Chpt.1 Multiple Choice Questions
1.1. Why study groups?
A. Individual’s actions are shaped by the groups to which they belong.
B. Human behavior tends to be group behavior: few people are isolated from others.
C. Groups are the basic building blocks of society.
D. Cultural processes influence individuals by influencing the groups they belong to.
E. All of the above are reasons to study groups.
(preface, p. xv)
1.2. An aggregate of individuals is, by definition, a group if its members:
A. have the potential to know one another personally.
B. share some characteristic, such as eye color or gender.
C. have the same personal goals.
D. are connected to one another by and within social relationships.
E. all like each other a great deal.
1.3. Which statement is true?
A. Aggregations can be easily classified into two categories—group and nongroup.
B. Two-person groups have so many unique characteristics that they are not considered to be groups.
C. Very large collectives, such as mobs, crowds, or congregations, have so many unique qualities that they are
not considered to be groups.
D. As groups increase in size, they tend to become more formally structured.
E. Groups, by definition, must include at least three members but they cannot have more than 20 members.
1.4. Some aggregates have relatively few of the basic features of a group, whereas others have many. Which one of
the following has the FEWEST group characteristics?
A. four people playing bridge
B. two people talking
C. a mob
D. all males who have blue eyes
E. students dining at the same table in the cafeteria
1.5. Groups can range in size, however research found the average group size tends towards:
1.6. When researchers carefully recorded the size of groups in public places, such as parks, sidewalks, cafeterias,
and offices, they discovered that most of these groups were
A. small in size, including only 2 or 3 members.
B. large in size, ranging from 10 to 20 members.
C. short-lived, lasting for less that 30 seconds on average.
D. crowded together rather than well-spaced.
1.7. Individuals who live in Virginia are called Virginians. Virginians are
A. a norm.
B. a planned group.
C. a category.
D. an emergent group.
E. an interaction.