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Foundations of Sociology: Chapter 21

Instructions: For each question, click on the radio button beside your answer. When you have completed the entire quiz, click the “Submit my answers” button at the bottom of the page to receive your results.

Question 1:


a) The ecological footprint
b) Natural disasters
c) Politics
d) The China Price

Question 2:


a) Significant stakeholders
b) Parties with vested interests
c) A moral community
d) Scientific mercenaries

Question 3:


a) Resource depletion
b) Control over nature
c) Social ecology
d) Survival

Question 4:


a) Carbon footprint
b) Social ecology
c) Sociological disaster
d) Red herrings

Question 5:


a) Doctors employed by the mine
b) People who work in the mine
c) Mine owners
d) Politicians who voted in favour of the mining operation

Question 6:


a) Suggesting the water near the northern Alberta oil sands was contaminated and causing cancer
b) Suggesting that Monsanto's aspartame was causing liver and lung cancer
c) Suggesting that Shell Oil's practices were literally "black" and "white" depending where they were being carried out
d) Suggesting that the mercury dumped in the water by Reed paper Company was poisoning the fish eaten by the residents of Grassy narrows

Question 7:


a) Vandana Shiva
b) Anastasia Shkilnyk
c) Janet Biehl
d) Francoise d'Eaubonne

Question 8:


a) Victim blaming approach
b) Vested interest approach
c) Rotten apple approach
d) Red herring approach

Question 9:


a) The costs to the health and welfare of Chinese workers of China's manufacturing success
b) The competitive advantage China has due to the millions of available workers
c) The competitive advantage that China has due to lax environmental regulations
d) The cheaper costs of producing expensive electronic and technological equipment in China due to the enormous industrial resources owned by government

Question 10:


a) The acknowledgement that people's health and illness is based largely in personal lifestyle choices
b) The acknowledgement that people's safety is based upon individual responsibility
c) The acknowledgement that there are strong parallels between environmental degradation and the subordination of women
d) The acknowledgement that there is a close relationship between social problems and environmental problems

Question 11:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 12:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 13:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 14:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 15:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 16:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 17:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 18:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 19:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE

Question 20:


a) TRUE
b) FALSE