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Elements of Sociology: A Critical Canadian Introduction, Second Edition: Chapter 1

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Question 1:


a) the development, structure, and functioning of human society: social relations, social institutions, group interaction, and social structures
b) the application of our understanding of society and its members in order to improve the well-being of all
c) systems of government and how they serve citizens
d) the comparative study of human societies and cultures and their development

Question 2:


a) imagining a social life through the eyes of one single perspective
b) understanding how society works
c) understanding how society works in relation to one's own life
d) Both b and c.

Question 3:


a) French Revolution
b) Renaissance
c) Second World War
d) None of the above.

Question 4:


a) Auguste Comte
b) Emile Durkheim
c) Max Weber
d) Georg Simmel

Question 5:


a) Structural functionalism
b) Conflict
c) Symbolic interactionism
d) All of the above.

Question 6:


a) professional sociology
b) policy sociology
c) public sociology
d) Canadian sociology

Question 7:


a) a range of institutions in which whole blocks of people are bureaucratically processed
b) a place where people are isolated from their normal round of activities
c) used to describe institutions whose residents are controlled, regulated, or manipulated by those in charge
d) All of the above.

Question 8:


a) Harold Innis (1894-1952)
b) Samuel Delbert Clark (1910-2003)
c) John Porter (1921-1979)
d) Everett C. Hughes (1897-1983)

Question 9:


a) True
b) False

Question 10:


a) True
b) False

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