Sociology Practice Test Questions #2

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Sociology Practice Test Questions #2
1. _________ refers to knowledge, language, values and customs passed from one
generation to another.
A. Society
B. Oral Tradition
C. Culture
D. Norms
2. Biological impulses used to reduce discomfort are called _______.
A. Reflexes
B. Drives
C. Instincts D. Conscience
3. Which of the following is NOT true concerning the study of sociobiology?
A. combines Darwin’s theory of natural selection with modern genetics
B. views human behavior as one of survival and reproduction via selection of mate
based on behaviors that contribute to survival
C. can lead to labeling of people of other races as inferior
D. all of the above
4. _________ are rules defining appropriate and inappropriate behavior.
A. Norms
B. Values
C. Deviancy D. Beliefs
5. Which of the following types of norms can BEST be described as ones that have
moral dimensions and that should be followed by members of the society?
A. Taboo
B. Folkways
C. Law
D. Mores
6. _____________ are punishments used to encourage conformity.
A. Folkways
B. Values
C. Sanctions D. Laws
7. Broad ideas about what society considers valuable or desirable is called ______.
A. Norms
B. Values
C. Beliefs
D. Culture
8. Ideas about the nature of reality are called _________.
A. Culture
B. Values
C. Norms
D. Beliefs
9. Which of the following statements BEST reflects the difference between ideal
culture and real culture?
A. Ideal culture refers to cultural guidelines publicly embraced by members of a
society and real culture is the actual behavior patterns which conflict with ideal
culture
B. Real culture refers to cultural guidelines publicly embraced by members of a
society and ideal culture is the actual behavior patterns which conflict with ideal
culture.
C. Ideal culture is trying to become the superior race within a society and real culture
shows the true inferiority of that race
D. Real culture is that no players in professional sports cheat or taking performance
enhancing drugs and that the ideal culture is for professional sports players to
cheat and take performance enhancing drugs.
10. Which of the following is NOT a reason why culture changes?
A. Stagnation of the dominant culture
B. Discovery of new ideas
C. Invention of new ideas
D. Diffusion of other cultures
11. Chinatown and Little Italy are examples of __________.
A. Countercultures
B. Supremacy Groups
C. Subcultures
D. Cultural Norms
12. Which of the following is NOT a cultural universal?
A. Government
B. Religion
C. Beliefs
D. Rock Music
13. __________ refers to a strong commitment to one’s own culture.
A. Ethnocentrism
B. Ethnosupremacy
C. Ethnography
D. Ethnonormalcy
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