SOC 200 EXAM 1

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Economists generally see humans as ________, but sociologists tend to include ________.
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a. irrational actors; deceit b. rational actors; irrational motivations c. irrational actors; rationality d. emotional actors; emotionlessness
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Sociology is the study of:
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a. how urges, drives, and the mind account for human behavior. b. group-level dynamics and social structures. c. causal mechanisms within the biological nature of individuals. d. humans as rational utility maximizers.
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To Karl Marx, conflict between a small number of capitalists and a large number of workers would divide society. He referred to these workers as:
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a. employees. b. the proletariat . c. subordinates. d. the working poor.
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The most age-segregated social institution in our society is a:
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a. hospital. b. mental institution. c. prison. d. four-year college.
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Social institutions often appear monolithic and unchanging. The sociological perspective sees that:
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a. social institutions are socially constructed and changeable. b. modern social institutions are socially constructed, but premodern institutions were unchanging. c. family is relatively monolithic, whereas government and education are changeable. d. each institution must be understood on its own terms; no generalizations regarding social construction are possible.
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As defined by C. Wright Mills, which of the following \”enables us to grasp history and biography and the relations between the two within society\”?
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a. formal sociology b. sociological imagination c. microsociology d. macrosociology
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In government, many social actors such as senators, legislative aides, and voters work together as a complex group of interdependent parts to influence society. Seen in this light, government is a:
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a. sociological role. b. figment of the sociological imagination. c. society. d. social institution.
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Quantitative sociologists view data as numbers. Qualitative sociologists view data as:
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a. human beings. b. feelings. c. qualities. d. words.
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Quantitative sociologists view data as numbers. Qualitative sociologists view data as:
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In government, many social actors such as senators, legislative aides, and voters work together as a complex group of interdependent parts to influence society. Seen in this light, government is a:
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As defined by C. Wright Mills, which of the following \”enables us to grasp history and biography and the relations between the two within society\”?
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Social institutions often appear monolithic and unchanging. The sociological perspective sees that:
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The most age-segregated social institution in our society is a:
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To Karl Marx, conflict between a small number of capitalists and a large number of workers would divide society. He referred to these workers as:
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