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Quiz for Chapter 11

Multiple Choice Questions

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1. For Parsons, cherished American values were under strain. What was his solution?

a) revolution
b) promoting moral values
c) religion
d) centralization

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2. Sociologists have never been able to ________.

a) come up with a unified theory to explain all social behaviour
b) entirely separate the individual from society
c) address criticisms from other disciplines
d) move past epistemological problems

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3. ________ is the intentional, but nonetheless socially constrained, disposition of an individual social actor to act a certain way and to make a certain kind of sense out of the social world.

a) Structuration
b) Habitus
c) Habit
d) Inclination

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4. Sociologists who do not favour agency in their explanations of social life tend to focus on ________.

a) social structure
b) social norms
c) social stratification
d) social inequality

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5. Which social thinker called for sociologists to locate sociology at the intersection of individual biography and larger social structures?

a) C. Wright Mills
b) George Herbert Mead
c) Max Weber
d) Talcott Parsons

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True or False Questions

1. Families are an example of a social network tied together through bonding capital.

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2. Network analysis is a cohesive and unified theory of social structure. .

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3. Tensions rarely emerge between family caregivers over equity in caregiving

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4. Functionalism is a neutral, value-free, objective method of sociological inquiry.

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5. In Western societies there is clearly a strong ideological commitment to treat individual freedom and social structure as competing or even opposing ideals

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Fill in the Blank Questions

1. Bourdieu says the habitus ________ us to behave in ways that tend to reproduce existing social practices

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2. A friend of ________, Bourdieu translated the Canadian sociologist's works and the work of other North American sociologists into French.

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3. Social systems include what we often call ________ but can also include other kinds of social units

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4. A second factor contributing to the changing structure of Canada's ________ has been a remarkable increase in life expectancy.

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5. Despite the fact that the ________ are aging, they remain the largest population group in Canada.c

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Short Answer Questions

1. How do structural functionalists view the acting individual?

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2. What is the difference between bonding social capital and bridging social capital?

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3. What is social network analysis?

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