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The Sociological ImaginationMultiple-Choice Questions1.Sociology is the scientific study ofa.human activity in society.b.mental processes.c.people.d.multiple personalities.ANS: A
2.From a sociological point of view, a ________is the day-to-day activities from birth todeath that make up a person’s life.
3.Emile Durkheim defined social facts as
4.Only when people _________________ do they come to know the power of social facts.
5.Durkheim wrote that he was not forced to speak French or to use the legal currency, but itwas impossible for him to do otherwise. Durkheim was writing abouta.mechanical solidarity.b.social relativity.c.social facts.d.social interaction.ANS: C
6.Durkheim wrote, “Even when, in fact, I can struggle free from these rules and successfullybreak them, it is never without being forced to fight against them.” This statement is areference to
7.“Because I refuse to shave under my arms, I have to pay a price. On a personal level, thisprice was my mother’s hostility. On a public level, the price is dealing with the stares ofstrangers.” This statement illustrates
8.A woman writes, “I can’t be anything but what my skin color tells people I am. I am blackbecause I look black. It does not matter that my family has a complicated biologicalheritage.” She is writing about the power of

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