Chapter 1: The Sociological Perspective
Multiple Choice



1.  

Which sociologist linked the incidence of suicide to the degree of social integration among different categories of people?



2.  

In the "global village" presented by the author, which of the following continents is represented by more than one half of the village's residents?



3.  

Learning to understand our individual lives in terms of the social forces that have shaped them is a state of mind that C. Wright Mills called



4.  

The term "sociology" was coined in 1838 by



5.  

"Positivism" is the idea that ______________, rather than any other type of human understanding, is the path to knowledge.



6.  

Who founded "Hull House," a Chicago settlement house in a poor inner-city neighborhood?



7.  

A basic image of society that guides thinking and research is the definition of



8.  

Herbert Spencer's ideas about society have become known as



9.  

Which of the following sociological theorists used the "Structural-Functional Paradigm" to understand society?



10.  

Consequences of social structure which are largely unrecognized and unintended are called



11.  

Which of the following theoretical perspectives is best suited for analysis using the macro-level orientation?



12.  

The questions "How do people actually experience society?" and "How do individuals attempt to shape the reality perceived by others?" are mostly likely to be asked by a researcher using which of the following theoretical paradigms?



13.  

Which of the following aspects of social life is used in the text to illustrate insights provided by all three theoretical paradigms?



14.  

Which of the following theorists developed the concept of the "sociological imagination?"



15.  

Which of the following is NOT a key element of the sociological perspective?



16.  

Being excluded from social activity as an "outsider" is termed



17.  

Which of the following was NOT one of Auguste Comte's "Law of Three Stages?"



18.  

The theoretical paradigm that envisions society as an arena of inequality that generates conflict and change is the



19.  

The African American sociologist noted for inspiring generations of researchers to direct their efforts toward studying, and changing, contemporary social problems is



20.  

Which of the following sociologists is primarily associated with the creation of the Social-Conflict paradigm?

Note: answer choices in this exercise are randomized.

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