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Elements of Sociology: A Critical Canadian Introduction, Second Edition: Chapter 4

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) representing 'nurture' in the nature vs. nurture debate
b) believing that the greater part of what we are is determined by our genes
c) taking a cultural determinist position
d) Both a and b.

Question 2:


a) id; superego
b) id; ego
c) ego; superego
d) None of the above.

Question 3:


a) Preparatory stage
b) Play stage
c) Game stage
d) Pretending stage

Question 4:


a) George Herbert Mead
b) John B. Watson
c) Charles Horton Cooley
d) Edward Thorndike

Question 5:


a) It is the method by which classes preserve status differences.
b) It is the method by which races preserve racial differences.
c) It is the method by which genders preserve gender differences.
d) It is the method by which age groups are preserved.

Question 6:


a) obedience as paramount
b) the promotion of conformity
c) the promotion of individualism
d) Both a and b.

Question 7:


a) A ritual following some form of training
b) A ritual marking a life change
c) A vision quest
d) All of the above.

Question 8:


a) hazing
b) degradation
c) graduation
d) cult

Question 9:


a) a rite of passage
b) a form of resocialization
c) a degradation ceremony
d) All of the above.

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