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Foundations of Sociology: Chapter 7

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) No one in the general public is interested in knowing about consumption.
b) Consumption is considered a trivial issue among sociologists.
c) Because sociology is critical of consumption, no one will fund research on it.
d) We are a production-based society so there is very little to say about consumption.

Question 2:


a) Status symbols
b) Conspicuous consumption
c) Pecuniary emulation
d) Identity formation

Question 3:


a) Pierre Bourdieu
b) George Ritzer
c) Jean Baudrillard
d) Karl Marx

Question 4:


a) Use value
b) Symbolic value
c) Exchange value
d) Sign value

Question 5:


a) West Edmonton Mall
b) Disney theme parks
c) The Las Vegas strip
d) Reality TV shows

Question 6:


a) Survival through meeting basic needs for food, clothing and shelter
b) Survival through better, more positive communication between people
c) Quality of life issues like human rights and the environment
d) Hyperreality

Question 7:


a) 56.79
b) 99.68
c) 110.54
d) 165.8

Question 8:


a) It was the first time extending credit was part of the Canadian economy.
b) It was the first time that charge cards were introduced.
c) It was the first time people could keep a running balance on their charge cards.
d) It was the first time that "points for purchases made" was introduced by charge card companies.

Question 9:


a) That all acts of consumption have hidden meanings related to status
b) That conspicuous consumption is not a significant issue today
c) That some purchases are made based on convenience only
d) That social factors must be taken into account when we examine consumption

Question 10:


a) Spending on alcohol
b) Spending on shelter
c) Spending on recreation
d) Spending on food

Question 11:


a) The United States
b) Canada
c) Britain
d) Sweden

Question 12:


a) A shift from upper class cultural capital to working class cultural capital
b) A shift from work ethic to consumption ethic
c) A shift from materialist to post-materialist culture
d) A shift from consumption to excess consumption ("hoarders")

Question 13:


a) Because only hours spent "at work" or "in the office" are documented
b) Because the time spent interacting with work on technological devices is unrecognized and unrecorded
c) Because management tends only to recognize overtime work as a regular work day today
d) Both A and B

Question 14:


a) Youth
b) The elderly
c) Women
d) Men

Question 15:


a) False consciousness
b) Technological fetishism
c) Branding
d) Ethical consumption

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