Introduction to Sociology – Midterm Exam

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Introduction to Sociology – Midterm Exam

The key terms in this Introduction to Sociology course include Conflict, Economic, Personal Stress.


A sociologist who studies the unequal economic reality between men and women would probably be following which of the following perspectives?

functionalism

interactionism

conflict

all of these answers are correct


The discipline of sociology was given its name by the French theorist 

Harriet Martineau

Emile Durkheim

Marcel Marceau

Auguste Comte


In Émile Durkheim’s study of suicide, he related suicide rates to 

personal depression

personal stress

the extent to which people were integrated into the group life of a society

climatic conditions such as oppressive heat, heavy rain, and cold winters


Introduction to Sociology – Midterm Exam


Anomie refers to a 

loss of direction that is felt in a society when social control of individual behavior has become ineffective

model that serves as a measuring rod against which actual cases can be evaluated

classification scheme containing two or more categories

type of suicide that is based on depression


A sociologist studies drug-use patterns among small groups of college students in a Midwestern college. This would be an example of 

conflict theory

functionalism

macrosociology

microsociology


C. Wright Mills advocated the use of the sociological imagination to view divorce in the United States because divorce 

is a serious personal problem for numerous men and women

may create emotional scars for divorcees

is not just an individual’s personal problem but a societal concern

has been a serious problem throughout history


The word that Max Weber used to stress the need for sociologists to take into account people’s emotions, thoughts, beliefs, understandings, and attitudes was 

Gesellschaft

verstehen

anomie

Gemeinschaft


Which sociologist translated the works of Auguste Comte into English and emphasized the impact the economy, laws, trade, and population could have on contemporary social problems? 

Jane Addams

Harriet Martineau

Emile Durkheim

Talcott Parsons


Which of the following sociologists advocated basic research on the lives of Blacks in the United States? 

W.E.B. DuBois

Robert Merton

Jane Addams

C. Wright Mills


Which of the following is NOT characteristic of total institutions? 

All aspects of life within a total institution are designed to fulfill the purpose of the organization.

Any activities within the institution are conducted in the company of others in the same circumstances.

The authorities devise rules and schedule activities after consultation with the participants.

All aspects of life are conducted in the same place and are under the control of a single authority.


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