mcch11 - Chapter Eleven: Religion 1. Secularization refers...

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Chapter Eleven: Religion 1. Secularization refers to: a. applying the sociological imagination to the study of religion b. the differentiation of religion into various cults and sects c. *the decline in the role of religion in social life d. none of the above 2. Secularization results in: a. increasing religious conflict b. *the decline in the public presence of religion c. the increasing tendency for people to express their religiosity through social activism d. none of the above 3. From the point of view of religion, marriages and funerals are examples of: a. *rites of passage b. anticipatory socialization c. forms of secularization d. none of the above 4. The organization of time and space in terms of religion functions to: a. distinguish the sacred and the profane b. relate the sacred and the profane together c. promote secularization d. all of the above 5. For Weber, religion is associated with: a. rites of passage b. *the need to understand the world as a unified cosmos c. the sources of social conflict and division d. none of the above 6. What are theodices? a. plans for organizing time and space in religious terms b. the profane aspects of religion, such as secularization c. *attempts to explain and justify why God allows human suffering d. none of the above 7. According to Weber, religious beliefs change when: a. *discrepancies exist between expectations and explanations on the one hand, and actual experiences on the other b. followers of one religion come the into conflict with and conquer followers of another c. people recognize that existing religious beliefs simply legitimate the power and privilege of social elites d. none of the above 8. To define religion as the belief in spiritual entities such as God is to give religion: a. a functional definition b. *a substantive definition c. an institutional definition d. none of the above 9. Functional definitions of religion: a. emphasize the role that religion plays in society
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b. tend to be too inclusive c. define religion in terms of religiosity e. all of the above 10. Substantive definitions of religion: a. *tend to define religion in terms of beliefs b. emphasize the role that religion plays in society c. are too inclusive d. none of the above 11. When religious beliefs predominate over religious practices, then _________ takes precedence: a. orthopraxis b. theodicy c. *orthodoxy d. all of the above e. none of the above 12. Substantive definitions of religion have been criticized for being: a. too inclusive b. *ethnocentric c. secular d. none of the above 13. Functional definitions of religion have been criticized for: a. being too inclusive b. having an ethnocentric bias c. failing to distinguish religion from its functional equivalents d. all of the above 14. In his definition of religion, Durkheim puts emphasis on: a. theodicy b. spiritual beings c. *sacredness d. all of the above e. none of the above 15. For Durkheim, the functional dimension of religion entails:
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mcch11 - Chapter Eleven: Religion 1. Secularization refers...

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