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Sociology: A Canadian Perspective, Second Edition - Chapter 05

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) 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.
d) provide the foundation for people's personalities to develop.

Question 2:


a) structural-functional
b) symbolic interactionist
c) feminist
d) conflict theory

Question 3:


a) a student listening attentively to a professor.
b) an employee providing a report one week before the deadline.
c) a doctor inappropriately examining a patient.
d) an accountant finding loop holes in the tax laws.

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


a) a lawyer
b) a female
c) an elderly person
d) all of the above

Question 7:


a) an image of how people in the wider society might perceive our behaviour.
b) the group of structural theories of society that he was reacting against.
c) the overall impression of ourselves that we try to give to others.
d) a significant figure in early childhood who teaches us the general values of society.

Question 8:


a) giving up a role in one's life
b) recognizing power differences between roles
c) getting more sleep for better emotional energy and stability
d) compartmentalizing the roles in one's life

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


a) wearing pocketless clothing during an exam
b) talking to friends at a coffee shop
c) walking the dog near a child-filled park
d) talking behind a co-worker's back

Question 11:


a) setting; manner; behaviours
b) setting; appearance; manner
c) setting; appearance; the looking glass
d) appearance; behaviours; others' perceptions

Question 12:


a) the intentions behind the behaviour in question
b) the willingness to take responsibility for the questionable behaviour
c) the reactions of others to the questionable behaviour
d) there is no difference, they are both verbal accounts

Question 13:


a) pretending to be more successful than he/she really is.
b) downplaying their positive characteristics.
c) making a co-worker look less competent in order to get a promotion.
d) taking credit for work that he/she did not do.

Question 14:


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

Question 15:


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