Test 1 2009 - SOC101Y - BRYM TEST #1 14 OCTOBER 2009...

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1 SOC101Y -- BRYM TEST #1 14 OCTOBER 2009 Determine the BEST answer to each of the following questions. Mark the best answer on your Scantron sheet. Use a DARK pencil and fill in each box COMPLETELY. Make sure you write your student ID number on the Scantron sheet. You have 75 minutes to complete the test. It is worth 20% of your final grade. AID ALLOWED: English-foreign language dictionary IF checked by an invigilator before the test begins. Part 1: Applications Four statements follow. After each statement you will find the names of four theories. Choose the theory that each statement illustrates best. 1. If some people were not richer than others, nobody would be motivated to study hard and make sacrifices in order to get the top jobs in society. a. functionalism b. conflict theory c. symbolic interactionism d. feminism 2. Religious observance increases social solidarity. a. functionalism b. conflict theory c. symbolic interactionism d. feminism 3. Patriarchy is in the eye of the beholder. a. functionalism b. conflict theory c. symbolic interactionism d. feminism 4. Suicide is an expression of despair caused by exploitation. a. functionalism b. conflict theory c. symbolic interactionism d. feminism 5. In 2008, two murders took place in Smallville, population 10,000. That same year, 60 murders took place in Bigtown, population 1,000,000. The 2008 homicide rate: a. was higher in Smallville than in Bigtown b. was higher in Bigtown than in Smallville c. was the same in Smallville and Bigtown d. cannot be determined from the given information
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6. Benjamin Franklin said that “discontent makes rich men poor.” Which of the following theorists is most likely to have agreed with him? a. Karl Marx b. Max Weber c. Émile Durkheim d. George Herbert Mead e. none of the above 7. In Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar , Cassius says to Brutus: “And since you know you cannot see yourself/ So well as by reflection, I, your glass,/ Will modestly discover to yourself/ That of yourself which you yet know not of.” Which of the following theorists would have recognized his ideas in Cassius’s statement? a. Ferdinand Tönnies b. Charles Horton Cooley c. Georg Simmel d. Max Weber e. Robert Merton 8. Aristotle wrote: “Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.” This statement most closely approximates the thinking of: a. Marx b. Weber c. Mead d. Durkheim e. Cooley 9. Descartes wrote: “I think, therefore I am.” His statement is an example of: a. Mead’s theory of the development of the self b. the operation of Cooley’s “looking-glass self” c. voluntarism d. Marxism e. symbolic interactionism 10. Colonial governments in Africa often drew the borders of the countries they ruled so as to encompass warring tribes. The colonial governments figured that by doing so, they would be better able to rule. Their strategy illustrates a key property of: a. dyads b. triads c. networks d. secondary groups e. bureaucracies 11. How many dyadic relationships can exist among four people? a. two
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This note was uploaded on 10/06/2011 for the course SOC SOC101Y1 taught by Professor Tepperman during the Spring '08 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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Test 1 2009 - SOC101Y - BRYM TEST #1 14 OCTOBER 2009...

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