Published on 18 Aug 2012
School
UTSC
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Sociology
Course
SOCA01H3
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Name Chapter 3--Culture
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Sociologists call all the ideas, practices, and material objects that people create to deal with real-life problems:
Answer abstractions
culture
norms
methods
sociology
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When Nomar Garciaparra of Major League Baseball developed the practice of pulling at his gloves and kicking the dirt
with the toes of his cleats before swinging the bat, he invented a/n ____ practice.
Answer abstracted
cultural
normal
methodological
sociological
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Sociologists say that culture is shared because it is:
Answer private
communicated through signs
communicated through language and learning
transmitted only among those interested in culture
all of these choices
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According to sociologists, culture enables people to ____ and thrive in their environments.
Answer have total control
shape
review
culture
adapt
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Human survival was based on the capacity to create general ideas or ways of thinking that are not linked to specific or
particular instances. These ideas are called:
Answer abstractions
culture
norms
methods
sociology
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If someone is able to create the idea of gravity without having to have an apple fall on their head, they are engaging in
which of the following?
Answer abstractions
culture
norms
methods
sociology
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If Travis holds up two fingers in the peace sign, he is using which of the following?
Answer abstractions
symbols
norms
methods
sociology
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We live in a social universe full of symbols. Symbols are important because:
Answer they are always in flux
they give symbolic interactionists their subject material
they allow us to classify and generalize our experiences
they establish the only unquestioned foundation for reality
none of these choices
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Every culture has a set of shared rules called ____ that guide the behavior of its members by specifying what behavior
is appropriate and inappropriate.
Answer beliefs
values
norms
attitudes
symbols
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The necessity to understand that other people have values that differ from ours and that we should not see these values
as inferior but merely different is known as:
Answer ethnocentrism
cultural relativism
pluralism
universalism
cultural confrontation
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Our houses, the tools we use, and the clothes we wear, are all examples of ____ culture.
Answer material
nonmaterial
manifest
formal
physical
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Rules regarding behavior that people consider vital to their well-being are called:
Answer laws
mores
folkways
taboos
treatments
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Rules regarding behavior that people in a culture find relatively insignificant are called:
Answer laws
mores
folkways
taboos
treatments
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The human ability to create a complex social life is based on ____.
Answer abstractions
symbols
norms
methods
cooperation
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The common way that people do things such as raise children, build homes, and work is governed by:
Answer abstractions
symbols
norms
methods
sociology
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When human beings pool their resources to meet collective and individual goals, we are using which tool in "the
human cultural survival kit?"
Answer abstractions
symbols
norms
methods
cooperation
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Which of the following is NOT among the main tools in the "the human cultural survival kit" according to Brym and
Lie?
Answer production
abstraction
cooperation
conflict
abstraction
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When humans make and use tools and techniques that improve their ability to take what they want from nature, they
are engaged in ____.
Answer production
abstraction
cooperation
conflict
none of these choices
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When human beings create lumber from trees to create their homes they are engaged in which of the following?
Answer production
abstraction
cooperation
conflict
none of these choices
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By acquiring specialized skills, people are able to accomplish tasks that:
Answer no person could possibly do on her or his own
no person could do unless part of a global effort
would be impossible under comprehensive education

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Sociologists call all the ideas, practices, and material objects that people create to deal with real-life problems: When nomar garciaparra of major league baseball developed the practice of pulling at his gloves and kicking the dirt with the toes of his cleats before swinging the bat, he invented a/n ____ practice. Answer (cid:160) abstracted (cid:160) cultural (cid:160) normal (cid:160) methodological (cid:160) sociological. Sociologists say that culture is shared because it is: Answer (cid:160) private (cid:160) communicated through signs (cid:160) communicated through language and learning (cid:160) transmitted only among those interested in culture (cid:160) all of these choices. According to sociologists, culture enables people to ____ and thrive in their environments. Answer (cid:160) have total control (cid:160) shape (cid:160) review (cid:160) culture (cid:160) adapt. Human survival was based on the capacity to create general ideas or ways of thinking that are not linked to specific or particular instances. Answer (cid:160) abstractions (cid:160) culture (cid:160) norms (cid:160) methods (cid:160) sociology.