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Sociology: A Canadian Perspective, Second Edition - Chapter 21

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) 3500 BCE
b) 1000 BCE
c) 500 CE
d) 1400 CE

Question 2:


a) the notion that cities are becoming large, impersonal areas used solely for capitalistic means.
b) the draining of resources from rural areas for rapidly developing cities in poorer countries.
c) the idea that consequences of urbanization on development have been exaggerated.
d) governments being so preoccupied with urbanization in the West that they forget to attend to problems in the Third World.

Question 3:


a) Seoul
b) Los Angeles
c) Toronto
d) Munich

Question 4:


a) There are differences on what constitutes an urban area.
b) The amount of illegal and undocumented people living in an area is unknown.
c) There is confusion as to whether large populated areas, not designated as cities, should be included in the count.
d) All of the above.

Question 5:


a) they were confined to particular areas of the city.
b) people knew each other only through superficial and transitory roles.
c) there were distinctive patterns of activity for each social class.
d) they were based on face-to-face interaction with close family members and co-workers only.

Question 6:


a) population density
b) size of the population
c) homogeneity of the population
d) heterogeneity of the population

Question 7:


a) There are unwritten rules about social distance.
b) People are more willing to help a stranger in need when other individuals are around.
c) People often pretend not to see each other.
d) People tend to tolerate other lifestyles as long as they do not impinge on their safety.

Question 8:


a) diverse and fulfilling.
b) stressful but diverse.
c) superficial and opportunistic.
d) lonely and overloading.

Question 9:


a) how social groups colonized different areas of the city and competed for resources.
b) the way in which people organized collective protests about environmental issues.
c) how men and women use the city's public spaces differently.
d) how natural habitats in urban dwellings affect human relationships (parks, dog trails, etc.)

Question 10:


a) 30
b) 55
c) 70
d) 95

Question 11:


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

Question 12:


a) concentric
b) sectors
c) multiple nuclei
d) factorial ecology

Question 13:


a) the flight of upper class people from the central city to the suburbs.
b) working class people growing outwardly from the city limits toward the suburbs.
c) racial and ethnic enclaves emerging through out the city.
d) upper-middle class professionals moving and transforming traditional working class areas.

Question 14:


a) the design of housing can have an impact on crimes, such as vandalism and muggings
b) neighbourhood design is important since young children spend most of the time in particular areas during their development.
c) capacity constraints have been found to have no affect on individual behaviour.
d) authority constraints have been found to have an affect on individual behaviour.

Question 15:


a) It represents a stand point that suggests that some environmental sociologists bias their results in order to advance their own objectives.
b) It relates to the idea that the outcomes of any policy issue are somewhat unpredictable.
c) It represents the notion that humans are currently toying with their existence by not seriously addressing environmental issues right now.
d) It represents the bureaucratic red tape one has to go through to get any environmental policy or law changed.