10 mcq’s

Question 1 (2.5 points)

Which social theorist developed the concept of social solidarity out of his study of people who committed suicide?

Question 1 options:
Weber
Marx
Comte
Durkheim
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Question 2 (2.5 points)

Followers of which theory would be most likely to study the struggle for political power between different racial groups in a community?

Question 2 options:
Symbolic Interactionism
Dynamic Equilibrium
Conflict
Structural Functionalism
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Question 3 (2.5 points)

Which of the following is a latent function of college education?

Question 3 options:
Participation in college athletics
Developing marketable skills
Gaining knowledge
Preparation for a future career
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Question 4 (2.5 points)

This theorist focused on economic conflict between different social classes as the most significant element of society.

Question 4 options:
Simmel
Chafetz
Weber
Marx
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Question 5 (2.5 points)

Which theory would examine family communication around the dinner table to understand the roles of different family members in society?

Question 5 options:
Conflict
Symbolic Interactionism
Structural Functionalism
Broken Windows
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Question 6 (2.5 points)

Which sociological theory is critiqued for focusing too much on the stability of society?

Question 6 options:
Conflict
Symbolic Interactionism
Dramaturgical Analysis
Structural Functionalism
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Question 7 (2.5 points)

Who is widely recognized as “the Father of Sociology”?

Question 7 options:
Marx
Simmel
Weber
Comte
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Question 8 (2.5 points)

Which of the following might be part of a symbolic interactionist study of suicide bombers?

Question 8 options:
Understanding the bombers’ mindset about what it means to die for their cause
Examining institutional failure in the lives of potential bombers
Examining geopolitical conflict between groups over religious differences
Tallying the social, economic, and human cost of suicide bombings.
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Question 9 (2.5 points)

Which of the following was NOT viewed by Weber as a factor that would keep people from revolting against economic inequality?

Question 9 options:
Legitimacy of the authority of people in power
Extremely high levels of inequality in areas other than economics
High levels of social mobility
Low rates of class difference
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Question 10 (2.5 points)

Followers of which of the following theories would be most likely to conduct research by interviewing small groups of people?

Question 10 options:
Conflict
Symbolic Interactionism
Positivism
Stuctural Functionalism

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