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Thinking About Sociology, Second Edition - Chapter 6

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Question 1:


a) Sociological theory was virtually identical to Marxist theory.
b) Marx’s theories were dismissed as the work of an ideologue.
c) Many attempts were made to integrate Marx’s theories into sociology.
d) Marx was seen as contributing to a scientific understanding of society.

Question 2:


a) Philosophical idealism
b) Philosophical naturalism
c) Historical materialism
d) Essentialism

Question 3:


a) The mode of production in which work is an end in and of itself.
b) The mode of production in which services dominate over manufacturing.
c) The mode of production in which property is held by the central government.
d) The mode of production in which property is held privately.

Question 4:


a) The bourgeoisie
b) Labour unions
c) Bureaucracies
d) The proletariat

Question 5:


a) Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
b) Talcott Parsons
c) Wilhelm Dilthey
d) Herbert Spencer

Question 6:


a) His ethnographic study of impoverished puritan communities
b) The relationship between Protestantism and capitalism
c) A general theory of religious movements
d) The universal significance of capitalism and the marketization of religion

Question 7:


a) Karl Marx
b) Max Weber
c) Emile Durkheim
d) Auguste Comte

Question 8:


a) Statements of facts and statements of value need to be kept separate.
b) Sociologists must remain -completely value-free.
c) Sociologists cannot escape imposing their own dogma within a scientific debate.
d) Scientists have moral authority in matters where scientific facts overlap with values.

Question 9:


a) Karl Marx
b) Auguste Comte
c) Max Weber
d) Herbert Marcuse

Question 10:


a) They were both collectivists.
b) They shared utopian visions of the end of society.
c) They were committed to the institutionalization of sociology.
d) They identified negative features of bourgeois civilization.



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