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Unformatted text preview: Chapter Two: Culture and Culture Change 1. Which of the following is included in the term culture? a. language b. symbols c. values d. *all the above 2. Culture: a. is always stable across time and space b. *varies across time and space c. only varies across time, not across space d. none of the above 3. Cultural differentiation can occur along which of the following lines? a. age b. gender c. class d. b & c e. *all the above 4. The cultures of different social groups within a society: a. *share more similarities than differences b. are characterized by more differences than similarities c. share more similarities and differences, with the exception of urban and rural cultures d. none of the above 5. Physical space and social space: a. are identical b. are completely independent c. *overlap to some extent d. overlap almost completely 6. In which cultural activity do Canadians participate most frequently? a. using the Internet b. using library services c. *reading a newspaper d. none of the above 7. According to Philip Smith, culture is characterized by which of the following? a. the ideal b. the spiritual c. the non-material d. *all of the above 8. Which of the following is an example of a primarily cultural difference? a. the fact that some jobs are done primarily by women whereas other jobs are done primarily by men b. the fact that women and men wear different styles of clothing c. the fact that we tend to have different expectations about how males and females should behave, even in the same social roles d. *b & c e. none of the above 9. The symbolic order of society refers to: a. physical emblems such as flags b. any sign that represents national identity c. *any element of society that has meaning for both its creator and its audience d. none of the above 10. Culture is: a. a product of social interaction b. a product of some forms of social interaction but not others c. a social force that enables social interaction because it allows people to communicate meanings to one another d. *a & c e. none of the above 11. Representative democracy is an example of: a. the cultural aspect of social life b. the structural aspect of social life c. *both of the above d. none of the above 12. For sociologists it is important to limit the use of culture to refer to: a. only those beliefs that are acceptable to the majority of the members of society b. *those things that are intended to be interpreted and to have meaning c. the artistic tastes of those with wealth and privilege in society d. none of the above 13. The term culture has no relevance to which of the following: a. political institutions b. educational institutions c. religious institutions d. b & c e. *none of the above 14. Political ideologies fall into the realm of: a. social roles b. *culture c. social structure d. none of the above 15. The symbolic view of culture emphasizes: a. *the expressive function of culture b. the negotiation of role behaviour c. the distinction between the material and the non-materialc....
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- Fall '09