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Ryerson University
SOC 103
Sal Guzzo

practice test Multiple Choice Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. ____ 1. Who described sociological reasoning as the sociological imagination? a. Emile Durkheim b. Talcott Parsons c. Wright Mills d. Peter Berger ____ 2. What characterizes middle-income countries? a. highly industrialized economies b. little industrialization and primarily agrarian economies c. moderate levels of national and personal income d. technologically advanced administrative and service occupa- tions ____ 3. What are countries that are primarily agrarian in nature, with little industrial- ization and low levels of national and personal income called? a. developing countries b. high-income countries c. middle-income countries d. low-income countries ____ 4. What theorists emphasis on social stability or the problem of order has been criticized for obscuring the subjective meanings that individuals give to social phenom- ena such as religion, work, and suicide? a. Karl Marx b. Wright Mills c. Max Weber d. Emile Durkheim ____ 5. Who are the bourgeoisie? a. Those who own and control the means of production. b. Those who sell their labour in order to earn a livelihood. c. Those who are unemployed. d. Those who are opposed to the capitalist. ____ 6. If you were to apply verstehen to social analysis, which of the following would you be doing? a. Supporting the proletariat by bringing values into research. b. Employing understanding to gain the ability to see the world as others see it. c. Trying to enlighten others to the social facts around them. d. Acknowledging and promoting personal beliefs and biases. ____ 7. Who analyzed how social interactions vary as a function of the size of the social group? a. Georg Simmel b. Harriet Martineau c. Herbert Spencer d. Emile Durkheim ____ 8. What do sociologists call a set of logically interrelated statements that attempts to describe, explain, and (occasionally) predict social events? a. perspective b. hypothesis c. premise d. theory ____ 9. Suppose you took a functionalist perspective. How would you describe the social organization of a school division? a. An interrelated part that functions to serve the wider school system. b. A separate part functioning within the bureaucratic structure of public schools. c. A dysfunctional organization characterized by conflict. d. The sum of individual and group interactions within schools. ____ 10. With regard to the major sociological perspectives and what they say about the nature of society, the text points out which of the following? a. Conflict approaches focus on social cohesion and order. b. The functionalist perspective emphasizes social tension and
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