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Sociology: A Canadian Perspective, Second Edition - Chapter 06

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Question 1:


a) peer pressure
b) social structure
c) shared knowledge
d) networks

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


a) equally between members and non-members.
b) more readily between members of the group.
c) equally between all members of the group.
d) more readily with outsiders of the group.

Question 6:


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 7:


a) dependence
b) loyalty
c) control
d) autonomy

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


a) middle-class families
b) over-trained athletes
c) law firms
d) Mafia families

Question 11:


a) accomplish their goals.
b) gossip.
c) exist in today's society.
d) support informal relationships.

Question 12:


a) integration of owners and workers
b) a vertical division of labour
c) a horizontal division of labour
d) the use of experience as a hiring tool

Question 13:


a) use an autocratic style of leadership.
b) use an employee-centred style of leadership.
c) take a more task-oriented approach with their subordinates.
d) incorporate a more democratic style of decision making.

Question 14:


a) use an autocratic style of leadership.
b) use an employee-centred style of leadership.
c) take a more task-oriented approach with their subordinates.
d) incorporate a more democratic style of decision making.

Question 15:


a) intrinsic; extrinsic
b) extrinsic; intrinsic
c) formal; informal
d) informal; formal

Question 16:


a) labour process
b) structural
c) feminist
d) system

Question 17:


a) focusing on the characteristics of the organization and their effect on the individuals within it.
b) focusing on the interdependent aspects of the entire organization.
c) focusing on the alienation of workers and power dynamics that emerge between owners and workers.
d) focusing on inequalities within the organization.