Principles of Sociology

Prep for Final: Multiple choice & True or False Questions. Study for Sociology with ease.

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Discrimination is not unfair treatment directed against someone.

True
False

Someone who prejudges another person in a negative way is?

Racist
Prejudice
Individual discrimination
None of the above

What is a group of people with inherited physical characteristics that distinguish them from another group?

Primary groups
Culture
Race
Social Stratification

What is a highly prejudice person who believe that things are right or wrong?

The Minority
The Authoritarian Personality
The Institutional Discrimination
None of the above

The 5 ethnic groups are Minority groups, Dominant groups, Discrimination, Individual discrimination and Institutional discrimination?

True
False

What is racism?

Discrimination of a religion
Discrimination of a race
Discrimination cult

Gender Stratification is a males' and females' unequal access to property, power, and prestige.

True
False

What do you call an invisible barrier that keeps women from reaching top positions in large corporations?

Glass ceiling
Glass escalator
Feminism

Glass escalator means accelerating men into higher level positions who are in traditionally women occupations.

True
False

What is feminism?

Biology is not destiny and social stratification by gender is wrong
Biology is not destiny and stratification by gender is wrong
Biology is not destiny and class stratification by gender is wrong
None of the above

What were the first three women waves fought for?

Women's right to vote, gender inequalities, and fundamental rights
Women's rights to work, abortion, and gender inequalities
None of the above

Ageism refers to prejudice, discrimination and hostility directed against a person because of their age.

True
False

The growing percentage of older people in the U.S. population is called?

Cohabition
Childbirth
Graying of America
None of the above

What is dependency ratio regarding social security?

The number of people who collect social security
The number of people who contribute to social security
All of the above
None of the above

Power to the people is the definition of?

Capitalism
Democracy
Sociailism
None of the above

Voters who are older, more educated, wealthy or affluent, and employed are the typical voter characteristics?

True
False

Almost total control of people by the government is?

Totalitarianism
Voter Apathy
Democracy

The use of violence to create fear in an effort to bring about political objective is called?

Homogamy
Capitalism
Terrorism

Indifference towards elections is called?

Institutional Discrimination
Vote Apathy
Democracy

What is Capitalism?

An economic system based on public ownership
An economic system based on private ownership
None of the above

Socialism is not an economic system based on public ownership.

True
False

Norms to marry within ones own group is called Endogamy.

True
False

Norms of specifying people marry outside their group.

True
False

A person who takes the groom's last name shows equality and is also known as Egalitarian.

True
False

Name three family life stages.

Romantic love, Homogamy, and Empty Nest
Homogamy, Marriage, Boomerang
Equality, Romantic love, Marriage

Postponing marriage, childbirth, cohabition, birth to unwed mother's, and grandparents as parents are not 4 current trends in U.S. families.

True
False

Bommerang/ Adultolesecents are children who return home to live with their parents.

True
False

What are some effects divorce have on children from divorced families?

Emotional problems, Suicides, juveniles deliquents
Less likely to complete high school, emotional problems, juvenile deliquents
None of the above

A divorced father who maintins high contact with his children during the first two years of the divorce is called?

Patriarchy
Serial Fatherhood
Postponing marriage
None of the above

A society where diplomas and degrees are determined who is eligible for jobs is called?

Credential Society
Social class
Social stratification

Manifest functions is to teach the knowledge and skills including the 3R's, cimputer and so on.

True
False

Sorting students into different educational "tracks" or programs n the basis of their personal abilities is called Tracking.

True
False

A unified system of beliefs and practices to sacred things is also known as Religion.

True
False

The three components are Belief, practice, and a moral community.

True
False

A conclusion of each child's journey through school was determined by the eighth day of kindergarden is called The Rist Research Project.

True
False

A new or different religions whose beliefs and practices are at odds with dominant cultures and religions is called?

Clique
Cult
Culture
Resocialization

Who proposed the Malthus theorem which states population increases would outstrip the food supply?

Max Weber
Thomas Malthus
Darlene and Latene

Modern follower of Mathus' original prediction, that the earth's population will outstrip the food supply is called?

Anti Malthusians
New Malthusians
Malthus Theorem

Optimistic demographers who do not rely on Demographic Transition Theory which is based on the birth, death rates and claims population growth will stabilize is also known as Anti- Malthusians.

True
False

Three reasons why people in the least industrialized nations have so many children is because of fertility, mortality, and migration.

True
False

What are two main reason why people are starving?

Poverty and over- populated
There are too many people and Food the world produces does not reach them
Racism and Capitalism
None of the above

Diffusion of responsibility is when someone of a group relieves themselves of personal responsibility.

True
False

Urbanization means?

People moving from city to more populated cities
Masses of people moving to cities
Large groups moving to the city from the suburbs
None of the above

Suburbanization means?

People moving from city to suburbs
People moving to cities
People moving to suburbs with families
None of the above

The three process' of social change was founded by William Ogburn was based on?

Global warming, Diffussion and social class
Invention, Diffussion, and Discovery
None of the above

Enviornmental probems in the Most Industrialized Nations include?

Feminism, Poverty and Racism
Unemployment, Illegal Immigrants and Capitalism
Global Warming, Toxic wastes and Energy Shortage
None of the above

A shift in characteristics of culture and society is called?

Social change
Discrimination
The Minority

What is the social movement?

A large religion who learn new practices
A large number of people promote to resist social change
A large number of people promote or resist social change

Propaganda is the presentation of information in attempt to influence people.

True
False

What are the two social organizations of the social movement?

Proactive promote social change and Reactive react to resist social change
Democracy and Minority promote Capitalism
None of the above