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Social Problems, Fourth Edition: Chapter 01

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Question 1:


a) subjective and objective elements
b) latent and manifest functions
c) micro- and macro-events
d) haves and have-nots

Question 2:


a) macro-level societal operations
b) micro-level societal interactions
c) both A and B
d) none of the above

Question 3:


a) life over death
b) men over women
c) health over sickness
d) knowledge over ignorance

Question 4:


a) social reality is flexible and subjected to personal influences and interpretations
b) historically, people have thought about reality in very different ways
c) when people live their lives, they insert new interpretations
d) all of the above

Question 5:


a) Men are better thinkers than women
b) The world does not present itself objectively to the observer
c) Historical and cultural spontaneity is recognized
d) Knowledge is sustained by social process

Question 6:


a) bring social problems into public attention
b) suppress social problems
c) show there is no reality behind problems
d) enact social change

Question 7:


a) manifest function
b) dysfunction
c) latent function
d) none of the above

Question 8:


a) social problems stem from the economic and power inequalities
b) for the rich people to gain wealth from the system, a large part of the population must live in poverty
c) poverty produces despair and conflict
d) all of the above

Question 9:


a) when people define some conditions as a problem, it then becomes a social problem
b) there are objective realities behind social problems
c) moral entrepreneurs translate their beliefs into social norms and rules
d) both A and C

Question 10:


a) collective solutions
b) individual solutions
c) legislation and policy solutions
d) both A and C

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) Fase

Question 20:


a) True
b) False