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Social Problems, Fourth Edition: Chapter 16

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) democrats
b) dialecticians
c) devil-hunters
d) republicans

Question 2:


a) the past and present
b) the science and society
c) the humanity and progress
d) the Earth and outer space

Question 3:


a) the current situation
b) historical trends and cycles
c) trends in public opinion
d) people’s expressed plans

Question 4:


a) Structural functionalists
b) Symbolic interactionists
c) Conflict theorists
d) Social constructionists

Question 5:


a) will decrease significantly if we take immediate action
b) will stay at the current level if we take immediate action
c) will become more severe even if we take immediate action
d) will stay at the current level regardless if we take action or not

Question 6:


a) export-led growth
b) higher savings
c) increasing privatization
d) increasing state control

Question 7:


a) a difference in opinion between users of traditional media and users of digital media
b) a gap between those with and without access to electronic technology
c) a gap between those born before and after the emergence of the Internet
d) a difference between businesses advertising mainly on TV and those on social media

Question 8:


a) commodities are traded based on information available to a small group of people
b) information is treated like a commodity
c) providing information to the society drives up consumption
d) businesses control all information sharing

Question 9:


a) writing
b) the printing press
c) the Internet
d) the radio

Question 10:


a) knowledge base and literacy
b) risk of depression
c) sociability
d) risk of lower back pain

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