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Chapter Five: Groups and Organizations 1. Sociologists use the term category to refer to: a. a grouping of people who are connected together in some way b. *an aggregate of people who share a common characteristics such as age, but who are socially unconnected c. a grouping of people who share a sense of identity d. none of the above 2. From a sociological viewpoint, all Canadians who make less than $50,000 a year constitute: a. a network b. an organization c. a community d. *none of the above 3. Sociologists refer to pairwise connections as: a. *dyadic relationships b. couples c. twosomes d. none of the above 4. Friendships are an example of: a. a category b. an organization c. *direct network connections d. all the above 5. A stable, homogeneous group of residents with a strong attachment to one particular place is an example of: a. *a community b. a network c. an organization 6. Which of the following is an example of a community? a. Wal-Mart b. *a rural village c. everyone who enjoys classical music d. all the above 7. Which sociologist made the distinction between Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft ? a. Marx b. Granovetter c. *Tonnies d. none of the above 8. Tonnies’ concept of Gemeinschaft refers to: a. networks b. organizations c. cliques d. *none of the above 9. For Tonnies, the social ties among people who live in the city take the form of: a. Gesellschaft b. fluid, heterogeneous groups of residents with a weak sense of place
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e. *all the above 10. What all social groups have in common is: a. strong demands for loyalty b. indirect rather than direct social ties c. *an awareness of membership d. none of the above 11. In comparison to primary groups, secondary groups: a. only occur in Gemeinschaft situations b. *are larger in scale c. involve everyone interacting with each other on a regular basis d. all the above 12. The faculty members in a department of sociology at a large university are an example of: a. *a secondary group b. a community c. a category d. none of the above 13. Organizations are characterized by: a. co-ordination b. leadership c. the pursuit of a common goal or goals d. *all of the above 14. Sociologists refer to an organization that arises quickly to meet a single goal and then disbands when the goal is achieved as: a. a temporary organization b. *a spontaneous organization c. a category rather than an organization d. all of the above 15. The University of Saskatchewan is an example of: a. a primary group b. a network of direct ties c. *a formal organization d. none of the above 16. Which of the following is not a formal organization? a. General Motors b. Sick Children’s Hospital c. the RCMP d. *none of the above 17. Cliques are associated with: a. social interaction and support b. subcultures c. the creation of new roles, rules, and cultural values e. *all the above 18. Which of the following is true about cliques? a. *clique members tend to ignore or exclude outsiders
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