mcch1 - Chapter One: What Is Sociology 1. Among the...

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Chapter One: What Is Sociology 1. Among the questions that sociologists try to answer are: a. why some people are different from one another b. why some people are similar to one another c. how it is possible for different people to get along d. *all the above 2. Sociologists try to study society: a. intuitively b. *methodically c. with a concern to slow down or prevent social change d. none of the above 3. Which of the following are particularly interesting to sociologists: a. conflict b. change c. inequality d. *all the above 4. Sociologists focus on which dimensions of social life? a. the macro b. the micro c. *both d. neither 5. The micro side of social life refers to: a. the way that organizations such as corporations or churches are interrelated b. *the way people engage in face-to-face interaction c. the effect of biology on individual personality d. all of the above e. none of the above 6. The goals of sociologists include: a. making society more efficient b. *critiquing social inequities c. showing how social behaviour is rooted in human biology d. none of the above 7. Sociologists are interested in learning about: a. how group membership affects individual behaviour b. how individuals change the groups of which they are members c. how a tug-of-war between the group and the individual always results in a victory for the former over the latter d. all of the above 8. Macro sociology focuses on the study of: a. large-scale organizations and institutions b. social interaction between individuals within large-scale organizations and institutions c. broad social categories such as students, the elderly, and ethnic minorities e. none of the above
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9. The time frame of macro sociology is: a. *long b. medium c. short 10. Social change tends to occur: a. slowly at the micro level b. *quickly at the micro level c. quickly at both the micro and macro levels d. none of the above 11. According to Mills, the sociological imagination refers to: a. *the ability to relate personal life to broad sweeps of history b. the ability to predict what society will look like in the future c. the goal of turning sociological knowledge into commonsense e. none of the above 12. From a sociological point of view, the problem with commonsense knowledge is that: a. it is not based on systematic research b. it is not a reliable guide as to how to behave c. it is often based on a voluntaristic view of social life e. none of the above 13. A voluntaristic view of life assumes: a. free will is a myth b. people who volunteer to help others do so largely out of guilt c. the best way to solve social problems is on a volunteer basis d. *none of the above 14. The view that people live their lives as they want to is known as: a. sociological imagination b. micro sociology c. *the voluntaristic view of life e. none of the above 15. Granovetter’s study of how managers found their jobs shows that: a. commonsense knowledge is rarely misleading
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