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Sociology: A Canadian Perspective, Second Edition - Chapter 12

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Question 1:


a) It suggests that religion is primarily based on beliefs.
b) It is simply too inclusive.
c) It suggests that religion is needed only to counter fears of unknown phenomena in daily life.
d) It suggests that religion is based solely on ritualistic actions passed down from generation to generation.

Question 2:


a) Belief, Ritual, Experience, and Community
b) Belief, Family, Commitment, and Experience
c) Family, Ritual, Happiness, and Commitment
d) Happiness, Spirit, Community, and Experience

Question 3:


a) a new trend of moral individualism became established.
b) a socialist revolution removed the need for a capitalist ideology.
c) when church attendance decrease significantly due to individual's relocating/ immigrating more frequently.
d) people came to believe more in science and technology.

Question 4:


a) Emile Durkheim
b) Karl Marx
c) Peter Berger
d) Max Weber

Question 5:


a) Karl Marx
b) Max Weber
c) Emile Durkheim
d) Peter Berger

Question 6:


a) Karl Marx
b) Edward Tylor
c) Max Weber
d) Emile Durkheim

Question 7:


a) 10 per cent
b) 80 per cent
c) 50 per cent
d) 30 per cent

Question 8:


a) interactionist
b) conflict
c) feminist
d) functionalist

Question 9:


a) the sacred
b) the profane
c) the secular
d) the profound

Question 10:


a) accommodate themselves to the dominant social order.
b) serve the needs of spiritual consumers in piecemeal fashion.
c) continue to profess the old objectives as much as possible.
d) all of the above

Question 11:


a) technological innovation
b) privatization and the competitiveness of the various religions
c) social and cultural pluralism and the privatization of religion
d) social and cultural pluralism and the decentralization of one dominant religion

Question 12:


a) is associated with the decreasing need for supernatural compensators as science progresses.
b) demonstrates that established religions are not providing sufficient supernatural compensators for people today.
c) is a consequence of a number of sects being established.
d) is a consequence of greater religious choice provided through mass media.

Question 13:


a) the type of compensators
b) the utilitarian principle
c) reference to the supernatural
d) all of the above

Question 14:


a) the conservative British influence
b) the conservative British influence
c) an increase in religious pluralism
d) the monopolization of the Protestant religion

Question 15:


a) Non-Christian religions have increased significantly.
b) Canadians are less likely to use their ascribed religion for important rites of passage such as marriages and funerals.
c) The percentage of people claiming to have 'no religion' has increased steadily in the last decade.
d) The number of people who ask themselves fundamental religious questions has decreased significantly.