DOREEN BLACKNED

SUBMISSIONS FOR WEB-BASED RESOURCES

MOOSE FACTORY SOCIOLOGY 53.100-M

SUGGESTIONS FOR MID-TERM

(JULY 6, 2001 10%)

  1. The discipline of sociology is the systematic study of
    1. what people voluntarily decide to do.
    2. individual behaviour.
    3. human society.*
    4. the myth of gender.

  2. Emile Durkheim was a pioneer of sociology who studied how social forces affect human behaviour from the study of
    1. immigrants.
    2. suicide.*
    3. cooperation.
    4. achievement.

  3. Which of the following is not a high-income country?
    1. Israel
    2. Japan
    3. Australia
    4. India*

  4. Middle income countries are defined as nations characterized by ________________.
    1. industrialization in which most people enjoy abundance.
    2. limited industrialization, and high personal income.
    3. limited industrialization, moderate personal income and marked social inequality.*
    4. little industrialization in which severe poverty is the rule.

  5. The concept developed by C. Wright Mills which suggests that political action can result from an understanding of the social forces which shape our lives is called ________________.
    1. positivism
    2. consciousness raising
    3. sociological imagination *
    4. globalization

  6. What was Auguste Comte's contribution to sociology?
    1. Studying suicide rates.
    2. Pioneering the application of science to the study of society.*
    3. Arguing for laws to advance the standing of women.
    4. Examinining the concentration of wealth.

  7. The Canadian sociologist who gained world renown for his insights into the impacts of electronic communication on culture, politics and personal identities was _______ .
    1. John Porter
    2. Herbert Spencer
    3. Harold Innis
    4. Marshall McLuhan *

  8. A statement of how and why specific facts are related is called a _________
  9. .
    1. theory *
    2. correlation
    3. theoretical paradigm
    4. concept

  10. A sociologist observes that certain categories of adolescents have higher juvenile delinquency rates than others. She explained these observations by developing the following statement: A high risk of juvenile delinquency results from a low level of social involvement. What is this statement called?
    1. A theory
    2. A concept
    3. A correlation
    4. A theoretical paradigm *

  11. Which of the following is not a major theoretical paradigm guiding sociologists' work?
    1. structural-functional paradigm
    2. social-heredity paradigm *
    3. symbolic-interaction paradigm
    4. social-conflict paradigm

  12. The structural-functional paradigm owes much to the ideas of
    1. George Herbert Mead.
    2. Auguste Comte. *
    3. Max Weber
    4. Karl Marx.

  13. What sociologist was primarily concerned with the issue of social solidarity?
    1. George Herbert Mead
    2. Max Weber
    3. Emile Durkheim *
    4. Karl Marx

  14. A sociologist investigates how one's gender correlates with the unequal distribution of corporate salaries because of a belief that social structure typically benefits some people while depriving others. What theoretical paradigm is the sociologist using?
    1. social-conflict paradigm *
    2. symbolic-interaction paradigm
    3. structural-functional paradigm
    4. social-heredity paradigm

  15. What theoretical paradigm presents society less in terms of abstract generalizations and more as everyday experiences?
    1. social-heredity paradigm
    2. social-conflict paradigm
    3. structural-functional paradigm
    4. symbolic-interaction paradigm *

  16. What is the core question of the structural-functional paradigm?
    1. How is society experienced?
    2. How is society integrated?*
    3. How is society divided?
    4. How do individuals try to shape the reality that others perceive?
You can add submissions to these web-based shared resources until August 11, 2001: bibliographic references, pivotal dates, terms for the glossary or key concepts.

Questions for the two exams etc. (July 6 (10%) and August 11 (20%) should be available for other students at least one week before the exam: June 30 for the Mid-term and August 3 for the final exam.

Each entry counts .5 points out of 20. (40 entries for 20%)

Doreen's entries 15 - (30/05/01)

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