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Principles of Sociology: Canadian Perspectives - Chapter 04

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Question 1:


a) provide a sense of security in people's lives
b) give us a framework to use when interacting with other people
c) allow us to play other characters for entertainment and escape
d) provide the foundation for people's personalities to develop

Question 2:


a) structural-functional
b) symbolic interactional
c) feminist
d) conflict

Question 3:


a) role confusion
b) exteriority
c) morality of place
d) social assimilation

Question 4:


a) status sequence
b) role expectation
c) status set
d) role set

Question 5:


a) giving up a role in one's life
b) recognizing power differences between roles
c) harmonizing the roles in one's life
d) compartmentalizing the roles in one's life

Question 6:


a) dramaturgical
b) structural-functional
c) symbolic interactionist
d) conflict

Question 7:


a) mistaken identity placement
b) relict identity
c) insufficient support for identity announcement
d) mismanagement of superfluous identities

Question 8:


a) mistaken identity placement
b) dissonance between announced identity and placement due to bodily accidents
c) insufficient support for identity announcement
d) mismanagement of superfluous identities

Question 9:


a) networks
b) categories
c) communities
d) organizations

Question 10:


a) unified
b) redundant
c) very controlling
d) lacking in cohesion

Question 11:


a) a spontaneous organization
b) a formal organization
c) an informal organization
d) all of the above

Question 12:


a) threats as a means of controlling others
b) controlling the information shared
c) ensuring the similarity of the members
d) gossiping about lower-ranked groups

Question 13:


a) specialized division of labour
b) career protection
c) hiring based on ascribed characteristics
d) impersonal relationships between roles

Question 14:


a) the observation that happy group relationships increase productivity
b) the tendency for people who know they are subjects of an important experiment and who receive a large amount of special attention to justify their selection by engaging in motive mannerisms
c) the observation that group relationships can limit productivity, particularly in the absence of rigid, formal supervision
d) the tendency for people who know they are subjects of an important experiment and who receive a large amount of special attention to behave the way they think the researchers expect them to

Question 15:


a) the interests of the individual are paramount over the group
b) all aspects of the employee's life are a concern to the organization
c) people's duties are separated based on their specialization
d) elder involvement tends to disengage at an earlier age