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Quiz for Chapter 20

Multiple Choice Questions

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1. Professional sociology's legitimation is based on ________.

a) scientific norms
b) effectiveness
c) relevance
d) detachment

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2. ________ is a group that is studied by sociologists and that uses sociologists as collaborators in order to advance their interests.

a) A culture
b) A society
c) A public
d) A politic

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3. ________ are shorthand descriptions of cause-and-effect connections.

a) Anecdotal stories
b) Causal stories
c) Explanatory stories
d) Narrative devices

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True or False Questions

1. Most academics distrust the emancipatory potential of knowledge.

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2. Weber didn't believe that sociology could help humanity find a kind of freedom in rationalization.

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3. For Burawoy, sociology as a discipline is not responsible for the commitments and alliances that individual sociologists make.

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Fill in the Blank Questions

1. Critical sociology serves as the ________ of professional sociology.

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2. Burawoy drew on Bourdieu's concept of ________.

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3. One of the roles of sociology, Burawoy notes, is to define human ________.

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Short Answer Questions

1. What is Charles Tittle's criticism of public sociology?

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2. What were John Porter's goals for sociology?

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3. What do explanatory stories minimize or ignore?

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