Soc. Probs. final (Test 1)

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When researchers focus on how the relationships we share with family, friends, and coworkers shape our lives, they are examining a
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Intimate social context
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When Michael considers how his race, age, marital status, and income compares to that of other Americans, he is considering his
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Social location
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Which of the following explains why sons are preferred to daughters in India
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all of the above
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the teenagers who participate in a weekly bible-study class believe that abortion is bad. their shared belief is an example of a
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value
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when joan hayes argued that the abortion issue was about the right of pregnant women to choose whther or not to have a baby, this represented which stage of the natural development of social problems
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first
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When pro-abortion groups started to promote the development of abortion clinics around the country, this reflected which stage of the natural development of social problems
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third
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antiabortionists who forward emails to their friends, run newspaper ads, and post blogs are known as
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moderates
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Ami wants to gain in-depth information about how women experience abortion. Ami should use:
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case studies
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Jason is conducting a study on the elder population. he allows each participant in his study to talk in-depth about their experiences with the elderly. Jason is using ____ to gather information
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unstructured interviews
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In the U.S., a person convicted of a felony drug charge is ineligible to receive federal financial aid to attend college. Because of this law, ex-convicts that are released from prison have limited access to higher education and high-paying jobs. Many return to a life of crime. This is an example of the ____ of the law
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latent dysfunction
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Marco is looking for a framework for organizing the facts that he has learned about academic success and parental income. Marco is pursuing a
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theory
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Which theory suggests that nursing homes were developed to replace care that occurred in the home especially as more women went into the workforce and were unable to care for their aging family members
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functionalist
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In the U.S., firefighting, building construction, and engineering are typically associated with men, while nursing, teaching, and hair styling are typically associated with women. This illustrates work that
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is Sex-typed
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Conflict theory was developed to explain events that occurred during
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the industrial revolution
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The elderly became a political force when they were organized into a collective group by
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Dr. Francis Townsend
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the human resources officer denied Mrs. Merkel employment because she believes that at 62 years of age, Mrs. Merkel is too old to start a new career. This is an example of
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ageism
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Smoking cigarettes causes lung cancer. This reflects
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objective condition
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Many parents are worried that tobacco advertisements that use cartoon characters will encourage young kids to smoke. This reflects
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subjective concern
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U.S. citizens are demanding that the government do something about the increasing number of methamphetamine labs set-up in rural, urban and suburban areas. This reflects
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a social problem
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Many people lose their jobs, their homes and their families because of alcohol. This reflects alcohol’s
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dysfunction
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To cope with the grief of losing her husband, Mary’s physician offered her a prescription for Valium. This illustrates
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the medicalization of human problems
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Which of the following statements is false- smoking
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smoking has increased from the 1960s to the present
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Of all drug abuse problems, the most expensive is
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alcohol
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Megan believes that in an analysis of the “harm” of illegal drugs in America, a researcher should consider whether or not drugs interfere with people reaching their goals. Megan’s ideas are in line with
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functionalism
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John is an alcoholic and wants to enroll in a treatment program. He is likely to enroll in
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alcoholics anonymous
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social location determines a person’s actions
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false
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A social problem for some is often a solution for others
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true
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In the case of Webster v. Reproductive Services the court concluded that the states do not have an obligation to finance abortions
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true
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There are 3 stages in the natural history of social problems
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false
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sociology provides a basis for making value decisions
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false
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The percent of elderly who are poor is higher today than in 1970
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false
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Americans have always placed a low value on the elderly
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false
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What people consider to be a social problem changes from one historical period to another
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true
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What qualifies as drug abuse depends on social norms
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true
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In the 1950s doctors recommended cigarettes for one’s health
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true
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The concept of the sociological imagination was developed by ____.
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C. Wright Mills
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The phenomena in which large-scale events of history bring difficulty into people’s lives is called ____.
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personal troubles
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The social context that involves historical events is called ____.
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broad social context
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An aspect of society that can be measured or experienced is called an ___.
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objective condition
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The unintended consequences of people’s actions that disrupt a system’s equilibrium are called ____.
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latent dysfunctions
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A shared belief about whether something is good or bad is a
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value
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Case studies, surveys, experiments, and field studies are
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research designs
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In an experiment, those people who are exposed to a particular experience are called the
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experimental group
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____ is a successful drug program whose principles have been applied to other addiction treatment programs
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alcoholics anonymous
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____ paved the way for a black market in cocaine
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the Harrison Act

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