Sociology practice questions chapter 4 and 5(1) - Practice Questions for next exam Chapter 4 and 5 Which best describes social structure a A strict

Sociology practice questions chapter 4 and 5(1) - Practice...

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Practice Questions for next examChapter 4 and 5Which best describes social structure?a.A strict hierarchy of powerb.A system of stratificationc.Recurring patterns of behaviorAnswer found on page. 87Social Structures change througha.An individual’s actionb.Slow evolution onlyc.Referendums and political activity onlyd.The cumulative actions of many individualsAnswer found on page 90What are social roles?a.The parts actors playb.All of the dos and don’ts of social lifec.The social expectations that go along with a given social statusAnswer found on page 90How are action and social structure related?a.Action only occurs when an individual in a powerful position exhibits their powerb.Action is when someone does what is expected of them given their structural powerc.Action is when individuals act in ways that are not expected or even conflict with their structural positionAnswer found on pages 87-91What does it mean to say social structures are enduring?a.People like social structuresb.Social structures are persistent patterns of behaviorc.Social structures tend to disappear quicklyAnswer found on p. 87Which of the following illustrates how gender is structured in our society?a.Because of biological differences, men and women have different cancer risksb.Men and women are encouraged to assume different statuses and roles within the familyc.Men and women have different reproductive functionsd.Men and women have different life expectancies
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Answer found on p. 90An increase in the number of which of the following would indicate that the role of women in our societyhas evolveda.Grocery storesb.Spasc.Childcare centersd.ParksAnswer found on p. 88-90Ethnomethodologists are interested in how individuals collectively createa.Powerb.Competitionc.Social structured.Common valuesAnswer found on p. 91Conversational analysis examines what level of our social value?a.Microb.Mesoc.Macrod.All of the aboveAnswer found on p. 92What level of society is a sociologist studying if he is examining the structure and routines of an organization like a school or a business?a.Microb.Mesoc.Macrod.SocietalAnswer found on p. 93, 95The routines that shape the daily activity of an organization constitute itsa.Structureb.By-lawsc.Goalsd.PowerAnswer found on p. 93The idea that if part of a society changes, other parts will adjust accordingly illustrates what theory?a.Social integration
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b.Social conflictc.Equilibriumd.Social structureAnswer found on p. 95-96What do functionalists assume about social institutions?a.The competition among institutions is what holds society togetherb.As part of society, institutions all contribute to the greater functioning of societyc.Institutions within society are disconnected from one anotherAnswer found on p. 95-96How would a sociologist describe action?
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