that technology plays a defining role in shaping society
Pangri wanted a new cell phone. Her parents told her she didn't need a new cell phone because her old phone still worked, even though it didn't have smart phone features like Web access. Pangri shouted in anger, "Technological determinism is part of this society and I need a new phone!" What was she referring to?
a social movement
Sean is the leader of a local Tea Party group that meets once a week to discuss ways to promote smaller government and lower taxes. This kind of group is called
decline to volunteer for the social movement
Tammy is a single mother who lives in government subsidized housing and works three part-time jobs to support her four children. According to your textbook's discussion of who participates in social movements, she would be most likely to do what when a community organizer asked her to participate in a social movement?
The transformation of culture over time is the definition for
mass behavior can occur across several geographic locations at the same time
Which of the following is true about the difference between mass behavior and crowd behavior?
a social dilemma
Sometimes actions by individuals make sense, but when this action is widespread (i.e., becomes collective behavior) it can have disastrous consequences. This is known as
collection of taxes
Free riders are individuals who benefit from public goods without contributing to those goods. Which of the following is a tactic to prevent people from free riding?
any social group with leadership , organization and an ideological commitment to promote or resist change
Which of the following best defines a social movement?