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Sociology: A Canadian Perspective, Second Edition - Chapter 03

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Question 1:


a) similarities
b) differences
c) parallels
d) hierarchies

Question 2:


a) more women in the occupation of elementary school teacher
b) democratic government
c) attitudes about gender roles in the work place
d) domestic division of labour

Question 3:


a) cultural outcomes stem from the economic organization of society
b) culture has an integrative effect on society and stems from social structure
c) culture is the enacted symbols we use to interact with each other on a daily basis
d) culture represents the roles and scripts used by people everyday to help maintain social order

Question 4:


a) a mansion
b) a national flag
c) the educational system
d) a dress

Question 5:


a) a system of knowledge and beliefs used to perpetuate capitalism
b) a concept directly related to the mode of production
c) a system of thoughts and beliefs that oppose capitalism
d) the cultural beliefs enforced by all classes in society

Question 6:


a) Marx
b) neo-Marxists
c) Durkheim
d) Erving Goffman

Question 7:


a) Marxism
b) dramaturgical
c) symbolic interactionist
d) production of culture

Question 8:


a) It is a reflection of the economic base of society.
b) It shapes the conflictual nature of social life.
c) It is a predominant stabilizing force in society.
d) It is a product of action rather than a motivator of action.

Question 9:


a) is an informational gatekeeper.
b) advocates materialistic values.
c) produces untrue stories on political and social issues.
d) provides too much entertainment.

Question 10:


a) family culture
b) symbolic culture
c) consumer culture
d) sub-cultures

Question 11:


a) technological changes
b) economic changes
c) changes in attitude
d) none of the above

Question 12:


a) radio
b) printing press
c) TV
d) Internet

Question 13:


a) evolve independently of social-structural change.
b) evolve only parallel with social-structural change.
c) evolve along with the economic needs of society.
d) evolve in a matter that is dependent on social-structure change.

Question 14:


a) the increase of American exports to other countries
b) the global dominance of British culture
c) the increased acceptance of capitalism in the world
d) the global dominance of American culture

Question 15:


a) an increasing awareness of the world as a whole
b) the extended power of nation states
c) the destruction of distance through communications technologies
d) the stretching of social relations beyond national boundaries