SOCS185 Week 4 Quiz Latest 2018 November

SOCS185 Culture and Society

Week 4 quiz

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Question 1

 (TCO 4) Swedish Attorney, Bjorn Liar has been asked to lead a group that will decide which of his firm’s associates will be offered partner status. He’s been asked to be more expressive and to include everyone in the decision-making process. What leadership style should Bjorn use?








Question 2

 (TCO 4) Which statement reflects Georg Simmel’s understanding of the dyad?

  She was one of the greatest marathon swimmers of all time and is a fine sports commentator.

  There usually is less intense interaction in a dyad.

  Dyads have the least potential for meaningful social bonds.

  One member can act as a mediator if relations become strained.

  Dyads are less stable than groups with many members.



Question 3

 (TCO 4) Ross T. Farrian’s itinerary for the day is to first, go to school; second, visit a maximum-security prison with his criminology class; and third, to serve dinner at the community soup kitchen. Ross is visiting, in order, a _____, _____, and _____ organization.

  normative, coercive, utilitarian

  coercive, normative, utilitarian

  utilitarian, coercive, normative

  utilitarian, normative, coercive

  normative, utilitarian, coercive



Question 4

 (TCO 4) By working at a specific task, people are more likely to become highly skilled and carry out a job with maximum efficiency. This is the rationale for the bureaucratic characteristic of _____.

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  employment based on technical qualifications

  hierarchy of positions

Correct answer


  rules and regulations




Question 5

 (TCO 4) Which event set the stage for the sexual revolution?

  Masters and Johnson’s publication of Human Sexual Response, in the early 1960s.

  Alfred Kinsey’s publication of the Kinsey Report, first study of sexuality in the U.S.

  Alex Comfort’s publication of The Joy of Sex.

  Dr. David Rubin’s publication of Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask.

  Hugh Hefner’s publication of Playboy.



Question 6

 (TCO 6) Pat Rearc argues that without norms controlling sexual behavior and thus giving the forces of sexual passion free reign, family life and the raising of children would be threatened. To which paradigm would Pat be aligned?

  Structural Functional Theory

  Symbolic Interaction Theory

  Social Conflict Theory

  Queer Theory

  Exchange Theory


Question 7

 (TCO 6) Emile Durkheim proposed several functions of deviance. Which of the following is NOT one of them?

  Deviance affirms cultural values and norms.

  Deviance provides employment for a large segment of the work force.

  Responding to deviance clarifies moral boundaries.

  Deviance encourages social change.

  Deviance promotes social unity.



Question 8

 (TCO 6) Which of Walter Miller’s six characteristics of delinquent subcultures is often expressed as anger toward authority figures?







Question 9

 (TCO 6) Which of the following is NOT a reason researchers have given for decline in violent crime?

  Increased use of the death penalty

  Reduction in the youth population

  Changes in policing

  Better economy

  Declining drug trade


Question 10

 (TCO 3) The pattern of the deaths in the sinking of the ocean liner Titanic illustrate

  that demography plays no role in human survival.

  the role of alcohol in ocean safety.

  the complexities of ocean line construction.

  to never order your cocktails on the rocks while on an ocean liner.

  sometimes lethal consequences of social inequality.


Question 11

(TCO 3) According to the Davis-Moore thesis:

  Equality is functional for society.

  World inequality results from the activities of global multinationals.

  The greater the functional importance of a position, the more rewards a society attaches to it.

  Stratification ultimately will be eliminated in the U.S., due to our meritocracy.

  Viola Davis and Demi Moore are same actress.


Question 12

(TCO 3) _____ is the term for earnings from work or investments and _____ is the term for the total value of money and other assets, minus outstanding debts.

  Income; personal property

  Profit; income

  Wealth; income

  Income; wealth

  Rent; net worth


Question 13

(TCO 3) What is the term for the trend in which females represent an increasing proportion of the poor?

  The feminization of poverty

  The subjugation of women

  Gender poverty

  The degradation of women



Question 14

(TCO 5) Which of the following did Max Weber suggest were analytically distinct components of stratification?

  Conformity, deviance, and social control

  Power, prestige, and position

  Class, caste, and age

  Class, prestige, and esteem

  Class, status, and power



Question 15


(TCO 4) Corporate Accountant Candace B. Rittenoff is engaged in work that can be called _____

  blue-collar work.

  white-collar work.

  pink-collar work.

  fur collar work.

  no-collar work.


Question 16

(TCO 4) Which type of slavery consists of employers holding workers by paying them too little to cover their debts?

  Chattel slavery

  Child slavery

  Debt bondage

  Debit slavery

  Revolving credit slavery


Question 17

(TCO 4) Which of the following gives the correct order of stages of modernization according to W. W. Rostow?

  High mass consumption, traditional, drive to technological maturity, and take-off

  Traditional, drive to technological maturity, take-off, and high mass consumption

  High mass consumption, traditional, take-off, and drive to technological maturity

  Traditional, take-off, drive to technological maturity, and high mass consumption

  Take-off, drive to traditional maturity, technological, and consume mass quantities


Question 18

(TCO 4) The social theorist identified with modernization theory is

  Ophelia Oliver


  Max Weber.

  Karl Marx.

  George Herbert Mead.

  Immanuel Wallerstein.


Question 19

(TCO 4) According to Immanuel Wallerstein’s view of the global economic system, which type of nation is relatively independent of outside control?







Question 20

(TCO 5) The historical perspective of _____ theory states that before industrialization all countries were relatively poor; whereas _____ theory states that poor nations are absolutely poorer today than they were before industrialization.

  social conflict; symbolic interaction

  dependency; modernization

  structural functional; symbolic interaction

  modernization; dependency

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