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Thinking About Sociology, Second Edition - Chapter 1

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) Complex and critical thinking, bias, and assumption
b) Complex and critical thinking, deduction, and research
c) Complex and critical thinking, research, and theorizing
d) Complex and critical thinking, reading, and writing

Question 2:


a) Our existence
b) The limits of human isolation
c) Our human experience
d) The society we live in

Question 3:


a) Through social control mechanisms
b) Through the media
c) With monetary rewards
d) Through negative reinforcements

Question 4:


a) Quality of education
b) Quality of mind
c) Quality of spirit
d) Quality of relationships

Question 5:


a) It connects individual biography with larger social structures.
b) It limits the range of choices available to individuals.
c) It represents a form of scientific inquiry detached from personal experience.
d) It is antithetical to good science.

Question 6:


a) Edward Berger
b) Wilhelm Dilthey
c) Edmund Husserl
d) C. Wright Mills

Question 7:


a) Mental objects
b) Human beings
c) Social facts
d) Beliefs and values

Question 8:


a) Achieved status
b) Individualism
c) Ascribed status
d) The sociological imagination

Question 9:


a) Scientific evidence that identifies that some races are superior to others
b) Scientific evidence that identifies that there are no measurable difference between races
c) Deeply felt fears and biases harboured by some (or most) members of society against those who identify as others
d) Deeply felt anger and hatred against some (or most) member of society against those who identify as others

Question 10:


a) Dating and arranged marriages
b) Courtly love and romanticism
c) The industrial revolution and romanticism
d) Individualism and sexual love

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