Which of the following statements accurately describes socialization?
A. A small amount of socialization occurs outside of our family.
B. Socialization is a lifelong process.
C. Socialization is the same in every culture.
D. A "sense of s
Which sociological perspective focuses on interpersonal interactions?
D. symbolic interactionist
Symbolic interactionists would be most interested in studying which aspect of education?
A. the f
Which concept describes the processes of examining the social world though understanding how
individuals are connected to the societies in which they live?
A. structural-functionalist theory
B. social viewpoint
Studies that describe and help us better understand some aspect of society are examples of
A. applied research.
B. basic research.
C. public sociology.
Researchers who make their findings known to nonacademic audiences
Which factor helps define the boundary between normal and deviant?
C. use of force
Deviance is best defined by which of the choices?
A. anything outside of the norm
B. behavior that people
Which best describes a social structure?
A. recurring patterns of behavior
B. the scaffolding that supports a building
C. a strict hierarchy of power
D. a system of social stratification
How does a social institution relate to the conc
Maria and her family are from the Dominican Republic. They immigrated to Miami, Florida about ten
years ago. They live in a community with many other Hispanic people. They enjoy living in the United
States but do miss their homeland. Mari
From the perspective of sociology, health and disease are a matter of
A. personal choice.
B. mostly genetics.
C. social patterns.
D. social epidemic.
Which combination best describes what sociologists mean by a "community"?
A. place, r
Which social institution teaches not only knowledge and skills but also cultural norms and values?
How does schooling differ from education?
A. Education is the process of instruction whe
Sociologists define two or more people related by birth or social commitment, who share resource, care
for any dependents, and often maintain close emotional relationships as
A. a household.
B. a family.
C. affiliated kin.
D. blood relati
What does it mean to describe traditional media as only involved in one-way communication?
A. It did not rely on audience participation.
B. It used low-level technologies.
C. It created personalized messages for a single viewer.
D. It nev
How does the statement "we are like fish in water" apply to the concept of culture?
A. Like fish, we rely on a specialized environment in order to survive.
B. Our culture seems natural to us and we take it as a given.
C. Cultural practice
Social change is always
Even though women today enjoy full equality in the workplace, they still collectively make significantly
less money than men. This is evidence that while some beli
A realm in which decisions are made on behalf of a society about policies and priorities is called
A. the law.
C. corporate governance.
D. a social system.
Which statement about politics is false?
A. It is full of hypocris
Which of the following accurately describes the terms sex and gender?
A. Sex and gender are both based in culture.
B. Sex and gender are both based in biology.
C. Gender is based in biology and sex is based in culture.
D. Sex is based in
Who described class as "script, map, and guide"?
A. Russ Eckel
B. Max Weber
C. Karl Marx
D. Alfred Lubrano
When, historically, did the sociological analysis of class and inequality begin?
A. the late 1800s and early 1900s
B. the first