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SOC 1101 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Urban Sprawl, Alternative Media, Auguste Comte

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SOC 1101
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Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is the definition of sociology, according to the text?
a. The scientific analysis of primitive people.
b. The systematic study of human society and social interaction.
c. The methodological analysis of the politics of socialism.
d. The academic discipline that examines individual human behaviour.
ANS: B REF: page 4
2. Which of the following people described sociological reasoning as the sociological imagination?
a. Wright Mills
b. Emile Durkheim
c. Talcott Parsons
d. Peter Berger
ANS: A REF: page 4
3. Which of the following is one of the reasons discussed in the text to study sociology?
a. Sociology enables us to see how behaviour is largely shaped by instincts.
b. Sociology reinforces our common-sense knowledge.
c. Sociology enables us to reinforce our established ways of thinking.
d. Sociology helps us gain a better understanding of ourselves and the social world.
ANS: D REF: page 5–6
4. Which of the following is the term used in the text to describe a popular but false notion that may be used,
either intentionally or unintentionally, to perpetuate certain beliefs or “theories” even in the light of
conclusive evidence to the contrary?
a. contradiction
b. misnomer
c. falsehood
d. myth
ANS: D REF: page 5–6
5. The movement of people from rural to urban areas to find work in factories is a social process known as which
of the following?
a. urbanization
b. urban sprawl
c. the enlightenment
d. industrialization
ANS: D REF: page 7
6. Which of the following people is credited with having coined the term sociology, and is considered to be the
founder of sociology?
a. Auguste Comte
b. Max Weber
c. Harriet Martineau
d. Émile Durkheim
ANS: A REF: page 9
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