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Test 2 Review SOC-210

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Test 2 Review SOC-210
Which of the following societies that we discussed is characterized by the highest amount of equality of resources?
A) Hunter/Gatherer
B) Horticultural/Pastoral
C) Agrarian
D) Industrial

A group to which one does not belong, but is influenced by would be a:


“Groupthink” can best be thought of as:
A) Process by which people stand up to a dominant opinion
B) Process by which members of a cohesive group arrive at a decision that many individual members privately believe is unwise
C) When people electrically shock one another because they are forced to
D) When people vote and come to an agreement that is wise and suits the majority

In Asch's study, which of the following decreased instances of conformity?
A) Answers being given verbally
B) Participants being asked to stand while answering
C) Group unanimity being broken before the respondent is called upon
D) Both A&C
Which of Feagin’s four major types of discrimination would occur from an institution that originally had no intent to harm?

Which of the following is not a factor that makes up part of the “Contact Hypothesis”?
A) People in the interaction share a common goal
B) People in the interaction share similar political views
C) People in the interaction receive positive feedback when they interact positively
D) People in the interaction have equal status

Which of the following groups in Cooley’s theory are characterized by being more goal based?
A) Primary Group C) Secondary Group
B) Ascribed Status D) Achieved Status

Which level of Merton's theory gives the appearance of going along with society's means for achieving a goal, while not actually pursuing the goal?
List two of the unique characteristics that ethnic groups often share
Which of the following two trends have typically occured together in industrialized nations:
A) Increased adoption and increased marriage rates
B) Increased age of marriage and increased average number of children
C) Decreased age of marriage and decreased average number of children
D) Increased age of marriage and decreased average number of children
E) Decreased adoption and decreased marriage rates
True or False
Following a divorce, men are more likely to remarry than women
True or False
Teenage pregnancy has decreased in the United States over the past 30 years
In Belsky and Kelly's study on the impact of children on a marriage, which of the following groups had the highest percent of respondents?
A) Severe Decliners
B) Moderate Decliners
C) No Change
D) Improvers
Which level of Merton's theory rejects society's goals and society's means for achieving the goal while also proposing an alternative goal and means?
A) Retreatism
B) Rebellion
C) Innovation
D) None of the above
Which of the following refers to a social position given at birth or received involuntarily later in life?

A) Achieved Status
B) Conformity
C) Ascribed Status
D) Ritualism
Which term best fits the following description:

"A collection of people who happen to be in the same place at the same time but share little else in common"

A) Category
B) Aggregate
C) Social Group
D) None of the above
When incompatible demands are built into a single status that person holds

A) Role Conflict
B) Role Exit
C) Role Strain
D) A & B
Which of the following is true of the "Davis-Moore Thesis"

A) Inequality will eventually go away
B) Inequality is unnecessary for a smooth functioning of society
C) Inequality is inevitable, but not truly necessary for a smooth functioning society
D) Inequality is inevitable and necessary for a smooth functioning society
E) None of the above
Which of the following societies that we discussed is most characterized by an

“information based economy”?

A) Hunter/Gatherer

B) Horticultural/Pastoral

C) Agrarian

D) Post-Industrial
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