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Quiz for Chapter 9

Multiple Choice Questions

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1. What concept would Goffman employ to explain the props an actor uses to convince his audience that the role he is playing is genuine?

a) charm
b) braggadocio
c) personal front
d) false front

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2. Which of the following is considered a master status?

a) gender
b) business partner
c) daughter
d) student

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3. What was the metaphor that guided most of Goffman's work?

a) MacGuffin
b) social blueprint
c) theatricality
d) dramaturgy

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4. Which of the following conveys to the audience the kind of role the social actor expects to play?

a) dress
b) etiquette
c) manner
d) character

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5. Goffman emphasized the performance of the ________.

a) gang
b) team
c) cohort
d) collaborative circle

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True or False Questions

1. Focusing on individual actors obscures the most important part about interaction: its social nature.

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2. The individual must act both to save his own face and to protect the face of others.

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3. Nowhere in Goffman's book, Interaction Ritual, does he clearly define interaction ritual.

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4. Randal Collins argues that our macro encounters with institutions are the foundation of all social life and experiences.

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5. Goffman began his career by challenging Mead's discussion of the tension between the 'I' (the spontaneous self) and the 'me' (the socially constrained self).

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Fill in the Blank Questions

1. It may be necessary for actors to conceal ________, which are tasks that are degrading.

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2. Officially accredited social interactions tend to be ________.

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3. Rituals can serve as a means for individuals to escape ________.

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4. Randall Collins considers ________ to form the mechanism that holds society together.

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5. Interaction rituals give individuals a sense of ________ and common purpose with others.

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Short Answer Questions

1. What concepts did Goffman use to develop his dramaturgical metaphor further? Briefly describe each concept.

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2. How did Goffman view greetings and farewells directed at close friends or family members?

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3. What is a social role and when can role strain occur?

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