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The World of Sociology

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1.   Sociologists systematically study social behavior in human groups and _____.
look for patterns
use a cross-generational approach
treat the information as definitive
look for conflicts
2.   To a sociologist, the personal event of test failure might be part of a larger _____.
problem
pattern
function
system
3.   Attendance at sporting events, crime patterns, and marriage rates are all examples of _____.
Social Darwinism
latent functions
interactionist perspective
social facts
4.   The social sciences are a group of related disciplines that study various aspects of ______.
society and human relations
interactions and dependencies
individual behavior
relationships between all living things
5.   The principles of conduct concerning what is good or moral or right are called ______.
ideal type
manifest functions
social responsibility
ethics
6.   The early sociologist who promoted active involvement in solutions to social issues, differing from other sociologists, was ______.
Auguste Comte
Harriet Martineau
Karl Marx
Emile Durkheim
7.   Among other things, functionalists compare _____ which are apparent and conscious, to _____ that are often unconscious, unintended, or hidden.
independent variable/dependent variable
symbols/variables
behaviors/feelings
manifest functions/latent functions
8.   According to conflict theorists, social conflict arises from competition over limited _____.
resources
social exposure
awareness
ideas
9.   Interactionists observe and record the _____ and _____ conveyed by individual actions.
aggression/anger
substance/creativity
intentions/meaning
conflict/competition
10.   Comparing the theoretical perspectives, the one that DOES NOT analyze the entire society is _____.
interactionist
conflict
functionalist
behaviorist



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