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Principles of Sociology: Canadian Perspectives - Chapter 01

Instructions: Click on the radio button beside your answers below. When you've completed the entire quiz, click the "Submit my answers" button for your results.

Question 1:


a) models and theories used mainly by natural scientists
b) the mind and behaviour of humans
c) how environmental conditions affect groups of people
d) social behaviour in human societies

Question 2:


a) a love affair; a conversation between two people
b) the organization of a corporation; the conversations that occur between the workers
c) issues of governmental leadership; the effect that religious institutions have on society
d) a parent-teacher conference; union movements

Question 3:


a) small groups over short periods of time
b) large groups over short periods of time
c) large groups over long periods of time
d) small groups over long periods of time

Question 4:


a) it focuses on the researcher's own experiences
b) it makes little distinction between the way the world is and the way it ought to be
c) its knowledge is accumulated from many different research contexts
d) it is subjective and biased

Question 5:


a) sociology is more theoretically based
b) psychology is more empirically oriented
c) sociology is less logical than psychology
d) psychology examines individual behaviour in a controlled environment

Question 6:


a) it implies that what a person makes of his or her life is only up to that person
b) it suggests that people are not in control of their lives
c) it is too theoretically complicated to apply to people's lives
d) it implies that one's life is predetermined

Question 7:


a) think outside the box
b) see the connections between large and small aspects of social life
c) provide theoretical answers to the problems in the world
d) understand how a perfect society would function

Question 8:


a) aquaintances can provide the best quality and quantity of information
b) it is easier to ask people whom you do not know well for this type of information
c) acquaintances are more motivated to help than close friends
d) acquaintances often know many different types of people

Question 9:


a) analytical; empirical; studies social relationships
b) has internal logic; analytical; studies social relationships
c) analytical; empirical; studies behaviour in a controlled environment
d) empirical; interpretive; studies social behaviour

Question 10:


a) class consciousness
b) the protestant ethic
c) false consciousness
d) impression management

Question 11:


a) relations of production
b) status inequalities
c) relations of domination
d) common sense knowledge

Question 12:


a) social ties are exceedingly strong
b) there is a loss of group cohesion and solidarity
c) there are stresses of excessive individualism
d) cultural norms are too binding and restrictive

Question 13:


a) society is a system of interrelated parts, with each part contributing to the whole
b) people respond to others and others' actions based on their definitions of the situation
c) conflict and power differentials are always present in society
d) all personal life has a political dimension

Question 14:


a) they are often not really questionnaires
b) they do not produce any reliable results
c) the environmental conditions are often not favourable
d) the sample of people used is not random

Question 15:


a) survey
b) documentation
c) in-depth interviews
d) participant observation


Sociology: A Canadian Perspective. Stop Press and Video Release.- Chapter 01

Instructions: Click on the radio button beside your answers below. When you've completed the entire quiz, click the "Submit my answers" button for your results.

Question 1:


a) models and theories used mainly by natural scientists.
b) the mind and behaviour of humans.
c) how environmental conditions affect groups of people.
d) social behaviour in human societies.

Question 2:


a) a love affair; a conversation between two people
b) the organization of a corporation; the conversations that occur between the workers
c) issues of governmental leadership; the effect that religious institutions have on society
d) a parent-teacher conference; union movements

Question 3:


a) small groups over short periods of time
b) large groups over short periods of time
c) large groups over long periods of time
d) small groups over long periods of time

Question 4:


a) it focuses on the researcher's own experiences.
b) it makes little distinction between the way the world is and the way it ought to be.
c) its knowledge is accumulated from many different research contexts.
d) it is subjective and biased.

Question 5:


a) sociology is more theoretically based.
b) psychology is much more empirically oriented.
c) sociology is less logical than psychology.
d) psychology examines individual behaviour in a controlled environment.

Question 6:


a) It implies that what you make of your life is only up to you.
b) It suggests that people are not in control of their lives.
c) It is too theoretically complicated to apply to people's lives.
d) It implies that your life is predetermined.

Question 7:


a) think outside the box
b) see the connections between large and small aspects of social life
c) provide theoretical answers to the problems in the world
d) understand how a perfect society would function

Question 8:


a) Acquaintances can provide the best quality and quantity of information.
b) It is easier to ask people whom you do not know well for this type of information.
c) Acquaintances are more motivated to help than close friends.
d) Acquaintances often know many different types of people.

Question 9:


a) analytical; empirical; studies social relationships
b) has internal logic; analytical; studies social relationships
c) analytical; empirical; studies behaviour in a controlled environment
d) empirical; interpretive; studies social behaviour

Question 10:


a) economic processes and rational-legal strategies
b) bourgeoisie and proletariat
c) class struggles and economic processes
d) class struggles and dominant ideologies

Question 11:


a) democracy
b) communism
c) monarchy
d) dictatorship

Question 12:


a) chaos
b) unrealistic beliefs
c) war
d) cohesion

Question 13:


a) a simple relationship between the owner and workers
b) a complex set of social relationships
c) simple factors based on class differences
d) complicated relationship between social institutions

Question 14:


a) to educate youth
b) to teach ethical and moral guidelines
c) to provide a service allowing parents to go to work
d) to socialize children

Question 15:


a) Society is a system of interrelated parts, with each part contributing to the whole.
b) People respond to others and others' actions based on their definitions of the situation.
c) Conflict and power differentials are always present in society.
d) All personal life has a political dimension.