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Unformatted text preview: SOCI 101 Sociological Perspectives Spring 2014 Quiz: Society and Social Institutions (McIntyre Chapter 9) Instructions: Answer all ten questions below. You may use your reading notes, but not your textbook. You have ten minutes to complete this quiz. MULTIPLE CHOICE (60 points) Instructions: Answer all questions by choosing the best response from the list provided. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. In order to qualify as a society, a social group must a. have a very large population. b. have a language that sets its members apart from all other societies. c. have an organized military. d. be self-­‐sufficient. An institution is an accepted and persistent constellation of values, norms, statuses, and roles that respond to important a. societal needs. b. personal desires. c. economic needs. d. political necessities. The term “habitualized” refers to behavior that a. has significant meaning to social participants. b. is repeated frequently and becomes a pattern. c. has significant meaning to social participants AND includes only social behavior. d. includes only social behavior. Which of the following lists represents ways in which a society may respond to the societal need to search for “higher meanings”? a. monarchy, aristocracy, theocracy b. animism, monotheism, polytheism c. polygyny, monogamy, polyandry d. nuclear, extended, extra-­‐extended Within the social institution of the military, “duty, honor, country” represent institutionalized a. norms. b. roles. c. statuses. d. values. 6. Which of the following statements is true? a. Although the values that guide institutions vary across societies, the statuses and roles do not. b. Each society plans its institutions by selecting the most efficient responses to basic societal needs. c. Every society shares certain basic problems/needs (e.g., socializing new members, providing for distribution of goods and services) and responds to these with institutions. d. The industrial revolution led to changes in every social institution except religion. TRUE/FALSE (40 points) Instructions: Mark each of the following statements as either true or false. 7. 8. 9. 10. The institution of science responds to society’s need to create knowledge. TRUE/FALSE Sociologists use the term “society” to refer to a group of people with a common goal. TRUE/FALSE The institutions of education, religion and politics all respond to the societal need to promote social unity. TRUE/FALSE People who attempt to create particular social structures in ways that go against institutionalized ideas will be subject to sanctions. TRUE/FALSE ...
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