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Soc. Exam #2 - Sociology 1113 Introduction to Sociology...

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Sociology 1113: Introduction to Sociology Second Exam Opportunity to Show Off What you have Learned! Do not look inside at the questions until instructed to begin! Counting this cover sheet, there are 10 pages to this exam. Before you begin, check to see that you have all of them! Warning: Do not cheat on this opportunity. If you cheat, you will fail this course and your life will never be the same. Name: _____________________________________________ Signature: __________________________________________ 1
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2 PART ONE: MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS (2 points each) _____1. If there were no culture, the most serious consequence would be that a. humans would have trouble surviving at all. b. humans would lack most modern amenities (theater, books, video, etc.). c. there would be almost no institutions of higher learning. d. people would tend to have a much more limited vocabulary. e. there would be plenty of material artifacts, but few ideas about how to use them. _____2. The American woodworkers’ adoption of Japanese saws is a good example of a. cultural leveling. b. goal displacement. c. cultural theft. d. cultural limitation. e. cultural diffusion. _____3. The notions that one should eat steak with a knife and fork, but may each chicken and pizza with one’s fingers are a. folkways. b. informal norms. c. cultural imperatives (and vary from culture to culture). d. mores. e. taboos. _____4. Yesterday, Bill received a letter from the student conduct board; the letter notified him that he had been found guilty of academic dishonesty. The letter further informed Bill that he was suspended from the university for two semesters. This letter is an example of a. a violation of Bill’s due process rights. b. role distancing. c. an informal negative sanction. d. a formal negative sanction. e. none of the above. _____5. You are shopping at Homeland Grocery Store. In your interaction with the check-out clerk, you are acting out the role attached to a. an achieved status. b. a temporary status. c. an ascribed status. d. a transitional status. e. a situational status. _____6. Anna and Isabelle were each raised in isolation, but after being rescued Isabelle was more successfully socialized. The difference in outcome can be explained by the fact that a. Isabelle’s mother was present during her early years. b. Isabelle was much younger than Anna was when she was rescued. c. Isabelle was fed much more nutritious food after she was rescued. d. Isabelle had been allowed brief visits with outsiders before she was released. e. All of the above. _____7. Hospital administrators who care more about earning a profit than caring for the sick are demonstrating a. realism. b. subcultural substitution. c. goal displacement. d. role conflict. e. bureaucratism.
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3 _____8. It’s your daughter’s sixteenth birthday and you are catering a “sweet sixteen party” for her. Which of the following statements is most likely to be made by the sociologist who just happens to witness this event?
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