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1 Prelim 2 Development Sociology 101, Introduction to Sociology October 4, 2007 Instructions : On the answer sheet, please color in, using #2 pencil, the letter that corresponds to the best answer to each question. 1. In class Professor Hirschl reported biological research suggesting that the relationship between the brain and behavior is a) a complex system where the brain is affected by gender b) *a feedback loop where the brain determines behavior and behavior determines the brain, c) a complex system where the brain shapes environmental conditions d) a feedback loop where the brain determines behavior and behavior determines the environment. 2. The phrase “social being determines social consciousness” applies to gender to the extent that a) social consciousness about gender is stronger when men’s power is much greater than the power of women b) stereotypes about gender are confirmed by political conditions c) stereotypes about gender are affected by biological factors d) *social consciousness about gender is shaped by economic circumstances 3. According to a study by Professor Hirschl, the financial landscape within the decision to marry is shaped by a) the greater earnings power of black men versus black women b) how gender and race cancel each other out c) *the greater earnings power of white men versus white women d) gendered concepts with regard to race and class 4. Life expectancy is calculated from a) differences in male and female average age at death b) morbidity rates c) *death rates d) racial differences in average age at death 5. Racial differences in life expectancy suggest a) genetic differences b) *racial differences in social conditions c) racial differences in education levels
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This note was uploaded on 10/09/2009 for the course DSOC 101 taught by Professor Hirshel during the Fall '08 term at Cornell.

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