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Multiple Choice

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Short Answer

Chapter 1
1. Define sociology. Utilize examples throughout your answer.
2. Compare and contrast the ideas of Karl Marx and Max Weber.
3. Explain the symbolic interaction approach. Briefly outline both macro- and micro-sociology.
4. Distinguish between professional, critical, policy, and public sociology.
5. Who was Carl Addington Dawson (1887–1964)?

Chapter 2
1. Compare and contrast qualitative and quantitative research. Give an example for each.
2. Describe why social scientists use content analysis when doing sociological research.
3. Outline the two types of discourse analysis. Give an example for each.
4. Define independent and dependent variables. Why are they necessary for sociological research?
5. Why is it necessary to approach statistics critically?

Chapter 3
1. Compare and contrast dominant culture with subculture and counterculture. Give examples for each type of culture.
2. How do positive sanctions differ from negative sanctions?
3. Explain symbols of culture. What form(s) do they take?
4. What type of role does ethnocentrism take on in society?
5. What is sociolinguistics? Why is it a source for both understanding and misunderstanding?

Chapter 4
1. Differentiate between biological and cultural determinism. Provide a theorist for each.
2. Explain Mead’s developmental sequence for socialization.
3. What was the subject of Huesmann’s pioneering work? What did he find?
4. Explain risk behaviour. Which type of socialization (narrow/broad) leads to higher levels of risk behaviour? Why?
5. Outline both voluntary and involuntary resocialization.

Chapter 5
1. What is deviance? Give two examples of this phenomenon.
2. Distinguish between social constructionism and essentialism.
3. What is assimilation? Does this happen in Canada?
4. What is racial profiling? Give examples of contexts in which profiling can occur.
5. What is the ideology of fag?

Chapter 6
1. Define nuclear family and extended family. Outline the differences between a simple and complex household.
2. Are divorce rates rising? Explain.
3. What are segregated and joint marital roles? Use examples.
4. Define endogamy and exogamy.

Chapter 7
1. Explain what the ‘sick role’ entails. Where does this term come from?
2. What is biomedicine? How is it different from alternative medicine?
3. Define medicalization. How is this used within society?
4. How is the health and medical system different within Québec, when compared to the rest of Canada?

Chapter 8
1. Explain Karl Marx’s theory of the means of production.
2. Distinguish between dominant, counter, and liberal ideology.
3. When does class reductionism occur?
4. What is social stratification?

Chapter 9
1. Define race and racialization. How do these differ?
2. What is primordialism? How does it differ from instrumentalism?
3. What is The Vertical Mosaic? Who is responsible for this?
4. What is W.E.B. DuBois known for?

Chapter 10
1. Define gender. How is it different from sex?
2. Explain feminist socialism. Compare it to feminist postmodernism.
3. What is the feminization of an occupation?
4. How are gender and immigration related? Use historical examples when explaining this issue.

Chapter 11
1. How are globalization and the sociological imagination similar? How are they different?
2. What is economic globalization?
3. What is a jihad and why is it misunderstood within North America?
4. What are two of the approaches mentioned in the text that oppose globalization? Outline these with examples.

Chapter 12
1. What are the five interpretations of social change? Briefly describe each.
2. Compare and contrast modernism with conservatism.
3. What are cultural and statistical norms? Give an example for each.
4. Define relative deprivation, with mention of reference groups.