Understanding Societies SOC 10002 Exam #2

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Sociology is the science – and the art – of understanding social relationships, human behavior, and the society that we live in.

As a comprehensive introduction to the discipline, the goals of this course are to stimulate your fascination with sociology and to encourage you to recognize sociology's practical value, as well as its unique perspective.

Multiple Choice and True/False: Worth 2 points each. Choose the answer that best fits.

Short Answer. Choose 6, worth 5 points each. If you answer more, we will count your best 6.

Essay. Choose 1, worth 30 points.

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Question: The Urban Renewal program made the cities a more livable environment, especially for African Americans and Latinos.

Choices:

True

False

Question: The popularity of girls with other girls was affected by their popularity with boys, while boys' status with other boys did not depend on their relations with girls.

Choices:

True

False

Question: It takes earning a college degree for a woman to make as much as a man who only has a high school diploma.

Choices:

True

False

Question: The fair housing public service announcement from class/concourse best illustrates:

Choices:

racial steering

linguistic profiling

reification

prejudice

Question: The number in deep poverty has decreased since Bill Clinton's welfare reform in 1996.

Choices:

True

False

Question: People who have a close friend or family member who is gay are less likely to believe that people are born gay.

Choices:

True

False

Question: Which of the following was demonstrated during the privilege exercise's final step, reaching the "finish line"?

Choices:

stratification

luck

talent

motivation

all of the above.

Question: The belief that high salaries and social rewards are important sources of motivation for the best and the brightest to pursue highly-skilled occupations is part of:

Choices:

the Davis-Moore hypothesis

conflict theory

a meritocratic belief system

stratification theory

Question: According to the contact hypothesis, the premise of the show "30 Days" works because it allows participants to:

Choices:

break down stereotypes.

build empathy.

decrease anxiety associated with other groups.

all of the above.

Question: I read ________ of the readings this section.

Choices:

all

most

some

a few

Question: The fact that we tend to marry people who live or work near us is most closely captured by the term:

Choices:

homogamy.

propinquity.

proxemics.

mere exposure effect.

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Source:  Collett, Jessica. SOC 10002 - Understanding Societies, Spring 2009. (University of Notre Dame), http://ocw.nd.edu/sociology/understanding-societies (Accessed 22 Apr, 2014). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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