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Sociology: A Canadian Perspective, Second Edition - Chapter 23

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Question 1:


a) the inclusion of physical phenomena
b) the exclusion of socio-cultural phenomena
c) the inclusion of socio-cultural phenomena
d) all groups of sociologists use the word in the same manner

Question 2:


a) Global ecological disaster can only be avoided by the decrease in the world's population.
b) Global ecological disaster can only be avoided by increasing the economic conditions of developing nations.
c) The world economy has to be at a certain level before we can deal with environmental problems.
d) The notion that we currently have more than enough food to feed the entire planet.

Question 3:


a) a reduction in population size, caused by a higher rate of emigration than immigration.
b) a decline in the birth rate, greater life expectancy, and an aging population.
c) a change in the principle causes of death and disease since industrialization.
d) increased birth and death rates, resulting in a relatively young population.

Question 4:


a) war
b) increased immigration
c) the baby boom
d) medical advances, particularly inoculation against some fatal diseases

Question 5:


a) the idea of a perfect society
b) the struggle between nature and nurture
c) the notion that nature exists primarily for human use
d) that all human problems are caused from social institutions either at a micro or macro level

Question 6:


a) neglecting culture and values.
b) not considering technological advancements.
c) an under emphasis on the spatial arrangements of population.
d) inclusion of physical phenomena.

Question 7:


a) they increase our awareness of risks that affect the whole planet.
b) they appeal to universal values and human rights.
c) they use global media to generate publicity.
d) all of the above.

Question 8:


a) humans have a cultural heritage that makes them different and unique compared with other animals.
b) social and cultural factors are main determinants of human affairs.
c) humans are one of many species that are interdependently involved in the global ecosystem.
d) all social problems are ultimately solvable by human ideas and inventions.

Question 9:


a) increasingly concerned about other groups of people.
b) more concerned about individual well being and existence.
c) not focused on class differences and class equality.
d) less concerned about their place in the ecosystem.

Question 10:


a) ideologies.
b) social economic status.
c) racial identity.
d) nationality.

Question 11:


a) focusing too much on what constitutes environmental sociology.
b) downplaying the potential risks of environmental problems.
c) being too subjective in its analysis.
d) not addressing the social and political aspects of the problems.

Question 12:


a) progressive conservation
b) new ecology
c) mainstream environmentalism
d) eco-feminism

Question 13:


a) addressing perceived health threats/risks in the community
b) addressing social inequality that results from industrial development
c) applying scientific management principles to the environment
d) understanding how social inequality affects the environment

Question 14:


a) mainstream environmentalism
b) progressive conservation
c) toxic waste movement
d) deep ecology

Question 15:


a) It does not take into account the system of dominance that helps create environment problems.
b) The members are often elitist.
c) The movement is too accommodating to development issues.
d) All of the above.