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Thinking About Sociology, Second Edition - Chapter 2

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) Thinking that is based on well-defined criteria
b) Thinking that is based on harsh judgments
c) Thinking that is based on consensus
d) Thinking that is based on contextual snap-judgments

Question 2:


a) Knowledge involves infinite chains of reasons.
b) Knowledge appeals to irrational criteria and authorities.
c) Knowledge is dependent on obligations and permissions.
d) Knowledge is not constant and a position may be changed later.

Question 3:


a) The ability to justify a belief through internal knowledge
b) The ability to offer a critique of the possibility of justified knowledge
c) The ability to identify value judgments and seek out evidence
d) The ability to recognize universal truths independent of untested assumptions

Question 4:


a) They are rooted in systems of pre-established and unexamined assumptions.
b) They were abandoned in the early twentieth century after the collapse of logical positivism.
c) They exemplify the idea of a rational community.
d) They were abandoned after the rise of the sociological perspective.

Question 5:


a) His or her own judgments
b) His or her own convictions
c) His or her own ignorance
d) His or her own biases

Question 6:


a) self-identity
b) self-evaluation
c) skepticism
d) self-empathy

Question 7:


a) Religious ideology
b) Language
c) Ethnicity
d) Gender

Question 8:


a) Parental education
b) Self-esteem
c) Standardized test results
d) Individual decision

Question 9:


a) Multicultural context
b) Feminist context
c) Domestic violence context
d) Cultural violence context

Question 10:


a) Depression
b) Lung cancer
c) Diabetes
d) Suicide



True or False Questions

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